September, 2017

What I Spent, What We Ate | Plus last week’s spending

The Frugal Girl

I missed last week, so I’ll add that spending in here as well to wrap up September! What I Spent. My total for the last two weeks was $297.66 which is riiight on target. Week three was a little crazy with the spending, but I made up for it by hardly shopping this week. September Spending.

$5 & $10 CVS Scenarios for the Weekly Ad of October 1, 2017

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Below are deal scenarios for the CVS ad for the week of 10/1/17. Hand soap is in this week's scenarios.great to get ready for avoiding flu and colds-haha! 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 are scenarios for $5 out of pocket cash and $10 out of pocket cash. cvs scenarios oct 1 CVS ad

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Go Green This Halloween

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Fall is once again upon us and with it the fun and festivities surrounding Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation : “More than 171 million Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, spending an average $82.93, up from last year’s $74.34. Total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights.” ” Halloween can be fun, but also expensive and bad for the environment.

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09.29.17

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I’ve recently re-started the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , because I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

Print List 09/30/17 – Coupons to Print for Upcoming Deals

For the Mommas

Print List 09/30/17 – Coupons to Print for Upcoming Deals The Print List 09/30/17 is here! Don’t miss deals because the coupon is gone. Print these coupons now while they are still available. You never know when a coupon may hit it’s print limit and no longer be available.

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Answers to some questions!

The Frugal Girl

Hey guys! When I wrote my post about affiliate links and such , you guys had a few questions that I wanted to answer. And I wanted to clarify a few things.

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09.22.2017

Family Balance Sheet

I’ve recently re-started the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , because I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

Kroger: Dunkin Donuts Creamer ONLY $1.62

For the Mommas

Kroger: Dunkin Donuts Creamer ONLY $1.62 Kroger has Dunkin Donuts Creamer on sale thru 10/4 for just $3.19 We also have a coupon available to stack with this deal. In addition to that, you will score a catalina worth $2.00 wyb 1 that makes the final price only $1.62!

Orbit One Port Digital Hose Timer – $16.99

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Save on your water bill and your headaches trying to remember to water your lawn! The Orbit 1 Port Digital Hose Timer is on sale at Walmart for $16.99. Choose in-store pick up to avoid shipping charges.

Because this never gets old…

The Frugal Girl

and because I’m short on time today, please enjoy this. It’s so excellent, even if you’ve seen it eleventy times before. (I I have, and I still cracked up when I watched it this morning.). Saturday Night Live Debt Skit from ABI Videos on Vimeo.

CVS Extra Buck Deals & the Best to Roll Current ECB's Onto for the Weekly Ad of 10/1/2017 with Coupon Match-ups

Simply CVS

Here are the coupon match ups for extra buck deals for the CVS weekly ad of October 1, 2017. There's a good deal on hand soap, which can be hard to get a good price on.sometimes I'm driven to using dish soap! 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. oct 1 CVS ad rolling extra bucks

10 MORE filling and frugal snack ideas

The Frugal Girl

A little while back, I made a list of 10 frugal and filling snack ideas for a reader with hungry teenagers. Since you can never really have too many snack ideas, here are ten more. Yogurt. As long as you’re not buying the sugary, low-fat varieties, yogurt can be a filling, inexpensive snack.

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09.15.17

Family Balance Sheet

I’ve recently re-started the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , because I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

Kroger: Campbell’s Chunky or Homestyle Soup ONLY $1.00 (Reg $1.99)

For the Mommas

Kroger: Campbell’s Chunky or Homestyle Soup ONLY $1.00 (Reg $1.99) Kroger has Campbell’s Chunky or Homestyle Soup, 18.6-19 oz on sale thru 10/10 for just $1.50

The Big One Gel Memory Foam Side Sleeper Pillow – $12.74

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Don’t miss Kohl’s offer on The Big One Gel Memory Foam Side Sleeper Pillow for $14.99. Use coupon code SMS425 to cut the price to $12.74. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $8.95 shipping charge. This pillow is perfect for those of you who sleep on your side!

An honest review of Dinnerly

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links , but it is not sponsored. I received a free box to review. A while back, I wrote about why I don’t use meal kit services, like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh.

$5 & $10 CVS Scenarios for the Weekly Ad of September 24, 2017

Simply CVS

Below are deal scenarios for the CVS ad for the week of 9/24/17. There's lots of candy in this week's scenarios! 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 are scenarios for $5 out of pocket cash and $10 out of pocket cash. You can save the extra bucks left from the. 9 24 CVS ad cvs scenarios

A little bit about blogging, selling, and Amazon links in emails

The Frugal Girl

This is going to be off topic, but I promise it’s an anomaly. I’m not about to become a blogger who blogs about blogging. And fair warning: this is probably going to be a little rambly. Proceed accordingly (or not!).

An Update on Medi-Share – September 2017

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As open enrollment nears for many health insurance plans, I thought this would be a great time to give you an update on Medi-Share, the health sharing ministry that we are using in place of traditional health insurance. This is our first year and we unexpectedly put it to the test over the summer.

Rite Aid: Purex Laundry Detergent ONLY $0.99 Starting 10/1

For the Mommas

Rite Aid: Purex Laundry Detergent ONLY $0.99 Starting 10/1 Check out this new Rite Aid deal that we got for you. Starting 10/1 Purex Laundry Detergent 43.5-50 oz are on sale for $1.99.

The Cellar Glassware Basics 12-Piece Glass Set – $9.99

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Cheers! Check out The Cellar Glassware Basics 12-Piece Glass Set in several styles on sale at Macy’s for $9.99 (reg. $30). Shipping adds $10.95 or you can choose In-Store Pick Up to avoid the added cost. There are several sets to choose from at this price, including wine glasses, tumblers and flutes.

If you can’t do it all, do these three things.

The Frugal Girl

Laura Vanderkam often mentions that one way to reduce the amount of time you need to spend on household maintenance is to reduce your standards. If you decide that surfaces don’t have to be dust-free, you can dust less often (or never!).

CVS Extra Buck Deals & the Best to Roll Current ECB's Onto for the Weekly Ad of 9/24/2017 with Coupon Match-ups

Simply CVS

Here are the coupon match ups for extra buck deals for the CVS weekly ad of September 24, 2017. There's free candy 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 simplest deals, not ones where you. 9 24 CVS ad rolling extra bucks

What I Spent, What We Ate | Meal Box week

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The Frugal Girl uses affiliate links , which help support this blog at no extra cost to you. What I Spent. I started off with my Hungry Harvest box. I spent $31.42 at non-Aldi stores, and $42.96 at Aldi. So, I’m at $99.38. Oh, wait.

What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09-08-2017

Family Balance Sheet

I’ve recently re-started the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , because I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

Walmart: Kleenex 4 Box Bundle Only $1.76 Thru 10/7

For the Mommas

Walmart: Kleenex 4 Box Bundle Only $1.76 Thru 10/7 We have a great deal to make savings at Walmart! Kleenex Trusted Care Bundle, 4 pack are priced at $2.76 at Walmart. We also have a $1 off Kleenex Facial Tissue coupon insert to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $1.76

Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced Water Flosser – $49.99

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Show off those pearly whites with the Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced Water Flosser for $49.99 (reg. 99.99). Its Today’s Deal over at Amazon and will save you 50% off the regular price! The Water Flosser includes: 2 Classic Jet Tips . 1 Orthodontic Tip . 1 Plaque Seeker Tip .

52 New Recipes | two Dinnerly recipes

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This blog uses affiliate links, which help keep the lights on around here at no cost to you. So, this week, I’m doing something a little different for my new recipes.

CVS Deals Shopping Trip ~ 9/17/2017 ad~ Saved $11.13 or 75%

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I had a pretty good deal shopping trip this week at CVS, after ECBs it was really a money making one! Plus some practical stuff! Keep reading for deatial Bought 1 (one) Colgate Total 4-4.2 oz $2.99 Got $2 ECB Used 1 (one) Save $1.00 On any Colgate Total, Colgate Optic White, Colgate Enamel Health™ or Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (3.0 oz or larger) PRINTABLE Bought 2 (two) Fructis. 9 17 CVS ad my CVS shopping

How to paint a room | step by step

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This post contains affiliate links. Lots of you have asked for a post about how to paint a room. So when I painted my bathroom this summer, I took some photos for you. Painting walls is not rocket science. And as with most types of painting, prep work is key.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 09/01/2017

Family Balance Sheet

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared the series, What We Ate this Week on our Budget , but I missed the accountability and I had several readers ask for its return. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500.

ShopRite: Hamburger Helper Skillet Meals ONLY $.29 Each Starting 10/1!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Hamburger Helper Skillet Meals ONLY $.29 29 Each Starting 10/1! Post Sat) Starting 10/1, ShopRite has Hamburger Helper Skillet Meals priced at only $0.79 In addition to this, we have a $.75/3

Carters Kids’ Tops and Pants Buy One Get Two Free

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Stock up on Kids’ clothing at Carter’s ! Buy One select Boys or Girls Tops or Pants and Get Two more items of equal or lesser value for Free. Free Shipping with orders of $50+ or shipping adds $6. Graphic Tees start at $16 and Boys Pants at $20. Girls Leggings are as low as $14.

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So. I’m trying Stitch Fix (hopefully on the cheap!)

The Frugal Girl

I’ve read about Stitch Fix on the blogosphere for years, and I have always, always been hesitant to sign up because it seems like most fixes I read about are awfully expensive. So, for mail-order clothes, I’ve mostly stuck with ThredUp.