Thursday, February 7, 2019

thrifty thursday #12


  • I've cleared out several more pieces in my Poshmark and Mercari shops. They're older items so I'm not making a fortune, but I'm happy to replace them with new things. I've now trained Kyle to save all packaging from things we receive, so I'm using up boxes and mailers!
  • On a trip to Food Lion (which cost me nothing thanks to the giftcard we received for Christmas), I made 25¢ via ibotta on an any item rebate.
  • I put the last $3.49 of a Visa gift card I'd received toward a medical bill. It keeps that card from sitting unused and potentially losing that balance!
  • I picked up a bone in, fully cooked, hickory smoked ham from Food Lion on markdown for only $5.08 for almost 7 pounds. I don't eat ham, but I heated it last night, portioned it out, and froze three bags and the bone for the future and left one bag in the fridge for Kyle's lunches.
  • Before I left for work one day I started a pound of black beans in the slow cooker. They'll be ready by the time I get home and I'll portion them into some freezer bags and use them up. I even got them on markdown for about a dollar a bag.
  • In another Food Lion trip, I earned $2.35 via ibotta.
  • I cancelled a couple channels on Amazon Video so I'll save $10 a month. I mean, do we really need Boomerang? Haha.
How have you saved or made money this week?


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Friday, February 1, 2019

no food waste friday


  • We've been making hodge podge dinners from leftovers we've acquired from various family dinners. I love leftovers and they're really stretching our grocery budget.
  • I just finished up some broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet peppers I'd had for a while. I scored two large OXO GreenSavers at the thrift shop for $3.99 each and after a run through the dishwasher and new carbon packs, I've been saving vegetables and keeping them fresh for sooooo long in these things. I highly recommend them.
  • I chopped up said sweet peppers and froze a few for future recipes.
  • Kyle had let some bananas brown on the counter so I stuck them in a bag in the freezer for future banana bread.
  • I've started saving vegetable scraps so I can make my own vegetable stock.
  • We almost lost a pound of ground turkey because I waited longer than usual to use it while it was thawing in the fridge, but I whipped up a slow cooker full of chili and used it up just in time.
  • Kyle brought home some peaches from his trip to Florida and I brought some to the office and I'm going to freeze the rest.
  • When I made a pot of beans in the slow cooker I saved the excess bean water and I'm going to use it to flavor soups.
Food Waste Fails
  • I poured out a small carton of heavy cream that I didn't use in time.
How have you saved on food waste?