Being frugal is probably the first thought people have of me when they think of me. Okay, maybe the word they think is “cheap”, but I sure hope it isn’t the word “stingy”! Anyway, I thought it would be neat to post a list, occasionally, of the things I do to be frugal. I like to be frugal. It’s not something someone makes me do. It’s just something I enjoy doing! No, we aren’t in the depths of despair financially, although there have been times in life when we were. I just LOVE it. The end. Now, on to my list from this week:
I canned 8 jars of FREE tomatoes given to me from a friend.
I canned 9 jars of FREE corn given to me by my in-laws.
I made 2 loaves of zucchini bread with FREE zucchini given to me by my in-laws.
I took the rind from the lemon that I used in my zucchini bread ingredients, and deodorized my garbage disposal with it.
I hung out Ethan’s bedding on the porch railing, after washing, to save money on the dryer use.
Walmart paid me .02 to take out a package of Bic razors, using a $3 coupon from Sunday’s paper. I ordered 10 more of these coupons off of Ebay and will be using them next week. 10 coupons cost me 2.99, so for the cost of one package of razors, I will be getting 11 packages of razors. Each package has 10 double bladed razors. So, that will be 110 razors in total!
Used a FREE travel size item coupon at Bath and Body works, and got a small bottle of lotion. No other purchase was necessary.
Used a FREE coupon for a Pal’s frenchie fry. Yum!
Gave myself a pedicure using this blog link that I found on Pinterest. I have been using this method for over a year. It has saved me a TON of money. I used to pay $60 every 4-6 weeks to get a Pedicure. I have not been back to the Spa for a pedicure since I started using this method. My pedicure lasts a month or more, too.
Colored my own hair at home using a more natural coloring kit that I always purchase from Vitacost. Vitacost has the best deals on a lot of natural and organic items. Plus, they usually send out REALLY good coupons a few times a year to your email address. I usually wait for one of these good coupons and then stock up on the items I need.
Earned a $5 Amazon credit through Swagbucks.
Earned a $20 credit to Amazon through Valued Opinions. Technically, it took me a while to earn enough money to get this credit, but I finally got to redeem it this week, so that’s why it is in this weeks post.
So, what frugal things did YOU do this week? Leave me a comment and let me know. I am interested in hearing about it!!