Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's Been a Good Week

For saving money, that is. Which is a good thing since Big Chocolate's Car decided to die on us. Hopefully it will be revived later this week and it will be a reasonable (read cheap) fix.

Anywho, I signed up for Paperback Swap this week. It's pretty cool. You list books you have that you are done with and promise to mail them to whomever requests them. You pay for the postage (think media mail) when you ship. When you receive you pay nothing. When you list your first 10 books, you get 2 credits which lets you request 2 books. When you send a book and it is received you get to request another book.

It's been a great week for Swagbucks. I have earned 75 this week. That is about &$7.50 in Amazon Gift Cards. Woo Hoo!

Here is a rundown of my grocery deals this week:

Kroger: There's a goldfish coupon out there that got me bags of goldfish for 13 cents each with the buy 10 deal they have going on. I went in with a friend and we got 5 bags of gold fish, 5 bags of rice cakes, toothpaste and cake frosting for $3.

Market Street: I got a free gallon of milk, free bag of parmesan cheese, 1 pound of turkey, 1 pound of cheese, bananas, bread and 1 1/2 pounds of flank steak for under $10. I got some other stuff in there for my $10, but let's face it that was Tuesday and I already forgot!

I used the free parm with some heavy cream that was about to expire and made my own alfredo sauce for the first time ever. It actually worked!

Target: Had a good run Sunday. Came out with 4 jars of pasta sauce, bananas, deodorant, Johnsonville Italian Sausage and a couple of other things which escape my feeble mind for about $6.

For the most part we cooked out of the freezer and pantry again this week. I carpe diemed (ha that sounds really bad) when I found the flank steak in the "old meat bin"though.


  1. You're doing well with your frugalness! I usually clip coupons, and then forget to bring them with me when I go shopping! Duh!

  2. Wow, I'm impressed! This is my first time visiting your blog so I'm going to have to read through your archives to find out how you do it!


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