While at the grocery store I noticed an unadvertised 50% off clearance on a few different kinds of cereal. I had coupons with me that I was able to use and paid just $1.00 - $1.50 per box. I bought 12 boxes and I'm hoping to make these last for 6 weeks. I also bought whole chicken on sale for $.99/lb. and bread at the bread store for $.99 each.
This week we tried Taco Soup for the first time. I added some shredded chicken leftover from another meal and we all enjoyed it. I was thrilled when our child who doesn't care for soup ate it without complaint.
We borrowed movies and books from the library.
I cut our younger son's hair.
I saved the stickers from a Disney offer that came in the mail to put in Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.
I reused plastic zipper bags.
Our on-going savings:
**Keep heat set at 66 degree during the day and 52 degrees at night.
**Wash laundry in cold water.
**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.
**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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