Sunday, August 23, 2009

Good Frugal Day yesterday!!

I didn't get a chance to post about my day so I have a chance now.

First, in my mail I got my $10.00 Swagbucks Mastercard (if you don't use swagbucks, click on the SEARCH and WIN button on the right hand side of this page).

Then, I sat at my computer for a little while and claimed gift cards from all my other point programs. I claimed $10.00 Mastercard gift card and a $10.00 Starbucks Coffee Gift card from Swagbucks. I claimed a $25.00 Walgreens gift card from My Points. I also claimed a $5.00 Subway reload to my gift card and ordered another $5.00 Subway gift card from My Coke Rewards. Now, we don't drink a lot of soda in my home. But, My husband's friend, my brother and my Mother in Law and give us their coke codes. We also collect them when we go to festivals and see them laying around.

Also, we went rummaging. I found some beautiful home interior pieces for 10 cents each and some wood shelves for $1.00 each. They are gorgeous! YEAH!! I found a brand new set of twin sheets. Cute sport ones for my son. $2.00!! Also, we found a box of Matchbox playsets for $5.00! So, my son has been happily playing with it! We didn't spend alot but we had fun and it was fun family time together.

Finally, my neighbors came over and gave us 3 HUGE bags of clothes for my son. Their son is 2 years older and so he is growing out of his clothes. I WAS so happy! There were brand new shoes, snow boots, snow pants, winter jacket, gloves and mittens, sweaters, every nice condition shirts and pants!!! WOO HOO!! This is great!!!! My son will grow into a very nice new wardrobe!!!

The rest of the day, we stayed home, relaxed. We had jet steamed chicken for dinner with veggies.

Stay Frugal and have a great week!!


Megan said...

I do not understand what are Swag Bucks and how do you earn them?

Frugalmommie said...

HI Megan,
Swagbucks is a site run that is a search engine just like Google. Once you register with the site, then you can search using their search bar. While searching you earn "swagbucks". They show up at the top half of your screen while you search. I typically can get one or two a day. Then as they accumlate, you cash them in for gift cards, t shirts, concert posters, etc. A starbucks gift card is 130 swag bucks. I typically search for things during the day, so I have made it a habit to use the Swagbucks search engine instead of google. Try it out, once you learn to do it, the points accumulate quickly. They do have contests and stuff, but I don't participate in any of that.

Frugalmommie as been on WITI FoxNews6 Television Milwaukee, WTMJ620 Radio, Several local newspapers, The Wisconsin State Journal, and is in a feature article in All You Magazine in the April 2009 edition.