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Sunday, December 4, 2016

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 12/4/16!

Crossroads Village 2016-Vickie's Kitchen and Garden


Hope you are having a great Christmas season so far.  We kicked off the Christmas season by going to the historical Crossroads village last night.  It's so pretty with many different light displays. We will go back again if possible and drive through with our car to see them again.  This is one of my favorite family Christmas traditions.  


Here are the ways I've saved this past week:


I bought a box set of five thermal cups for $20 at Sam's.  Each one was filled with hot chocolate mix and marshmallows.   So that's five gifts, teachers, postman, daughters, etc.

I made sugar cookie dough and froze it.  We plan on have a family cookie decorating party in the next couple of weeks.

I have been downloading Kroger's Merry Days of Christmas coupons everyday so far. I picked up the ones that were in stock this past week and I made sure to get my Free Friday download too.

I froze some of the croissants I bought that were discounted at Kroger this past week.   I'm using the rest for Chicken salad sandwiches today.  

I used a 30 % off coupon for JC Penny to buy some pants for me. I also used the $10 off $10 coupon to buy some little things for stockings at Yankee Candle. 



Aldi

great savings at Aldi's


Oatmeal creme pies  $1.89
Light Corn Syrup      $2.89
Plain Greek Yogurt   $3.49
Tea (100 ct)               $1.89
Almond milk   $1.99
2 Gallons of  milk   $1.59 each
Honey wheat bread       $1.39
Deli Rolls  $1.49
Chocolate Sandwich cookies   $1.89
Sourdough bread    $2.99
Peanut Butter   $2.99
Celery              $1.29
Celery   $1.29
2 Cucumbers  $.49 each
Cashew halves    $2.99

Total $34.93


Sam's groceries (no picture)

Chicken  $4.98
Hashbrowns $5.98
Bananas $1.48 (3lb)
Bologna  $10.68 (for 3 lb)
5 lb mozzarella chicken $12.83
Large Bag of  Salad $1.98

Total $37.93


Kroger


Great Savings at Kroger-Vickie's Kitchen and Garden


Reese PB trees  (substitute for free item)
2 Stevia $7.59  (had a coupon on it for b1/g1 free )
Tide   $1.99 after ecoupon
Croissants $4.49 (24 pack discounted)
2 large Hershey bars  $1.50 each 
Kraft snk Trio  Free (after ecoupon)
Daisy Cottage cheese $1.69 discounted
Kraft BBQ Sauce free  (free Friday download)
Skippy Peanut butter $.99 after Merry Days e-coupon of $2.00
Hormel Pork  $3.59
1 orange .99
Total  $24.51

total for groceries this week $97.37


Our Menu last week: 

Monday                    Turkey and Dumplings

Tuesday                    Spaghetti with cheesy bread

Wednesday              Homemade pizza

Thursday                  Baked chicken sandwiches (chicken came from Sam's)

Friday                       Cheeseburger pie with a side salad

Saturday                  Out to eat

Sunday                     Chicken salad croissants


My goals for next week:

In and around the Home:



Wrap some more presents.

Keep working on a afghan I'm making for a present.

Go for walks.   I have trouble just finding the time to go outside for a walk with watching grandchildren, the blog, and household duties.  It seems its dark in the morning and evening when I have time to walk.  So I have been walking inside.   I just go around and around my living room (it's big).  I usually do this before anyone gets up and before I post free Kindle books.  I watch T.V. as I walk and have gotten caught up in the news (I'm not sure this is a good thing).  I even watched my favorite P. Allen Smith garden show.  I know it's kind of  crazy but it works.  So far husband hasn't caught me.  One day he will though and I'm sure he will laugh his head off.    


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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Free Kindle Books for Today 12/3/16 Plus save up to 33% or more on Select K'Nex, Lincoln Logs, or Tinker Toys!

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Christmas Bundle ~Love Came Down at Christmas ~Christmas Union~ Amish Knitting Circle Christmas by [Vogel, Karen Anna]

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So Rare a Gift (Daughters of His Kingdom Book 3) by [Perry, Amber Lynn]

So Rare a Gift (Daughters of His Kingdom Book 3) 




The Guide to Leftovers: The Ultimate Leftover Cookbook to Help You Make Delicious Leftover Meals You Won't Be Able to Resist by [Stone, Martha]

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Amish Dessert Recipes: Delicious And Authentic Amish Dessert Recipes (Amish Cookbook) by [Adams, Terry]

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Gardening Tips For Winter: The Food Growers Top Jobs For The Winter Season - Including Tasty Winter Soup Recipes! (Seasonal Garden Jobs Book 2) by [Paris, James]

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Financially Savvy Saturday #171

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