*Received a book from PBS that I will save as a gift for Natalie. I am so bummed that PBS has decided to start charging for transactions, though. Not sure how much longer I'll stick with it.
*Earned a coupon for a free pizza buffet by reading 10 books--we redeemed this and one I earned last year to go out for lunch on Naomi's birthday. We also redeemed a coupon for a free mini pizza Natalie earned, and brought it home to use for school lunches.
*Made banana zucchini bread, strawberry rhubarb crisp, rolls, hummus x2, pita chips, birthday cupcakes, and pumpkin apple muffins
*Received some tea bag samples in the mail
*Scored free ibuprofen (rebate), a candy bar (Saving *) and deodorant (cpn)
*Picked up some groceries on clearance/markdown: a red pepper for 50 cents (!), some plastic heart-shaped bowls to use next year for V-day, cranberry sauce for 75 cents/can
*Made lotion bars following this recipe, though mine didn't turn out quite like that. I do like them, though they are a bit greasy.
*Downloaded an excellent e-book for free, thanks to my friend Kelly's recommendation
*Used a birthday coupon to take Naomi to a fun inflatable place for no cost!
*Cooked some chicken, and used some veggie scraps to flavor the water for broth. Used some to make chicken and rice soup, and will make a second kind of soup soon with the rest.
*Baked a couple packages of stale buns and processed them into bread crumbs.
*Sold some things on a local site, and purchased a toddler bed with bedding from a friend for a great price. Naomi loves it!
I'd love to hear about some of your recent frugal activities!