Friday, October 1, 2021

Frugal Friday

I'm reaching the end of my craziest work season, & I'm ever so grateful. While not the best frugal week, here are a few wins: 

Saving on things we buy

  • Used the last of a Rite Aid gift card to pick up a prescription
  • I get a lot of sun exposure, being outside a lot. I'm also very fair, and need to start wearing more clothes that are light weight & offer sun protection. I read about a few options & priced them out, and found a great deal on some. If they turn out to be high quality (I'm awaiting the order), I'll share the recommendation. I was able to combine multiple offers to get the shirts for close to 70% off, so they were a very good price. 
  • Uploaded all of our receipts to Fetch

Earning  money

  • I haven't been listing much on eBay, but have sold a few things that were listed a ways back:
    • A collection of fancy collar stays (think mens suits), for $75, so that was a big win
    • Two pair of shoes
  • I found $.06 on the ground (a penny at the tournament & a nickle at Rite Aid)

Avoiding spending

  • I've had an ongoing problem with Sam's Kindle being charged for Kindle Unlimited. There was an error in his billing email, and we've had no way to log in & turn it off. Multiple (long) calls took care of this back in May, but somehow the charges have re-emerged. Got it taken care of again, and got $30 credited back. He does do a lot of reading, but mostly reads books not available on Kindle Unlimited. 
  • Drove our electric car both ways to a soccer tournament, that was quite a distance away. Tournaments are never super frugal, but it felt good not to have to spend money on gas.
  • Brought lots of water & snacks to the tournament. We bought extra stuff & did have two meals out as expected, but we were able to avoid some purchases through planning ahead. 
  • Used a gift card to buy dinner on a busy day.

Eating what we have

  • We used up all of the taco meat I defrosted. We often have a very small amount leftover (not enough for any one meal), but I made a taco quesadilla for Nick for dinner, which he enjoyed.
  • I used garden zucchini (shredded, from the freezer) & a few other pantry items to make zucchini muffins for M
  • We've had a bunch of garden tomatoes, which are no hardship to use up. 

For others

  • Loaned a tool to a neighbor
  • Shared produce with another neighbor

What about you? Any wins to share for the week? 


  1. Nice frugal wins. I hate those protracted phone conversations to get the wins though!

  2. I am just so wiped out and I can hardly makes myself sew. Made Hubs take me out for Mexican food last night just was not prepared to cook.k

  3. You are good at finding ways to avoid needless spending. Fresh tomatoes are heaven