Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 8

It's funny how creative we suddenly become with our finances when our budget gets reduced. We are late to the game in recycling, but this challenge has brought out the greener side of me! I started thinking of different ways to supplement our budget without any money coming out of our pockets. I have been meaning to set up a proper can and plastic bottle recycling bin for us and this challenge was the motivator! Our local Shaw's grocery store has a recycling machine right next to it and they give store credit when you recycle your cans and bottles there. The whole family is remembering to recycle and the kids even remind us to take our cans and bottles out of the car for recycling. The last week of the chellenge we will take all the cans and bottles and use the credit towards groceries. GREEN more ways than one! Reduce, reuse, pays to be green!


Anonymous said...

great idea :) Also-I don't know if you're signed up for Swagbucks yet, but I use the gift cards I earn through them to buy organic groceries off of Amazon. Amazon has really good prices on things like bulk organic popcorn kernels, coconut oil, oatmeal, maple syrup etc etc. I love getting groceries for free!

Isra said...

Hi Sara, ya I love swagbucks! I also use the amazon giftcards for groceries, it's great to get them shipped free, saves on gas and time. You mentioned coconut oil, my favorite superfood!