I am going to try to cover the past couple of weeks of savings.
Two weeks ago I took our new cat, Thea, and the neighborhood stray, JJ, to a low cost clinic to be spayed and neutered respectively. To give you an idea of the savings - I would have paid $110 to have Thea spayed at the vet's office. At the clinic I paid $35 to have her spayed and given a rabies shot. I saved enough on her to have JJ neutered. A side benefit is that he has decided to stay at my house now and will hopefully have a peaceful life from here on out.
After my one big grocery shop at the beginning of December, I did no shopping for 3 weeks. I did go earlier this week and spent $50. That will cover the next two weeks and then some. I bought chicken tenderloins marked down. They were my favorite not full of antibiotics/steroid brand. I prepped them to be baked as crunchy chicken tender and put them in the freezer.
We stuck to a modest Christmas budget this year. I made several gifts. The crochet purses I did for the 6 little girls in my family were a big hit on my side. W and I opted not to buy gifts for each other and focused on saving for the new house instead.
I have spent some time each day working on Swagbucks. I have made my goal each day so far. I am using the gift cards I earn to buy some things for the new house.
I bought some clothing from TredUp during a sale with free shipping. I got a dress, two skirts, and four tops. The tops and skirts can be mixed and matched with each other as well as things already in my closet.
I am using some yarn scraps to crochet hair bows to put in the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. I already have some alligator clips on hand.
The mild weather means the garden is still producing. I picked lettuce, peppers, and tomatoes. I picked a cabbage (winter crop here) and gave some of the outside leaves to the rabbits as a treat.
I used a few gift cards to get more free magazine subscriptions. I downloaded several free books.
Those are the top ones. I stayed home for the most part which is a major savings in itself.