I am getting back at it and here are a few frugal things.
#1 I purchased Valentine's for next year for $0.30.
#2 I started to clip and print coupons again. They aren't as great as they use to be and I have noticed that the extreme coupon shows have caused policies to change. I was really burnt out and stopped using them, but since every penny counts so I am back to clipping.
#3 Chuck had to run to CVS and I reminded him to scan our ECB card. A coupon printed for a free roll of paper towels.
#4 There is an extended family vacation planned for this summer and I have been using my paperback swap credits to gather books.
#5 I hit Target up for some sale promotions.
They had a deal that if you purchased two packages of toilet paper you received a $5 gift card. I used a couple of coupons and my Red Card (not a credit card, but a debit card and saved 5%) for a total of $25.86 and walked away with the gift card. I know that for many that is more then you would pay for TP. So I will lay it out there and admit that we are toilet paper snobs.
I then used the gift card toward the cereal deal. Select Kellogg's cereal were B1G1F. The price was $2.94 each for an original total of $17.64. From that $8.82 was taken off for the BIGIF and I used 3/$1 off 2 coupons (no longer available) making my total $5.82 then my Red Card took off $0.20. Leaving my total due $5.53. I used the $5 gift card from the toilet paper deal and paid $0.53 for six boxes of cereal!
So there you go. I hope this encourages you to do things to save money. The old adage that every penny counts seems to apply more and more as I see prices of just about everything increase. I am not sure I will have five things to post about every week as many times my frugal accomplishment is simply staying home and making do with what I have. I find it encouraging to hear about others frugal adventures.
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!