August, 2018

Five Things That Are Making Me Happy

The Frugal Girl

I was sitting here at my keyboard having a Monday-is attitude and Sonia suggested I do a Five Things That Are Making Me Happy post. And I was like, “Hmm, that IS a good idea.” ” Your Monday morning might need a dose of happy too, so join me in the comments with your own list.

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Chit Chat: End of Summer 2018 Edition

Family Balance Sheet

The end of summer edition of Chit Chat. Here’s a peek at what’s going on with me, my family, and our life since my last Chit Chat. . I was vacant from the blog and its social media for much of the summer.

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Four Side Hustles for You and Your Family This Year

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

There comes a time in all our lives when we have been faced with financial difficulties. Most of the well-meaning people will advise you to cut back on your overall spending. But you find that that alone may not cut it sometimes, and may not be the best solution. It will help lessen the financial strain, but not fully eradicate it. The next common and probably better advice that you are most likely to get is to earn more income by getting a side hustle.

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ShopRite: 4 FREE Colgate Oral Products Starting 9/2!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 4 FREE Colgate Oral Products Starting 9/2! Starting 9/2, ShopRite will have Colgate Oral Products priced at only $1.00 each with super coupon. In addition to this, we have a $2/1 Colgate Toothpaste coupon. Stack it with a ShopRite ecoupon that will make your final price 4 FREE + moneymaker!

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Up to 59% off Select Magformers Magnetic Sets!

Saving With Shellie

Don’t miss huge savings on one of the most popular educational toys! Today only, Amazon is offering up to 59% off select Magformers Magnetic Sets ! These sets contain a variety of geometric shapes with magnets that never reject so they’ll always click together.

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Five Ways to Fight Discouragement

The Frugal Girl

I decided to just embrace the whole five theme this week. See two previous posts ( Five Things That Are Making Me Happy and Five Frugal Things ).

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What do you do when things are tough?

The Frugal Girl

A little while ago a reader asked me what I do when I hit hard spots in my life, and I thought for sure I’d written a post on the topic. But I searched and came up with nothing, so here I am at my keyboard.

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More Trending

All about Ohio! (with eleventy pictures)

The Frugal Girl

So, we’re back from our little trip to the Midwest! I’d been through Ohio a lot of times as a kid on my way to Iowa and South Dakota to visit my grandparents, but this was Sonia and Zoe’s first time.

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 09/02/18 Thru 09/08/18 Is Here!

For the Mommas

New ShopRite Ad Scan (09/02/18 Thru 09/08/18) Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 09/02/18 Thru 09/08/18. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for 9/2 HERE Check below for some of the newest coupons: Beverages Save $2.25

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Lands End: 50% Off Backpacks + FREE Shipping (Today Only!)

Saving With Shellie

If you want to get a jump start on back to school shopping, check out this coupon code I spotted from Land’s End to save 50% on backpacks today. You also get FREE Shipping! Just use coupon code BACKPACK50 and pin 2018 to get your savings.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $118

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $118 on food this week, including Tuesday’s dinner out (see below!). August Spending. Week 1: $166. Week 2: $100.89. Week 3: $118. What We Ate. Monday. Bacon-wrapped jalapeno chicken , watermelon, potato chips, and caprese salad. Tuesday.

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Five Frugal Things (maybe it’s a week of fives?)

The Frugal Girl

I’m following the Five Happy Things post from yesterday with a Five Frugal Things post today. I helped Sonia & Zoe look at unit prices. They had some coupons they wanted to use at Bath and Body Works, plus some money in their pockets from cat-sitting.

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Some wise words on contentment

The Frugal Girl

A few tidbits to encourage you today… “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”. Socrates. I’m iffy on luxury necessarily being artificial poverty, but oh, I love the first half of this quote. “He

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Road trip time!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $166 on groceries this week. So, a little over budget, but not by much! What We Ate. Monday. I was planning to cook some tortellini, but discovered they were moldy. That’s never happened to me before.

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Giant: 6 FREE Hellmann’s Mayonnaise & Ketchup Products Starting 8/31!

For the Mommas

Giant: 6 FREE Hellmann’s Mayonnaise & Ketchup Products Starting 8/31! Starting 8/31, Giant will have Hellmann’s Mayonnaise for $2.99 each & Ketchup Products for $2.49 Stack a B1G1 Hellmann’s coupon with a couple of Ibotta rebates to further reduce the price.

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Shutterfly: Up to 10 FREE Custom Magnets!

Saving With Shellie

Head on over to Shutterfly where you can get up to 10 FREE magnets! These would be a great gifts for grandparents or teachers! Just use coupon code GOODIES at checkout and just pay shipping which will be from $3.99-$19.74 depending on how many you order.

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Five Frugal Things | puzzles, for one!

The Frugal Girl

It feels like it’s been a less-than-frugal week, but let’s see what I can come up with! We watched Coco for free on Netflix. I’d been wanting to watch this for a while and had considered going to see it when it was at the cheap theater.

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Five Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

I found a missing library book. I thought I’d rounded them all up, but I discovered there was one still missing. So, I hunted through the house and I found it under another book underneath a piece of furniture in Sonia and Zoe’s room.

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Hey friends!

The Frugal Girl

Sorry for dropping off the face of the planet there for a few days. We headed out spur of the moment for some R&R at a relative’s house for the week, and so I didn’t have any blog posts prepped like I usually do when I’m away.

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Does contentment lead to complacency?

The Frugal Girl

Last week when I posted a few quotes about contentment, there was a little discussion in the comments about how contentment can lead to complacency.

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ShopRite: 4 FREE Stayfree Products Starting 9/2!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 4 FREE Stayfree Products Starting 9/2! Starting 9/2, ShopRite will have Stayfree Products priced at only $2.50 In addition to this, we have a Stayfree Products printable coupon & a Carefree product printable coupon.

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Personalized Character Puzzles – $11.99

Saving With Shellie

These cute Personalized Character Puzzles for $11.99 would make great gifts for little ones that you know! There are a ton of different characters and themes to choose from. This professionally printed puzzle measures 7.5″ ″ x 9.5″ ″ and includes 30 pieces.

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Five Things We Ate (Ok, really, it’s WIS, WWA!)

The Frugal Girl

You know I had to do a title in keeping with the five things for this week. . What I Spent. I spent $114 which is on the low side, but that’s because I got a free Dinnerly box this week in prep for a giveaway post I’m doing for them this coming week. Stay tuned for that!

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Five things I love about my smartphone

The Frugal Girl

I took a long, long time to get onto the smartphone wagon. I don’t regret that at all, and there are occasionally times where I think life was better without smartphones. But on the other hand there are a lot of things I really do love about having a phone! Having a camera in my pocket.

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Stream of consciousness ahead!

The Frugal Girl

Because my brain feels a little like mush right now, and stream of consciousness is all I’ve got. And also because this is my blog and I will do stream of consciousness if I feel like it. There’s only a week and a half until school starts.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $100.89

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I didn’t spend much on groceries this week, actually. Even when adding in our road trip snacks and Monday’s Chick Fil A trip (see below), I’m only at $100.89. August Spending. Week 1: $166. Week 2: $100.89. What We Ate. Sunday.

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Sunday Coupon Preview 08/26/18

For the Mommas

Sunday Coupon Preview 08/26/18 Here is the preview of the coupon inserts that you can expect in your papers on the Sunday of 08/26/18. There will be THREE coupon inserts in most areas on Sunday, August 26th – (1) SS & (1) RMN & P&G. Thanks Jasper from Slickdeals for the preview.

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Shutterfly: Choose From Two FREE Custom Gifts!

Saving With Shellie

Head on over to Shutterfly where you can get Two FREE gifts today (August 30th)! Pick one or two free items.

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I’m heading back today

The Frugal Girl

I’m still in Ohio as of the writing of this post, but the girls and I are going to head back home today. We’ve had a great trip here and it’s such a bummer to leave. But we’ve decided that we will just have to come back very soon. See you tomorrow!

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ShopRite: 4 FREE Dole Products Starting 8/26!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 4 FREE Dole Products Starting 8/26! Starting 8/26, ShopRite has Dole Products priced at only $1.49 each wyb 4. In addition to this, we have Dole coupons to use on this deal. Stack it with a ShopRite ecoupon that will make your final price as low as FREE!

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ShopRite: FREE Vaseline Advanced Healing Lotion Starting 8/26!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Vaseline Advanced Healing Lotion Starting 8/26! Starting 8/26, ShopRite will have Vaseline Advanced Healing Lotion priced at only $2.99 In addition to this, we have a $2/1 Vaseline Lotion coupon. Stack it with a ShopRite ecoupon that will make your final price FREE!

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 08/26/18 Thru 09/01/18 Is Here!

For the Mommas

New ShopRite Ad Scan (08/26/18 Thru 09/01/18) Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 08/26/18 Thru 09/01/18. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location.

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Sonic Drive In: $0.50 Corn Dogs All Day

For the Mommas

Sonic Drive In: $0.50 Corn Dogs All Day Only today 8/23, pick up Corn Dogs for just $0.50 at Sonic Drive. No limit so load up the kids and head to Sonic for a cheap lunch or dinner. Each Corn Dog is 50¢. Tax not included.

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26 Piece Magnetic Alphabet Set – $5.99

Saving With Shellie

How cute is this 26 Piece Magnetic Alphabet Set for only $5.99, regularly $13. Help your little one learn their letters with these colorful magnetic alphabet set. They have a magnetic backing and can be stuck to the fridge or a cute magnetic chalkboard. Letters measure 2.4″

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ShopRite: Oxi Clean Laundry Detergent ONLY $0.24 Each Starting 8/26!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Oxi Clean Laundry Detergent ONLY $0.24 Each Starting 8/26! Starting 8/26, ShopRite will have Oxi Clean Laundry Detergent priced at only $3.99 In addition to this, we have a $2/1 Oxi Clean Laundry Detergent coupon.

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NEW Giant Ad Scan For 08/24/18 Is Here!

For the Mommas

FULL Giant Ad Scan 08/24/18 Thru 08/30/18 Here is the complete Giant Ad Preview for 08/24/18 thru 08/30/18! Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 8/24 Is HERE Preview the ad and check below for some of the newest coupons: Save $4.00

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ShopRite: FREE Garnier Whole Blends Hair Product Thru 8/25!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Garnier Whole Blends Hair Product Thru 8/25 This week thru 8/25, ShopRite has Garnier Whole Blends Hair Product priced at only $3.49 In addition to this, we have a $2/1 Garnier Whole Blends Hair Product printable coupon.