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    Default Frugal challenge 2/24 - 3/1

    ~dh's company picnic, free food
    ~no laundry day
    ~drinking water
    ~watching movies at home

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    ~Dinner in the crockpot
    ~Balanced the checkbook
    ~Used cell phone to make long distance calls....free on weekends

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    Since I have been doing these frugal challenges I have been able to put extra money on the car. Wow........

    So here I go again.........lol

    Drinking more water and less pop
    Doing wash once a week
    Do all errands in one trip
    Watching sale ads, using coupons and adding to groceries from loss leaders. (this has been a really big help)
    Using up leftovers
    No eating out
    No buying books....go to library
    work on next years xmas gifts
    ok here is the really big one

    cleaning out closets, know what I have and use it to my advantage

    This is going to be a happy frugal week 'cause I have been liking the way the budget has been looking. lol

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    Had a grocery trip today, but stuck to the list, and got several things free after coupons. Other than that:

    *heat on 60 for the week
    *all laundry in cold - hang at least half to dry
    *made tea and juice (from frozen concentrate) for the week instead of buying soda
    *made muffins and pancakes for breakfast during the week
    *clipped coupons
    *planned out tentatively the dinner menu for the week (DH works variable hours, and when he isn't home I don't cook full meals - we use up leftovers or have sandwhiches)

    For the rest of the week, I plan to stay home. The kids are at home (homeschool) and have no activities this week, and hopefully staying home will save some extra money.

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    Sunday, Feb. 24th...

    *Got a free sample of cat food
    *My parents gave us free babysitting while we went out with friends for lunch (not frugal)
    *Used a lot of different free online calculators to determine how we feel about the house we saw for sale this weekend would fit in with our budget
    *Sold two things on eBay (yeah!)
    *Wearing the same jeans as yesterday, saving laundry
    *Dinner was leftovers

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    Sun Feb. 24th

    ~washed laundry in cold water, using 1/2 detergent
    ~no heat on today
    ~stayed home, no $$$ spent
    ~ trying to drink more water instead of coke (this is hard)

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    Well I never do things frugal challenges but I need to start.

    Sunday, Febuary 24th.

    Dinner at Church at new members dinner - Free.
    Weening myself off Pop (Strange that so many of us have this vice.)
    Stayed home other than church activities.
    Hung dress pants back up after church. They can't be dirty after only wearing them for a couple of hours.

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    2/24/08

    ~No AC/Heat (It was 85+ here today)
    ~Went to zoo with dd's daisy girl scout troop. Was given season passes to the zoo for Christmas, so we got in free + 5 visitors. All 6 daisies and all the moms got in free!
    ~Ex took us out to eat (no cost to me!)
    ~Laundry in cold water/half detergent
    ~Drink more water (it's pretty much all we drink at home but milk)


    I think that's about it....I feel like I'm off to a good start this week Hopefullly I can stay with it the whole week. I've started out good at the beginning and then started yoyoing..

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    1. No Soda
    2. No eating out
    3. Use crockpot for roast
    4. Do Taxes and mail them in
    5. Make quickie muffins for breakfast

    Christine

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    ~ ate at home this weekend
    ~ dinner cooking in crockpot
    ~ did laundry in cold
    ~ changed oil in my car and rotated tires myself, saved $40
    ~ stocked up at $1 sale
    ~ got donations for school food pantry at $1 sale (pudding, granola bars, apples)
    ~ got some deep discount books for gifts for my parents
    ~ stayed home most of the weekend

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    Only made 1 trip to town and completed all errands.
    Used library instead of bookshop
    Made all my personal phonecalls from work.
    Had lunch with my eldest son at my workplace, made us toasted sandwiches with leftovers in the work fridge.
    Borrowed frugal lifestyle mags from the library, then photocopied articles of interest on works photocopier.
    Made homemade easter eggs and hot cross buns for Easter.
    Each morning before work either walk or ride horse around property instead of using the gym.
    Each night in front of tele either knit or make gifts for upcoming birthdays etc.
    Once a week good all my weekly meals, freeze them in single serving containers then take them to work.
    Love my cappuccinos, work has a cappuccino machine, guess where I always have my daily cappuccino.
    Thank god for my workplace.


    Jo

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    Sunday 2/24

    Went shopping at the craft store specifically looking for some denim fabric and/or a donut pan but couldn't find either so walked out without spending a single, solitary penny.

    I printed off a coupon for $3 off 3 boxes of Raisin Bran and Pathmark had it on sale for $1.88/box this week so I got them for .88 a box.

    Planned to buy big cans of diced tomatoes (WOOHOO I've been waiting for a good sale on these!!!!!) for 10/$10 but DH found them on sale cheaper at .89/can

    DH wanted to go out to lunch again AND buy a bunch of food for watching the Oscars. I told him to choose one or the other so we went out to lunch and had the leftovers during the Oscars.

    Kept heat at 60*.

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    Here I go again....
    Yesterday made h/m breadmaker mix and crunch topping mix for h/m muffins (cuts down on time and money, especially with bread so expensive here)
    Deep cleaned my large walk in pantry
    Ate l/over chicken dinner and made a yummy applecrisp from on hand supplies
    Took back some things to walmart (hate the line at customer service...oh well)
    Compared prices of flour from Walmart to Ron's grocery store....Ron's is CHEAPER...ya hooo cuz I like them better
    Worked on my grocery budget/challenge as well as price book updates
    Came here and read for inspiration!!Katy

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    Sunday:

    -went to Wal Mart for the 1st time in a while and quickly remembered why I shouldn't go there. I had all sorts of things in my cart and while I was in the checkout I put everything I didn't need back on the shelf. I would have added atleast $25 to my total if I hadn't done that!
    -ate all meals at home even though I was tempted to get lunch while I was out
    -made a butter sour cream snack cake from scratch (YUMMY)
    -spent $30 at CVS for a mouth guard to keep me from grinding my teeth so bad at night. I figure this will save me on future dental bills.
    -took chicken and homemade broth out of freezer to thaw for Monday's dinner
    -At 10 pm I suddenly remembered to pay a bill that was due and avoided an unnecessary late fee...whew, that was a close one!
    -read for entertainment

    Stephanie

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    2/25

    ~laundry in cold, hang to dry
    ~clipping coupons
    ~meals from home
    ~drinking water
    ~making chocolate syrup at home

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