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Getting ahead Frugal and Simple

January 23, 2009

Jennifer at Getting Ahead has started a series called Getting ahead: Weekly Wrap-up and this details what she did in the past week to live more frugal and simple.

Raging Bear Ranch Frugal week:

Did not eat breakfast at work but one day this week.

Brought my lunch all but two days this week! Goal for next week – all from home!

Bear took his lunch all week.

Finalized our Goals and Budget for 2009 – little nervous because this is the first time for Bear and I to do this.

Received my Check from Opinion Outpost for taking surveys – $30.00!

Received $1.00 off Tuna Coupons from Vocal Point for Starkist Tuna.

Received a coupon for a free bowl of Del-Monte Grapefruit.

Did not use our Debit cards all Week – used our free AMEX $15.00 Gas Gift Card for Fuel this week.

Used Gift Card & coupons for Walgreens purchase – $2.59 and received $5.00 RR in return!

Made Dinner every night this week using what we had in our pantry and freezer.

Did not need to run our electrical heater in the bathroom this week nor our Kerosene Heater in the Kitchen – baking helped to heat our kitchen up which tends to be a bit colder than the rest of the house.

Started getting estimates for our construction dumpster – it is amazing the $$ difference between three different company’s! I’m reviewing the BBB to ensure we go with someone credible.

Saving our Poly-soy bags we receive our feed in to re-use at the feedstore. We will get a small savings for this – not much but it will help.

Clipped the weight circle off my dog food – I am a member of the Purina Professional club and we get rewards for our weight circles.

Clipped and gave my box tops to a couple of friends whose schools participate.

Tonight will be reviewing ads for the best transactions with the lowest OOP expense I can manage.

So, how did you do this week?


One Response to Getting ahead Frugal and Simple

  1. Jennifer on January 24, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Sounds like you had a great week again. I will remember to call around for prices on dumpsters, we will be doing our roof soon and need one. Thanks!

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