Friday, March 11, 2016

Frugal Friday Wrap Up 3/11/16


   This week had been kind of hit or miss with the frugal doings.  I was in bed all weekend not feeling well at all so that did keep us home all weekend.  Jeff watched a movie we borrowed from the library while I dozed on and off one of those nights.

~The mail brought the following freebies this week: 2 magazines and a coupon for a free candy bar.

~Jeff bowls on Thursdays and we love the tv show The Big Bang Theory which airs on that night.  We spent Saturday afternoon and early evening binge watching 6 episodes online and getting caught up on it.
~Lots of leftovers have been on the menu this week.  I'm trying hard not to waste food around here.
~I used my coupon for a free candy bar to get a Snickers candy bar.

~Sourdough bread was again going in my breadmaker multiple times this week.

~Watching more of my TV shows online again.
~I have a running shopping list that I jot things down on as I find we need them.
~Jeff and I celebrated our 31st wedding Anniversary on Wednesday and used gift cards to Buffalo Wild Wings to pay for our late lunch there.  Since it was Happy Hour, we got a half price appetizer to share while we waited for our main meals to be done.  We also just had water to drink.  The mark up on soda and alcohol are just ridiculous!

~There is a pawn shop closing this week and we found some great deals there on a wood router tool for my hubby for $40 and 3 movie dvds and 2 seasons of Friends.

~Our son Josh gave us $40 for our anniversary and we used that to pay for the router for my hubby. :)
~I had been searching for a lightweight longer gray sweater for 2 years now...I finally found one at Ross for $10.99  Yay!!!!
~Goodwill yielded some nice finds this week for us also.  I bought a nice gray casual shirt, a heavy duty plastic storage basket with handles to store all the dog treats in and Jeff found a CD set and a nice pullover jacket in the exact blue color of his eyes.  He looks really good in it.

~We are trying to eat a bit more healthy so we stocked up on fresh fruits and veggies and I was amazed at how much food we got for our money doing that and eliminating some of the processed stuff.
~I was really good about not going shopping or running errands until I could combine them.  My car spent most of the week sitting in our driveway.
~My husband borrowed a friend's truck one night this week so he could haul some things.  He did put gas in it for them. :)
~I worked on my points programs and cashed out for a $25 Walmart gift card via Swagbucks.

~Thursday found me once again light headed due to allergies so I pulled a pizza that I got at the reduced price of $2.98 from the deli at Walmart and stuck in our freezer.
~Spring is in the air and I so wanted some flowers for in the house.  I ended up finding a beautiful primrose plant with both pink and purplish-blue flowers and got that instead.  I will plant it outside when the weather gets warmer.  It cost me $1.38. :)
~It has been rainy and gloomy here so Thursday I pulled out some soup I made and froze using the last of our garden harvest this past Fall.  I added some tomato powder that I made from dehydrated tomatoes from our garden and it was delicious.

~A dear friend is coming for dinner tonight and she is longing to return to Maui for a nice vacation.  Since she cannot go there right now, I thought I would bring a taste of Hawaii to her.  I'm making Kalua Pig and rice for dinner.  She is bringing a salad.

~My friend that is coming over and I are going to have a girl's night and have a nice soak the hot tub.  My hubby has to leave early for work tonight so he will have dinner with us before he leaves.
~Caesar and I took several walks this week...great exercise for us both.


   This has not been my best week for savings but I have made a few improvements in some areas.  My hubby and I only ate out once and we used a gift card to cover the cost there.  Instead of buying a bouquet of flowers that would die, I bought a flowering plant.  That has to count for something right?


  1. I think you did amazingly well!!! Way better than I did this week, that's for sure! Happy belated anniversary!

    1. Thank you. :) I think everything goes in cycles...some weeks are way better than others. ;) I hope you have a great upcoming weekend!

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    1. Thank you Chrissy! I wish the same for you also!

  3. Sounds like a great week and Happy Anniversary to you both!

    1. Thanks Mel! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  4. Sounds like you had a great week with lots of savings! Way to go on getting a $25 gift card to Walmart too! Hope that you get to feeling better, we had a tough bug hit our house this past week, but thankfully, we are all better now. Always enjoy your frugal Friday post :)

    1. I am so glad you are feeling better. :) This bug is no fun.


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