I used the Amazon gift card that I purchased with Swagbucks last week to order a gift. I also signed up for a 30-day free trial of Prime so that I could get free shipping.
The free Prime trial also includes 30-days of free Amazon Video. One of the gifts we received last Christmas was a Roku and we've set up Amazon Video on our Roku to watch for free during the trial. I've marked the date that I need to cancel Prime on my calendar so that I will be sure that we won't be charged after the trial period.
I entered my receipts on Savings Catcher and was refunded $.44. I haven't been very consistent in entering my receipts, but I want to try to remember to do this every week.
I cooked a 1 pound bag of beans. I used some of them in recipes this week and froze the rest.
We ate meals at home 6 days this week. The boys and I helped at a community dinner one afternoon and were able to have dinner there.
Last month I had a mishap with my Crock Pot and had to throw it away. It was a wedding gift 12 years ago and I used it many, many times over the years. I decided that I could live without one, since recently I had only been using it to cook whole chicken and make chicken broth.
I found this Crock Pot in the clearance aisle at Walmart for $25 (reg. price $49.95). It is smaller than my old one, but it will be plenty big enough for our family and is big enough to cook a whole chicken. Buying chicken broth has proven to be quite expensive, so I am excited to start making my own chicken broth again!