Friday, October 22, 2021

Frugal Friday

There are going to definitely be some splurges ahead, as we're out of town for a few days, and my parents are with the boys. Making good choices the majority of the time allows us to also have fun when the opportunities arise. 

Saving on things we buy

  • Scanned all of our receipts to Fetch
  • M & I were both pretty sick on Monday, so I picked up soup at Panera, using a gift card. I paid a small amount out of pocket for a tip (curbside delivery), but the rest was free.

Earning money

  • It was a quiet week, but I earned a $1 doing a survey via iBotta
  • I paused my eBay sales, so nothing happening there

Avoiding spending

  • Found a free, excellent shape cooler on the street (with a free sign). Used it for transporting a few things to the office for an event, and will either keep or pass on to others. 
  • We have an at home COVID test kit provided by our employer, and were able to test multiple times (for free) to ensure what we have is a regular, although yucky, cold. Not COVID. 

Eating what we have

  • Made more applesauce out of apples from a friend, & a sad looking lemon in the produce drawer. I'm obsessed with applesauce muffins, so the applesauce is a great addition to the freezer
  • Made zucchini bread to have on hand for guests, using the last of the garden zucchini
  • Made chocolate brownie cookies  for guests, and put some in the freezer for easy desserts as needed

For others

  • Made applesauce for a neighbor
  • Helped a friend with a ride for her kiddo, when she had an urgent work situation

What about you? Any wins to share? 


  1. Now I want a muffin! Hearing the las to produce now, even in our area, means it really is fall. I agree saving little bits here and there allows for splurges. I'm sure we'll have at least one meal out while my daughter is home, and I'll restock her with some goodies to take back. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Enjoy your time away! The zuchinni bread sound delightful.

  3. Safe travels on your trip! I hope you have a great time!

  4. We are frugal in some areas so that we can spend a bit more on others. Enjoy your getaway.

    I looked up those Brownie Cookies.... Yum.

    God bless.

  5. I love using the freezer for cookies and muffins and such. I served my uncle couple of pieces of the marble cake I had made with mom's recipe the other day. I took it out of the freezer and when it was thawed, I sliced it and heated them a little in my toaster oven. Enjoy your getaway!

  6. Safe travels on your time away. :)