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    Default Frugal Challenge May 21st - 27th

    How's everyone doing this week?

    Today:
    *DH and I ate out for lunch, but we used two coupons (a free birthday meal for me, and he used a free fries coupon).
    *Went to BJ's and the grocery store - since I had done some price comparisons, we know what was cheaper where (Milk is cheaper at BJ's, but meat isn't)
    *At the grocery store everything minus two items was on sale (12 packs of Pepsi were 5 for $10! I got 5 to bring to work - a heck of a lot cheaper than the vending machine)
    *Doing laundry using half the detergent
    *Paid off our Chase CC in full (doing the happy dance!!!)
    *Paid an extra $282 towards our last CC
    *Used a free conditoner sample
    *Deposited a re-imbursement check in the bank

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    * got a Free toilet cleaner in the mail, so will be using this month.
    * We went camping at his parent's camper, so no electricity/water was use these past 2 days. Only Spend $7 total (for food, and funs) for the weekend
    * Planning on using all the sample shampoo/conditioner I have, before I use the regular ones.
    * Trying to learn how to make cookies from scratch to save $$$ on food.

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    ~Bought a flat of flowers at flea market..cheaper than the nursery
    ~veggie soup in the crock pot for tomorrow using up leftover veggies
    ~dinner = chicken and beef kabobs on the grill. I used part of the beef and the bone in the veggie soup for a nice broth starter! Plus enough left over for lunches and/or another meal
    ~Washing using HM soap in the correct temp water for the clothing but holding off to dry until tomorrow so I can line dry them.
    ~fed chicks the veggie peelings and fruit rinds. They love em
    ~Sent several rebates in
    ~compare coupons and loss leaders for a few items I will need this week
    ~received 2 refunds putting those $$ to debt challenge

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    Today i
    -Made breakfast at home
    -Did 3 audits for extra money
    -Went to a friends kids high school graduation open house. Some free lunch though it did cost me $20 for a gift
    -made dinner at home
    -hung laundry out

    Kellie

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    Did laundry in cold water
    Hung clothes out to dry
    Made chili in crockpot
    made homeade cookies
    made lemon poppyseed cake
    did some declludering

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    Did laundry in cold water and hung to dry.
    Had leftovers from last night for supper.
    Picked my lilacs for some free fresh flowers in the house.
    Stayed home all day and for entertainment watched tv, did the crossword and sudoku.

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    Sunday
    -breakfast and dinner at home. Mom treated to lunch out.
    -DS in cloth diapers
    -needed body wash so I went to my stockpile and got a bottle that was FAR from Walgreens
    -checked grocery ads for sales and made a list

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    -going to try to make BBQ chicken in crockpot
    -keeping up on laundry
    -more visits to libary (I borrowe at least 15 dvd in the last 2 weeks) and books
    _ borrowed birdwatching book for me and youngest(afterschool hobby)
    -putting $30 away xmas gifts
    _going to yard sale Saturday(looking for xmas gifts, crafts to make)
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    Today for dinner I made breaded porkchops, stuffing, and greenbeans.... all for $1.76! The pork chops were $2.95 for three, the one egg I used came to 11 cents, the green beans were 45 cents for the can, the stuffing and bread crumbs were free, from my neighbor that moved. Total cost, $3.51, but the food will be used for two meals (it is just me and my 7 and 4 year old) so the total cost for one night was $1.76! I am pretty excitied about this. This is the first time I actually thought to figure out how much dinner actually cost me, and the first time in a long time that I am thinking about leftovers. I shudder at the amount of food I have thrown away in my lifetime!

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    Treeluva:- Using leftovers is one of the great ways to cut your grocery bill. I try to think of mine mathematically, if you pay .50¢ for one can of beans and throw away half you have paid .50¢ for the 1/2 can of beans you have eaten so in terms of your use you have paid $1.00 for the can of beans - don't know if this makes sense or not.

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    Here are mine for a couple of days

    hung laundry to dry

    washed some ziploc baggies

    no heat or AC, even though it was over 90 yesterday, I was determined to keep it off

    kids had PB&J for lunch

    dh had leftovers for lunch yesterday

    I had a free lunch yesterday at a meeting

    got 2 boxes of free popsicles and 1 can of stewed tomatoes for free at the grocery store yesterday

    combined errands this weekend to save on gas

    cloth diapering all day today

    tonight I will cut both ds hair, saving money there

    Using the cell phone to call long distance

    Jennifer

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    Trying to drive as little as possible
    drinking water
    shop at home before I go shopping
    cold water, short cycle and 1/2 rec amt of detergent for laundry
    1/2 recommended soap for EVERYTHING
    air dry and short cycle on dishwasher
    cook at home and pack lunches for everyone
    keep lights off and AC on low
    take advantage of free entertainment in community (free gymnastic for DD!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marei
    Treeluva:- Using leftovers is one of the great ways to cut your grocery bill. I try to think of mine mathematically, if you pay .50¢ for one can of beans and throw away half you have paid .50¢ for the 1/2 can of beans you have eaten so in terms of your use you have paid $1.00 for the can of beans - don't know if this makes sense or not.
    They should teach this stuff in highschool. It's so simple and so true. In a society where everyone is in debt up to their eyeballs, folks don't think twice about throwing away food. Sheer brilliance in the simplicity of the thought.

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    For me:

    Not turning on the heat (its been real cold and damp here).
    Laundry in cold water
    Made hamburger helper for dinner

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    Monday
    -all meals at home
    -went to the store and only purchased one item not on my list (sunscreen, which we'll need in the next week and it was on sale)
    -DS cloth diapered 1/2 day (had to wash diapers)
    -laundry in cold, except diapers
    -got Financial Peace from library
    -no heat or a/c

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