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Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Frugal List and 4th shopping trip of No Spend January! 1/25/15





4th shopping trip of No Spend January






My frugal list:

As I was cleaning out the file cabinet I found a booklet that I had printed that was no longer needed.   It was approximately 30 pages long (think about all that ink I used!).   I took out the stables and turned the pages over to use in the printer.  Now I can print coupons!

Needed something to take to a dinner at church and was able to mostly make it out of my pantry.   I took sauerkraut and smoked sausage and then I made a apple pie filling dessert.  I just bought the smoked sausage at  Meijer for $1.00 each and used my spending money.

My canning efforts last summer have saved us a lot of money on our grocery bill and  church suppers.   The jars are being emptied out fast now though so I would love to can even more this season if the garden does well.

As I Spring clean I fill up trash bags with unwanted items.  I've been storing them in the garage for a sale when it gets warm.

I make sure I make the iced tea every morning so we will not drink as much pop that day.


My mishaps this week:

Making crepes -I absolutely failed -I'll try some other time.

Friends asked us to go shopping with them and I thought I could go and just look around.   I ended up spending $32 on 10 new Corelle plates at an outlet mall,  Although a great deal and badly needed (we only have 5 plates that are unbroken left)  I thought I could go and not spend anything.   Did not work!   Husband went too and he was actually better at not spending.   Stinker!   Note to self:   Do not go shopping at an outlet mall on no spend January!  My fix:   I still have money left over from our $20.00 spending money so I won't get any out next week.  I will have to think more on how to come up with the rest.

Grocery shopping:


Aldi's

4th shopping trip of No Spend January



 2 cans of Peach Slices                  .89 each

Half and Half                               1.89

Potato Chips                                1.49

Apple Juice                                  1.49

2 cans of soup                                .89

Extra Sharp Cheddar                   1.79

Deli sliced Cheese                       1.99

Butter                                           2.99

Hand sanitizer                                 .99

10 lb potatoes                               2.99

total                                             18.29




Menards (a different way to spend a Menard's rebate)

4th shopping trip of No Spend January



2 Cherry Cordials                        3.00

2 Sliced peaches in syrup              .75 each

Potato chips                                 2.50

Peanuts                                        3.19

2 Coffees                                     4.99 each

box of cheezits                             1.78

Angel soft bath tissue                 11.67

Canned pineapple                         1.12

2 cans of baked beans                   3.16

maple nut clusters                          7.58

Menard rebate from Christmas     36.52

total                                              $10.32


Grand Total this week                $28.61


Update (sorry if you read this earlier):

Looking back I realized this morning we were over budget last week by $17.71   - this week's shopping trip makes us still over budget by $16.32 for the month.   We will make it!

How was your frugal week?

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this post has been linked to  The Art of Home making Mondays at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth, The Prudent Homemaker Thrifty Thursday at Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies, Thrifty Thursdays at The Thrifty Couple, Thrifty Thursday at Living Well, Spending Less,  Friday Jet Feul at The Money Propeller, Finanacially Savvy Saturday at Broke Girl Rich,