Friday, February 17, 2017

Frugal Friday With Marsha -- The Apps

Last Friday I wrote about the Friday Freebies from Dillon's (Kroger).  Today's Friday Freebie is FREE Chobani Greek Yogurt "Flip"® Product.  Those are good.  I like to have yogurt as my bedtime snack.

This week I was to talk about making use of the apps for savings.
Until my oldest finds a house of her own, she is responsible for most of the shopping in the house as her "pay" for living with us.  In other words, I rarely do buy things, but when I do, I want to take advantage of the apps if I can to help me earn cash back.

I like to watch and see what the healthy item of the week is on savingstar.  This last week it was bananas.  One for me and one for hubby was under 50 cents and I got a 25 cent rebate.

On checkout51 I chose cucumber from the list of 4 fresh items.  I paid 62 cents for one for us to share and got 25 cents back.

Ibotta was a little different for me this week as I chose to splurge at Dollar Tree for a package of cookies.  25 cent rebate means 75 cents to fulfill my sweet tooth.  2 cookies a day and I still have some left after a week.  

Ibotta and checkout51 both offered $1 rebate on buying a Kidfresh frozen entree.  I bought it for myself to have for my lunch on sewing day at church.  After rebates my lunch cost me just 72 cents.

Once it's up to me to buy groceries for the house again, I will always check ibotta before heading to the store.  Aside from lots of brand named products, there are always "any" offers.  Looking at the app on my phone I see 20 cents back on any cookies, 25 cents back on any popcorn, 20 cents back on brussels sprouts, 20 cents back on any carrots, 25 cents back on any brand milk and oatmeal, 25 cents back on any brand milk and peanut butter.  

You can see there is a pretty good mix of "any" items that you would probably have on your list anyway.  I see lots of name brand items today that I would buy as well.
There are usually more of the "any" items.  I've not used the app enough lately to know if it's how it used to be.  In the past, the more of the brand name items that you bought, the more of the "any" items would show up.
Generally there is any cheese, cereal, pasta sauce, chips, and other every day items.

Do you use the apps?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WIP Wednesday --Something New

I actually worked on something else other than the rug and yo-yo's this past week, believe it or not.
Actually, I didn't do anymore work on the rug other than adding more selvage strips to my bag.

I am still keeping up with my 365 of making 3 yo-yo's each day.  My pile of fabric still doesn't seem to be going down, and I'm getting more anxious to start putting them together.

Sit n' Sew at the quilt shop was a go and I actually got some work in on my paper-pieced stars for my guild challenge.  Not much, and I sure hope to find time soon to get my sewing machine out at home to work on them some more.  If I don't, this project will not be done by the end of April!

Yesterday was sewing day at church.  This project is not part of my 17 in 2017, but something I can work on for awhile at church.  Someone donated a box of these polyester squares.  Some were already made into 9 patches, and hand sewn.  I'm going to attempt to finish them off into a top by continuing the hand sewing.

And here are a couple of pictures from our community service work day at quilt guild that I wanted to share.  We finished over 30 quilts that day in addition to a large number of items that were already completed and given to First Call for Help.  With so many quilts we decided to send some of them to other agencies as well.
I wish we could have more days like this.

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