Thursday, January 21, 2016

Friday Frugal Wrap Up 1/22/16

      I am very proud of myself for how well I have done this week in my frugal endeavors.  Some of the things I did are just a part of my normal routine and I tend to overlook the fact that they save us money and in some cases, even improve our health.  So here are my frugal doings for the past 7 days.

~found some I Cool menopause relief tablets on clearance and decided to try them and see if they hysterectomy brought my hot flashes back with a vengeance
~we are planning on cancelling our Dish TV subscription in April so I have been stocking up on different TV series when I can find them at thrift stores...I got seasons 3 and 4 of Friends for $2.99 each
~I also bought the dvd "The Vow" for $2.99
~I gave the ham bone to the dog who promptly devoured it
~I found silicone baking dishes that my DIL Heather loves for .99 each
~3 free magazines came in the mail
~I got coupons that I won for 3 free candy bars in the mail
~I stopped at Walmart and got in on their 90% off Christmas clearance and purchased all of the following for under $7...5 double packs of Wilton's frosting with the frosting tips, a double pack of some heavy duty dog toys, multiple packs of cellophane treat bags, 4 boxes of really nice Christmas cards, 12 rolls of tulle, a bigger gift bag, and something else that I can't remember at the moment
~I purchased 3 of the huge family sized pizzas from the Walmart deli that were marked down to half price and threw them in our freezer for future meals
~I found some Addidas workout pants for my hubby for $3.77, a stainless steel bowl for .99 and a dvd at the thrift store
~I made several loaves of bread
~I froze 5 over-ripe bananas that I will use to make banana bread at a future date
~working on my points programs
~won  115 points so far in Swagbucks Sneaky Snowflake contest
~cashed in for another $10 Walmart gift card via Swagbucks
~cashed out some of my points on from out credit card's rewards program for a $50 Safeway gift card
~watched some movies we borrowed from the library
~reading books we borrowed from the library
~watched a show online that we do not get as part of our Dish package
~put in a request for the movie "Martian" via the library
~having hubby stop by the grocery store on his way home from work to pick up his favorite bar soap that is half price and also 4 dozen eggs at .99 a dozen
~hot tubbed several times to ease our aching muscles
~hand washed 8 sweaters and dried them on my laundry drying racks
~drinking lots of water to help flush the toxins from eating so badly over the holidays out of my system
~stocked up on 3 more boxes of green tea (100 count), some horseradish sauce, veggies stick crisps and a few other things at the Dollar Tree
~reinventing leftovers into totally new meals
~learning more new skills via YouTube
~got the freezers organized so we now know what we do and do not have
~put the meats and things we need to use up first in their own little basket in the chest freezer and will be pulling from there first
~our bottom cement steps leading up to our front door are crumbling so hubby filled in the holes with gravel...we will need to replace the stairs and porch this Spring
~hubby and I came up with a plan to do a $100 grocery budget for February and set our personal guidelines for it (see my previous post)
~signed up for a free T-shirt that I will give to my hubby to replace one of his other work around the house shirts that have seen better days ;)

   I think that is about it for this week.  Be blessed all!


  1. Wow I admire your commitment to your personal challenge, your wrap up is impressive.
    Thanks for visiting me by way of Rue. OMGosh I loved Stuart Little, what a sweet compliment, thank you.

    1. You are welcome and thank you for visiting me here. :)

  2. Sounds like a good week. We are looking at cancelling our cable. I hope we can do it soon. (Ps found you via Working Pantry fb group)

    1. HI Melissa and thanks for coming over for a visit! Are you on a contract with your cable company? I would love to just be able to cancel our Dish subscription right now but unfortunately we are locked in until April. We already reduced the package down to the lowest one they had. Be blessed!


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