Cindy Cooper Well, we have looked at Craig's List (my husband found his used Jeep on it) but now that our daughter and her friend are getting their first apartment I am having fun looking at furniture for sale.
Stephanie Brewer Got a big ole bag of Miracle Grow potting soil today for free from Meijer. They have an online reward program, where you pick what goal you are shooting for and if you make that goal then you get so much off of your next shopping trip. I spent $50 in the meat dept. and got $8 off. Used that to buy the good potting soil. =)
Brittany Saliva I have been living very frugal the last few years and my budget just seems to keep getting tighter, and once again this month it has gotten worse. Frugal living is hard but sometimes it just needs to be done.
Stephanie Brewer I saved over $10 yesterday by not buying a planter for my tomato plant. There was a tire in our garage from our old vehicle (we got rid of it over a year ago). Rolled it out, put rocks on the inside to keep it sturdy, filled it with dirt, compost, and potting soil. The best part was getting out the box of paints and letting the kids go wild painting the tire.
Andy Van Scoyoc I love living frugally...it was how I was raised. I buy very few things, new. If anyone is interested in treats like tub tea, how to rebatch soap, or other ways to recycle, reuse and help our planet, let me know. I also have many uses for cork topped, glass bottles.
Darlene Atkinson My husband and I went into Walgreen's yesterday and bought a dozen eggs for 99 cents. I never thought of buying eggs at Walgreen's. I was actually looking for a greeting card for Easter and saw another lady in the store with a carton of eggs. I thought why would she buy eggs in a drug store because food tends to more expensive, but when she told me they were 99 cents I thought wow. I better pick some up.
Pegeen McConnell I also keep blank stickers on hand, and can sometimes use those to cover up old addresses on any envelope which is used but still in good condition. The stickers are cheaper than another envelope, so saves a few pennies.
Pegeen McConnell I try to save a little money by re-using envelopes. Sometimes envelopes come with junk mail, or with bills which I pay online so end up not using the envelope. If there's a window "hole" that doesn't work, I'll wrap whatever I'm really sending in a piece of scrap paper and just write the address on there right through the window.
Dawn Henderson One of the ways that I am frugal is to grow my own food. I thought that I would try it this year and not pay anything for it. So far I have gotten my seeds from Lista. I purchased my dirt and fertilizer from Amazon with my gift cards. My green beans and tomatoes are growing like crazy. My lettuce just started sprouting. I have five different herbs as well. I am having a blast being frugal.
Sarah Moore salvation army here used to be really good. i dont know if they have changed owners or what but they redid the whole store and now its horrible. havent found anything in there the last few times i went, guess i will stick to goodwill
Pegeen McConnell A great way to be frugal is to have a time every so often when you try to create your meals from only items you have on hand. Great way to weed out the pantry and freezer and make room for more good deals.
Cathy W I see a lot of people are against using credit cards when you are trying to live a frugal life. I actually run everything I can through my credit card, but I am responsible enough to pay it off EVERY month. Running what I can through it allows me to earn cash back and helps me budget by easily tracking my spending.