January, 2019

Homemade Granola Bars

The Frugal Girl

I wanted to link to this recipe recently, and I clicked on over to it only to discover that it was kind of a train wreck. Totally un-printable, with photos intermingled with directions and ingredients. It was 2009, what can I say? I didn’t know what I was doing!

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IS TERM INSURANCE PURE PROTECTION PLAN?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We live in a world filled with risks and uncertainties. People, their families, their properties and their assets are constantly at exposed to a variety of risks. Insurance plans are a vital part of every person’s life for it acts as a safety net for when an individual is in need of monetary assistance due to certain circumstances.

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2019 Christmas Savings Club

Family Balance Sheet

On January 25, you might not want to even think about Christmas. It’s 20 degrees outside and all you want to focus on is warmer weather and summer vacation.

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Acme: General Mills Cereals ONLY $0.69 Each Starting 1/18!

For the Mommas

Acme: General Mills Cereals ONLY $0.69 Each Starting 1/18! Starting 1/18, Acme has a great deal on Honey Nut Cheerios Cereals and Lucky Charms Cereals. They are priced at $1.69

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10 Money-Saving Instant Pot Recipes!

Couponing 101

So, how many of us got a new Instant Pot for the holidays?! This multi-tasking pressure cooker has been a total game changer in my kitchen. It not only helps me cook up unique and delicious recipes, it enables me to easily make large batches of them, saving me time and money every week.

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Potstickers with Creamy Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Saving Everyday

Pinterest. Facebook. Twitter. Google+. This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. You’ll want to make this Creamy Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce sauce on repeat and eat it all the things!

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Are you ready to see this?

The Frugal Girl

My freezer is actually empty! Clean! Defrosted! And I’m just about ready to plug it back in. After working through nearly everything from my last freezer post, I put the few remaining items in my kitchen freezer.

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More Trending

Our 2019 Financial Goal

Family Balance Sheet

In previous years, I would create a long list of financial goals, only to have little accomplished by the end of the December. Too many shiny quarters and not enough focus gets absolutely nothing accomplished. I almost stopped writing goals down altogether.

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ShopRite: 2 FREE Maple Cheerios Cereals Starting 1/6!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 2 FREE Maple Cheerios Cereals Starting 1/6! Starting 1/6, ShopRite has Maple Cheerios Cereals priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a Maple Cheerios Cereal coupon to print. Stack it with a ShopRite ecoupon that will make your final price FREE!

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How to Get FREE Coupons From Your Favorite Brands!

Couponing 101

One of my favorite ways to get coupons is to email the manufacturers of my favorite products. I routinely look through my house for products that I love and use regularly. Then I go to the product websites and look for the “contact us” link.

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I’m trying 12 cheap/free things that promise to make me happier

The Frugal Girl

Because trying things is fun. And watching other people try things is fun too! I mean, Gretchen Rubin wrote a whole book about trying happiness habits for a year, and the world was pretty interested in that.

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How much should you spend on groceries? (and other grocery questions)

The Frugal Girl

I’ve gotten lots of questions in the new year about my grocery budget, so I thought I’d answer them here in a post, rather than emailing/responding to everyone’s comments. Less work for me, and then everyone can benefit! How many people are you feeding?

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What I Spent, What We Ate | A very freezer-ful week

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I skipped my Hungry Harvest this week because I was starting to get a little backlog of veggies. I love that it’s so easy to skip deliveries when this happens! (If If you want to try Hungry Harvest, you can get $5 off if you sign up through my referral link. ).

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My Word for 2019

Family Balance Sheet

One word. Just one word to focus on during the upcoming year. It’s been a trend every January and I’ve always found it interesting to read how other people have come up with their one word. I chose a word back in 2014 and by the end of that year I forgot what the word was!

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ShopRite: Pampers Wipes Just $0.99 Each Thru 2/9!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Pampers Wipes Just $0.99 Each Thru 2/9! This week thru 2/9, ShopRite has Pampers Wipes priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $0.50/1 Pampers or Luvs Wipes coupon insert to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.99

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DEAL: 61% off Funny Fitness Lover Tees

Couponing 101

For all my ladies on that New Year, New Me workout grind, but wishing you were eating donuts and tacos instead, these cute (and hilarious) Fitness Lover Tees are for you. And right now they’re on sale for more than 60% off !

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Freezer Challenge | MAYBE the very last one

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been working on eating down the contents of my chest freezer for months now, and I’m finally nearing the end! Here’s how things started, as a reminder. The lid of my chest freezer has accumulated some condensation inside the lid, where it’s frozen.

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My nest has emptied a little bit

The Frugal Girl

I turned 40 in 2018, and on my birthday I remember thinking that this decade, my forties, would probably be a decade full of much more change than my thirties. (me me and my friend who came to see my for my 40th!). This is largely due to the stage of life we are in as parents.

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Tuesday Tip | Make some t-shirt rags

The Frugal Girl

If you have some old t-shirts lying around that are really, really no good for wearing or donating, cut them up into rags. Just get a sharp pair of scissors, cut out the neck edging and the seams, and cut the remaining fabric into your desired rag size.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I’m $19 over for the month

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $171 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest. So I’m at $196 , which is on the high side again. Partly this is because I keep having to buy all my proteins for the week since I don’t have a stash in my freezer!

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ShopRite: Barilla Pasta Sauce ONLY $0.49 Each Thru 2/3!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Barilla Pasta Sauce ONLY $0.49 Each Thru 2/3! This week thru 2/3, ShopRite has Barilla Pasta Sauce priced at only $1.49 In addition to this, we have a Barilla Pasta Sauce coupon insert to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.49

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Up to 60% Off Winter Boots at Famous Footwear

Couponing 101

The holidays may be behind us, but winter weather certainly is not! Take advantage of Famous Footwear’s post-holiday Winter Clearance Sale and get up to 60% off winter boots for the whole family. This sale runs until 2/2.

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Tuesday Tip | Eat what’s cheap right now.

The Frugal Girl

Before you decide what to buy and cook each week, consider what’s available inexpensively right now. What’s on sale? What’s in season? What’s already in your freezer/fridge/pantry that needs to be used? Using what you have before it goes bad is a very cheap option!).

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What I Spent, What We Ate | New Year, Fresh Budget

The Frugal Girl

First, here’s how last year’s spending stacked up. 2018 Grocery Spending. January: $544. February: $588. March: $641. April: $728. May: $535. June: $749. July: $578. August: $498. September: $598. October: $628. November: $587. December: $661. 7332 total.

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Five Frugal Things | My jeans broke. Again.

The Frugal Girl

Happy Monday, friends! I mended my bench cushion. We bought a table and chair set from Crate and Barrel some years ago and while the furniture is fine, the pads are less impressive. The bench cushion especially has been problematic, in that it shrinks when you wash it.

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Thai Chicken Soup

The Frugal Girl

I shared about this soup on Instagram and in my menu post this week, and I got a fair number of message asking for the recipe. This is definitely going into our regular rotation because: we all thought it was delicious (most importantly!).

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ShopRite: Speedstick Deodorant JUST $0.75 Each Starting 2/3!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Speedstick Deodorant JUST $0.75 Each Starting 2/3! Starting 2/3, ShopRite has Speedstick Deodorants priced at only $1.49 In addition to this, we have a BOGO Speedstick Deodorant coupon insert to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.75

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Couponing 101: Limit ONE Coupon Per Item!

Couponing 101

Questions about how many coupons you can use are some of the most frequently asked questions here on Couponing 101, so I decided it was time to address the topic! Can I use more than one coupon per item? You can only use ONE manufacturer coupon per item.

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8 ways to keep kitchen towels and dishcloths sanitary

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. In my post on setting a grocery budget , I mentioned that I use very few paper towels, and I got a question from a reader who was wondering how to keep towels and dishcloths sanitary. He also wondered if this creates a lot of laundry.

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Tuesday Tip | Revive dry mascara with saline (plus: a tip that doesn’t work!)

The Frugal Girl

You know how you’re supposed to throw mascara away every three months? Well, Lisey and I had a couple of tubes that were getting dry and clumpy before they even made it to the three month mark. Digusted, Lisey took to the interwebs to find a good DIY for fixing the problem.

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What is Hungry Harvest?

The Frugal Girl

Sometimes when I write my menu posts, readers email me and ask, “What is Hungry Harvest ?” ” So I thought I should write a little Hungry Harvest FAQ post that I can link to each week! Hungry Harvest is a company that rescues fruits and veggies.

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Tuesday Tip | Try Facebook Marketplace

The Frugal Girl

This one deserves a hat tip to multiple people who told me to try this, so I’m really just passing it along. I’m not a Facebook fangirl, but I have to say, I’m pretty impressed with my experiences selling things on the marketplace there.

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 02/03/19 Thru 02/09/19 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Ad Scan For 02/03/19 Thru 02/09/19 Is Here! Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 02/03/19 Thru 02/09/19. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location.

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Coupon Basics: What Every Couponer Needs to Know

Couponing 101

Have you ever used a coupon before? I remember what it was like the first time I used a coupon – I was very nervous! Would the cashier refuse it? When do I give them the coupon? Am I doing this right? Sometimes I forget that a lot of my readers are brand new couponers!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $216

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I started out with a $25 Hungry Harvest box. ( Get $5 off your first Hungry Harvest order when you sign up through this referral link! ). Then I spent $45.89 at Costco. And I spent $118 at Aldi. Finally, I spent $5.89 on toothpaste at Target, and $22 at a regular grocery store.

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Five Frugal Things | Whyyyy do my hems keep coming apart?

The Frugal Girl

I mended some washcloths. I don’t know why I have such bad luck with these, but the hems on my washcloths and towels frequently come undone, even when they’re fairly new. I sewed this one and a few older ones up, which was a nice quick job. I mended a potholder.

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Five Frugal Things | Happy New Year!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. Happy New Year, friends! I hope that you’ve enjoyed some delightful times with friends and family over the holidays, and I hope 2019 holds good things for you. What better way to start out 2019 than with Five Frugal Things?

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