It’s time for five fabulously frugal things I’ve done this week – 18th May 2018.
Five fabulously frugal things I’ve done this week – 18th May 2018
- On Wednesday I knew we had a busy afternoon planned so I made use of the slow cooker by making a chicken curry for the rest of the family. We used chicken thighs so a really cheap piece of meat anyway and made 6 portions (3 portions for the freezer) for around 50p per portion. It was all ready to serve up with some basmati rice when we got in late, which saved us getting a takeaway.
- I made a massive veg packed vegan cottage pie on Tuesday and there was enough to have leftover lunch/tea for a few days following. This seriously saved so much time and effort while I was super busy but I was still getting a good nutritious meal in there.
- This week I finally bought my daughters birthday present (a laptop) for £80 of actual cash and £130 of Amazon gift cards. £51 of the cash came from OhMyDosh! earnings, £29 cash came from Prolific Academic and all the Gift cards came from various other survey sites.
- Tesco sent me their delivery saver guarantee coupon this week which was £1 (better than nothing hey!). I put this towards this weeks online grocery shop. We are now back to Tesco as the Morrisons coupons have all been used. I try to shop where I have the best coupons.
- The kids got fed up of sandwiches in their lunchboxes this week. So instead of school dinners we made some cheese pasta salads. They absolutely loved them! This saved us around £20 which is roughly how much a week of school dinners would come to for us.
This week seems to have gone better than I thought looking back. I love how alongside saving money we actually often eat better. The reduction in takeaways and the increase of home cooked nutritious food makes such a difference on the budget and the waistline!