*We redeemed two free passes to the swimming pool that the kids received from the library.
*Earned a $5 Amazon credit from Swagbucks
*Ordered some much-needed socks for Natalie with a discount and free shipping. I was glad I waited for these sales to maximize the savings!
*Made syrup and corn dog muffins
*A friend cut my hair and Natalie's, and gave Naomi a trim, for a total of $10
*We took advantage of two free meals that the college served for staff.
*Mended two pairs of shorts
*Sold several items on-line
*Eric ordered dog food using a discount code and scoring free shipping
*We attended a free juggling performance
*I entered KFR codes and ordered 2 free books for the kids
*Grocery deals: ice cream bars for just 99 cents/box (reg. $3.99--sale + cpn), sale/cpn deal of 4 boxes cereal and a gallon of milk for $8 total, stocked up on inexpensive produce for as low as 79 cents/pound
*Harvested garden goodies: onions, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, zinnias
*A friend gave us a cantaloupe from her garden--Natalie was so excited!
*Used a code to order free photo prints
*Took advantage of store offers to get a free cup of yogurt and a free roll of mints
*Toiletry deals using coupons: 50-cent deodorant, toothbrush and paste travel kit for 47 cents, free hairspray, package of razors for 18 cents
*Bought some swim goggles on clearance for Natalie, because we lost hers this summer
*More grocery deals: 10 boxes of name brand mac and cheese for just 30 cents/box
*Redeemed coupons for 2 free slices of pizza that the kids earned from the summer reading program
*Harvested most of our basil plant, dried and froze it to use all winter long in soups, etc.
*Made a huge batch of applesauce using apples we scored free from a local acreage that doesn't want the fruit
*Attended a matinee movie with friends and redeemed a coupon I'd been saving for a free bag of popcorn. Yum! Such a treat, and I loved the movie!
*Posted on FB that I was looking for local organic garlic to purchase. A friend said I could have some from her garden, so I traded her with some garden tomatoes. We were both thrilled. Yay, I love swaps!
*Made banana muffins, granola bites, granola bars (not impressed with this new recipe--they didn't stay together very well), and peanut butter chocolate bars
*Ground flax seed and wheat
*More grocery deals: snagged two packages of close-dated cheese for 98 cents each (reg. $2.99 each, I was pumped!), a bottle of ranch dressing for just 25 cents combining sale and cpn, great deal on bananas combining C51 and Saving*
*I wanted to highlight a particular deal: I bought 4 boxes of Cheerios for just 83 cents each. But I almost missed out on it because it didn't seem as great at first. Sometimes it does pay to pay attention! Cheerios were not on sale at the store (the reg. price was $2.88, and I try to pay $2 or less per box of any kind of cereal), but they were offering a (store) coupon for $4 off you bought 4 boxes. So that made each box $1.88--not bad, but it got better. Before the shopping trip, I looked on-line and found a printable coupon that was $1.10 off 2 boxes. So this was already a pretty great deal. But then a $2 catalina printed at the register making it even better! Woo-hoo!
*A not-so-frugal purchase was paying regular price for chicken (I really try to stock up and stay ahead with buying on sale, so it pained me to pay full-price when I ran out); once again getting overcharged on a receipt and I didn't catch it until later; and making way too many small grocery trips this month (a huge pet peeve of mine--but with getting back from vacation and a crazy summer, I haven't been as organized with meal stuff--oh, well!)
I'd love to hear about your recent frugal activities!