I made Pumpkin Pie Spice for a cookie recipe that I wanted to try instead of buying it.
This year's Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are packed! Many of the items were homemade or bought on sale, and I used wrapping paper that I purchased very inexpensively at the after-Christmas sales last year.
I made my own carpet freshener with baking soda and essential oil.
I cashed in Swag Bucks for Walmart gift cards in order to buy a Christmas gift for one or our children.
In my mailbox: a free magazine and a coupon for a free Old Orchard juice.
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.
**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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