Friday, September 30, 2022

Frugal Friday


Saving on things we buy

  • Volunteered at a soccer tournament, which saves me $100 off our club registration. I'll likely be able to complete the volunteer commitment for my second soccer player by setting up & taking down goals over the course of the season. 
  • Uploaded a few receipts to Fetch, and took advantage of an "any receipt" iBotta offer. 

Earning money

  • Sold a shirt M could no longer wear. It was a nice brand, so worth selling. We donated the vast majority of clothes that he outgrew (he lost a lot of weight due to a food allergy), but I kept a few of the nicer items, and have been slowly selling them. 

Avoiding spending

  • Travel is really expensive right now, and as much as I'd like to have more of our year ahead planned out, it's not the right time to be making purchases. Hopefully, the cost will drop over time. 
  • Took advantage of: free meals, electric car charging & workout classes at the office. 

Eating what we have

  • We've actually done a great job of eating down our stores of freezer meals, which is awesome & creates more freezer space
  • I ate leftover roasted potatoes for my lunch, as well as 1/2 a sandwich I brought home from work
  • Nick was at a volleyball game one evening, so we made a dinner he is not fond of - gyozas & wings. We got rid of one of the 3 bags of gyozas that made their way into the freezer. 
  • Ate a single serving of chicken curry I discovered in the freezer, when I was the only one home for dinner one night. 
  • Used the last piece of provolone in a breakfast wrap. Also served with garden tomatoes, which are wrapping up, but still amazing. 
  • Made a creative lunch out of leftovers, when I was unexpectedly home for lunch.
  • Found another serving of chicken curry for a scrappy dinner, on an evening when I need an option for myself & Sam.

For others

  • Provided career consulting & other mentoring advice, across a few different networks I'm in. 
What about you? Any wins to share this week?


  1. Travel is t in the cards for us either, but I'm hoping we can do a few Sunday day trips while still nice. I am going to try to get a couple Thursdays off too. It's always good to save on the kids activities. They add up.

  2. I am pickling some of the left-over peppers from the garden there are just so many. Hubs will love them.

  3. With costs rising and us getting a bit older, travel is off the table for a while. I think we will stick to traveling to places a bit closer to us for the next little while.

    God bless.