The week wasn't a complete loss, though:
I canceled my free three-month free trial of Amazon Mom before the expiration date. I am going to miss the free 2-day shipping that came with the free trial.
I just found out that the Walmart gift cards on swagbucks.com can be printed out and used in the store! Since I do a lot of our shopping there, this will really help us save! This week I cashed in some of the Swag Bucks I earned for a $25 Walmart gift card.
I didn't buy any meat again this week as I'm waiting for the pre-Thanksgiving sales. It looks like the waiting has paid off--turkey is on sale next week for $.49/lb.!
I bought parsley in bulk from the health food store for $.13/oz.
I made foaming hand soap.
Our on-going savings:
**Wash laundry in cold water.
**Save kitchen scraps and eggshells for the compost.
**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.
**Follow a weekly meal plan.
**Earn Swag Bucks for Amazon gift cards that I use to buy gifts.
**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.
**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.
**Turn lights off when not being used.
**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.
**Buy less cereal and eat oatmeal and other homemade breakfasts several times a week.
**Reuse plastic and paper shopping bags for small trash and recycling.
Some of the links in this post are referral links. When a new member signs up using my referral link, I receive bonus points for that referral.