Thursday, July 25, 2019

thrifty thursday #16

  • On very rare occasion, I'll contact a company with a complaint. I typically try to only send compliments, but I'd picked up a little Dr. McDougall's Foods black bean soup and it just wasn't edible. I love this brand and had had that exact soup many times before, so I sent over an email about it to let them know. In return, they unexpectedly sent me several free product coupons!
  • I used the clear bag from my new gear bag (needed to avoid a $200 oversize fee if they decide to measure my current bag when flying) as a trash bag for the kitchen.
  • I've made a few more sales on Poshmark. I desperately need to declutter, so that's helping some.
  • After making a pot roast in the slow cooker, I sent some with Kyle as he went through to the next town for work. It'll save him some money for a couple lunches.
  • With the roast I sent with Kyle, I also sent some utensils. I picked up a fork, spoon, and knife for 10¢ each at Goodwill along with a small 99¢ pouch to keep them in. I washed them up and now he won't have to use wasteful plastic utensils and they were way cheaper than buying a bamboo set.
  • I did my best to avoid Prime Day, but couldn't pass up the 60% off pet food if you signed up for subscribe and save. I scored a 40lbs bag of the pups' food for $15.11, saving me pretty penny from the usual $41.
  • I passed on a 'free mascara with online purchase' email offer from Ulta and saved that money.
  • I finally finished a book that's been cluttering up my nightstand so I'm gonna pop that over in a listing to sell it.
Send me your frugal wins!


Thursday, July 11, 2019

thrifty thursday #15

  • Two more sales via Poshmark (including a 5 item bundle!) were shipped out to their new homes.
  • I scored an excellent deal on sunscreen at Ulta.
  • While at the county fair I was given a free basil plant.
  • I cleaned out my inbox some more and unsubscribed from more emails so I'm not tempted to buy things just because they're on sale.
  • I brought sandwich fixings and a huge tomato (that Kyle's mom gave me) to the office for lunches for the short holiday week.
  • Pot stickers have been my latest go to snack, so I picked up a couple bags at Dollar Tree along with some spices and oxygen cleaner.
  • Amazon didn't overnight a package that I'd paid $6.99 for shipping, so I called to get a refund on that and they ended up not only refunding my shipping costs, but even gave me a $10 promotional credit. I only wanted the shipping to be fixed, but that was a happy accident. I was having trouble finding the specific products to use the credit on, but I found this tutorial to help.
  • I'm currently preparing a few plant babies to sell, so that's more space available and a few dollars in my pocket!
Let me know your frugal ways for the week!


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

pantry meal #1 // chicken soup

I was home one Saturday and had a massive craving for some soup. I definitely was not going to go out to the store, so I took a gander at what was already in the pantry and freezer. I made a seriously delicious soup using black bean aquafaba, strained tomatoes, water, shredded frozen (cooked) chicken, wilted spinach, edamame, and various spices! I even paired it with some crackers we received in a gift basket.

Always thoroughly check your food storage! I could've wasted money on canned soup or extra ingredients when I had everything I needed already. I don't currently keep a running list of items I had, but I think I'm going to start.