1. Cheap Squash!
There’s a local pumpkin patch that sells pumpkins, squash and gourds and such that we love to go to. It’s really amazing. The kids love roaming the fields in search of the perfect pumpkin and the biggest squash.
Since the squash are SO cheap at $1 a piece, I had to restrain myself from buying an overwhelming amount. I settled on 4 large spaghetti squash and 4 gigantic butternut squash. We also splurged on a few little pumpkins, a big one, ornamental corn and gourds to decorate and play with.
2. We packed a lunch!
We were out of the house for an entire day and instead of picking up some fast food, I made some quick sandwiches and cut up veggies for lunch on the go. I feel like this not only saves us money, but saves the stress of eating out with children.
Going out to eat is fun, but add in 3 small children and it quickly can turn into a gong show.
Related: Save Money: Pack a lunch!
3. We had a camping vacation
Before the weather turns too cold, we decided to sneak in one more camping trip. It was the right call. The weather was absolutely beautiful and it only started raining as we were driving home.
Not everyone loves camping, but I think it’s a wonderful frugal way to enjoy a vacation. Besides paying for the campsite and the gas to get there, as long as you have the basic supplies already, there’s no additional cost.
4. I asked for a discount when a flyer item was sold out.
Lean ground beef was on sale at Wal-mart for a very good price. Thus, they were completely sold out of it. *le sigh*
However, I worked up some courage and asked the Meat Department manager first if he would give me the same discount on another type of ground beef. He did! I was able to get the medium ground beef for the same price.
I’m glad I asked.
5. I shopped the clearance items at Bulk Barn.
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you will know that I enjoy shopping at Bulk Barn not for their bulk food selection, but for their clearance marked down packaged products.
This week I was able to buy some packages of sprouted rice cereal and a few bars of fair trade chocolate for over 75% off.
I needed some gifts for a few friends and nothing says “I love you.” like a specialty bar of dark chocolate. (They don’t have to know it was 75% off… although I probably told them because I can’t keep a good deal to myself. 😉 )
AND to let you know, if you live in Canada near a bulk barn, their famous $3 off $10 coupon is on right now!
So there you have it! What are some ways you have been saving money this week? Join me in sharing all those awesome deals!
Don’t forget to check out Claire over at Simple Measures at Home where she often shares five frugal things from her week!