*Eric salvaged a gutter (with permission) from a nearby house that is being destroyed--we need to replace one on our house, and he's going to make it work.
*I noticed last time I bought a Groupon that there was an option to share the link and if more than 2 friends purchased the deal through my link, we would all get $3 credited back. I don't often purchase them, and won't always share the link, but this was for something that I correctly suspected would be a popular deal to take advantage of.
*Scored some great deals at a few garage sales. Favorites: nice pair of boots for $2, new with tags pair of little girls leggings for 25 cents (they are a high-end brand and probably cost around $20!), and a dozen farm eggs for just $1.
*Transportation edition: 1) I don't know if I've mentioned that Eric walks to work every day all year round, so that is a nice gas savings, 2) We carpool with a neighbor for school, requiring us both to do only half the drop-offs and pick-ups, 3) Many years ago, we purchased a toll pass for a state we travel through a couple times a year. This saves half off each toll, not to mention we don't have to stop to pay cash.
*On a similar subject, I printed off an on-line coupon to save a little off the daily rate when I needed to park at the airport recently.
*Grocery deals: Chex Mix for just 39 cents/bag (reg. $2.99 each!) combining super-sale and cpn, same with portable yogurts (69 cents), which are awesome for lunches; a loaf of French bread for 70 cents off the day-old rack
*We continue to harvest goodies from our garden: tomatoes, green beans, some zinnias and a ton of carrots. We just ended with peppers, but had a very successful year for those. I froze a couple bags of diced peppers to use on pizza, etc.
*With our mild weather, the raspberry bushes yielded another round of bounty, and I had enough to make a very small batch of jam. Yum!
*Made pasta salad, s'more cupcakes, and apple pie filling.
*Some friends blessed us with random leftover items they wouldn't use: bread, chicken strips, and popsicles.
*I've been entering diaper codes for years, and noticed recently that a point value I received was way lower than it should have been for that size package. I emailed the company and they credited my account for the difference.
*Freebies: toilet paper (B1G1 with cpn), cornbread mix (Saving*) and face wash (w/ rebate)
*Finally surpassed $20 from C51 and requested a check!
*Nathan won a prize from a fall reading contest at the library--he received some football tickets and a couple codes to download movies.
*Attended a free parent/toddler music class with Naomi
*Made kale chips with some kale we were given.
*Cooked a few pounds of chicken breasts in the crockpot--diced up the meat and froze in 1-cup portions; saved cooking water aka broth for soup.
*Used a $2 store coupon to score a discounted gallon of milk
*Ordered a free personalized notepad as a teacher gift--free shipping, too!
*Received 50 cents off per gallon of gas using points I'd earned from the grocery store.
*Snagged a free flea market magazine I think Monica will enjoy.
I'd love to hear about your recent frugal activities!