Friday, January 20, 2012

Frugal Friday Link Up--4 Uses for Mustard

Let's see...what kind of frugal week has it been for me....
I did get a few good deals with coupons. Libby's veggies were on sale for .49 a can and I had a $1/4 coupon so that made them just .24 a can. In Sunday's paper was a coupon for $5 off any size bag of Purina ONE Beyond dog food. I found it at Target marked down to $5.99. Woo hoo! Just .99 for a bag of food the animals love. My mom gave me the coupon from her paper so I'm glad I will be able to get another bag for little money. Also at Target I used the $1 off Market Fresh cheese getting the bag of grated cheese for just $1.59, and used the $1 off any Market Fresh pasta and pasta sauce getting both of those for $1.46.
I also used 3 coupons that were .50/2 Dole fruit. I bought the small cans so with the coupon doubled it made one can for each coupon free. It felt good to feel like I was actually doing some shopping.

I have my work cut out for me getting my coupons in order. Shamefully I hadn't touched my coupons or my binder since the first of December. The store has some great $1 sales this week that I am in hopes of finding coupons to match.

I won a $50 JC Penney card from beezag, so Jasmine and I plan on heading out this afternoon for some shopping! I found a $10 off $50 coupon online to print out, so that will give us even more shopping power. We both plan on buying jeans for sure.

This week I am sharing 4 uses for mustard from the 99 Cent Solutions book:
1. Soothe a chest cold. Did you grandma use an old fashioned mustard plaster? I can honestly say that if my grandma did, it's not one of the things I remember about her. However, you can smear plain old yellow mustard directly on to your chest then cover that with a hand towel wrung out of hot water. They say you will feel the congestion start to break up.

2. Relax your muscles. Add 3/4 cup yellow prepared mustard to a hot bath and mix it in well. Soak for about 15 minutes and you will feel those tense muscles start to unwind.

3. Get then skunk out. Let's hope you don't ever have to try this trick, but if you get sprayed by a skunk wash with tomato juice. That's an old wives tale that is true. However, if you've run a skunk over with your vehicle, which it was dead or alive, you can't splash tomato juice all over your car. Mix 1 cup of dry mustard powder with a gallon of warm water and slosh the mixture all over the tires and underbody. This will get rid of the smell.

4. Freshen a recycled bottle. This is a trick that I must give a try. You can squirt yellow mustard into any bottle, fill the bottle (or jar) half full with warm water, put the lid on and swish the water around. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and rinse and wash. You should smell no scent at all from whatever was previously in the bottle.

Stay tuned next week for 4 uses for oatmeal.

I have 4 giveaways currently here on my blog. I do hope you will check them out. One does end tomorrow. You can always find my giveaways listed on my Giveaways/Reviews page.

Until next week, save a lot of $$ and let's hope we see a lot of sharing in the linky.

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