4/16 Thrifty Thursday

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Registered: 05-21-2003
4/16 Thrifty Thursday
Thu, 04-16-2009 - 1:17pm

Have you been frugal or unfrugal this week? Maybe a little of both? Did you have any days when you did not spend any money at all?

I've been mostly frugal this week doing my regular frugal stuff. No *no spend days* though. It seems like everyday was something--groceries, gas, household supplies, stamps.


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 04-16-2009 - 2:32pm

Same thing here...everyday it's been something! Groceries, safe deposit box fee due, pay the accountant, pharmacy, etc...

On the flip side, we got our tax refunds, plus we got


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Registered: 10-01-2007
Thu, 04-16-2009 - 4:58pm

Well this week has been werid. I haven't wanted to leave the house all week. I'v been tired. We are out of bread and eggs. To staples for me. But I just don't want to go to the store. Then on tuesday The Reader cam out on dvd and I really wanted to see it last week but no...

So all and all It's been a no spend week. I am a little upset with myself, I mean I didn't even make a menu??? But I just cooked what was in there. Am I finally not wanting to shop anymore?? LOL

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Registered: 05-18-2006
Thu, 04-16-2009 - 8:56pm

This week has been really good. We made it work on $200 and $70 of that went to one meal out this week that we had budgeted. I made a potluck dish from things I already had and it turned out good... even though it was only spaghetti.

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Registered: 02-18-2003
Fri, 04-17-2009 - 8:49am

I have been mostly busy at home beside out to get my taxes done on tuesday and normal everyday school drop off/pickup

I did get to the one meeting to get the girls free bike helmets/free dinner for me on wednesday evening

My youngest just started having her wraparound service people coming this week so I have to stay home and get in the routine with someone coming into my house 5 days a week for at least 2-3 hours a day

I saved $1.04/gallon of gas so my fill up cost me only half of the normal amount

I managed to wash 6 loads of laundry in cold water but I did dry them in the dryer

tonite (friday) is ladies nite out for a stretching your dollar topic so I am planning on that


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Registered: 07-09-2005
Fri, 04-17-2009 - 10:20am

Very frugal week out of necessity, DH has been traveling a lot and draining the bank account in the process, LOL.



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Fri, 04-17-2009 - 9:32pm
With the exception of my spontaneous decision to have Applebees Wednesday (including an $8 drink!), it was a pretty frugal week in comparison to other weeks. Granted, none of them seem incredibly frugal but by comparison, it was okay. I didn't spend any money Monday or Tuesday.