I’m doing another Five Frugal Things blog post today because frugality is an ever present part of my daily life, and not everything is about Christmas!
- I stopped at The Grocery Outlet on my way home from dropping my son at school, which is the only time I go as it’s across town and I always batch this errand. I bought seven half-pound packs of Columbus brand herb turkey breast for $2.49 apiece. I put six into the freezer, and will enjoy not spending the $10/pound that my husband’s deli meat normally costs for at least a month. This brand is normally sold at New Seasons and other fancy schmancy grocery stores for at least twice this price! Plus I used a $3-off-$25 coupon from my Chinook Book.
- I am cooking up pinto beans in the crock pot to make burritos for tonight’s dinner. My husband bought an enormous Costco bag of pinto beans a couple of years ago, and we’ve been using them up ever since.
- I did a Costco run yesterday for cat food and bought . . . nothing but cat food. I did sample Haagen Dazs ice cream, salmon, vegetarian orange chicken, a Ferrero Rocher chocolate, cheese and possibly something else. I had some eggs and toast before leaving the house to make sure I wouldn’t be hungry when passing the food court. I also filled up the gas tank of my minivan for $2.28/gallon.
- Last night’s dinner was a Rosemary White Bean Soup from a recipe I found on The Prudent Homemaker’s blog. It was huge hit and my sixteen-year-old son wanted to know what it was because he liked it so much. I already had the white beans on hand and the rosemary I snipped from a neighbor’s bush.
- My husband and I both texted ALAMPE to 727272 to get codes for a free Redox movies. And unlike most of their codes, they’ll actually be good to use until December 22nd!
- I took a BIG box of books to Powell’s bookstore yesterday to sell. They only bought a small number of the books, but since they’d been sitting in my father’s attic since 1991, I consider it a win! I took all the unsold books to Goodwill and will use the deduction when tax time comes. I used my store credit to buy a lovely kitchen item for my sister’s birthday at their Powell’s for Cooks and Gardeners store.
Now your turn. Did you do any more frugal things today?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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