My Frugal List: Week of November 19, 2018
I hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did. OD and her boyfriend came home Tuesday night and stayed through Saturday. We splurged on buying them pizza. I did use a coupon and we did budget for it. Otherwise everything else was cooked at home. I had gotten our turkey on sale for 39¢ a pound. My family all brings food too. It was a very inexpensive holiday overall.
We pulled out lots of board games wile they were home. We have had some of these games for 15 years and still have fun playing them. We get to sit around and laugh and talk. That is all I want.
We ate plenty of leftovers. I made a bowl of turkey noodle soup with some of them. On Sunday, Hubby made a pot of chili. Stop and Shop had ground beef on sale for $1.99. I froze 4 containers for future meals.
We put up the Christmas tree while OD and BF were here. I spent a $1 on candy canes to decorate it. Everything else we had. We had to work around everyone's work schedules but we got it done. Hubby pulled out all of the other decorations on Saturday. He put up all of our outside stuff since it was nice out. I will work on everything inside all week.
I got several freebies last week. I rolled some CVS ECBs. I have a bunch more now to use.
I have been shopping sales and used coupons for Christmas shopping. We have Amazon Prime so we get free shipping. We have been getting credits to use since we chose the longer shipping. Thinking ahead gets me free money.
We have been doing our daily items: only running full loads in the washing machine, hanging clothes inside on racks, eating leftovers, washing baggies, batching errands together.
What did you do this week to stay frugal?