Friday, October 18, 2019

Frugal Friday

It was a relatively quiet & standard frugal week. No major wins on our side.

Saving on things we buy

  • Used a $1 rebate at the grocery store
  • Used Rite Aid rewards to pick up some personal care items we needed - saved about $9. I also earned another $2 in rewards for the purchase.
  • Bought $100 Netflix gift card, which generated a $20 Rite Aid reward. Netflix is definitely a splurge, but we don't have cable & it's our streaming option. We decided to keep this for the year, and will apply the gift card to our account, thus avoiding getting billed. So, saving 20% off the subscription cost.
  • Made my own coleslaw mix, using two large cabbages I bought at the produce stand for $5
  • Chased Lowe's for compensation/discount on our ongoing door fiasco. I'm in touch with a supervisor, so we'll see where we end up. 

Earning money

  • Earned a final $3 on my online consumer focus group.

Avoiding spending

  • I cooked two big meals on Sunday, to give us this option in order to reduce desire to eat out. Because we had a few crazy/late nights, this helped a lot. 

How did you do? Any big wins to share?


  1. I think cooking ahead for a family with active kids is the smartest thing you can ever do! It is not only money well spent but also time well spent!

  2. All those little things add up I am proof of that.