Friday, May 25, 2012
Frugal deeds for the week: This week flew by - and I really didn't blog much. I did "frugal" things - but nothing really exciting . . . maybe that is what being frugal is about. Just minding the money. So, I minded it - but, in a way to have some "fun" . . . this week on Groupon, I purchased 2 1/2 priced mani-pedi certificates. $40 for both. I had been "Jonsing" for a pedi - now my daughter and can get one together. I was talking with an office-mate - she did not get in on it in time. We called and the earliest we could get in was Monday - Memorial Day. Today, I finished out my BBQ shopping. My dad is coming over on Sunday. Today, I purchased more meat - 4 Angus sirloin steaks - discounted to just over $6 and I had a $1 off $6 coupon. Also purchased some split chicken breast at .99/lb. I purchased a bag of Vidalia onions for .69 a 2 lb bag at Aldi and a whole watermelon for $3.99. I will be making potato salad, strawberry cobbler (a hit with my family - and I still have plenty of the .49/qt strawberries in the freezer). I also plan to make several types of cookies - probably chocolate chip and peanut butter since I have the ingredients - and want to send some home with my dad. I also have baked beans in the freezer. And I have plenty of veggies - so maybe a green salad. We also bought some veggie burgers for the vegetarian in the family. So, this week, I went $10 over my grocery "budget" - but we should be able to cut back next week since we will have lots of leftovers - surely some of it will go into the freezer. I also won some more coupons on Listia - 2 coupon for Rudi organic bread - any, and some more Vosko yogurt. We love that Greek yogurt - but the price is pretty outrageous for some it - regular price that is. I grab the "manager's special" price - the best I have found so far is .25 a cup - and free with coupon. Tomorrow, my daughter will take a load of clothes to the consignment store. They just expanded to take men's, girls, boys, teens. I also hope to list more stuff on listia. Want to get rid of stuff - and win more "consumable" items - like yogurt :) Oh, and we got a few drips and drabs of money this week - sale of a book on half.com and the sale of an item on Amazon.com. Oh yes, and my rosemary and thyme are thriving - had some today in a potato/onion fry earlier today - yum. Oh, and one other thing - got several things in the mail this week that I need to follow-up on. Class action lawsuit notices - Deepwater Horizon, Groupon, RCI, Tribune Stock, and I am thinking 1 more. I need to fill-out some paperwork and maybe something will come of it . . . would be nice to add to the college fund.