*Purchased a couple clothing items at the thrift store
*Used a coupon for a free mini pizza that Nathan earned through school
*Saved most of the gift bags and tissue paper we received--I can't remember the last time I bought either--it's been years
*Mended two pairs of pants, including Nathan's school snowpants, which were in appalling condition (He wears them every day at recess they stay in his locker, so I hadn't seen them for awhile since he brought them home over break!)
*Used a coupon to get my hair cut
*Redeemed a mailer coupon for $3 off a $3 purchase at a toy store--made my total as close to $3 as possible, so I got one free item and spent less than a dollar on the second. These will be for shoeboxes next year!
*Used the rest of our coupons to get free Frosties--yum!
*Paid for part of a supper date with a gift card
*Scored 2 cups of free ice cream with coupons I'd printed
*Went ice skating and paid just $3 for our family to skate (The rink was free, and two of us have ice skates, so the remaining was skate rental for 2 people.)
*Made a twice-annual trip to Aldi (We don't have one near us), where I stocked up on cost-effective staples like tortillas (99 cents for 10--great price, and I like the size and taste) and dried cranberries.
*Stopped by Hobby Lobby during the 80% off clearance, and bought a unique nativity set for the kids' room and a cute Christmas box for storage
*Ran to Michael's to get a few specific Christmas items for next year--they were 70% off and I had a gift card, plus I used a 50% off coupon on my one non-clearance item. I was pumped!
*Combined clearance prices and a coupon to get some great deals for the kids at Kohl's
*Picked up a free box of crackers with a coupon I received in the mail
*Scored a few goodies from a great-aunt who was downsizing--a couple games, a puzzle, a small bowl, a glass container for leftovers, and a nice coffee carafe
*Purchased 4 boxes of granola bars (normally $2.69 each) for just $4 total, combining a sale and two B1G1 coupons
*Took advantage of a New Year's special to earn double points and entered enough KFR codes to earn 3000 points
*Made homemade onion soup mix
It's January, and that means it's time for my 5th annual pantry challenge! I'll share more specifics soon.
I'd love to hear some of your recent frugal accomplishments!