Frugal Accomplishments

Five Frugal Things

1. “Freebies” paid for with my precious blood

Our local Life South blood bank was handing out a free movie ticket with every blood donation this weekend, so I received one of those along with a free Whitt’s BBQ sandwich coupon and a t-shirt. **Funny story: After bragging to the lady about not getting woozy after donating blood, I actually almost fainted!  When I got home, I laid down to rest for a little while and when I got up, it felt like I was on an elevator going down….fun stuff.  Next time I think I will drink the juice that they always so nicely offer me:)

2. I love the library!!


After going through a dry patch in my reading life, I stumbled upon a new historical mystery series that I actually really enjoyed.  A bonus was that my library has all 13 books in the series AND they were all in stock, which never happens by the way. **They are all apart of the Sebastian St. Cyr series by C.S. Harris (just in case you enjoy a good murder mystery)

I also picked up two copies of A Tale of Two Cities, which is coming in handy while Emma and I are doing our Progeny Press study guide (that I found for $.50 at the thrift store) which will also count as a 1/4 high school credit. Cheap homeschooling is not a myth!

**Additionally, I picked up thee historical romances and one contemporary romance because clearly I do not have enough to read…

3. No spend week

I am currently in a no spend week, so I have only bought groceries and nothing else this past week.  Little frugal challenges like this, help to keep my spending in check and save a little money along the way.

4. Used Christmas gift cards

My children received McDonald’s gift cards for Christmas this past year (which I always seem to forget about), so I am taking them out for dinner this week as a fun (and free) treat.

5. DVDs

My sister and mom have a huge collection of DVDs that they let us borrow whenever the mood strikes us.  Some of our recent favorites were the Big Bang Theory, The Middle, and Modern Family….yes we love comedies:)

What did you do to save money this week??

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