Friday, August 18, 2017

Frugal Friday With Marsha -- Saving Change

Do you save your change?  I have for years and years.  Most of the time I am saving it for something specific.  In recent years I've been saving it to help me pay to be able to attend the quilt retreats.
One time I was saving it just because and it ended up paying for 3 nights for us to rent a camper one vacation!

This past week I virtually had no money and it was the monthly ladies lunch and games day at church.  The other ladies decided amongst themselves that we would go to Spangles to eat. were my mom and I do do that with no money?
I've been putting my change in the change slots in the console of my car and the quarter slot was full and the nickel and dime slots were close to full.
I used that change to pay for our lunches!!

No, eating out is not really frugal, but saving your change is a good way to save up for a treat like that.   Plus, it's good socially and mentally to have the day out too.

Swagbucks saved me this week when my $25 PayPal redemption came in just in time to cover an automatic payment coming out of my PayPal and the cats were out of food and we were out of toilet paper, and my car was close to empty!
Even better news with Swagbucks is that I will have enough points today to cash out for another $25 in PayPal, that I'm sure again will come in just when I need it.

Speaking of cat food, I found out that Ibotta offers a small percent back for shopping amazon through my phone and that pet supplies is on their list.   I should have just enough left in my gift card balance to get another bag of cat food ordered, which should come in just when I run out of what I bought at the store tomorrow.   I've only been cashing out for amazon once a month through Swagbucks when I can get the once a month special to get the $25 gift card for 2200 sb instead of 2500.

Very nice to be able to earn online and with apps!

I'm super busy working on different sewing projects.  I will be getting more things listed for sale in my Etsy shop, plus I am getting things ready to enter into the State Fair.  You will see my progress on these items in my WIP Wednesday post.
Of course I am using supplies that I have won at the quilt retreats and that people have "handed down" to me when cleaning out their sewing rooms, or left overs from other projects.   I am very blessed to have an ongoing supply to keep my busy making things.

Until next week, let's keep on saving and earning!!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WIP Wednesday -- One Valance Done

I finished one of the 2 yo-yo valances.  Before I start the second one, I am going to actually work on putting the table runner together.  I thought for motivation to get it done, I would enter it in the state fair under holiday items.  Do you think I can put the table runner together in 2 weeks?

 The only other thing that I accomplished this past week was to finish squaring up the half square triangles to finish my blocks for the Arkansas Crossroads quilt.

Hopefully over the next 2 weeks I will have lots of progress to post.  I also signed up to enter a wall hanging in the category that my quilt guild sponsors.  Yes, a completely new project to start.
I need to finish the yo-yo Christmas table runner.
I am also entering the selvage toothbrush brush that I finished as well as one of my table runners.

I have 5 drawstring backpacks to make for charity through my quilt guild.  I'm in the middle of pressing fabrics now which also include to make a set or 2 of coasters as well.

In the meantime, I do link up with the following blogs:

WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Swagbucks Aloha Code Extravaganza

Are you ready for an island getaway? Want to relax and soak up the sun while the waves lap at your feet? Swagbucks is having an Aloha Extravaganza, which is one of the easiest ways to earn SB! 

What are SB you ask? SB are points you earn on Swagbucks, a website where you can get gift cards for the things you do online - I've gotten loads of Amazon codes, Walmart cards, and PayPal  with Swagbucks! These are the best days to start! 

It takes place Wednesday, August 16th starting at 7am PDT and goes until 5pm PDT! All you have to do is look out for the Swag Code notifications, enter the code, and you earn SB (which can be redeemed for gift cards)! There will be 6 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 40 SB! 
Look out for the Swag Codes all over Swagbucks!

Sign up here to grab as many Swag Codes as you can and get your first gift card even faster!
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