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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Things I Added to My Pantry in March ... at no cost to me!

This was the first month where I've concentrated on adding to my pantry with nothing out of pocket.  In this post I shared how I planned to get ‘free’ groceries and other items for my pantry and considering that I was down with the flu and subsequent bronchitis for 2 weeks, I think I did pretty well. 

Here’s what I added to our pantry that didn’t cost us one cent … not even taxes!

Cashed in $21 worth of Pinecone survey points and rewards earned through Bing and purchased this fabric from JoAnn’s Fabrics to make my youngest granddaughter a princess pillow case.  Two yards of this fabric plus a box of mini brads were $18.76 (including shipping) … but I paid nothing out of pocket!










Earned $25 Walmart Gift Card through Swagbucks and purchased this after Easter candy for my pantry for $25 … but I paid nothing out of pocket!  

Earned $10 Amazon Gift Card through Swagbucks and purchased The Simple Home by Rhonda Hetzel Kindle book for $9.99 … but I paid nothing out of pocket!    

Earned $35.70 through affiliate links and using a small balance in my account leftover from previous gift cards purchased the following …


You Are Loved: Embracing the Everlasting Love God has for You by Sally Clarkson for $5.24 (including shipping)… but I paid nothing out of pocket!  

Two packages of (3 bars each) Kirk’s Castile Soap for $7 … but I paid nothing out of pocket!  

I purchased 2 books and a kindle book that have been on my ‘wish list’ for some time and have two more that I will be working towards.   I consider my library an important part of my pantry. (Yes, books are a part of my pantry too, remember our pantries are more than just food.) My library consists of how-to books on herbs, medicinal remedies, gardening, cooking, sewing/crocheting/knitting, living off the land, frugal living and spiritual encouragement.

I was able to earn $91.70 in the month of March.  By shopping sales and using coupons I was able to stretch that into $143 worth of pantry goods!
 
For the month of April, I’ll be working towards adding 'rose' soap molds, two more books and coconut oil to my pantry … at no cost to me!  Wish me luck!

Have you added anything to your pantry… at no cost to you?

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27


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