Simply Saving Saturday - October 17



I harvested the sunflower seeds from the mammoth sunflowers that we grew this summer.  One of the sunflowers had purple striped seeds!  I plan to roast the seeds after letting them soak in salt water.

I took advantage of a warm day with temperatures in the 70's and washed curtains and hung them on the clothesline to dry.  We probably won't see temperatures like that again until next spring.

Our library had a book sale and I purchased some books and a movie for under $1 each.

Walmart had t-shirts on sale for $1 each.  I bought a few for Operation Christmas Child boxes.

A few weeks ago there was a rare coupon in the newspaper for King Arthur Flour.  The coupon didn't expire until October 31, so I decided to wait to see if I could find it on sale.  It finally did go on sale this weekend and I was thrilled to get a 5 lb. bag of whole wheat flour for $1.99.

I ordered a free Gratitude Journal from In Touch Ministries.  This offer is still available if you missed it.


Our on-going savings:

**Compost kitchen and garden scraps.

**Wash laundry in cold water.

**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.

**Earn Swag Bucks for gift cards that I use to buy gifts.

**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.

**Earn Bing Rewards points for gift cards, Hulu Plus subscription, Skype credits, etc.

**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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