August, 2017

Six Ways to Teach Kids to be Kind

The Frugal Girl

This is off-topic, I know! But multiple readers asked about how we’ve taught our kids to work hard and to be kind. Here’s what I wrote about teaching them to work hard. And today’s post will be about teaching kindness.). Joshua and Lisey, circa 2015.

CVS Deals Shopping Trip ~ 8/20/2017 CVS ad ~ Saved $13.56 or 87%

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I had a small, but pretty good shopping trip to CVS this week: Bought 2 (two) Dial bar soap 3 pk. or Dial Complete hand wash 7.5 oz 2/$5 (or $2.99 each) Get $3 ECB wyb (2)Used 1 (one) $1/2 Dial Foaming Hand Wash, Liquid Hand Soap Refill, Bar Soap or Advanced Bar, exp. 8/27/17 (RP 08/06/17) [3-ct.+ bars; 2-ct.+ advanced bars] When this SavingsStar reward became available earlier this month. 8 20 CVS ad my CVS shopping

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Graduates – Use Summer to Learn How to Avoid College Fail Points

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The fading strains of Pomp and Circumstance echo in our ears as the summer after your senior year in high school beckons. If you are going on to college in the fall, don’t let summer roll by without doing some preparation work to help you avoid typical college fail points. Here is what they are and how to get ready to duck them. Failure to keep in touch with high school buds and teachers. Your are going to need (or at least want) a job.

Giant: General Mills Cereals ONLY $.50 Each Starting 9/1!

For the Mommas

Giant: General Mills Cereals ONLY $.50 50 Each Starting 9/1! Here is a great chance to stock-up on cereals starting 9/1 at Giant. Giant will have General Mills cereals like Very Berry Cheerios Cereals & Honey Nut Cheerios Cereals on sale for ONLY $2.50

Family Camping @ Watkins Glen KOA Camping Resort

Family Balance Sheet

This summer, we towed our pop-up camper north to the Watkins Glen KOA Camping Resort. This campground is located in Watkins Glen, a small village at the southern tip of Seneca Lake, which is the largest lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Watkins Glen KOA Camping Resort.

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Making Money Trading Penny Stocks

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When trying to make money in the stock market, whether it be via an online brokerage account or your Roth IRA , you might think the best way is to find established and reputable companies, research them and make long-term investments in their business. But that can take years to pay off. It is not a viable route to financial freedom in the short term. Trading penny stocks can be that route. Sure, it can be dangerous to trade penny stocks, if you jump into the game with no knowledge and no plan.

Changes are Here for Target Cartwheel

For the Mommas

Target has been talking about this for months and changes are here for Target Cartwheel. Cartwheel has been merged with the Target mobile app. All the discounts you are used to are still available, but they are now part of the Target mobile app. What does this mean for you?

Healthy Lunchbox Tips from a Nutritionist

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This post is sponsored by GIANT Food Stores. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Parents across America are humming this tune as they load up their carts with back to school supplies. One of the most coveted school supplies in my house is the lunch box.

Hurricane Relief Tee – $21.99

Saving With Shellie

This really cute Hurricane Relief Tee is $21.99 and all of the proceeds go to the Samaritan’s Purse Hurricane Harvey Fund. This is a great opportunity to do something good for people who have lost so much as well as get a nice shirt.

Five Frugal Things | Not pictureless this time!

The Frugal Girl

I couldn’t do two pictureless Five Frugal Things in a row! I price-matched printer ink. I needed ink for my color printer, and I saw that Office Depot’s price slightly beat Amazon’s price. But when I got to the store, the price was $7 higher.

$10 CVS Scenario for the Weekly Ad of September 3, 2017

Simply CVS

Below are deal scenarios for the CVS ad for the week of 9/3/17. I'm putting this up early as there's printable coupons, and I don't know if they'll be available after the first of the month. These are great for shoppers just starting their CVS shopping adventure or who do not have any or many extra bucks on hand and do not want to spend much cash. There is only a scenario for $10 out of. 9-3 CVS ad cvs scenarios

ShopRite: Scott Towels ONLY $.34 Per Roll Starting 9/3

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Scott Towels ONLY $.34 34 Per Roll Starting 9/3 Here is a nice deal that we want to share with you. Starting Sunday 9/3, ShopRite will have Scott Towels 6 packs on sale for just $4.49 each and these are also included in the buy 3, get $3.00 off instantly offer. We have a $.55 55 […].

Giant: FREE Puffs Facial Tissues Thru 8/30!

For the Mommas

Giant: FREE Puffs Facial Tissues Thru 8/30! Giant has Puffs Facial Tissues thru 8/30 for just $1.59 Combine the sale price with a $.25/1 25/1 Puffs coupon to further reduce the price.

Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Family Balance Sheet

Popsicles aren’t just for kids! In fact, this list of 40 creative homemade Popsicle recipes offers ideas for everyone’s taste buds. From fruit and yogurt to fudge and coffee, you’ll find unique flavors and ingredients that turn an ordinary ice pop into a fun dessert.

Seaview 180° GoPro Compatible Snorkel Mask – $49.99

Saving With Shellie

Check out this Seaview 180° GoPro Compatible Snorkel Mask on Amazon today for $49.99! It is regularly $80! The Original Full-Face Snorkel Mask. The Seaview 180° combines unique features with great style for a better snorkeling experience. See more, stay out longer, and enjoy more sea creatures.

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52 New Recipes | Grilled Mahi Mahi + Moroccan Chicken Salad

The Frugal Girl

I missed a few weeks of 52 New Recipes, so I’m making up for it! ( I tried two new ones last week as well.). Please picture me flexing my trying-new-recipes muscle.).

CVS Extra Buck Deals & the Best to Roll Current ECB's Onto for the Weekly Ad of 9/3/2017 with Coupon Match-ups

Simply CVS

Here are the coupon match ups for extra buck deals for the CVS weekly ad of September 3, 2017. Remember, there's only a couple days left in the month, and often printable coupons are often only available per month, so check the list for deals you may want to do, and print any coupons with those now! These include the best CVS extra buck deals for rolling. Each week I make a list of the. 9-3 CVS ad rolling extra bucks

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Shredded Wheat Cereals After $3 Ibotta Rebate

For the Mommas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. PerfectionWithPost #CerealAnytime #CollectiveBias I am back with an even better offer from our friends at Post Shredded Wheat Cereals!

Kroger: Starbucks Via Instant Coffee As Low As $3.74 (MEGA Sale)

For the Mommas

Kroger: Starbucks Via Instant Coffee As Low As $3.74 (MEGA Sale) The Buy 5 Save $5 MEGA sale is back at Kroger! Starbucks Via Instant Coffee is included in the Kroger Mega Sale for only $4.99 each when you buy 5 participating Mega Sale items.

ShopRite Ad Scan For 9/3/17 Thru 9/9/17 Is Here!

For the Mommas

New ShopRite Ad Scan (9/3/17 Thru 9/9/17) Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 9/3/17 Thru 9/9/17. Preview The ShopRite Ad Scan For 9/3 HERE Preview the ad scan and check below for some of the newest coupons: Baby & Toddler Save $1.00

Best Buy: 40 & 48 Pack of K-Cups for just $19.99 ($.41 per cup)!

Saving With Shellie

Head over to Best Buy today for a great deal on K-Cups! Right now select boxes of 48-count K-Cups are marked down to $19.99 (regularly $29.99). That is as low as $.41 41 per K-Cup! Anything under $.50 50 is a good price so if you need to replenish your supply this would be a good time to stock up.

My newly painted gray bathroom | before and afters

The Frugal Girl

When we bought our house, here’s what the bathroom looked like. It’s a little hard to tell how shocking this shade of green was, but it was awful. Like, so bad that when you looked down the hallway, a green glow emanated from the bathroom. And the ceiling was green as well as the walls.

$5 & $10 CVS Scenarios for the Weekly Ad of August 27, 2017

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Below are deal scenarios for the CVS ad for the week of 8/27/17. There's no ECBs left at the end of the $10 Scenarios, because there's a really great non-ECB deal I thought most would want to take advantage of, if you don't, just skip Transaction 3. These are great for shoppers just starting their CVS shopping adventure or who do not have any or many extra bucks on hand and do not want to. $5 5 scenario 8 27 CVS ad coupon matchups cvs deals cvs scenarios

Kroger: Digiorno Crispy Pan Pizza ONLY $5.00

For the Mommas

Kroger: Digiorno Crispy Pan Pizza ONLY $5.00 Kroger has Digiorno Crispy Pan Pizza on sale thru 9/5 for just $6.99 We also have a $2.00/1 Digiorno coupon available to stack with this deal that will make the final price of the pizza only $5.00

Kroger: OxiClean Detergent ONLY $3.99 (Reg $7.49)

For the Mommas

Kroger: OxiClean Detergent ONLY $3.99 (Reg $7.49) Kroger has OxiClean Detergent on sale thru 9/10 for just $4.99 We also have a $2.00/1 Oxi Clean product coupon available to stack with this deal that will make the final price of the detergent only $3.99

Kroger: Suddenly Salad ONLY $0.50

For the Mommas

Kroger: Suddenly Salad ONLY $0.50 Kroger has Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad on sale thru 9/12 for just $0.99 We also have a $0.50/1 Suddenly salad coupon available to stack with this deal that will make the final price of the salad only $0.50

Save $50 on 2 Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablets!

Saving With Shellie

If you have been wanting to get your little one a tablet, but worry that it will quickly be destroyed be sure to check out the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet from Amazon. In comes in three colors: pink, blue, or yellow. This bundle gets your two of these for just $150 so thats $75 each!

Chalkboard-Painted Tea Tins

The Frugal Girl

Though it’s not cheap, we are big fans of Harney and Sons vanilla comoro tea. ($5+ 5+ for a tin at Target. But if you compare that to, say, the cost of a Starbucks drink, it seems much more affordable.). I kind of hate to throw these tins away because they seem so reusable.

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CVS Extra Buck Deals & the Best to Roll Current ECB's Onto for the Weekly Ad of 8/27/2017 with Coupon Match-ups

Simply CVS

Here are the coupon match ups for extra buck deals for the CVS weekly ad of August 27, 2017. There's a pretty good deal on Revlon nail polish this week. These include the best CVS extra buck deals for rolling. Each week I make a list of the extra buck deals that will use up the least extra bucks which makes them the best to roll current extra bucks onto. These will usually be the. 8 27 CVS ad coupon matchups cvs deals rolling extra bucks

Kroger: Stonefire Naan ONLY $0.50 (Reg $3.49)

For the Mommas

Kroger: Stonefire Naan ONLY $0.50 (Reg $3.49) Love eating Indian food? Make some spicy gravy and dunk a Stonefire Tandoor Baked Naan which you can grab for only $0.50 at Kroger thru 8/31! These naans reg cost $3.49 – hot deal!

Target Beauty Box For September Now ONLY $7 Shipped (Reg $35)

For the Mommas

New Target Beauty Box It’s time to recharge, refresh, and refine with the new Target Beauty Box for September available for ONLY $7. The box is originally valued at $35. Inside this box you’ll find a few of the fall faves for your beauty regime.

Kroger: Schick Disposable Razors ONLY $1.99 (MEGA Sale)

For the Mommas

Kroger: Schick Disposable Razors ONLY $1.99 (MEGA Sale) The Buy 5 Save $5 MEGA sale is back at Kroger! Schick Disposable Razors are included in the Kroger Mega Sale for only $4.99 each when you buy 5 participating Mega Sale items.

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Save $150 on iRobot Roomba Self-Charging Robot Vacuum!

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There is a great deal on an iRobot Roomba today. You can get the iRobot Roomba Self-Charging Robot Vacuum for just $350 today. Shipping is FREE! The list price of this is $500 and Best Buy has it for $350 so saving $150 is a great deal.

What I Spent, What We Ate | Oh geez.

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Last Friday, I popped by the produce stand and they had a big box of slightly bruised peaches for $15. Woohoo! Then on Saturday, I got my $25 Hungry Harvest box. Then I spent $92 on these groceries (including an unpictured $10 package of chicken).