Simply Saving Saturday - November 2

The apples that I bought on sale last week were a little bit mealy, so I made applesauce!  We love warm homemade applesauce.  I made a little over 2 pints and I'm sure it will be gone before the end of the week!

A free book that I won in an online giveaway came in the mail this week.  I recently started following several of my favorite authors and publishers on Facebook and noticed that they often have book giveaways.  I didn't expect to win and it was such a nice surprise to win 2 giveaways that I entered!

Our older son got a coupon for a free McDonald's hamburger from school.

We don't celebrate Halloween and I couldn't help thinking how much money we saved by not buying candy or costumes!  I did, however, take advantage of the Halloween sales and bought a bag of candy for 50% off that I will give the boys for Christmas.

I found a few good sale prices at the store this week: potatoes for $.20/lb., broccoli for $.99/lb., sugar for $.42/lb., and ham for $.99/lb.  I have to admit I did splurge a little bit this week and bought boneless, skinless chicken breast for $1.99/lb. and ground beef for $2.39/lb.

Did you discover any new ways to save money this week?

Our on-going savings:

**Wash laundry in cold water.

**Use the less dry option on the dryer.

**Turn off laptop every night.

**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 cash to buy groceries.

**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.

**Drive to town once a week for shopping and errands.  

**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.

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