My Frugal List: Week of March 4, 2019
Our big news of the week is we decided where youngest daughter will be going to college. She is going near her sister in Maryland. I will miss her so much but I know OD and her BF will watch out for her. We put a deposit down for school and her dorm. She accepted all of the scholarship money they offered and we will be cash flowing the rest. We are not planning on taking out student loans. YD currently works part time and is putting most of her paychecks towards school. She has worked very hard and received a very generous scholarship. She is still working on local scholarships. We will find out in June whether she will get any.
I did really well this week food shopping. Sausage was on sale for $1.99 and I had a personal discount making it 99¢ a pound. I was allowed 2 family packs. I got one hot and one sweet. I broke them up into smaller sizes for the freezer. Each pack was under $3. I was very happy with that.
ST Patrick's Day always brings out good sales on cabbage. I was allowed 5 pounds at 17¢ a pound with a coupon. I will be making coleslaw with it. Another store has it on sale for 19¢ a pound so I am hoping to get there this week for that.
Vitamins were on sale BOGO at CVS. I always stock up when they are BOGO. I got the large bottles because they were $25.49 each. I had a $4 off coupon from CVS for $25 vitamin purchase. I also had two $2 off Nature Bounty coupons. I paid $17.49 for the 2 bottles. They will last me over a year.
Chickens were marked down to 99¢ a pound. I got 2.
My parents came over for the day. They live out of state. They brought some cookies that my mom made. They gave Hubby and me a very generous anniversary check and my son his birthday presents. We also swapped coupons and other items. My youngest sister lives near my parents. She had gotten YD face masks marked down 90% off after Christmas. She sent them with my parents. YD was thrilled.
Hubby made a pot of his sauce with sausage and a salad. The bread was from my son's job of course. I made a batch of dairy free cookies for hubby and a batch of GF cookies for YD. We had some snacks when they came.
I have been working on Swagbucks almost everyday. I have hit my goals 5 days last week.
Oreo went back to the vet for a recheck. Her UTI is finally gone and her leg is doing much better. Her and I have being going on lots of walks. We can both use it.
YD and I volunteered at a church event. We had a great time and got to go for free . We came home with lots of leftover food, beer and Iced tea.
Hubby and I are still working on the basement. Hubby added some brackets to the ceiling to store piping and wood up there. We also rearranged his work benches to make more room. It is looking really good down there.
We did our usual stuff: we ate LOTS of leftovers, washed bags, hung laundry, only ran full loads of laundry and dishes, unplugged items when not in use, paid bills on time online, used coupons while shopping sales, did Ibotta and made due with what we already have.
What did you do this week to be frugal?