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Saving and Spending

July 23rd, 2015 at 03:16 am

Savings v. spending:

- I took F and her friend to Baskin Robbins yesterday. Saved $1 from a coupon, and got the coveted "buy any cone, get one for 99c" coupon on the bottom of my receipt. Spent: $5.17, Saved: $3.89

- I found a meter at the post office today with money in it. Saved: 10c

- Four of my items sold on ebay (which is why I was at the post office). I've received payment for one, but the total is $60! Saved: $60 plus I got another $1.38 off the shipping from paypal because I printed shipping with them.

- Picnic dinner tonight at Music on the Hill (the last Music on the Hill of the summer - sob!). We're bringing white chicken chile from the freezer (our favorite crockpot recipe) and sour cream, tortilla chips, raspberries and cookies from home. Spent: $0 extra (this is from our regular groceries).

- Took F to Sonic for slushies, then brought them home to eat and made our own tater tots (much healthier Trader Joe's version which is just potatoes and salt) so we didn't buy them there. Spent: $2.17 for two because it was happy hour.

5 Responses to “Saving and Spending”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Sounds like you've been having lots of frugal fun Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Your mention of ice cream reminded me we have two tokens for free cones at Dairy Queen. Should use those soon.

    Once school starts I'm going to get some things posted on eBay. Until then I have other more important things to do around this house.

  3. starfishy Says:

    love all of your frugal outings - fabulous!! would you post your chicken chile crockpot recipe or point me to an entry if you previously posted it? thanks! Smile

  4. Buendia Says:

    Here is the while chicken chile recipe (it's awesome! bear in mind - I have a BIG crockpot!)
    White Chicken Chili
    4 cans white beans
    2 cans of white corn (or Trader Joes roasted corn - one bag)
    3 cups chicken broth
    2 can diced green chilies (one tub of Bueno if you are in New Mexico or other parts of the Southwest and have access to Bueno products)
    2 chicken bouillon cubes (I use a couple of spoonfuls of Better than Boullion)
    2 medium onions chopped
    1 Tablespoon garlic powder
    1 Tablespoon oregano
    1 Tablespoon cumin
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne
    4 cups shredded chicken breasts
    1 24 ounce sour cream
    Put everything in a crockpot except sour cream. 6 hours
    When its done, shred chicken with two forks
    Stir in sour cream

  5. starfishy Says:

    thank you for the recipe! Smile

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