Friday, September 24, 2021

Frugal Friday

It's been a very, very busy week with work & kids. Not one of our better "frugal" week, but here are a few things we did this week. 

Saving on things we buy

  • Made an effort to buy more at the produce stand, vs Costco. This helps reduce waste & ensures we buy just the right amount. My husband LOVES Costco, so this is a bit of a work in progress. 
  • Uploaded all of my receipts to Fetch. The toothpaste (below, for donation) yielded bonus points, which was an unexpected win. 

Earning money

  • Sold a few things on eBay (suit, swim suit/SPF top, slides/sandals, dress)

Avoiding spending

  • We noticed an erroneous card on our credit card, and disputed it

Eating what we have

  • This wasn't exactly a banner week (over the last week to ten days, we've eaten out a lot more than normal. This is a phase, due to very challenging work weeks for myself & M. Neither of us like eating out (health wise, as much as $$), but the kids are loving it. ;-) We'll be back to normal soon enough.
  • We have been continuing to eat garden items - we have a ton of tomatoes right now. 

For others

  • I found a great price on toothpaste at Rite Aid, and picked some up for donations
  • Shared extra produce with our neighbor


  1. Some weeks are just not a good on the wallet as others, but you have two careers and two active teens so some weeks are just going to be like that!
    I am with you having a husband who loves Costco. A trip there was our "night out" last night. Fortunately we are creatures of habit so we only look at a few specific aisles.

  2. Even small wins are good ones when it comes to saving money.

  3. you know the weeks we had a show opening was always much more fast food than I wanted or could afford, but you do what you need to do. I finally had a group of parents have a meal or potluck provided Monday -Thursday of opening week to cut down on that experience.

  4. As others have said some weeks are not as good as others, and small steps are just as important as larger ones.

    God bless.

  5. There are weeks when timing just doesn't work to be full time parents, employees and chefs. I agree with Belinda. Small wins are good.

  6. I love using Fetch. It is so easy and some times you can really get BIG points.