- I gathered the sales circulars which made their way into my home and clipped out the Halloween coupons, and then doubled at Safeway. And since I’d also loaded a $3-off-$25 e-coupon to my account, I was able to inexpensively stock up on candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Now, if my husband and I can only stay out of it until the 31st!
- My husband picked up a $4.99 roasted chicken at Costco, which will serve for at least four meals. Especially since I put the very meaty carcass into the crockpot after dinner for soup!
- My husband is headed up to Vancouver, Canada for the weekend, so I signed up for an eight-hour hospital shift on Saturday. When a person is used to working twelve hours, eight hours flies by in a jiffy. I normally hate leaving work at 3:30 P.M. when rush hour traffic is starting to peak, but that’s a non-issue on the weekends.
- I’ve been taking care of my neighbor’s cats while they’ve been out of town over the past week. By providing this service I know they’ll be happy to return the favor when the situation is reversed. My neighbors and I have an unspoken understanding that we can borrow from one another, as well as ask for help when needed. And since it’s reciprocal, no one feels taken advantage of, and everyone benefits from one another.
- I spent an hour raking my backyard instead of hiring it out, I’ve been snacking on bananas as my husband and I both picked them up today, I’m having my mother and step-father to the house for her birthday on Friday instead of going to a restaurant, I have a work lunch already packed for tomorrow and I didn’t buy a Lear Jet.
Now your turn What frugal things have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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