Five Frugal Things Week of October 15

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Pack Ahead

We went on a trip to visit family. SO was hungry on the trip back. Luckily, I knew I wouldn’t want to pay for airport food, so I packed some fruit, nuts, and a protein bar to tide us over until we landed. 

Eating Out

Between traveling and visiting our new place, I didn’t have a chance to food prep this week. Tuesday I grabbed a mystery shop so we can enjoy takeout in the park before singing the closing paperwork on the house. We did work on the house Sunday and we were going to go out to eat when I realized Restaurant Week just started. It cost us $18 each for a delicious meal. We shared some calamari and bananas foster. I was full off my tuna sandwich, while SO had shrimp and grits. For dinner, I found another mystery shop for us to share some Chinese food.

Don’t Forget the Drinks!

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There’s a local pub that does half off your tab late Wednesday and Sunday nights. We could use a drink after the long weekend, so we head on in and used our Ibotta rebates. SO and I both have accounts, so they made all our drinks come to $1 plus tips. 

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Made Money Buying Candles

I head down to Walmart to pick up the moneymaker candle deal. The deal reset so I will do it again this week. While I was there, I also picked up some free Forto coffee shots via Ibotta.

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Drove to the Airport

Normally when we are both flying, we take an Uber to the airport. We always assumed it would cost us more to park at the airport. After doing some research, we found out that it was cheaper to park in an off-site lot and take the courtesy bus to the terminal. The lot we use has a corporate discount SO just needs to show his badge for and a loyalty program that gives us extra coupons and earns points toward free stays.

What frugal things were you able to do this week?

Moneymaker Glade Candle Deal – Ends Nov 5th!

There’s a great Glade candle moneymaker deal at Walmart until November 5th!

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Swagbucks is offering 1,250 SB back when you purchase 3 Glade® Limited Edition Fall and/or Holiday scented products at Walmart. Swagbucks are redeemable for many gift cards, including Amazon and Paypal, for $1 per 100 points. These candles are only $2.98 each, so even with tax, these come out to a moneymaker. Plus, Checkout51 is offering $1 cash back each! Not a member of either? Earn a bonus $8 for redeeming these offers!

How to get the deal:

Purchase any 3 Glade® Limited Edition Fall and/or Holiday candles at Walmart for a total of $8.94 plus tax.20181017_164335

Log in or sign up for Swagbucks and head to the Glade in-store offer.  Receipts must be uploaded by 11:30 pm Pacific Time on October 19, 2018. New Swagbucks users receive a $3 bonus! You will receive $12.50 worth of SB back, already making this a moneymaker!

Log in or sign up for Checkout51 and claim the Glade rebate for $3 cash back. New Checkout51 users also receive a $5 bonus!

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All together that is a $6.56 Money Maker (before tax) $14.56 Money Maker for new members!

Five Frugal Things Week of October 1st

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Contests and Banking

I like to enter contests for fun. While I don’t enter as much as I use to, I still fit some entries every day waiting in line or watching TV. This week I won a trip for two to the Sundance Film Festival! I had to get the affidavit and publicity release notarized within a few days. Luckily, my bank notarizes member’s documents for free. I was able to get an appointment by the deadline and my guest was able to scan in all the documents for free at work.

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Stocking Up Sale

Whenever I stop by the grocery store, I check the clearance meat section. There was a bunch of pork and beef already on sale and clearanced out 50% off. Turns out I clipped a personalized deal on the pork earlier in the week and forgot about it so only paid 98 cents a pound. It took a while but I vacuum sealed them when I got home and stacked them in the deep freeze. I only cook red meat during the weekends so even though this stock up cost me about $80, it should last me a few months. When it comes time to cook them, I toss them in a sous vide cooker for several hours so even the cheapest cuts come out delicious!

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Focus Group Fun

I participated in a focus group through User Research International on my day off. It only took two hours and I made $100. It was actually pretty fun and the interviewers said the feedback I gave was very useful. It put me in the same town as my favorite brewery so I enjoyed a new beer before finishing off errands.

Delaying Big Purchases

I held off ordering a textbook until after the first day of class. Found out I could get the online access code for $20 cheaper if I bought it straight from the manufacturer instead of the campus bookstore. Don’t get me wrong, it was still more than I would have liked to pay for a book I don’t get access to after the course but I still rather save on it.

Cashback on DIY

SO needed a zipper repaired on his favorite pair of jeans. He found a set of replacements on eBay so I reminded him to go through Ibotta to make sure he got cashback. Turned out that he had a bonus for $6 back after redeeming one mobile shopping offer.

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What frugal things were you able to do this week?