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Sunday's Financial/Frugal Doings

July 29th, 2013 at 07:07 am

My grocery shopping yesterday was only $30. I stuck to my ten items, which were:

Vinegar
Granola
Spaghetti
Oatmeal Cookies
Granola Bars
Spaghetti Sauce
Creamer
Butter Spread
Pantiliners
Wine

Kind of an odd list, but I was just buying things I had run out of. It was a pretty easy trip up the stairs. I have to remember that it REALLY helps to keep the list small.

I also got my free Redbox: The Impossible. It was a pretty good movie, though not quite as moving as I thought it would be.

I have to be sure to return it today, so that it stays free. There is a Redbox a couple of blocks away from the downtown station, so I might try to do that between trains. If there isn't enough time between trains I'll have to drive to the grocery tonight, but I hate to use the gas!

In the evening I made some soup with veggies and broth -- chicken to be added after I thaw some -- and some "garden vegetable" spaghetti sauce. Successfully used up all the celery, carrots and onion. I dried the cherries in the oven and that worked out well. They will be good on salads.

Then I made a batch of pumpkin muffins for my breakfasts.

I earned another $5 on Swagbucks and $3 on Pine Cone. I don't have any comment about the content on Swagbucks, as I never actually watch the videos, but I am a little disgruntled that sometimes I don't get my points. Especially when I have to enter a code to be awarded -- nothing seems to happen. Anyone else have this?

Oh, and I did two loads of laundry for $3.00.

4 Responses to “Sunday's Financial/Frugal Doings”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Interesting list. Your soup sounds scrumptious!

  2. IndianGal Says:

    You sound like you had a very productive day. Good for you for sticking to your list. I have trouble doing that.

  3. snafu Says:

    I think the 10 items grocery gig is brilliant. I'm going to put that into practice here starting Thursday, my next grocery shop.

    http://www.ivillage.com/savory-muffins/3-a-541337?nlcid=fd%7C07-26-2013%7CA&_mid=1612439&_rid=1612439.5702.124352

    iviiliage.com does a good job of 'muffin meals,' I've made batches to freeze and take to work supported with a salad mostly as a way to use left overs and keep everyone smiling at the contents of their take-out from home brown baggin'

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yes, I've had that happen from time to time where videos or other items which require a captcha don't credit on SBs. It definitely is frustrating!

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