Simply Saving Saturday

--This week did not look like it was going to be a good savings week when one of our vehicles broke down and I was stranded at the Post Office....

     The good news is thanks to my mom who gives us a AAA subscription every year for Christmas, we were able to tow the car for free. 

     The other good news is that since we have been a one car family this week we are saving a lot of money in gas.

     The bad news: we're not sure how much the repairs are going to cost, but it will probably be expensive.

     More good news: we have an emergency fund that we will use to pay cash for the repairs and will allow us to stay out of debt (besides the mortgage).

--This week we were so thankful for the very nice dining room table and chairs that were given to us.

--About a year ago we switched to a different electric supplier for a better rate.  We just received a notice from them that our rate has dropped this year. It's only a small amount, but every little bit helps!

--Made a double batch of apple oatmeal muffins with apples that were getting soft. 

--Made granola cereal and instant oatmeal packets.

--Cut younger son's hair.

--Received free Glade Expressions Diffuser and Spray from BzzAgent.

--Received a free razor and refill from BzzAgent.

--Saving jelly jars and spaghetti sauce jars for the garden and other uses.

How were you able to save this week?