Friday, February 02, 2018

Penny Smart #4

This a place where I share how I've stretched a penny, saved a penny and in many cases spent no pennies.

Earlier in the week I picked up some groceries.  As a little pick me up I selected some mark down flowers. 
They add a little sunshine to my day.  I justify the expense by telling myself that this bouquet is less expensive then therapy or a tropic vacation for beating the winter blues. *smile*

My mom spotted some marked down ham.  We had this brand of ham last year and it was good.  
The original price per pound was $3.99 and they were marked down to $1.29 a pound.  I did the math at one point and it turned out to be approximately 67% off of the original price.  I purchased three.  They were in the range of five to six pounds and for my little family of three I can cut each ham into thirds before adding to my freezer.  

Chuck came home with some change he found at work.  This time it was seventeen pennies and one dime that went into the change jar.  
I joked that this person must be in a much higher pay grade than Chuck since they can throw away 27 cents!  It was happily added to our change jar. 

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. 
Proverbs 13:11

It's a great reminder to tackle our financial goals bit by bit.

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 these days.  I find it's much harder to stretch my pennies into nickles. *smile* I find it encouraging to hear about other frugal adventures and I hope you do also. 

May your day be filled with joy in the journey!


  1. Great buy on the hams and yes, you need a little pick me up to get you through the cold winter!!!

  2. Our Aldi had hams that were getting close to the date really cheap a couple of weeks ago. I got one for $3.67! It's in my freezer and I am regretting not getting another, altho at the moment I can't slice anything with my right arm incapacitated. Limits what I can make for dinner, for sure! I love these frugal posts. Enjoy the flowers! $3 well spent!

  3. That's a good deal on ham and a little splurge every now and then helps us keep going. Enjoy your flowers!

    Aldi has had marked down hams since Christmas. I would have purchased but I have a big ham and a turkey plus a bunch of small containers of chopped ham so I saved money by not buying this time. It was hard to pass it up though!

  4. I love fresh flowers and rarely buy them unless they are on sale. Good buy on ham and it can be use so many ways.

  5. I have 2 one gallon glass change jar one for pennies, and one for silver. I keep 15 pennies in my change purse at all times, so I can give to get all silver back. When I get home I toss all the silver in the jar. We stayed home all this week to save on gas and we eat at home every meal (expect for one). I am planning to pack snacks and a little lunch when we do go out to town. Save on eating out. Keep the penny smarts coming.

  6. Good for you for treating yourself to the flowers and that price on ham was phenomenal! I would have stocked up too!

  7. We like that brand of ham, it’s really good!

  8. Very nice savings!I shop at Kroger Fred Meyer...they always have great deals if you look for them! I am your newest follower...I look forward to catching up with your other posts ❤

  9. Everyone needs a little pick-me-up every now and then. I love the flowers, they are beautiful. Good deal on the hams as well. Keep up the good work. God bless.

  10. Ham is so versatile. You certainly hit quite a sale on yours! We completed Low-Spend January and still have a lot in the cupboards that I'd like to clear out. We've decided to go another month and do Low-Spend February. Each week I put food on the bottom shelf and make meals from that shelf to use up the food. Making a game of it helps I think.

  11. I love the flowers, it's good to treat yourself sometimes!! Great deal on the ham too. (One of my favorites!), in fact, I am heading to the market in a little while and I think I may pick up a small ham for dinner - yup, that sounds awesome! ; )


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