Small Handfuls Make a Load

One of the Irish proverbs I shared yesterday is "small handfuls make a load". We all know that to be frugal involves a lot of small activities or measures to help toward the goal of living within our budget. Being frugal may mean skipping the soda when you go out to eat a restaurant, or only getting one topping on your pizza or splitting desert. It also means stacking the extra $0.30 coupon on top of the $1 coupon to get a few more pennies off your grocery bill. Its really a lifestyle of making small adjustments to help make the "load" of money we've saved.
 
Well, I've been thinking of recent activities I've done to help make a load:
  • Listed a post hole digger on Craigslist, sold for $20. This was not a quick sell, it was re listed many times and after the first time I never even posted a picture (which you should always do to help make the sale).
  • Listed pet meds on Craigslist, sell for $250 - this is a pending sale to happen on Friday. My elderly dog died and I have some expensive meds to get rid of. I'm selling for 1/2 price, but its better than nothing.
  • Host a house party. I was selected for the ziploc party which is planned for this weekend. Not a score of money, but who doesn't need ziplocs and containers?
  • Secret shop for Marketforce this past week at one of my favorite burger joints, make $7, plus get $10 reimbursement for food. Involved 15 minutes on the computer to scan receipt and complete survey questions.
  • Click on a bunch of websites like Swagbucks, Mypoints, Youdata to get points towards rewards, my favorite is gift cards. I just received another $5 Amazon gift card yesterday.
  • Occasionally complete surveys that come in my email, however most of these are blocked at my work and by the time I get home I'm not into it anymore.
  • Participate in beta tests of new technology equipment, I have a new mobile computing device on the way for a beta test.
  • Sign up for free samples from blogs, slickdeals, fatwallet and emails. Just received my full sized Pantene shampoo a couple days ago.
  • I'm trying to stay away from online shopping but the free stuff sucks me in. I just ordered free prints of our kitchen remodel project and ordered some free birthday cards I need for upcoming events.
  • Print coupons (of course) and sign up for more to be sent to me.
  • I would like to say that this blog brings in some affiliate income but it is negligible, maybe someday.
What do you do for your "small handfuls"?

2 comments:

  1. Really excited to see we (Fatwallet) made it into your small handfuls. Thanks!

    We are dumping cable for the summer, borrowing books rather than buying, starting my own seeds vs. buying annuals, use rags rather than paper towels...

    Laura Pagles
    @fatwallet.com

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  2. Hi, found you on Friday Follow! I love other frugal blogs and you have THE cutest button!

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