My Frugal List: Week of October 15, 2018
Our Goodwill has everything 50% off for October. I went with the kids to see what they had. I really needed a new winter coat last year since mine was falling apart. I have had it for over 10 years and mended it so many times. I did not find one I liked for a good price.
All Goodwill coats are marked $29.99 so I got this purple (my favorite color) for $14.99.
I also got this very heavy full length coat for, you guessed it, $14.99. 2 great coats for winter for less then $30 dollars. I was so happy.
My son found 2 flannel shirts and my daughter found one. They were $3 each and will be Christmas presents. I also found a mini bread loaf pan that was $3 and an ice cream maker $3. Both items have been on my list for a while. I plugged the ice cream maker in to make sure it worked.
Hubby and I went out to the farms. It has been a very busy 2 weeks, everyone else was busy so we had a nice day by ourselves. We picked up 100+ pounds of potatoes. Each bag has to have at least 50 pounds in them. I am a nerd and like to know so we always weigh them when we get home. The white potatoes weighed 55.4 lbs. and the harvest gold weighed 52.4 lbs. I got an extra 7.8 pounds free. We also got some corn, cauliflower, a mum, chocolate chip cookies and a quart of soup from my favorite little seafood place. It was a great day.
I even made some new friends. Good thing YD wasn't with us or should would have wanted us to buy one. They were so cute though. We also stopped at a few yard sales. I got 4 beautiful Easter napkins for $1. We don't have Easter at our house so I don't need more then that. Hubby found a very nice wok for $5. Our old one had broken a while ago. I see fried rice in my future.
YD had a very busy week. We had her Senior trip meeting. It is mandatory for a parent to go so I was the lucky one. Her class adviser came up to me at the end of the meeting. She let me know that I only had to pay the first installment which is $190. YD had earned the rest in fundraisers. They are always selling donuts, muffins and pizza in the morning or after school. YD always volunteers. You get money towards the trip every time you do it. The school only lets you get up to half off. YD hit the max allowed off. I was very happy to hear that she did. Her adviser said that she was the only one that got half off. We are very proud of her.
YD also got a job. She has been applying for jobs and had a few interviews. She got a job at the mall. She was hired as a seasonal hire but they said that they usually keep most of them after the holidays. She will only be working Friday, Saturday and Sunday. She is very excited. Orientation and training are this coming weekend.
YD also has been doing as many scholarships as she can. Some days she only does part of one, other days she has done 5. Some want long essays on certain topics while others don't.
I made more apple juice and more apple muffins. I had enough cores to make a batch of apple cider vinegar. It will be ready in 6-8 weeks.
It has been getting cold here at night. I threw a sheet on my tabasco plant to help keep it warm. It seems to be helping. We also haven't been turning the heat on. The house has been 65 degrees with me baking so I put on flannel sheets and extra blankets. I told everyone to put on lots of layers. Hubby set the heat to 60 so if the house drops below it will kick on.
I had a $10 off coupon for a clothes store. I bought a Christmas present for someone who may or may not read this blog. I only spent $2.36.
I pulled all of my herb pots inside. They are currently scattered about. I will be using them all winter long. I have been drying some more herbs to use also.
YD had a friend over and they carved a pumpkin. I will cook it tomorrow and they can carve another next weekend.
I hung laundry inside. I washed everything on the cold, short cycle. I used 1/2 the amount of detergent recommended.
Meals have been cooked at home except for one that we ate at my sister's and then Hubby and I shared a meal out for $8.99. We brought all leftovers home. We took food and drinks with us to work/lunch. I did get a free meal at work one day so I saved my lunch for the next day.
I have been charging my phone at work, using coupons, shopping sales and using Ibotta. Baggies have been washed, errands are batched together and leftovers are being eaten.
What did you do frugal this week?