Friday, September 23, 2016

Frugal Friday 161

Happy Frugal Friday!

Here is how we saved money/spent money wisely/made extra money this week:

***We had an AWESOME savings week this week! Praise the Lord!***

- I babysat for a friend.

- Mark worked one night at his part time job.

- I ordered Annabeth's fall/winter church shoes online. As a Stride Rite Rewards member, I always get free shipping. I also get free returns so if they do not fit, I can return them for free. By picking out just a few choices online, I can control the price much easier than taking Annabeth to the store. I was able to buy a pair that was under $25! We also earned our next $10 reward which I will use when we buy Owen his next pair of tennis shoes.

- Friday night we enjoyed pizza and breadsticks at Annabeth's favorite place, Pizza King Station, for free thanks to a gift certificate!

- I renewed our OnStar subscription for the year. I save $50 by waiting until right before it expires. Thank you to my Mama for that money saving tip!

- We purchased a cool old window for a project. We shopped at Madison Street Salvage and used our library card to save 15% - that deal is good through September 30. We spent just $20 for the window - it was less than that after the discount but we donated our change to their donation jar.

- My parents came to visit for Saturday and Sunday. They treated us to dinner both days and we did some shopping for the kids as well. We were able to spoil them some too - we treated them to breakfast from Tom's Pancake House and we took them bowling. 6 of the games were FREE thanks to a gift certificate. We just had to pay for two games and two shoe rentals.

Annabeth had SO much fun bowling!
This is one of favorite dates with Mark and I think
she really enjoyed having Grandpa and Grandmama along too! 
Owen enjoyed playing "score keeper" for everyone 

- A friend gave me four codes to get a FREE Finding Dory lantern from Kellogg's Family Rewards. I ordered the lantern and we will put it away for a Christmas gift.

- Our biggest and best savings of the week was SO EXCITING! A few weeks ago, I used our garbage disposal in the morning and it was fine but it went out after lunch. Mark did some trouble shooting and determined that it must have just been done :( I was so sad but that is a luxury and not a necessity so we have just been doing without one. Then, this past week, the light above the sink also went out. It had a pretty new LED light in it and we just thought that seemed too fishy that both were out. Mark went and spent $5.98 on two new switches, replaced the old ones, and the light and garbage disposal are now working again! This saved us over a hundred dollars!!!!!

We hope you all had a fun week saving money too!

Happy Savings to All!

1 comment:

Abbi said...

Fun to hear about your money saving times. Bowling sounds like fun. I haven't gone in years. :-)