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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Free Kindle Books for Today 1/23/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 1/23/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

Amish Truth Be Told (Peace Valley Amish Series Book 1) by [Stoltzfus, Rachel]


Advanced Knitting Mastery: Knitting Tricks, Tips & Techniques by [Doyle, Karen]


Speed Cleaning Hacks: Best tips and advice how to organize your home by [Moore, Alison]



Natural Tree Care: The Homeowners Complete Guide by [Dorsey, Steve]


101 Top Cookie Recipes: Delicious & Easy + FREE GIFT (Cookie Cookbook, Best Cookie Recipes, Sugar Cookie Recipe, Chocolate Cookie Recipe, Holiday Cookies, Cookie Recipe Book, Baking Tips) by [Grapes, Annie]




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Monday, January 22, 2018

How We Are Saving for Next Year's Christmas (Win it) -Part 3!

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Now I don't play the lottery but I love to win giveaways. It takes a little effort of course but it's so fun when you when a prize and you haven't paid one cent to get it!  Many times when I win I save back the prize for a birthday or a Christmas present.  They don't have any idea that you won it unless of course you tell them.  

Here is where I enter giveaways:

Blog Giveaways:

Blog giveaways are my favorite way to enter giveaways.  They usually have a product from their sponsor that they review and have one to giveaway.  I pick and choose which ones I like and enter on that post.  

So what do you have to do to enter a blog giveaway? Sometimes it as simple as living a comment.  They will ask you a question and you answer.   Other times they have a linky on their post where you enter your email or enter with facebook.  Then to get more entries they may want you to follow them, leave a comment, share on facebook or twitter, or know the secret word.  You might want to come back if it's a great giveaway and see if you can tweet again. 

I've been lucky enough to have won some here and there.  Great giveaways that I can use for my family like flour, museum tickets, and brooms.

You can find my list of some of the blogs that I find giveaways on here




This is the cute little prize pack I won just recently for the movie, Paddington Bear 2.   It included a cloth bag, two little Paddington bears, stickers, orange marmalade, a padding bear figurine, pencils, and 4 movie tickets.  I will have to use some of this now but I'm saving back the little bears for the grandchildren Christmas stockings.   I'm also saving back some of the stickers and pencils for when we take a road trip.  

Where to find other giveaways:

Blogs aren't the only places that I've entered and won giveaways.  I've also entered giveaways at events, welcome centers (zoo tickets), and grocery stores.  Most of the time it just takes filling out a form and put it in a box.  One of my readers (I'm sorry I don't remember who) told me she has success if she crumbles up the paper.  I'm going to try that more often and see if it helps.  

Do you love entering giveaways?  

You can read my other posts on How We are Saving for Next Years Christmas here:


How We Are Saving for Next Year's Christmas (Menard rebates)



How We Are Saving for Next Year's Christmas (Swagbucks) -Part 2



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Free Kindle books for Today 1/22/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 1/20/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

Her Heart's Promise: Sweet Hearts of Sweet Creek by [Aarsen, Carolyne]


The Widower's New Wife (The Amish Ways (Novelette Series) Book 1) by [Williams, Susette]


Instant Pot Cookbook: 550 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker by [Dorrance, Michelle, Garner PhD RDN CSSD, Elizabeth]


A Taste of Italy: Authentic Italian Recipes by [Scott, Bonnie]


The Hard Times Kitchen: Homestyle Recipes for a Small Budget by [Miller, Hannah Lynn]

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 1/21/18 Plus the Menu Plan!

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







I  made blackberry jelly from the juice I canned this past summer.  I had a half quart left of juice and I'm going to save that for Blackberry Dumplings later this week.  

We needed to get out this week and we ended up at two thrift stores.  We both bought things we needed in order to help the household.  I found two balls of cotton yarn for .49 a piece at the Salvation Army store and was able to crochet 5 dish cloths (shown above).


We also stopped at the Habitat for Humanity restore and it was their anniversary.  Everything was half off and they had free coffee!  Husband found a sink stopper for .13.  He then used it for parts to fix our bathroom sink stopper. Works perfect!  This is my not my favorite store to look through but I did end up with a free book for the grandson.  





We made our own Half and Half ,  Banana Nut Muffins,  English Muffins, garlic bread, and buttermilk.

I borrowed a book from Amazon that I wanted to read this week.  You can borrow one book a month for free if you are a Amazon Prime Member.  Thanks to reader Penny for letting me know!  


My menu for this next week:

Sunday      Pizza (frozen)         

Monday     Chicken salad (this will be with bread unless I get up enough energy to make the croissants), green beans, and baked sweet potatoes

Tuesday      Auto show for husband's birthday present (we will eat at Burger King -I ordered a $5 gift card from Swagbucks before I started saving them for Christmas.  With our coupons that should help a lot).      

Wednesday  I entered my apple donuts in a cooking contest. Wish me luck.  Really this is all for fun.  If I win something it will be a bonus!   This is an long day so we will probably eat out here too -there is a McDonald's close by so we will go there and use our spending money.  

Thursday   Pork chops, augratin potatoes, green beans, and biscuits.  After two days of burgers this meal I'm sure will be appreciated.

Friday        Spaghetti and garlic bread     

Saturday     Leftovers

Goals for this next week:

Wash kitchen walls and ceiling. Also, wash and dry kitchen curtains and blinds.  

Crochet dish scrubbies (we are getting low).  

What are the ways you've saved this past week?

 

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

This Week's Grocery Shopping Trip on No Spend January 1/20/18!






Menard's what can I say -we were going to stay out of it but then the husband wanted to buy the coffee that was such a good deal.  So, we agreed to go and just buy groceries. Oh, he could look but no buying that tool that he just had to have! They had a 11% off and it ended on Saturday so we took off last Saturday night.  What can I say, we had a little bit of the munchies!  


Menard's

Victor Allen Coffee 80 count    $18.88
Eggs 4 at .99 cents a dozen (a great hint to buy them here from one of the ladies in a Facebook group that I belong to) (thanks!)
Toblerone bar  2      $2.00
Chocolate covered raisins 2 $2.00
Yellow Mustard $1.38  (Aldi's has it cheaper but I keep forgetting)
Ice Oatmeal cookies  $1.49
Root Beer Barrels   $1.49

Total  $31.20


After 11% rebate that I mailed in-  $27.95 (this is what I'm going to count) 😉






Going grocery shopping so early in the week made me hold back and not shop again till mid week.  Then it was became necessary because the grandchildren were out of bologna, the husband was out of crackers, the baby out of milk, and I needed some relaxing tea!


Aldi's 

Navel oranges   $3.49
box of crackers  .75
Garden salad       .89
Almond milk   $1.99
Sour Cream      .99
Tea bags            $1.89
2 gallons of whole milk $1.78 each
Baking Soda         .49
Tomatoes   $1.49
Lettuce   $.97
Bananas  .84

Total $17.35



Kroger

Bologna $4.79
Bakery donuts $1.29 (1/2 dozen)  (day old -but the best donuts ever)
-$5.70 for bottle return

Total  .38


A little over again-  $5.68


How did you do grocery shopping this week?

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Free Kindle Books for Today 1/20/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 1/20/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

Lorelei's Bricks by [Kuhnke, Jean L.]



Red Rose Bouquet: A Contemporary Christian Novel (Grace Revealed Book 2) by [Rodewald, Jennifer]


My First Scarf: A Visual, Step-by-Step Guide to Crocheting a Beautiful Scarf by [Asselin, Barb]


Crochet, Knitting, and Sewing: The Ultimate Box Set on the Needle Arts and Fiber Arts: Learn Sewing, Embroidery, Crochet, Knitting, Granny Squares and Afghans by [Schultz, Florence]



A great Deal!  


The Love Blossoms in Oregon Series Set: Three Book Set: Blowing on Dandelions, Wishing on Buttercups, and Dreaming on Daisies by [Ferrell, Miralee]







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