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It’s already another Frugal Friday again!  This is the 46th edition of the 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week series.  That means that there’s a long list of ways to save on this site.  You can read through the entire series here if you are looking for extra money saving tips.

I’ll confess that I’m not a morning person.  So getting back into the habit of getting up for school is hard.  Being tired is a spending trigger for me.  The temptation to grab a pricey pop (Coke, soda…what do you call it?) on the go is strong.  But I’ve been avoiding it!  That makes me feel like Superwoman.

That’s not the only thing I’ve done this week to save money.

Here are the 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week.

5 Ways We've Saved Money This Week 46. Get money saving ideas every Friday.

Sweet Corn.  We live in farm country.  While we raise goats and have a certain amount of food growing here, our neighbor is a serious farmer.

He called and offered me some sweet corn.  In fact, he said I could have as much as I wanted!  I am not one to turn down free food.  With all of the mouths to feed in our family, food doesn’t go bad very often here.

So he brought me a whole wheelbarrow full of corn, and I got to work putting it in the freezer.  Check out my simple tips for freezing corn here.

Clearance candles.  I stopped by my CVS for some prescriptions.  Every time I’m there, I keep an eye out for clearance.  They often have some amazing clearance deals.


Found candles on clearance at our CVS. They will make great Christmas gifts! #smartshopper

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This time, I found some candles marked down at 75% off!  You know that you have to be kind of picky about clearance items.  But I found some that smelled great.  Those will become Christmas gifts this year.

Free Plant.  I love having living plants and flowers around, especially as it gets cold outside.  I prefer summertime, so little pops of cheer like that help get me through the snowy months.

My brother offered me a cutting of his plant, and I happily took it.  Now, for the price of a chain and a hook (which was a couple of dollars), I’ll have a plant hanging in my kitchen window.

Checks.  No, I don’t use a lot of checks.  But there are still times when I find them useful.  Especially throughout the school year.

When I have to order checks, I usually choose a place such as Deluxe.  They often have a sale on checks and you can find coupon codes through Ebates.  Plus you get cash back on whatever you spend.

This week, Ebates is offering triple your cash back!  

Water jugs.  Have you read about our fairly unique water situation?  If not, check out this post for the back story plus extra tips for saving money on water.

Since we often intentionally run low on water, the day that our water guy comes finds us out of water.  For that reason (and for other emergency purposes), I try to keep jugs of water on hand.  When we have water again, I just refill them.  That saves me from having to run to the store and pay a higher price for a jug of water.

Those are the 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week!

I hope you found some ideas to use in your own home.

Did  you save money this week?