#1 - Chuck paid $9 to attended a men's breakfast at church that was catered by Bob Evans.
They ordered more food then needed and were going to just throw the excess away. I know! Chuck came home with almost a quart of gravy and two large pans of home fries. I ended up with three one cup bags of the gravy and twelve four cup bags of the potatoes for the freezer. Score!
#2 - My birthday was last weekend and the boys I watch brought me a present this week. In the gift bag was about six sheets of pretty tissue paper. I smoothed out the paper and folded it up for future gifting.
#3 - The ketchup bottle was almost empty so the packets from the frig and van were emptied into it. I ended up with a little more then 1/4 of a bottle.
#4 - Tacos were served for dinner one night and then eaten again the next day for lunch. After that there was still some meat left. No matter how little I always put the remaining amount in the freezer to add to the next taco meal.
#5 - Using coupons earned from my coke rewards I was able to get FREE coke for Chuck.
Here is a tip for gathering points for coke rewards: Ask people you know that drink coke products if they participate in this program. Most of the people that work with Chuck do not. When finished with their vending machine drinks they save the caps for him. There are even some who save the points off of the cartons for him.
So there you go. I hope this encourages you to do things to save money. The old adage that every penny counts seems to apply more and more as I see prices of just about everything increase. I am not sure I will have five things to post about every week as many times my frugal accomplishment is simply staying home and making do with what I have.
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!