Thursday, March 10, 2011
Frugal Challenge Update and Why I Order Groceries From Amazon
This last week was not very frugal around here with several March birthdays (five) and new tires for one of our cars, but I am still determined to spend as little as possible on groceries and toiletries. I wanted to show you how I bought four bags of coffee and four boxes of cereal and spent $0 out of pocket. If you use Swagbucks, you know you can earn points towards giftcards for searching sites and clicking on several types of daily polls and offers. It takes me a few seconds to use Swagbucks as a search engine and I just have mine set to always bring up my AOL. Randomly, you are awarded points and when they add up to 450 you can cash in for an Amazon $5 e gift card.
I just load my e-cards and when I see good deals, I snag them using my money from Swagbucks. Hip2Save is great for posting these deals quick. The coffee was on special and there was an additional code that brought my total to under $9. Same with the cereal. Combining a deal and a code brought that total to under $8. I then signed up for monthly auto shipments on each item which reduced my totals further. Once all done I then canceled the auto shipments as you can cancel at any time. I had $15 or more than enough credit in my Amazon account to pay for these items and I drove no where to get them and paid zero out of pocket. Now did I confuse anyone? If you have any questions just ask me but I wanted to share as I love getting anything I know we will use for free. The link is to the right or you can search on your own.
Time Warp Wife