It has been a long time since I have written a frugal Friday post. I have been frugal but just have not kept a list. I am going to try to think back over the past couple of weeks for a few things.
I used a promo code to add extra talk minutes to my Tracfone. I did break down earlier this year and get a smartphone. I cringe when I see the prices of the newest smartphones and monthly plans. I am quite happy with my refurbished phone and inexpensive plan ($12/month).
I made my own elderberry syrup with elderberries bought during the summer. Flu season hit early here, and I mixed up my first batch of elderberry syrup a couple of weeks early. I planted two elderberry trees this spring so eventually I will not need to buy elderberries. Until then I purchase them during the summer to save $10+ per pound over fall/winter prices.
We ate leftovers. W pointed out that a large portion of our meals are leftovers and then said he was not complaining. We are both home all of the time now. If it were not for leftovers, I would spend a large portion of my time cooking. Some meals leave us enough for a complete repeat while others are individual sized portions.
I took advantage of reduced shipping from Dollar Tree. I needed a bunch of a few items to make things for my craft booth. I would never have found enough at the local stores. Shipping was just $4.95, and I would have spent more than that driving around to various stores. *I could have picked in store pick up for free, but I honestly did not trust the stores around here. Some things are worth a bit of money.*
I bought some mark down candy to use at trunk or treat next month. I have been collecting small items throughout the year when I found an extra good deal. I have candy and non-candy items.
Happy Friday, everyone!