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!
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
Circus Peanut $1.00
$2.00 digital Coupon
Aunt Millies Bread store
Potato chips $2.50
Sub buns $0.75
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)
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)
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?
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