August, 2021

Five Frugal Things | We’re quitting Ting

The Frugal Girl

We are switching to Mint Mobile. We have been happy Ting customers for a long time, but we crunched the numbers and for us right now, it makes more sense to follow Lisey’s lead and use Mint Mobile instead.

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A Detailed Guide on Health Insurance Policies

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The cost of healthcare in India is increasing exorbitantly. It is a good practice to invest in health insurance policies at a suitable time in your life. . When you are faced with immediate medical emergency , the last thing you want is to worry about medical expenses.

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7 ALDI Salad Ideas

Family Balance Sheet

Are you an ALDI shopper? I pulled together a list of ALDI salad ideas using ingredients I found at the store. These family favorites are fresh, tasty, and easy on your grocery budget.

Giant: Pull-Ups Training Pants JUST $2.99 Each + More Deals Starting 9/3! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

Giant: Pull-Ups Training Pants JUST $2.99 Each + More Deals Starting 9/3! Rebate}. Here is an amazing offer on Pull-Ups Training Pants at Giant. Starting 9/3, Pull-Ups Training Pants and Ajax Dish Liquid are priced at $9.99 and $3.00

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Meet a Reader | WilliamB

The Frugal Girl

WilliamB is one of the most faithful commenters here and thus, was one of the top-most-requested readers for this feature. But WilliamB is also one of the most private internet people I know. So, I sent an email request along with full permission to be as private as desired, and yay!

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Thankful Thursday | and a Vitamix giveaway note

The Frugal Girl

First, a note about the Vitamix giveaway! When I said, “One comment per household”, I was thinking of instances where people go to the work of leaving different comments with different names and email addresses.

WIS, WWA | $14, $15, $16

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. gratuitous kitten photo. I spent: $14 at BJ’s. $15 15 at Aldi. $16 16 at Weis. $7 7 at Giant. So, $52 total. I did not do this on purpose, but I realized my first three receipts are in numerical order, quite by happenstance!

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Roasted Vegetable Sauce for Pasta

Family Balance Sheet

This post was originally published in 2013. If your garden is overflowing or your neighbors are begging you to take their extras, then you need to make a batch of Roasted Vegetable Sauce. It is super easy, unbelievably delicious, yet incredibly cheap if everything is from your garden.

Kroger: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinners JUST $0.42 Each Thru 9/12!

For the Mommas

Kroger: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinners JUST $0.42 Each Thru 9/12! Kroger shoppers can score a great deal on Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinners. Thru 9/12, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is priced at $1.00 In addition you will receive $2.50 catalina and $0.20

Meet a Reader | Efterpi, from Greece

The Frugal Girl

This week, we’re in the Mediterranean, meeting a reader who lives in Greece. I gotta say, I am having so much fun learning about readers both from America and from all over the world. It’s endlessly interesting to get a peek into other people’s lives!

WIS, WWA | What will happen to my budget?

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent: $64 at Aldi. $46 46 at Weis. $25 25 on my Hungry Harvest box. $10 10 at the produce stand (for peaches and corn). So, $145 total. It’s going to be interesting to see if Lisey’s absence has a large impact on my grocery bill.

Five Frugal Things | an Oui yogurt pot upcycle

The Frugal Girl

I sat here for several minutes trying to figure out if I phrased that title right. “A” doesn’t sound quite right, but, “an” also seems iffy.

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Five Frugal Things | Is this even frugal?

The Frugal Girl

I repurposed a notebook wire. I don’t even know if this really is very frugal, but I wanted to tell you about it. So here we are.

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Meet a Reader | Kaisa, from Finland

The Frugal Girl

Hey everyone! We’re going north this week to meet a reader from Finland. (At At least, I think it will be north for most of the readers of this blog; it’s hard to live much further up than Finland. ). Here’s Kaisa: 1. Tell us a little about yourself. Hi everyone!

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Amazon: Echo Frames 2nd Gen $199.99 (Reg $270)

For the Mommas

Amazon: Echo Frames 2nd Gen $199.99 (Reg $270). Amazon: Echo Frames 2nd Gen $199.99 (Reg $270). Amazon has Echo Frames 2nd Gen $199.99 (Reg $270) with free shipping.

WIS, WWA | Thumbs up to Local Flavor

The Frugal Girl

See Saturday’s eats for my thoughts about Local Flavor. What I Spent. I did not get a Hungry Harvest box even though it was my week.

How much cheaper are homemade chia drinks?

The Frugal Girl

When I made a homemade chia drink, one of my first thoughts was, “I wonder how much less expensive this is than the bottled Mamma Chia drinks.” ” So, I got my receipt and calculator (ok, I actually just used my phone calculator, as we all do) and figured it out! Ingredient Prices.

Thankful Thursday | Lots of Lisey things

The Frugal Girl

We helped Lisey move out this past week, so lots of my thankful things have to do with her; I am practicing what I preach by looking for the good here. Did I tear up at the grocery store this week when I reached for the string cheese and then realized my string cheese eater moved out?

Meet a UK Reader | Joanne

The Frugal Girl

Time to meet another reader! Joanne lives in the UK, so as I edited this post, I imagined hearing it with a British accent. ??. Tell us a little about yourself. My garden – with a very unusual blue and clear sky!

Thankful Thursday | no A/C on my list this week!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: for a cooler week. I have not needed to be thankful for A/C this week. That’s because this whole past week has been a wonderful break from the usual hot August weather we get, and I am super thankful! that this is my last year teaching math.

Kroger: FREE Danimals Smoothies 6 Packs! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

Kroger: FREE Danimals Smoothies 6 Packs! Rebate}. Check out this freebie deal on Danimals Smoothies 6 Packs at Kroger. Danimals Smoothies 6 Packs is priced at $2.49 Plus we have $2/1 Danimals Smoothies 6 Packs coupon to use on this deal that will further reduce the price In addition we have $1.00

How to make 3-ingredient chia drinks

The Frugal Girl

Lisey introduced me to chia drinks some years ago; she loves their fruity flavor and seedy texture, so she buys them occasionally. And sometimes we buy them for her if she needs a little pick-me-up on a rough day. I’ve always been kind of surprised by the high-ish price ($2.79-$3.50

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Thankful Thursday | a comment fix is coming!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that Mediavine is going to fix a comment problem! A number of you have had a weird problem where, only on your screen, your comment appears multiple times, sprinkled randomly throughout the comment section.

Meet a Reader | Barrie

The Frugal Girl

Hello, everyone! We’re back to America for this week’s reader interview. And next week, we’ll meet a reader from Finland. Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Barrie and I’m a 36 year old stay-at-home mom of 2. My son is 6 and my daughter is 9.

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Q&A | Unorthodox + 3 more reader questions

The Frugal Girl

It’s been a minute since we did a Q&A! So I rounded up a few from my inbox for today. I’d love to hear what you thought about Unorthodox! spoilers ahead, just so you know.

On being kind (inspired by Below Stairs)

The Frugal Girl

Some months ago, I mentioned that I’d been reading Below Stairs , a memoir written by a British kitchen maid/cook.I loved it, and I found it to be both entertaining and thought-provoking. And I have some rambly thoughts to share about it. Ready?

Kroger: Nivea Men Cool 3-in-1 Body Wash ONLY $1.99 Each Thru 9/19

For the Mommas

Kroger: Nivea Men Cool 3-in-1 Body Wash ONLY $1.99 Each Thru 9/19. Amazing offer on Nivea Men Cool 3-in-1 Body Wash at Kroger. Thru 9/19, Nivea Men Cool 3-in-1 Body Wash 16.9 oz is priced at $3.99 each Plus we have $2.00

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Five Frugal Things | The Mad Hatter sold!

The Frugal Girl

Mr. FG’s costume finally sold. Remember how we did an Alice in Wonderland theme in 2019? Well, normally I sell our costumes the following year. But 2020 was…not a good year for costume-selling. 2020 was not good for a lot of things, let’s be honest.).

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What’s up with Sixth Continent?

The Frugal Girl

Hi Kristen, I was wondering if you have any current information on Sixth Continent? I know they’ve been a mix of good and bad, so I wanted to check. I have some credits ($16.00 for a $25.00

The Vitamix One winner!

The Frugal Girl

Hey everyone-. Just a super quick announcement to let you know that reader Jaimee D. is the winner of the Vitamix One. Congrats, Jaimee! You have been emailed.

On humility, grace, and frugality

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been thinking about how a lot of us here in the FG community are probably natural-born savers. I definitely count myself as one… I’ve never been a spender, I’m all about delayed gratification, and I’ve been interested in avoiding waste since I was young. (I

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7 Reasons You’re Eating Out So Much

The Frugal Girl

2021 update: I’m running a bit behind today, so please enjoy this goodie from the archives. Takeout food can certainly be a godsend on a crazy day, and eating in a restaurant is an awful lot of fun. But oh man, it’s so expensive.

ShopRite: Green, Red or Black Seedless Grapes ONLY $0.99 Lb Starting 8/29!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Green, Red or Black Seedless Grapes ONLY $0.99 Lb Starting 8/29! Great offer on Green, Red or Black Seedless Grapes at ShopRite. Starting 8/29, Green, Red or Black Seedless Grapes are priced at $1.99 per lb. Plus we have $1.00

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Acme: Yoplait Yogurt Cups JUST $0.09 Each Starting 8/27! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

Acme: Yoplait Yogurt Cups JUST $0.09 Each Starting 8/27! Rebate}. Great offer on Yoplait Yogurt Cups at Acme. Starting 8/27, Yoplait Yogurt Cups are priced at $0.29 Plus we have $0.50/5 Yoplait Yogurt printable coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.09

ShopRite: FREE Airwick Oil Warmer Starter Kit Starting 8/29!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Airwick Oil Warmer Starter Kit Starting 8/29! Check out this freebie deal on Airwick Oil Warmer Starter Kit at ShopRite. Starting 8/29, Airwick Oil Warmer Starter Kit is priced at $1.29 Plus we have $1.29 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price FREE.

Giant: Sweet Blackberries JUST $0.99 Starting 8/27!

For the Mommas

Giant: Sweet Blackberries JUST $0.99 Starting 8/27! Here is an amazing offer on Sweet Blackberries at Giant. Starting 8/27, Sweet Blackberries are priced at $2.99 per lb Plus we have $2.00 Giant in-ad store coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.99 per lb.

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ShopRite: Yoplait Go Gurt JUST $0.75 Each Thru 8/28!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Yoplait Go Gurt JUST $0.75 Each Thru 8/28! Great offer on Yoplait Go Gurt at ShopRite. Thru 8/28, Yoplait Go Gurt 8 ct is priced at $2.00 Plus we have $1.50/2 Yoplait Go Gurt printable coupons or insert to use on this deal that will further reduce the price In addition you will receive $2.00