August, 2020

Thankful Thursday | I have a college account now!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. This week, I am thankful: for community college employees.

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ShopRite: Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese JUST $0.99 Each Thru 9/5! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese JUST $0.99 Each Thru 9/5! Rebate}. We have a great deal on Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese at ShopRite. Thru 9/5, racker Barrel Chunk Cheese is priced at $1.99 Plus we have a $1.00 Ibotta rebate to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.99

Thankful Thursday | I have a handmade quilt!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. Hey there, friends! It’s Thursday, and you know what that means: time for some thankfulness.

Five Frugal Things | electric savings, meat markdowns, & more

The Frugal Girl

I switched our electric service to a lower rate. I got a renewal letter, checked the rate, and discovered it wasn’t actually lower than my default company’s rate.

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Q&A | Kids, Marriage, and Money

The Frugal Girl

I have a 5 month old and am finding it hard to connect with my husband. How did you and Mr. FG maintain your relationship and marriage when your kiddos were young? Reese. Oh man, I feel totally not qualified to give marriage advice since I’m a frugal blogger, not a relationship blogger.

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Five Frugal Things | It never hurts to ask!

The Frugal Girl

I got a 50% discount on a medical bill. We had a billing mixup and just ended up getting a bill from a January visit. When I called to pay it, I asked if there was a discount for paying in full, and much to my surprise, the guy offered 50% off. Two lessons here: it never hurts to ask.

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ShopRite: Cafe Bustelo Ground Coffee JUST $1.50 Each Thru 9/5!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Cafe Bustelo Ground Coffee JUST $1.50 Each Thru 9/5! Coffee lovers can score a great deal on Cafe Bustelo Ground Coffee at ShopRite. Thru 9/5, Cafe Bustelo Ground Coffee 10 oz is priced at $2.50

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Lately…

The Frugal Girl

I didn’t have time to write a blog post this weekend, and it’s already noon on Monday. So, here is a quick and rather random post, just so you have something to read. Lately, I’ve been… listening to. Leslie Odom’s album, “Mr.”

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What I Spent, What We Ate | takeout x2

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Unrelated but cute: there were baby tuxedo cats at the adoption center this week! I spent $162 on groceries this week between a Hungry Harvest box and the regular grocery store. August Spending. Week 1: $76. Week 2: $162. What We Ate. Saturday.

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WIS, WWA | Also, I wore polka dots

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. So, the only shopping I did this week was a $151 trip to Costco. Normally when I go to Costco, it pretty much blows my budget for that week. But apparently it works out all right if Costco is the ONLY place I go.

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I broke my stove (like, REALLY broke it)

The Frugal Girl

If I could start this post off with an emoji, it would be a sheepish one. When I do dumb things like this, I often feel like I don’t want to blog about it, because…embarrassing! Remember when I melted my hot water kettle by putting it on the stove?? ). But I usually realize my hesitance is a pretty good sign that I should write about it. Here we are. While cooking dinner one night about a month ago, I took the lid off my skillet to set it down on the stove top.

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5 alternatives to disposable kitchen storage bags & wraps

The Frugal Girl

Over in the Frugal Girl Facebook group , a reader asked for ideas to help reduce plastic food storage usage in the kitchen (things like zipper bags, Saran wrap, and so on). I’ve tried a lot of non-disposable alternatives so I thought I’d share my favorites here.

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ShopRite: Pearls Blacks Pitted Olives JUST $0.39 Each Thru 9/5!

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ShopRite: Pearls Blacks Pitted Olives JUST $0.39 Each Thru 9/5! Add a gourmet touch to snacks, sandwiches, soups, sauces and entrees with Pearls Black Pitted Olives available to grab for ONLY $0.39 each at ShopRite. Thru 9/5, Pearls Black Pitted Olives is priced at $0.77

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How to recover after a money mistake: 7 tips

The Frugal Girl

In the recent survey I did , a reader left this question: What should you do when you have failed and bought something that doesn’t work/was not necessary/isn’t easy to resell? I especially wonder about your thoughts in such situations. Do you criticize yourself? Or is it ok to slip? Do you control harder afterwards? My immediate reaction to a money mistake made by me.

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Thankful Thursday

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. This week, I am thankful: -that our power stayed on during the storms. Tropical storm Isaias moved on through here this week, and we did not lose our power or experience any other serious damage. Lots of small branches are down, but those are no big deal. that my neck is feeling so much better.

Thankful Thursday | a short one from me

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. I am thankful. that Sonia does not appear to have EDS. EDS= Ehlers Danlos Sydrome). She’s got a few of the symptoms, so her pediatrician referred her to a geneticist. We had a telehealth appointment, and it looks like Sonia just has some hypermobility, not EDS. So, that’s good news.

Five Frugal Things | pretty much 100% food!

The Frugal Girl

When you all responded to my survey, lots of you said you enjoy Five Frugal Things posts. So, I just wanted to give a hat tip to my friend Katy at The Non-Consumer Advocate , since her blog is where I got the idea in the first place. Katy posts almost nothing other than Five Frugal Things, so you’d probably enjoy her blog if you are not already a reader. I mashed and froze my cooked sweet potatoes. I’d baked them all in the crock pot (perfect for summer!)

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Five Frugal Things | a gift card, a free fizzy drink, and more

The Frugal Girl

I contacted Target about a missing $5 gift card. I’d bought at least $20 of personal care items, which should have triggered a $5 gift card for me. But somehow, I didn’t get one. So, I hopped on the chat, and about 5 minutes later, they sent an electronic Target gift card to my email. I figure that’s $1/minute, so it was worth my time to reach out. I got Sonia a free fountain drink.

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ShopRite: FREE Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels Thru 8/29! {Still Available}

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ShopRite: FREE Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels Thru 8/29! Still Available}. Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels make a great afternoon snack for young and old alike. It’s a tasty choice when you are craving something salty and sweet. Thru 8/29, Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels are priced at $1.24

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ShopRite: Turkey Hill Ice Cream & Smucker’s Toppings Just $1.33 Each Thru 8/29!

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ShopRite: Turkey Hill Ice Cream & Smucker’s Toppings Just $1.33 Each Thru 8/29! Had on over to ShopRite to score a great deal on Turkey Hill Ice Cream & Smucker’s Toppings. Thru 8/29, Smucker’s Ice Cream Toppings is priced at $1.99

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Giant: 5 FREE Capri Sun 10 Pack Drinks + More Deals Starting 8/28!

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Giant: 5 FREE Capri Sun 10 Pack Drinks + More Deals Starting 8/28! Check out this awesome freebie deal on Capri Sun 10 Pack Drinks at Giant. Starting 8/28, Capri Sun 10 Pack Drinks or Crystal Light are priced at $2.00 Plus you will earn $10.00 in gas points That will make the final price FREE.

ShopRite: 4 FREE Gillette Disposable Razors Thru 8/29!

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ShopRite: 4 FREE Gillette Disposable Razors Thru 8/29! Looking for cheap deal on razor? Score 4 FREE Gillette Disposable Razors at ShopRite. Thru 8/29, Gillette Men’s & Women’s Disposable Razors are priced at $5.99 and $6.99

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ShopRite: Hershey’s Candy Bar Singles JUST $0.33 Each Thru 8/29! {Back Again}

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ShopRite: Hershey’s Candy Bar Singles JUST $0.33 Each Thru 8/29! Back Again}. Don’t miss out on this great deal on Hershey’s Candy Bar Singles at ShopRite. Thru 8/29, Hershey’s Product Singles are priced at $0.49 Plus we have a $0.47

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What I Spent (less!) & What We Ate

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. To start out, here’s a quick reminder that a little soak in water magically revives wilted greens. My downcast cilantro: And my cilantro, revived: This works great for herbs as well as greens like lettuce or kale. And it costs almost nothing! This week, I only spent $76 on groceries; a departure from the last few weeks of my spending. Maybe I can keep this up for a few weeks to level things out after my expensive July. What We Ate. Saturday.

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ShopRite: Nabisco Cookies & More JUST $0.88 Each thru 8/29!

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ShopRite: Nabisco Cookies & More JUST $0.88 Each thru 8/29! Nabisco Cookies are perfect for on the go snacking. Right now you can score Nabisco Cookies & More for just $0.88 each at ShopRite. Thru 8/29, Nabisco Chips Ahoy! Cookies and Ritz Crackers are priced at $2.00

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Giant: 4 FREE Kellogg’s Pop Tart Pastries Thru 8/27! {Updated, KFR}

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Giant: 4 FREE Kellogg’s Pop Tart Pastries Thru 8/27! Updated, KFR}. Check out this amazing freebie deal on Kellogg’s Pop Tart Pastries at Giant. Thru 8/27, Kellogg’s Pop Tart are priced at $2.00 Plus you will save $4.00

Acme: Refreshe Water 24 pack JUST $0.99 Thru 8/27!

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Acme: Refreshe Water 24 pack JUST $0.99 Thru 8/27! Acme shoppers can score a great deal on Refreshe Water 24 pack. Thru 8/27, Refreshe Water 24 pack is priced at $1.99 Plus we have a $1.00 just for U digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.99

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ShopRite: FREE Glade Plugins Scented Warmer Thru 9/5!

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ShopRite: FREE Glade Plugins Scented Warmer Thru 9/5! Bring the smell of Glade Scented Oils into your home with Glade Plugins Scented Warmer that is available for FREE at ShopRite. Thru 9/5, Glade Plugins Scented Warmer is priced at $1.69

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ShopRite: All Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent ONLY $0.99 Starting 8/23!

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ShopRite: All Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent ONLY $0.99 Starting 8/23! Stock up deal on All Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent at ShopRite! Starting 8/23, All Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent is priced at $2.99

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Giant: Fresh Corn ONLY $0.20 Each Starting 9/4! {4 Days ONLY}

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Giant: Fresh Corn ONLY $0.20 Each Starting 9/4! {4 4 Days ONLY}. Save on Fresh Corn at Giant. Starting 9/4, score Fresh Corn, White or Bi-Color for ONLY $0.20 each without any coupons at Giant. Giant deal 9/4 thru 9/7/20 4-days ONLY: Buy (1) Fresh Corn, White or Bi-Color $0.20 each Pay $0.20

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ShopRite: Musselmans Applesauce 6 pack JUST $0.74 Each Thru 8/22!

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ShopRite: Musselmans Applesauce 6 pack JUST $0.74 Each Thru 8/22! A perfect addition to any meal, Musselmans Applesauce 6 pack is available for JUST $0.74 Each at ShopRite. Thru 8/22, Musselmans Applesauce 6 pack is priced at $1.49

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Giant: Breyers, Ben & Jerry’s & More Just $0.96 Each Staring 8/28!

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Giant: Breyers, Ben & Jerry’s & More Just $0.96 Each Staring 8/28! Ice Cream lovers can score a great deal on Breyers, Ben & Jerry’s & More at Giant. Starting 8/28, Breyers, Ben & Jerry’s & Lipton Recipe Secrets are priced at $3.00, $3.50 and $1.50

Giant: FREE Juicy Juice & Luigi’s Italian Ice Products Starting 8/21!

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Giant: FREE Juicy Juice & Luigi’s Italian Ice Products Starting 8/21! Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Juicy Juice & Luigi’s Italian Ice Products at Giant! Starting 8/21, Juicy Juice & Luigi’s Italian Ice Products are priced at $2.50

ShopRite: FREE Oikos Single Serve Yogurt Cup Thru 9/19!

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ShopRite: FREE Oikos Single Serve Yogurt Cup Thru 9/19! Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Oikos Single Serve Yogurt Cup at ShopRite! Thru 9/19, Oikos Single Serve Yogurt Cup is priced at $1.00 Plus we have a ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price FREE.

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Giant: Peaches, Plums or Nectarines JUST $0.99 Lb Thru 8/27!

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Giant: Peaches, Plums or Nectarines JUST $0.99 Lb Thru 8/27! Head on over to Giant to score a great deal on Peaches, Plums or Nectarines. Thru 8/27, California Peaches, Plums or Nectarines are priced at $2.49 per lb. Plus we have a $1.50

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Giant: Softsoap Or Irish Spring Body Wash JUST $0.83 Each Starting 8/21!

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Giant: Softsoap Or Irish Spring Body Wash JUST $0.83 Each Starting 8/21! Looking for cheap deal on body wash? Score Softsoap Or Irish Spring Body Wash for JUST $0.83 Each at Giant. Starting 8/21, Softsoap Or Irish Spring Body Wash is priced at $4.00