January, 2020

What I Spent, What We Ate | January totals

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $135 on groceries this week, which I am a little surprised at because I went to Costco. But yay me! I’m ending this month with $689 in total spending, and I’d budgeted $750 because of it being a five week month. January Grocery Spending ($150/week budget).

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How We Frugal-ed in January!

Family Balance Sheet

Welcome to my first “How We Frugal-ed” recap of 2020. Frugal living is NOT about feeling deprived. Frugal living is being intentional with our money and creative with our resources, so we have more to put towards the things that are important to us. We want to live WELL, on LESS Money.

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ShopRite: Nivea Products ONLY $0.14 Each Starting 2/2!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Nivea Products ONLY $0.14 Each Starting 2/2! One of my favorite deals is back again. Starting 2/2, ShopRite will have Nivea products on sale, along with the sale, we also have a spend $20.00, get $5.00 catalina offer.

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FINAL DAY! Up to 60% Off Baby/Kids Clothing at Kohl’s

Couponing 101

Spring is fast approaching, but there is still plenty of winter left! Whether you need some more warm duds for your child or are ready to select their spring wardrobe, we suggest you check out Kohl’s sale on clothing for babies and kids !

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A simple (but hard!) way to avoid food waste

The Frugal Girl

Here it is: Eat more of your fruits and vegetables. It’s not complicated. But it is hard to do. Why focus on fruits and veggies? For one thing, they’re one of the food types most likely to be wasted. (

A few words about body image + 4 other frugal things

The Frugal Girl

I bought a squirrel repellent for my van. Longtime readers will remember my persistent troubles with squirrels nesting in my van. Last year, I even found live baby squirrels in there!). I’d heard the suggestion of an under-hood light before, but at first, I thought that made no sense.

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Stitch Fix January 2020 | I sent it all back

The Frugal Girl

If you dislike Stitch Fix posts…consider yourself warned! Proceed only if you feel like being irritated today. If you’d rather peruse some hilarious second-hand fashion: the ThredUp Rescue Box fails. And here are the ThredUp Rescue box keepers. (I’m

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 02/02/20 Thru 02/08/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Ad Scan For 02/02/20 Thru 02/08/20 Is Here! Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 02/02/20 Thru 02/08/20. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW ShopRite Ad Scan For 2/2 HERE.

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Free Kids Event: Make a Valentine’s Day Desk Box!

Couponing 101

Head over to your local JCPenney on February 8 for another free Kids Zone event! From 11 am to noon, parents can bring their children to their local store to craft a Valentine’s Day desk box.

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Five Frugal Things | Free E-Z pass, a refund, + 3 more

The Frugal Girl

I got a free E-Z pass transponder. The E-Z pass is an electronic toll collection system that’s used on the east coast and also as far into the Midwest as Illinois.).

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The non-digital planner that almost works with my brain

The Frugal Girl

Elaine left a comment this morning wondering about what planner I use, so here’s a quick explanation. But first, we have to talk about synesthesia. What’s synesthesia?? I’ve written before about the spatial sequence synesthesia that I and some of my kids have.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $199!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I got a Hungry Harvest box for $25 and then I spent $174 at the grocery store. So, I’m at $199 this week, which makes up for last week’s low spending. January Grocery Spending. Week 1: $33. Week 2: $199. What We Ate. Saturday.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s a new year!

The Frugal Girl

I know I skipped a lot of Friday menu posts in the last six weeks. We did buy groceries and eat dinner, though. And I haven’t added it up, but I think I ended the year averaging right around $150/week, as I have the whole year long.

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ShopRite: Dove Bar Soap 4 Pack & More ONLY $0.99 Each Thru 2/1! {Confirmed}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Dove Bar Soap 4 Pack & More ONLY $0.99 Each Thru 2/1! I wanted to take advantage of some of the awesome deals at ShopRite this week. During my shopping trip this morning, we were able to confirm the Unilever deal listed below.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sale Roundup (MLK Sales)

Couponing 101

Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks one of the biggest sale weekends of the year. Retailers are frequently getting rid of winter stock to make room for summer items, which means it’s a great time to look for deals. But don’t expect to see many sales advertised as MLK Day sales.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | groceries + Chick Fil A

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $107 at the grocery store, plus $33 at Chick-Fil-A (see below!). a small kitten from our shelter shift this week. January Grocery Spending. Week 1: $33. Week 2: $199. Week 3: $140. What We Ate. Saturday. Mr. FG and I went out and shared a pizza. Sunday.

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WIS, WWA | Some appreciation, from me to you

The Frugal Girl

This week, I’ve been reminded again of something I appreciate about you guys: there are so many of you that consistently show up and interact in the comments, talking to me and also to each other.

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Five Frugal Things | 100% mending

The Frugal Girl

This week’s edition of Five Frugal Things happens to be entirely about mending, because once I get my sewing stuff out, I like to get it all done at once. I fixed Arthur’s eye.

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Marketers do not want you to be content.

The Frugal Girl

Long Intro: On Monday, I wrote a Five Frugal Things post that mentioned CoolSculpting. And I wrote a few words about body image, and about how much money we could save if we did not believe the industry’s message which says, “Your body is wrong, and we can help you fix it.”

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 01/26/20 Thru 02/01/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Ad Scan For 01/26/20 Thru 02/01/20 Is Here! Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 01/26/20 Thru 02/01/20. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW ShopRite Ad Scan For 1/26 HERE.

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Save Big at the Janie and Jack Season Finale Sale!

Couponing 101

Are your child’s clothes getting a little too snug? Or maybe you have a child in your life with a birthday coming up. Whatever your reason for needing new kids’ clothes, Janie and Jack has you covered! We know, Janie and Jack can be a bit pricey at times.

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6 ways to make your house more lovely for $0

The Frugal Girl

If you have a big fat home-improvement budget, then making your home beautiful is no great challenge. But since most of us have a lot of other things vying for our money, I thought I’d make a list of ways to make your home feel more lovely for a grand total of $0. Clean it up.

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6 ways to save money on groceries without coupons

The Frugal Girl

It’s January and lots of people are looking for ways to save on groceries right now! So, I’m bumping this post back up to the top of the pile. When I posted my thoughts about the Extreme Couponing tv show , I promised to share my non-couponing ideas with you.

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So, I started a second blog.

The Frugal Girl

I realized yesterday that I told my email subscribers and Twitter followers about this, but I never said anything on my actual blog. In November, I started a tiny blog with somewhat tiny posts that are a tiny bit more personal than what I share here.

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Stitch Fix January 2019 | I sent it all back

The Frugal Girl

If you dislike Stitch Fix posts…consider yourself warned! Proceed only if you feel like being irritated today. If you’d rather peruse some hilarious second-hand fashion: the ThredUp Rescue Box fails. And here are the ThredUp Rescue box keepers. (I’m

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ShopRite: FREE Finesse Hair Care, Hanover Soft Pretzels & More Starting 2/5!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Finesse Hair Care, Hanover Soft Pretzels & More Starting 2/5! Starting 2/5, ShopRite has Finesse Hair Care, Hanover Soft Pretzels & More priced as low as $0.99 In addition to this, we have a ShopRite ecoupon to use on these deals that will make your final price FREE!

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Couponing 101

New Year’s resolutions seem like such a great idea when you make them. But as the year progresses, you may leave all your well-intentioned goals scattered by the wayside. With the right strategies, your year doesn’t have to be filled with unfulfilled resolutions.

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Five Frugal Things | with a hat tip to Katy!

The Frugal Girl

I sold a drawer pull for $12. I bought a nightstand for Zoe on Facebook marketplace for $25, painted it (a before and after post is coming), put on a new handle from my stash, and listed the other one on eBay.

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ShopRite: McCain Premium Potatoes JUST $0.74 Each Starting 1/26! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: McCain Premium Potatoes JUST $0.74 Each Starting 1/26! Rebate}. Starting 1/26, ShopRite has McCain Frozen Potato Products priced at only $1.49 In addition to this, we have $0.75 Ibotta rebates to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.74

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The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 1/31/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 1/31/20 Is Here! Here is the complete Giant Ad Preview for 1/31/20 thru 2/6/20! Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 1/31 HERE. Preview the ad and check below for some of the newest coupons: Foods. Save $0.50

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ShopRite: Ellio’s 9 Slice Pizza ONLY $1.49 Each Starting 1/26!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Ellio’s 9 Slice Pizza ONLY $1.49 Each Starting 1/26! Starting 1/26, ShopRite has Ellio’s 9 Slice Pizza priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $1.00/2 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $1.49

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Save Up to $42 On Beverage Coupons!

For the Mommas

Save Up to $42 On Beverage Coupons! Whether your beverage of choice is coffee, tea, milk, soda or juice, you can save up to $42 with these beverage coupons. You can save on Silk, La Colombe, Boost and more with these high-value coupons. Save $1.00

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Unexpected Uses for Your KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Couponing 101

A KitchenAid stand mixer can be one of the best tools in your food prep arsenal. While you might bring it out around the holidays to prepare cake and cookie dough, there are so many other uses for this appliance that you may not have thought of yet.

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ShopRite: Deer Park Spring Water 12 Pack Just $1.50 Each Thru 1/25!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Deer Park Spring Water 12 Pack Just $1.50 Each Thru 1/25! ShopRite has Deer Park Spring Water 12 Pack 8oz priced at only $2.00 each when you buy 2. In addition to this, we have a $1/2 Deer Park Spring Water coupon insert to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $1.50

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ShopRite: Whole Fruit Novelties ONLY $0.99 Each Starting 1/19!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Whole Fruit Novelties ONLY $0.99 Each Starting 1/19! Starting 1/19, ShopRite has Whole Fruit Frozen Novelties priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $1.00 Checkout 51 rebate to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.99

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ShopRite: Dole Fridge Pack ONLY $0.24 Each Thru 1/25! {Updated, Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Dole Fridge Pack ONLY $0.24 Each Thru 1/25! Updated, Rebate}. This week thru 1/25, ShopRite has Dole Fridge Pack Fruit Product priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $1/1 Dole Fridge Pack printable coupon to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.99

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ShopRite: New York Bakery Garlic Bread ONLY $0.99 Each Thru 1/18!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: New York Bakery Garlic Bread ONLY $0.99 Each Thru 1/18! Thru 1/18, ShopRite has New York Bakery Garlic Bread priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $0.50/1 New York Bakery Garlic Bread printable coupon to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.99

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