Every week I share five frugal things that I’ve done during that week just to show you that the small things you do all add up to a great frugal lifestyle where you can learn to live a fabulously frugal life.
1) I know I’ve mentioned Honey in the past but in case you missed it, it’s basically a browser extension that pops up whenever you check out on a site to let you know if there are discounts codes available. I used it all the time and have saved a fortune but every now and again, when there’s no discount available, you’ll be able to collect Honey Gold which is basically like points that accumulate and when you get to 1400 then you can redeem them for a £10 voucher for so many stores online.
Anyway, I just checked my balance and I have enough for £20 worth of vouchers
You can use my refer a friend link if you want to sign up. 😂
2) OK, I rarely share a photo of myself on here but… this is my bargain coat (of which I know you can only see a little bit). It looks like nothing on the hanger when I just went to take a photo of it so I thought a photo of me wearing it would be better but I keep it in the boot of my car and it’s raining right now. This is the best that you’re going to get at short notice – it’s a fake cream leather jacket with fills around the neck as you can just about make out from the photo below.
It cost me £4.99 from the charity shop which is an absolute bargain for a jacket that’s going to see me through Winter and looks as cute as I think it looks!
3) I bought a bag of reduced ready prepped leek and potato soup mix this week with a plan to make soup for lunches for a couple of days. I got a bit ambitious though and even though just the leek, potato, and onion in the bag would have been perfect, I decided to throw in some frozen peas and some limp-looking mint leaves from the bottom of the fridge.
It wasn’t the best soup I’ve ever made and honestly, I wish I’d stuck to just leek and potato rather than adding the peas and the mint but it was still nice and great with some slices of crusty baguette for lunches on a couple of days this week.
4) I managed to get my hands on a Costa Too Good to Go Magic Bag on Sunday which was made up of two sandwiches and two muffins. The bag was £3 so it was good value for what we got but not as good value as some of the bags we’ve had in the past from local supermarkets and grocery shops.
The main advantage for me of a Costa bag is that you pretty much know you’re going to get a couple of savoury bits and a couple of sweet things and that you usually collect earlier in the day than when you get a bag from a grocery store. That means that you can plan around it a little bit so when I ordered this, I decided that I’d take a chance and hope that there was enough for a snack for Master Frugal and me to eat for a light tea.
I made a nice late breakfast of pancakes and bacon for us so we were pretty full until late afternoon when we managed to have a sandwich and muffin for tea with some potato wedges from the freezer. Not the healthiest tea but it was lovely as a change to our usual Sunday tea.
5) I think I’m safe in saying this here as Miss Frugal would rather do pretty much anything to avoid reading my blog posts. 😂 I’ve made a cheeky little hamper for her made up of little miniature bottles of gin that I’ve been adding to my shopping trolley every time I’ve done a weekly shop for the last six weeks or so. They’re going to go with a personalised gin glass that I bought her from Etsy.
She’s not a big drinker thank goodness but she does have one every now and again so I thought the little miniature bottles would be a nice idea. Hope she agrees! 😍
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