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Welcome to another episode of the 5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week series!  Each Friday, I like to think back over the ways we’ve saved money.  It keeps me motivated to save and (hopefully) gives you new things to try in your own home.

To read older posts in this series, go here.

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

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Froze peppers past their prime.  My parents have a lovely garden that gives them tons of produce.  And they are kind enough to share it with me.

My kids love bell peppers, but several sat in the fridge for too long.  They were starting to get soft.  Since they weren’t great for eating fresh anymore (but also hadn’t gone bad!) I cut them up and froze them.

Now I can use them in recipes and as pizza toppings.

Freezing peppers past their prime.

Free tickets.  A lady at church offered our family free tickets to a local amusement park.  That was exciting!  We usually can’t afford to take the entire family to a place that has a steep ticket price.  The kids had a blast!

I had to pay to park.  But since the car was inside the park, we didn’t have to buy any food or drinks while we were there.  We just hiked back to the car.  For $8 for nearly the entire family to enjoy a day at an amusement park was an awesome deal.

Prepped at home.  The thought of prepping your family for an emergency or a disaster can feel overwhelming.  But I found 5 cheap or free ways you can prepare your family right now.  Which not only saves money, it can also keep your family safe.

5 Ways You Can Prepare for an Emergency Today

Sold items at Once Upon A Child.  I had a pile of items I thought I’d have a yard sale with.  Well, I had a yard sale in March that was just ok.  And I haven’t had a single Saturday available (with good weather) ever since.

Fine, I can take a hint.  A yard sale isn’t happening right now.  So I took several items to a children’s consignment shop.  I made a bit of money to put towards debt payoff.

See ways to earn more when selling to resellers.

Tupperware party.  Did you know that there are still Tupperware consultants?  I didn’t!  Well, not until my friend brought it up to me.  I ended up booking a party.

I got some free items for being a hostess, as well as free stuff for having my friends make purchases.  It wasn’t the most frugal thing ever, since I did buy snacks and drinks.

But I noticed that I didn’t really want to buy too many things anyway.  Between saving money and keeping the house free from clutter, items really have to earn a place in our home before I purchase them.

Those are the ways we saved this week!

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How did you save this week?