Each week, I'm listing the frugal things that we're doing in our household, both to hold myself accountable and to perhaps give you some ideas.
- We pulled our cash for the month for the “little” things. We made some adjustments for things like washing the car (it's cheaper to wash the salt off each week, than let them rust). Click here for an update on our cash-only experiment.
- My 2 year old and I weren't feeling great most of the week, so I never did find time to do my grocery shopping. We're actually good on food until Monday's dinner, so I saved about $50-$75 on groceries not purchased. I did make a quick run to Kroger one evening for $1.99/gallon milk and free Cottonelle TP (check my coupons bar above to see if there are still $0.50 Cottonelle coupons left).
- I actually skipped CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid this week. Although my OOP is usually very low…it was nothing this week since I didn't go. It's very easy to skip Walgreens and CVS, since I'm in a test market for both of them and don't get most of the deals that the rest of the country gets.
- My husband packed his lunch every day, and when I was working through dinner last Saturday, I ran home during my break to eat dinner with my family rather than eating out.
- We keep the heat down to 68 during the day (when we're home), 65 at night, and about 63 when we're gone. But, we had a really cold January, so our gas bill was $175…yikes…that's the highest it's ever been!
- I received my last Flexible Spending Account (FSA) check for last year…make sure that you submit all your FSA claims from last year before the deadline. If you don't use it, you lose it.
- I got my $5.00 rebate from Zantac (expired deal) and a survey check from Opinion Outpost for $29.00. Click here to see more info about survey sites.
- I received LOTS of freebies in the mail this week. I'll post everything I got on Monday, but you can order some freebies here