Monday, August 27, 2018
Last week was still a very, very tight week financially! I was only able to get the basics--eggs, bread and milk using coupons and several transactions. Still very thankful for my stocked pantry and freezers!
As I started back to work last week, I made sure I packed my lunch each day and refilled my water bottles at work. I figure at $3.50 per meal, times 5 days that this was at least a $17 savings!
Still eating on the tomatoes and cukes my cousin gave us--Thanks Charles!!
Since our grocery budget was minute, I made cookies for Tom to take to the hospital for snacks. He was in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and they are allowed snacks.
Bought gas at Kroger and used my fuel points to save $.50 per gallon. Thank goodness our prescriptions count towards the fuel points!
We did spend $6 for entertainment this week! It was more than worth it to see our granddaughter play volleyball! Gotta have some fun Jordyn time!!
We have been using our homemade clothes detergent for every load. At a cost of less than $.05 per load, we are saving a bunch on clothes detergent!
Finally, in order to bring our electricity costs down, we have been turning off the AC when the weather had been cooler and at night. We have also been more conscious of the lights being left on and making an effort to turn them off more. I hope to get a clothes line set up next week to reduce dryer costs.
What have you been doing to save money?
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
My cousin Charles brought us a bucket full of cukes and tomatoes! Boy, have we enjoyed those and they couldn't have come at a better time!
I blanched and froze a mess of green beans we were given last week. Think these will be good for Thanksgiving so I'll be saving them!
We bought gas at Kroger and saved $.40 per gallon. Not a great savings but it beats nothing!
We made a pot of northern beans and ate on them 3 days last week. My Mother can make a meal out of them and an onion!
I went to the Goodwill but didn't find anything--savings of ???? I am trying not to spend over $5 each trip so I saved $5.00.
We stayed home all week except to go to Goodwill and grocery (one trip).
For entertainment we swam a few days and watched TV.
Well, that is about it for our family. What have you been saving money on ?