April, 2020

How to grocery shop less often: 10 tips

The Frugal Girl

If you’ve ever read the comments here on my blog, you are familiar with Kristin, from Going Country. I knew that Kristin is a seasoned veteran in infrequent grocery shopping, so I asked her if she’d be willing to share her tips for the rest of us. And she graciously said yes.

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How I’m Managing our Family Budget during the Pandemic

Family Balance Sheet

Like many across the globe, my family’s finances are a bit unstable due to the Coronvius Pandemic. I feel like going forward life will be known as Pre-Coronavirus and Post-Coronavirus , kind of like what happened after 9/11.

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 05/03/20 Thru 05/09/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Ad Scan For 05/03/20 Thru 05/09/20 Is Here! Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 05/03/20 Thru 05/09/20. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW ShopRite Ad Scan For 05/03 HERE.

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Olive Garden’s BOGO Deal is Now Available for Takeout!

Couponing 101

Olive Garden ‘s BOGO Buy One, Take One To Go special has long been popular with fans of the chain, but now there’s a new twist: you can enjoy the deal without setting foot in the restaurant! Thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, restaurants have to get creative with their offers.

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Five Frugal Things | 50 pounds of flour!

The Frugal Girl

Keep reading for the flour. I planted some gingerroot. I noticed my that current pieces of ginger were getting a little dried up, but also that they looked like they were starting to sprout. I did some googling and learned that ginger can indeed just be stuck in the ground and it will probably grow.

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How to make berries, broccoli, and bananas last longer

The Frugal Girl

Some years ago, I wrote about how to make broccoli, strawberries, and bananas last longer. The post was originally a sponsored one, so it was in an out-of-the-way spot on my blog. Since everyone is trying to stretch the time between their grocery trips these days, I thought it deserved a republish.

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WIS, WWA | absolutely no grocery shopping!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I am very pleased to say that I did not go to the grocery store at all this week! However, we did get subs on Wednesday night ( $31 ), and we spent our date night budget on wings Saturday night, so there was a little bit of food spending.

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ShopRite: Sure Or Brut Deodorant ONLY $0.49 Thru 5/2!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Sure Or Brut Deodorant ONLY $0.49 Thru 5/2! This week thru 5/2, ShopRite has Sure or Brut Deodorant priced at only $1.49 In addition to this, we have a $1.00 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal that will make the final price of the deodorant ONLY $0.49

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Free Starbucks Coffee for Front-Line Responders!

Couponing 101

If you’re working as a front-line responder during the COVID-19 crisis, we all owe you a debt of gratitude. Through May 3, Starbucks will give you a little pick-me-up to help you get through your shift.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I bought a zillion groceries

The Frugal Girl

After not going out at all last week, I did head out to the grocery store this week. mask from a box we bought back in September, for Sonia to wear to biology class on mold experiment days!).

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Five Frugal Things | basil, lasagna noodles, & more

The Frugal Girl

Hello, hello! Time for your regular midweek dose of normalcy. I planted basil. When I made my last grocery trip, I picked up a packet of basil seeds for $2. I’m kind of a black thumb, as I’ve mentioned before, but basil is pretty easy even for black thumbs to grow.

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How to freeze food in glass jars

The Frugal Girl

Can you freeze food in glass jars? I get this question almost every time I post a photo of frozen applesauce, soup, broth, or jam. And the answer is: YES. You can certainly freeze food in glass.

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Five Frugal Things | I taught Z some DIY

The Frugal Girl

Happy Tuesday! I usually publish FFT on Wednesdays, but I’m moving things around a little this week. I helped Zoe fix holes in her wall. She had some anchors from when her dresser was on that wall, so we: removed the old anchors. used a hammer to flatten the raised area. spackled. sanded.

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ShopRite: Twizzlers Licorice ONLY $0.99 Each Thru 5/2! {No Coupons Needed}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Twizzlers Licorice ONLY $0.99 Each Thru 5/2! {No No Coupons Needed}. Bring a smile or a giggle to any candy lover’s face with Twizzlers Licorice that are big on flavour and big on fun. These candies can make any occasion a time worth sharing.

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5 Simple Ideas for a Special Mother’s Day at Home

Couponing 101

While the mother in your life may deserve to be jetted off to Paris or whisked away to a fancy restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day, that’s just not in the cards this year due to COVID-19 stay at home orders.

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Five Frugal Things | Well. I did my taxes. Yikes.

The Frugal Girl

My first one is kind of painful, but it does have a small frugal part. And after that, it’s nice smooth frugal sailing. Let’s get this first one over with! I did my taxes. I used a copy of TurboTax that I bought at Costco (oddly, way cheaper than buying TurboTax on the TurboTax site).

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WIS, WWA | A week of meals with no shopping

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I successfully avoided going grocery shopping for a two-week period. Yay me! This every-two-week shopping thing is working out better than I expected, especially now that I am getting used to it.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I guess I’ve been a little lazy!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I made a menu plan for two week’s worth of meals, made a list, and headed to the store. I spent a total of $227 , which is fine, because I’m not anticipating much grocery spending next week (two week’s worth of my budget would be $300).

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Freezer challenge | Why do I have four bags of bread?

The Frugal Girl

If you’re new here: since we’re all trying to minimize our grocery shopping, my readers and I are busy trying to take advantage of the food we’ve already got in our freezers. Time for another freezer challenge update from me (and you can update us on yours in the comments!).

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ShopRite: Turkey Hill Trio’Politan Ice Cream Just $0.88 Each Thru 5/2!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Turkey Hill Trio’Politan Ice Cream Just $0.88 Each Thru 5/2! I scream, you scream we all scream for Ice Cream! Score Turkey Hill Trio’Politan Ice Cream that combine three ice cream flavors in each container for ONLY $0.88 each at ShopRite.

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7 Educational Apps to Entertain Kids During COVID-19

Couponing 101

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have kids home from school and daycare, it can be hard to keep them engaged all day long. Most parents don’t have the time to give their kids one-on-one attention all the time, so what can you do when you have other work you need to focus on?

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Five Frugal Things | You guys, I gardened (a little bit)

The Frugal Girl

It’s always somewhat noteworthy when I do something plant-related. So three plant things is VERY noteworthy. I planted some green onion ends. You can do this indoors in colder weather (in a glass of water), but I always forget to change the water in mine, and they end up getting stinky.

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I think my odds and ends are all gone!

The Frugal Girl

I’ve been doing a freezer challenge for the last few weeks, mainly inspired by wanting to stay out of the grocery stores as much as possible. And what better way to do that than to eat the food I already have? Here’s what I started with last week.

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How to troubleshoot common yeast bread problems

The Frugal Girl

Since so many people are baking bread right now, I thought I’d publish this so I can take a stab at helping those of you who have written me about your yeast baking troubles. the bread pictured here is challah ). Problem: My bread didn’t rise at all!

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How to make dip-dyed stationery

The Frugal Girl

As I was thinking of fun activities you could do at home with just a few supplies, I remembered this craft post, so I’m bumping it up to the top of the pile today. If you are looking for an easy, no-prior-experience-necessary paper craft, I have just the thing for you!

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Top 5 Stir Fry Recipes

For the Mommas

Top 5 Stir Fry Recipes. There’s no need for take-out with these stir fry recipes. Here are top 5 stir fry recipes. This kung pao chicken will knock you out in the best way possible. Beef and Mushroom Stir Fry – This hearty meal was made for cold nights.

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How to Make Your Own DIY Face Mask

Couponing 101

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving. Scientists continue to study the virus to find better ways to prevent it and treat it. The CDC recently recommended the use of cloth face coverings in public areas as a way of reducing the spread of the virus.

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Leftover candy canes? Make Salted Peppermint Fudge Sauce!

The Frugal Girl

( I know, this is a weird time to publish a recipe involving candy canes. But I’ve been going through some old posts that were filed in a weird spot on my blog and fixing them up, adding recipe cards as needed, and this is one such post. You can pin it for next Christmas.

What lovely things have you seen/experienced lately?

The Frugal Girl

We did one of these last week on the suggestion of WilliamB , and since you all found it so encouraging, I thought we’d do one again. I’ll start off with some happy things I’ve seen or experienced in the last week, and you can join in in the comments.

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What lovely things have you seen this past week?

The Frugal Girl

Reader WilliamB emailed me this past week, suggesting that in these times of unrest, it might be nice to have a post (and comment section) dedicated to sharing some of the lovely things we’ve seen this week.

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How to Avoid Food Waste Near-Misses

The Frugal Girl

Some of the most thrilling moments in my fight against food waste have come in the form of creative rescues. Turning squishy produce into a smoothie, dry takeout rice into pudding, or pureeing leftover veggies with leftover gravy to make soup…those are triumphant moments indeed.

Giant: Update To Giant’s Coupon Policy Starting 4/21!

For the Mommas

Giant: Update To Giant’s Coupon Policy Starting 4/21! On April 21, Giant Food Stores updated several policies on their website. One of the policies that were updated is the coupon policy.

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7 Pantry Recipes for When Groceries Run Low

Couponing 101

Right now, your fridge probably isn’t as well-stocked as it used to be. You may be limiting your trips to the grocery to protect yourself, your family, and your community, so you might not have much access to fresh ingredients.

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WIS, WWA | A week of meals with no shopping

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I successfully avoided going grocery shopping for a two-week period. Yay me! This every-two-week shopping thing is working out better than I expected, especially now that I am getting used to it.

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ShopRite: Jimmy Dean Bacon Just $1.49 Each Starting 4/26!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Jimmy Dean Bacon Just $1.49 Each Starting 4/26! Starting 4/26, ShopRite has Jimmy Dean Bacon priced at only $2.99 In addition to this, we have a $0.75/1 Jimmy Dean Product coupon insert to use on this deal that will make your final price of Jimmy Dean Bacon ONLY $1.49

ShopRite Ad Scan For 04/26/20 Thru 05/02/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Ad Scan For 04/26/20 Thru 05/02/20 Is Here! Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 04/26/20 Thru 05/02/20. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW ShopRite Ad Scan For 04/26 HERE.

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ShopRite: Cooks Shank Or Half Hams JUST $0.39 Lb Thru 5/2!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Cooks Shank Or Half Hams JUST $0.39 Lb Thru 5/2! Thru 5/2, ShopRite shoppers can score Cook’s Shank or Half Hams for ONLY $0.39 per lb without any coupons. ShopRite deal thru 5/2/20: Buy (1) Cook’s Shank or Half Hams $0.39 Pay $0.39 Get more such ShopRite Deals HERE.

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