We purchased pavers to do a walkway from our driveway to the front door. We bought them second-hand, and they were less than half the cost of new, plus, no sales tax! We are just getting started with the walkway...it seems to be going well, and I'll post photos once it's completed!
|There are three pallets like this, full of pavers!|
|The beginning of our walkway, which still needs soil filled back in around the edges.|
Turkey sales have started here for Thanksgiving. King Soopers has them for .69 a pound. We've purchased two so far. The sale price for chicken these days is .99 a pound, so I'm going to get as many as I can fit in my freezer...and I might even can some in the pressure canner. If .69 a pound is the lowest price, I probably won't do any canning, but if I see them at .49 or less, the canner is coming out!
I gave up soda. This will save money (my allowance) in the long run, but right now it's just making me cranky. I'm not going to say I'll never have soda again (because that would be a lie), but I was drinking way, way too much of it, and it will be reserved as a treat from here on out. I hope.
|Good Girl Moonshine. It's definitely not soda, but it's growing on me.|
We combined errands to save trips to town.
I went for my annual physical, which is covered by our insurance. I'm surprised by how many people don't get their physicals, even though they are covered. If you haven't had one this year and it's covered by your insurance, there is still time to schedule it!
Husband has been picking up free items from Harbor Freight. Over the course of time he has stocked up on flashlights, tarps, rope, etc. Harbor Freight puts out lots of coupons for small items, free, no purchase necessary. There is a store on his way home from work, so he stops after work and gets whatever he has a coupon for.
It was also time for Husband to get new safety glasses for work. These are paid for by his employer, including the eye exam. He was able to get a copy of the prescription, so he can order his glasses anywhere - another store, online, etc., which saves us considerably. I am also due for glasses, and there was an offer for two pair of glasses, exam included, for $69. I have frames picked out already, and will go back Wednesday for my exam.
We are having very pleasant weather, so there has been no need for heating or cooling. Nice! We have also been enjoying the beautiful fall colors.
|She's growing fast! This little pink teacup is her favorite outdoor toy.|
We needed a bigger crate for our pup. My girlfriend loaned me one while I was looking for one second-hand, and this week I was able to get one for $10, which is a great savings over new.
We read books and watched movies that we got from the library.
Did you have a good week? What did you do to save more, spend less and make do?