= 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!
Showing posts with label save money. Show all posts
Showing posts with label save money. Show all posts

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.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Get a tax break by extreme couponing...

Normally I don't condone this strange behavior which is similar to hoarding but...If giving to charity then it is ok and not only that profitable when you can get a tax right off on what you give! ex. $1,000 food and toiletries donation bought from manufacturer,store coupons and sales.

For more on this topic on my blog, go to former post on extreme couponing from August as just updated it as saw another extreme couponing program on TLC and learned more about this new bizarre trend that perhaps isn't all that odd after all in these hard economic ties! Share your thoughts on this topic here now. Thanks!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Yard sales are a great place to get a deal...

Yesterday went to one and purchased a couch, a two seater and an air conditioner for 10 each and a microwave for 7 and an area rug for 5 and fan for a buck. Yeh they're used but in good shape and where can you get them
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for this price? Will give them to my friend who needs them.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Pay your bills on time to..

save money.  Real simple advice but good advice if you take it. No gimmicks. Also use coupons and buy sale items that you will use in this life not the next. What good is having so much crap around you need to rent a storage locker? Yard sales are good too but again buy whAt need. Also can buy other people gifts from there too. tAKE CARE OF CLOTHES AND STUFF HAVE THOUGH TOO SO DON'T HAVE TO KEEP BUYING STUFF. Uh..what else? join AARP and buy insurance and travel cheaper with discounts from there. Go camping,travel Europe by rail,stay at youth,elder hostels instead of motels,hotels. Make own coffee,use water from Brita filtered bottle instead of buying drinks out,eat in as much as can,brown bag it.Yeh you can live well on little if you use your brain. Download FREE music,movies online and save and be kind to environment by not buying dvds,cds. Also don't pay for phone but use Assurance wirelsss if disabled,poor. Watch tv,use free internet on free wifi instead of paying alot for cable,net.

Also use HEAP benefit if qualify to help pay heat bill. Also live in subsidized housing if can and have part of rent paid. In some cases,tv,net,utilities,heat included!


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

GOOD Deal..

I often eat at buffet near my home on Thursdays as is all you can consume for $5! is at Village pizza min Cairo,NY,greene county,usa. Anyways, has egg plant,chicken parm,sausage,peppers,onions,all different kinds of pizza,baked ziti,yum.

may go to Mcdonald's today for super value meal,double cheese burger,small fries,if ever stops raining here,ugh. need it but really now. I s getting old,fast when goes on for days,mm.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SAve Big Money by Buying Ethanol Gas converting Kit..

Apparently you can get away with putting some in the tank without the kit but kind of scares me so would suggest you buy the kit.

Bought a Fisher Price Interactive Learning Toy for Children Cheap...

'Freaky Frugalite Pic from her blog'
at Walmart today in the clearance isle. It was originally $ 30 and was reduced for XMAS to $5 and is now $ 2.50! Great deal. Also saw children's electronic guitar/keyboard for $ 5.

I also saw many toys cheap at Family Dollar during XMAS season. Now they have the children's clothing reduced for $ 1-2. Anyone wiht kids knows how pricey toys and clothing can be.

Also bought Russel Stover candy in a nice gift box for me and my family for $ 2.99. It originally was $ 8.99 and then was reduced to $ 4.99 for the holiday and now is $ 2 off with coupon.


sample of Aveda

My new beer bottle cap jewelry

My new beer bottle cap jewelry
by Artzstuf

Reused Clothing..





YARD sale..weekend

YARD sale..weekend
more info on Craigslist



Skiing... on the Moon!

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