My Frugal Week

by - March 15, 2019

Welcome to Friday! We've had a good frugal week and it was great to be on spring break and get several things done around the house. 

Added to our Frugal Pantry this week:

Last Friday my daughter stopped in at Kroger and bought four dozen eggs since they were on sale for 88¢. 

She also stopped in at Ingle's to see if they had any meat markdowns. She hit the jackpot there. 

She found Laura Lynn orange juice for 99¢. We bought six of those since they were such a good price. 


She also found ground beef marked down. The prices were all different, but the most inexpensive one worked out to $1.81 per pound. We ended up with close to twenty pounds all tucked away in our freezer now. 




On Saturday we stopped in at Earth Fair to pick up some honey since we were out. I pick up one quart of honey, organic lemons, Numi three root turmeric tea, Numi gunpowder green tea, and one lemon plum to try. 


On Thursday we stopped in at Ingle's & Kroger and ended up with more meat for the freezer and a couple of pizzas, which were marked down . 



We also picked up three loaves of bread for 38¢ each. 


We also stopped in at Aldi to pick up five bags of the onions that are on sale this week for 99¢ per three pound bag. 


Dinners This Week:

Saturday: Chicken & Dressing, Carrots, 
Sunday: Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Biscuits
Monday: Cheesy Potatoes, Broccoli
Tuesday: Chicken Tenders, Baked Potatoes, Broccoli
Wednesday: Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Peas
Thursday: Loose Meat Sandwiches, Salad
Friday:
 
Stayed Home/No Spend Days:

Monday & Wednesday - No Money Spent

What I Worked on This Week:


This cat cot sells for brand new on Amazon for $22.38, but we found one at a yard sale last summer and only paid $1.00 for it. 

The cats have loved it and actually wore a hole in the middle of the mesh, so they stopped using it.

I wanted them to have one that is useful, but I didn't want to buy a new one since we only paid $1.00 for this one. 

On Wednesday I had the time to patch the hole they had created. Using part of an old towel and some fishing line, I sewed a patch onto the cot from underneath. I sewed two different circles around the patch hoping it will last for a while.



I'm happy to report that the cot is now back in service with our cats. 

Other things I've worked on this week include:

- Processing Inventory
- Cross Posting Inventory 
- Laundry - Hung some up to dry on the free drying rack we picked up last summer. 

Unexpected Expenses This Week:

On Saturday the tire pressure monitoring system on my car indicated that on of my tires needed additional air pressure. Since we live in a rural area, air compressors are few and far between here, and the one I did find was out of order. 

Sunday morning I woke up early and went to Walmart's automotive center because they are the only automotive service open on Sunday here. 

To make a long story short I ended up buying a new tire. Thankfully, even though I am between paychecks I just happened to have the money without dipping into my savings account. 

Saved, Reused, & Repurposed:

I emptied the remains of two jars of cherry preserves, but washed and saved the jars to be used later. 

Freebies This Week:

This week I received a free six month supply of medicine for my blood sugar. My doctor filled out the forms for me to receive it for free. 


Although this freebie is now expired it was a very nice freebie. A regular size pouch of the Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice with garlic.  

Other Frugal Activities:

We don't use baggies very often for our sandwiches, but use reusable containers instead when we need a lunch packed for outside the home. Same with our reusable water bottles. 

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

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