Monday, December 19, 2016

Weekly Savings

I have kept to a fairly low Christmas shopping budget.  Poor planning meant a few last minute purchases.  I did shop around for my mother's last gift and found a better price with a coupon code and in store pickup.  Shopping around saved me $8!

I used an Amazon gift card and reward points to order peat pellets for free.  I will use these to start my spring garden seeds.  Believe it or not it is time to plant pepper and tomato seeds indoors for my area. 

I stuck close to my grocery budget.  I only have one holiday party to go.  My family party is laid back with sandwiches and snacks.  I expect to start a pantry challenge after Christmas since my pantry is overflowing.

I have started back doing Swagbucks to earn gift cards for extras.

I called the phone company after our phone bill with the new internet upgrade was higher than expected.  The customer service representative discovered a monthly credit was not applied to our bill.  He fixed it and the bill will be closer to what we were expecting.

I am getting an early start on next year's Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes by crocheting wash cloths with donated yarn.  I will be on a much tighter budget this coming year but feel this is an important ministry project. 

I received a protein bar that I won in an online instant win game. 

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