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Calicogirl Posted - Aug 24 2013 : 07:58:52 AM
Hey girls

I thought that an ongoing thread would be encouraging. Everyday post a way that you have saved money for the week. It may be something as little as turned off the faucet while doing dishes to making your own bread to what have you

Something you share may seem obvious but not to all. We can all glean and learn from each other.

So... who wants to start?

Farmgirl Sister #5392

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lovecatsandsunshine Posted - May 20 2024 : 12:51:27 PM
I save money by NOT going to grocery store. One of the grocery stores near me is where I get my meds. I do check ad for the bogo on stuff we eat. And very good sales but I dont just shop.
I've learned of another salvage food store. It's a drive but I hear meat and veggies are on the cheap. My Dad is smiling from Heaven as I'm always trying to save money here and there.
Vanessa home made yogurt sounds good.

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!
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ceejay48 Posted - May 17 2024 : 1:00:13 PM
Vanessa, I have made yogurt in a crockpot for many years and it's pretty simple. I was getting raw milk but I'm not getting that right now so I'm not making yogurt either.

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Audra Rose Posted - May 17 2024 : 04:35:21 AM
I use unflavored yogurt a lot with refrigerator oatmeal and on my waffles, so when I'm down to 1 cup, I make another batch using 1 gallon whole milk and the 1 cup of yogurt. There are lots of instructions online, and I don't have a special machine, so what I do is heat the milk to 199 degrees, whisking it and not bringing to a boil. Then I cool it down in a sink of cold water to 115 degrees, and add yogurt. I wrap the pot in a towel and place in a warmed oven (with the heat turned off) overnight. The next morning I put the pot in the fridge and later I line a colander with cheesecloth and drain the yogurt (I put it over the pot so the liquid drains in there). The longer you leave it the more drains out. Then I spoon the yogurt into plastic containers or glass jars and store in fridge till needed.
It's a lot of steps, but is easy and cheap, and who doesn't like that?

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Daizy Posted - Nov 14 2022 : 11:44:05 AM
Hay there. I have been cooking from my freezer and my pantry. I didn't get to can anything this year but I have been shopping the BOGO's and using coupons and IBOTTA for extra savings. I now keep my grandson since I retired. That makes crockpot meals and dinner prep alot easier since i'm home all the time. I also cook double batches to avoid daily kitchen time. I just reheat leftovers. Also, I'm being more frugal with gas by only doing one errand day a week and that saves me gas since I'm 30 miles from the stores. I love reading how everyone saves money. Way to go, girls! Hugs.

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Nancy Gartenman Posted - Nov 07 2022 : 05:37:03 AM
I didn't.

AndreaPA Posted - Nov 06 2022 : 4:01:06 PM
Michele my husband comes home with 3 or 4 bags of chips when I send him to the store!!
Great ideas everyone.
I spent a bunch of money this week for future savings. Bought half a pig from a farmer I know. The freezer is full!

Farmgirl# 8166
luvnlife Posted - Oct 30 2022 : 8:39:59 PM
I send my husband to the store with a list. He's less apt to impulse buy. Big savings for me! And it frees me up to do other things while he's taking care of the shopping. Win Win!

There is something to be grateful for every day.
loribeck Posted - Jul 13 2019 : 6:11:39 PM
I baked some cookies this week and my son started laughing at me. I wondered what was so funny and he told me he couldn't believe I still wiped crumbs from my waxed paper and saved it to reuse. I had done that all my life. When I was a child my parents were poor and mom always said, " Waste not, want not". I took that to heart and have always tried to be fugal. I had to start laughing, too. I do reuse waxed paper and aluminum foil as well

Lori Beck
loribeck Posted - Jul 05 2019 : 5:21:55 PM
Great idea Winnie. The price of paper towels has increased so much. I hate to pay the price for them. Yesterday I even started using cloth napkins instead of paper ones. My husband is always using paper plates to save on dishes and I told him we would not be doing that anymore. I love to sit down to a table that uses real plates. It makes the atmosphere more enjoyable. It also saves money.

Lori Beck
Red Tractor Girl Posted - Jul 05 2019 : 06:45:01 AM
Love hearing all these great money saving ideas! I started using old washcloths, that I keep in a basket, instead of paper towels in my kitchen. They are easily washed with other dark items and then restock the basket. At first it took some getting use to, but now I think I like the washcloths much better because they absorb better. They were just filling up a kitchen drawer and it was a great way to be more "green" and to save on paper towels.

Winnie #3109
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YellowRose Posted - Jul 03 2019 : 1:30:54 PM
Lori & Krista well done on saving money. I saved $24 plus some change on this week's groceries by shopping the sales. Several items went into the pantry to be used in the coming weeks/months.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

MaryJanesNiece Posted - Jul 03 2019 : 1:23:35 PM
I saved some money this week by buying a whole pineapple rather than a precut one. It's amazing the price difference. Plus I find they taste better and I get more when I cut them myself. This was my first whole pineapple and I will definitely be buying them that way from now on.

loribeck Posted - Jul 02 2019 : 7:18:40 PM
I am all about saving money. One thing I am doing to save money is make my morning cup of coffee at home. What a saving that is. Buying a cup of coffee every day can really add up. I am also making my own cleaning supplies using a lot of vinegar. It is amazing how much one can save doing that. I have also talked my hubby into eating at home more often. It is just the two of us and we got into the habit of eating out a lot. Fixing meals at home saves a lot.

Lori Beck
ruthie218 Posted - Mar 12 2019 : 1:55:38 PM
I found socks at CVS 2 pairs for a 1.00.
Ruthie Ann

Farmgirl sister#4072
ruthie218 Posted - Mar 12 2019 : 1:50:45 PM
I found socks at CVS 2 pairs for a 1.00.
Ruthie Ann

Farmgirl sister#4072
Nanniekim Posted - Feb 05 2019 : 08:33:07 AM
I found a silicone trivet that goes in an instant pot in a cart full of sale items at the grocery store. It had no tag on it so the cashier charged me 75 cents!

katmom Posted - Feb 03 2019 : 4:59:08 PM
I didn't leave the house! hahaha!
so I saved money....

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva! &

ruthie218 Posted - Feb 01 2019 : 4:05:09 PM
Went to Hobby Lobby found meno pads for .49 cents , fabric for 2.00 a yard and bible verse water bottle for 1.99. At Gabes I picked up socks for .75 cents, Christmas candy for 1.00 and 4 pack of dish towels for 2.99.
Ruthie Ann

Farmgirl sister#4072
ruthie218 Posted - Feb 01 2019 : 4:01:44 PM
Today I saved on slippers, socks, dish towels and Christmas candy all at Cabes. At Hobby Lobby I found meno pads for 49 cents and a bible verse water bottle for 1.99.

Ruthie Ann

Farmgirl sister#4072
Beverley Posted - Jan 14 2019 : 3:48:24 PM
Joan it does seem like I spend a lot more when I am around my grandkids. I sure understand that!!! LOL

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Simple Living Posted - Jan 14 2019 : 12:48:09 PM
I saved this week by not seeing my grandkids LOL

Put your hair up in a bun, drink some coffee and handle it.
Farmgirl #3842
YellowRose Posted - Jan 14 2019 : 06:48:30 AM
Great savings, Jaime.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

AuntJamelle Posted - Jan 14 2019 : 06:09:31 AM
Thanks, Sara!!!

Went to JoAnn's yesterday - Christmas was 90% off - got 3 packs of white tissue (50 sheets each) for $0.49 each! Got 3 spools of ribbon, decorative paperclips, embroidery floss and a small but high quality evergreen spray - all for just under $10! Woo hoo!
YellowRose Posted - Jan 08 2019 : 06:21:51 AM
Jaime congratulations on paying off the truck. Camper next!

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

AuntJamelle Posted - Jan 08 2019 : 06:17:03 AM
Great plan, Daizy!!! You are off to a great start!!! Food is a big way to cut expenses - I struggle with that due to various dietary needs we have to meet. But I try to keep us at about $100 a week - including dog food and some misc. things - toothpaste, etc.

All Recipes website has a search feature that lets you search for recipes based on certain ingredients - maybe try that if you are looking for ides to use up certain things in your pantry/freezers.

Our frugal update: We were super excited to pay off the truck last month! That takes care of both vehicles - working on the camper now!

Needed some clothes for work so I went to TJ Max and got a new dress and two sweaters for $50 - which is pretty good. Retail on the dress alone was $98!

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