= I am frugal,not Cheap! Spend Smarter but..Live Modestly

A cynic knows the Cost of Everything but..

A cynic knows the Cost of Everything but..
the VALUE of Nothing!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Saved $ Big!


This past week end went to Price Chopper, a local super market for my weekly shopping. There I got a newspaper loaded with three packets of coupons,easily paying for the $2.oo newspaper. Last week only had one in the paper. Found many coupons will surely use as use these items normally.


I also bought 2 28 pound bags of scoopable cat litter made by a less well known, generic store brand, 'Pristine Paws' for $14. Normally pay that for 20 lbs. so good savings. I also bought 128 oz. of generic store brand 'Clear Value' bleach for .99! Normally $2.50.    Saved $19.50 but sadly the weight from all this broke my cart and had to toss it(had spent $32. on this flimsy cart at True Value(or Tony Fallon Hardware, owned by my exfriend Tony who accused me of stealing his credit card. Read more on this soap opera topic on my Closer to Sane blog) hard ware store in Cairo, NY. was always a problem as wheels bent to sides.) Took a loss of $12. but saved in long run with the many coupons.

Had taken a hit last mointh when I had to buy another bike(mine was stolen) from a yard sale for $30 and then it was vandalized(tires slashed),out $30.  Neighbor gave me a knock around bike so helped but still...

My motto is to save as much as can so can enjoy things normally couldn't afford. I treated myself to a hamburger and fries for $5. and a large cheese pizza from 'Bella Pranza' local pizza joint, for delivery for $6.99(had coupons). Saved Saved a buck after delivery and tip but every bit counts.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Went to Survival Center today...

in Amherst,Mass.  Ate a free healthy lunch,got some free food from the pantry and some toiletries. Included in the mix was rganic,fresh,local produce soap from the Middle East,Tom's of maine tooth paste,Colombian coffee beans(have a grinder) and castile soap which is terrific stuff. Extol it's virtues further on my  blog. On way home saw some sunflowers on side of road growing wild. Picked one and then was yelled at by the man who guess owned the land saying  was on 'private property'. Some lady from the farm stand across the road ran over for payment. My friend gave her $2. Acted like was stealing a car load instead of innocently picking a wild flower. geez.

FREE

FREE
sample of Aveda

My new beer bottle cap jewelry

My new beer bottle cap jewelry
by Artzstuf

Reused Clothing..

SAVE & MAKE

SAVE & MAKE
$$$$$$$$$$$

save

save
clip..coupons

YARD sale..weekend

YARD sale..weekend
more info on Craigslist

eNTRECARD

eNTRECARD
dROP ON ME!

Skiing... on the Moon!

Skiing... on the Moon!
WednesdaYS, LADIES' dAY, HUNTER mountain $53.