Sunday, January 18, 2015

My Frugal List and 3rd Shopping Trip of No Spend January

No Spend January

My frugal list:

I was up early by myself one morning and made french toast.   Instead of throwing away the egg mixture I made up more french toast and then froze it for later use.

Downloaded a $2.00 digital coupon for dollar general.

I realized we would not be using all the whipping cream I bought so I made butter with it.   First time I've tried this and it worked great.   I just used my mixer.

I repaired my hanging basket fruit holder with a twist tie and it's still holding up.

Made sure I answered the survey for more Kroger fuel points

Decided to eat leftovers instead of Mcdonalds.   

I called At&T because I had a late fee charged on my bill for the internet.   Yes I admit I was late but it was because I threw away the envelope that the bill came in and I didn't have the address to send it in.  So I called to get the address and she required my pin # . Well I didn't know the pin and she said she could not help me.  I understood but I was stubborn and decided to just wait for this month's bill.   Called this morning and they took $9.00 late fee off without a problem (I also remembered my pin!). Great customer service.

Made up a frozen dinner for next week, made biscuits and froze some, and made waffles.

We decided our budget for each week of January will be $30.00 for groceries. Here is what we spent on groceries this week (there are three adults that live here)

Let me say this we went shopping!


2 Tide Detergent             $4.99 each (two coupons for $2.00 off- one digital and one paper) (mega savings $1.00-kroger savings .50)
Cascade                           $3.99  (digital coupon $1.00) (mega savings $1.00 kroger savings .40)
2 Post Raisin Bran          $2.99  (digital coupon $1.00) (mega savings $1.00 kroger savings .20)
Sour Cream                     $1.25 (marked down)
2 K. Whipping Cream     $0.96 (marked down)
4 K. Whole Milk             $1.99 a gallon

both of these items are not shown because I gave to my daughter
K. Fruit Snacks              $1.00
2 M&M's                        $1.00

Bottle Returns                $4.90
Total                              $17.84 Plus a coupon for a free gallon of milk (for buying the Raisin Bran).


Bath Tissue B1/G1 Free         $4.49
Almond Milk                          $2.99
Total                                     $7.48

Dollar General

Flour                $1.75
Circus Peanut  $1.00

$2.00 digital Coupon

Total   .75

Aunt Millies Bread store

Potato chips     $2.50
Bread              $0.75
Sub buns          $0.75
Total               $4.04

Everything was going good until we went to Denny's and stocked up a little

Snackwell cookies            $1.00
4 coconut slice candy       $2.00 (.50 a piece)
Tomatoes                              .41
3 dozen eggs                     $3.75 (1.25 a piece)
Chuck Eye steak                $2.72
Chuck Eye steak                $3.04
3 lb yellow onions             $1.29
Deli lunch meat                $13.75 (close to date -we froze it)

Total                                  $27.96

I can't forget the trip my husband made to get toilet paper  total came to $16.72  ...we will just count the toilet paper the rest had to be his spending money!   He was very happy when he came home with his snack purchases!

Toilet paper      $5.00

Grand Total for this week:  $62.71
Total budgeted                    $30.00
Over budget                        $32.71
Piggy Bank money               $15.00
Total over budget               $17.71

I decided so we could have a little grocery money next week to rob the piggy bank and came up with $15.00.  Yeah!  We can do this ..but maybe I should get the groceries alone because the piggy bank is empty!

What have you done frugally this week? 

You might also be interested in reading:

6 Things I've Learned So Far on Our No Spend January

Menu Plan for this Week 1/17/15

Menu Plan for this Week 1/10/15

My Frugal List for this Week and 1st Grocery Shopping Trip of No Spend January 1/4/15

Menu Plan for this Week 1/4/15

No Spend January Challenge (the rules)

This post has been linked to The Prudent Homemaker, The Art of Homemaking Mondays at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth,  Thrifty Thursday at The Thrifty Couple, Thrifty Thursday at Living Well, Spending Less, Financially Savvy Saturdays at Broke Girl Rich,

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