Thursday, May 30, 2019

thrifty thursday #14

  • I've made a handful of sales the past few weeks on Poshmark and Mercari.
  • My jar hoarding habit has really come in handy for all the rain water I've been collecting for my plant collection. Free rain means a lower water bill!
  • I redeemed 7¢ off per gallon via Mapco Rewards.
  • I dropped collision coverage on my auto insurance and I'll be receiving a little premium back and it'll drop my monthly premium payment to around $50 per month. This worked for my situation, but don't just drop coverage to save money, talk to your agent!
  • One of my umpiring partners ordered the wrong size hat, which coincidentally was my size. I offered to buy them from him, we made a deal, and for $10 and two rooted plant cuttings I had two brand new hats! I saved $17. (update: he sent me photos and the two little plants are doing so well!)
  • My boss had a huge amount of bubble wrap and gave it to me for my online selling. It would've cost me a small fortune and I'm grateful they passed it on to me!
  • The meal prep company I work for has been bought by a small health food grocery store and they offer their expired shrink stock to employees. It's been really nice since I literally don't have time to go to the grocery store.
  • I walked into Kroger one evening and their 2lbs strawberry containers were only $1.88 each. That's an insane deal!
  • I went to Target for my prescription and managed to only get that, no extras.
Send me your thrifty habits!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

my $1 flowers

On one of my frequent visits to Lowe's, I spotted a large rack of flowers that were marked down to 50¢ each. They were little packs of four and I picked up one celosia and one marigold. I'm in the process of working on my balcony garden and hadn't initially wanted to pick up any flowers purely for ornament, but I figured these would jazz up the bland balcony a little. I arranged them all in a shallow pot and my little dollar display is looking great!


Sunday, May 26, 2019

aldi haul

Today I stopped by Aldi to pick up a few things and got some great deals. I scored the loaf of bread for $1.19, which was a little higher than the 85¢ white loaf, but I wanted the whole grain. The pound of lunch meat was $2.99 and one of our favorites, the smoked white cheddar, was $2.69. That will makes sandwiches for a couple weeks. The roma tomatoes were only 99¢, which I wouldn't be able to pick up that many that cheap elsewhere. I have a pound of ground chicken (bought on markdown) in the freezer that I picked up the large $1.49 jar of taco sauce and 65¢ tortillas to use with for taco night.

My total was $10.25, making each item roughly $1.66.


Thursday, April 25, 2019

thrifty thursday #13

  • Mapco sent me a reward for a free bottle of water. I redeemed it to take home for my plant babies.
  • Amazon sent out their monthly First Reads email and I scored Cold Waters by Debbie Herbert.
  • I redeemed my points via Microsoft Rewards for a $5 Walmart gift card.
  • It's my birthday month, so I made sure to redeem my free birthday gift from Sephora. I chose the Drunk Elephant moisturizer and cleanser set.
  • I brought home some extras from my part time job at a meal prep company and they'll stretch for a few lunches.
  • Instead of using pricey, one time use paper towels, I've been utilizing microfiber towels and dish towels to clean up small messes and to dry my hands.
  • I buy 89¢ gallons of distilled water for misting my plants, but we had a storm one evening so I set out a pot or two and collected some rainwater for free.
  • I redeemed my free birthday gift from Ulta, which was a nice Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in the shade Homeslice and I redeemed my Platinum $10 reward.
  • My vegan friends received a mistake Instacart delivery and were told to just keep it. They wouldn't eat a couple tv dinners and a pizza, so they passed it along to me. So grateful!
  • It took me a while, but I just redeemed a $15 Walmart giftcard via the Panel App.
Frugal Fails
  • I forgot to input my number at the gas station and missed out on saving 10¢ per gallon.
How have you saved or made money this week?