I took the kids to the Goodwill and picked up three pairs of sturdy and lightly worn jeans for $6. Cheapest local source for new jeans is $6 each, and they're badly made. Darn kids and their ever-lengthening legs.
We also swung by the dollar store so they could spend part of their chore money, and found a few items on sale that were on my grocery list to buy later in the day, so I picked them up, saving about $4.
I'm making curry using chick peas which I bought dried. I added some left-overs, and didn't use meat.
When I grocery shopped this afternoon, I only bought what was on my list, which included lots of actual ingredients and few convenience foods. The list was made based on a weekly menu that incorporated lots of things from the pantry to try to whittle that down a little.
The bagger packed my groceries into reusable shopping bags, including one I made out of a cat food bag. Very cute, and I didn't have to buy a new one to replace the one that disintegrated.
I figured out how to take in my uniform top using my Craigslist sewing machine, instead of buying a new top, saving $35.