Bought 2 children's books from our library book sale both for 10 cents and one at a garage sale for .50 cents. Everyday in December until Christmas I'm going to give books to the grandkids.
I will also be giving the book I received free with points from Tyndale Rewards, My Mama and Me. I want to go through and gather all the little craft supplies too that are needed with some of the stories. A small trip to my backyard and the dollar store should do it. You can read my review of My Mama and Me here.
I answered a survey for Old Orchard Juice and won free juice. For answering the survey I received 1,000 points to use towards rewards.
We finally installed a digital thermostat. We bought it at a garage sale still in the original packaging for $5.00. Not yet sure if I like it. The old one was just too easy. On second thought that may be good.. it will not be so easy to change.
I bought a couple of rolls of netting at a garage sale for a $1.00 last summer. I was hoping to use it for dish scrubbies. but it was more for weddings and would not work. I saved it back though for our sale this summer in my daughter's garage. I realized this week I could use it to decorate presents and rescued it. It pays to think twice about what items can be used for.
This one I don't recommend, I'm just showing what my husband did to his truck key when the key fab broke by the key ring. He got tired of putting it up on a shelf and grabbing it each time he needed it. He decided then to put a hole near the very top corner of the key with a drill - away from the chip. What scares me is instead of having a key made for $60.00 he probably would have had to pay a lot more to have a locksmith make a brand new key if his plan didn't work. The man is brave let me tell you...or lucky! I think he enjoyed the risk (probably because it worked). Again do this at your own risk.
What did you do this past week to save money?
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