Friday, July 23, 2010

$5 Frugal Friday For {Others}

The month has begun and my $5 budget has restarted.  For those of you who are new to my site on Fridays I track the food I have purchased to give to others...the goal for me is to stretch $5 to purchase as much as I can to donate at the end of the month.  Why $5? Because it breaks down to such a small amount every week...$1.25 that it is doable.  $5 a month  ... that is the goal.



July - 1st week - spent $0 - purchased 4 bottles of Kraft Sandwich Mayo.  (I purchased these at Publix this week using the Yellow Advantage coupons. 

July - 2nd week - spent $.25- purchased 2 bottles of Musselman's applesauce. I purchased them at Publix. They were BOGO and I found 2 Publix store coupons in their flyer making both jars a quarter).
I am kinda kicking myself for not picking more up.  We don't eat a lot of applesauce in my house so I knew these would go to others but I still should have grabbed 2 for our family...it is {Hurricane} season.  Thing is the flyers were up front and by the time I tore the two coupons out I believe a little 3 year old diva was demanding a bit of attention...or was it her father..or was it me...I am not good on an empty stomach.  Well, it was one of those moments.

July - 3rd week - spent $.80 cents purchasing 4 packs of razors at Publix.
 These razors were Buy One Get One Free last week at Publix and at Publix you can use a coupon for each item you purchase even though the price is {Free}.  I had some high value coupons of $2 and $3 so I was able to purchase the 4 packages for $.80 (I may be of a cent or two because I forgot to keep the receipt but that was what I had calculated on my notes).  So, you think this is a weird item to donate to a food pantry....well...food pantries take items for personal hygiene and other items such as diapers.  You should check with your local pantry.  I have a lot of razors at in my cabinet because I have been snagging them when these Buy One Get One deals come up...why let the coupons go to waste when someone else can benefit?!

  

So, my total for the first 3 weeks of the month is a $1.05  I still have $3.95 left to spend.

1 comment:

Marsha S said...

what a great idea....and you do an awesome job getting a lot for very little.