On our last bank statement, I noticed a charge for receiving a paper statement. This week I went online and signed up for online statements so that we wouldn't have to pay the monthly paper statement fee. It only took a few minutes and will save us $12 per year. That might not seem like a lot, but I like to think about it in terms of food....that is about 12 boxes of pasta or 12 cans of spaghetti sauce or 3 gallons of milk or...
This week I cooked a whole chicken that I bought on sale last week and made chicken broth in the crock pot with the scraps. We tried Chicken Pot Pie Stew that I made on the stove instead of in the crock pot and it turned out delicious!
I was able to buy some ground beef that was on sale for $1.99/lb. this week.
I saved a fancy jar that we received a Christmas gift in; it will be perfect for storing rice!
Our on-going savings:
**Keep heat set at 66 degree during the day and 52 degrees at night.
**Wash laundry in cold water.
**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.
**Earn Swag Bucks for Amazon gift cards that I use to buy gifts.
**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.
**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.
**Turn lights off when not being used.
**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.
**Drive to town once a week for shopping and errands.
**Buy less cereal and eat oatmeal and other homemade breakfasts several times a week.
**Reuse plastic and paper shopping bags for small trash and recycling.
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