Week in Savings: 12/1 – 12/7

by Gina on December 7, 2010


These are some of the money saving/earning activities that we have taken part in this week:

  • Used Amazon Gift Card balance, earned from Swagbucks and other contests, to purchase bulk quantites of Snyders Pretzels, Sucanat (organic brown sugar), and packets of Truvia. I am working very hard on stockpiling at rock bottom prices to lower our grocery bill. I think we’ll see much improvement next year.
  • Won $315 in gift cards, gift codes, and various products from blog contests
  • Learned to make my own Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
  • Made 3 batches of homemade pizza dough for the freezer… saves time on busy nights!
  • Made protein bars from scratch (store bought ones are expensive!!)
  • Keeping the temperature in the house low and using more blankets and adding layers of clothing in order to save on heating.
  • Purchased 18 glass containers (FREE with gift codes), to use instead of plastic, for food storage. These will last longer and are healthier because they are chemical free.
  • Started recycling aluminum foil and plastic bags (and was able to get DH on board)
  • We have also been finding many ways to entertain ourselves at home instead of going out, perhaps because of the colder weather. We have been doing more reading and watching movies in front of a crackling fire. I think I also just appreciate being at home with my family since I spend so much time during the week at my job. It is nice to just enjoy our home and quiet surroundings.

What sorts of things have you been doing to save money recently? I love inspiration!

Related posts:

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  3. My Week in Savings 8/8 – 8/15
  4. Week in Savings 9/7 – 9/13
  5. Week In Savings: 10/15 – 10/21

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1 Lynda Coker December 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Ingenious ideas!

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2 Marni’s Organized Mess December 10, 2010 at 6:58 am

What a great post!

What would you do with a $75 gift card?  I have a  giveaway on my blog right now for just that!  

Come on over and enter!  Good luck!

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3 the Crave to Save December 10, 2010 at 10:16 pm

Thanks, Marni! I am in great need of a convertible crib for my son. I just entered your giveaway ;-) Thanks so much!

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