March, 2019

How to Declutter Without Creating Trash

The Frugal Girl

Last updated March 30, 2019. Though I forgot to mention this in my review of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo’s persistent mentions of the hundreds of bags of trash she’s helped her clients throw out…well, it made me a little twitchy.

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Christmas Savings Club | March Meeting

Family Balance Sheet

On January 25, 2019, I started the Christmas Savings Club. The club is open to anyone who wants monthly accountability to save for a cash Christmas.

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Get Free Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry’s on Free Cone Day

Couponing 101

Who doesn’t love free ice cream?! Ben & Jerry’s is celebrating Free Cone Day with free scoops of ice cream on April 9 from 12pm-8pm local time. So mark your calendars and head into your local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop for a free scoop of ice cream.

ShopRite: Kellogg’s Cereals ONLY $0.32 Each Starting 3/17!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Kellogg’s Cereals ONLY $0.32 Each Starting 3/17! Starting 3/17, ShopRite has Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereals and Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $0.50/1 Kellogg’s coupon to print.

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Winter Date Night Ideas That Are Romantic & Affordable

Saving Everyday

Pinterest. Email. Twitter. Facebook. Reddit. These affordable winter date night ideas are perfect for cold weather and small budgets! Focus on each other and have fun! It might be freezing outside, but don’t let that stop you from having fun.

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Five Frugal Things | Free soap pump, Goodwill silverware, and more

The Frugal Girl

I called Method about their soap dispensers. I like foaming soap because it seems to be a lot less wasteful than regular liquid soap. But the last two dispensers I got from Method became nearly unusable after just one refill. The top just stayed down when you pressed it.).

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Is it cheaper to make trail mix or to buy it?

The Frugal Girl

For years, I have wondered if it’s cheaper to: a) make my own trail mix with Aldi ingredients. b) buy the pre-mixed Aldi trail mix. If I didn’t have a blog, I’d probably just spend the rest of my life wondering.

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Shop Easter Essentials at Dollar Tree

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Easter is just a few weeks away and that means it’s time to start thinking about those Easter baskets! Whether you’re putting together simple goody bags for a classroom or an ultimate Easter basket for your child, you can get everything you need at Dollar Tree. Yes, Dollar Tree!

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 04/07/19 Thru 04/13/19 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Ad Scan For 04/07/19 Thru 04/13/19 Is Here! Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 04/07/19 Thru 04/13/19. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW ShopRite Ad Scan For 4/7 HERE.

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My jeans split, my scale is discontinued, ThredUp photos are coming!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. I’ve got some miscellany for you all today! I gave up on that one pair of jeans. You know how I’ve mended them a bunch of times?

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Tuesday Tip | Fix tarnished jewelry with foil + baking soda

The Frugal Girl

Ok, plus salt and vinegar too. But the post title was getting a bit long. If you’ve got some tarnished jewelry, you should really give this Apartment Therapy tutorial a try.

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Tuesday Tip | Pay attention to what you do every day, week, or month.

The Frugal Girl

It is true that occasional big financial decisions (house buying, car buying, private jet buying) are massively important when it comes to your financial situation. But most of us grasp the gravity of these decisions.

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Six things I learned from submitting medical claims myself

The Frugal Girl

As most of you know, this past year I had to submit out-of-network claims to our insurance on my own. And geez, it sure was a process! But I am delighted to tell you that yesterday, we finally got a pile of checks for the bills we’d submitted. Hallelujah!

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$250,000 GIVEAWAY: The Cheesecake Factory x DoorDash

Couponing 101

Get free food delivered next week during this epic giveaway event! The Cheesecake Factory is teaming up with popular food delivery service DoorDash to give away $250,000 worth of free rewards on Monday, April 1.

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ShopRite: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes JUST $0.24 Each Starting 3/31!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes JUST $0.24 Each Starting 3/31! Starting 3/31, ShopRite has Lysol Disinfecting Wipes $1.99 each priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $0.50/1 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes printable coupons and insert to use on this deal. Plus you will earn $3.00

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How We Homeschool in High School

The Frugal Girl

Hi Kristen, I’ve been a reader of your blog for a few years. I’m a homeschool mom of 4 from Washington state, and my oldest, 13, is getting ready to start high school next year.

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Tuesday Tip | There are 42 weeks until Christmas.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate/referral links. I know Christmas is a weird thing to think about in March. But if you start doing something now to prepare for the holidays, you could save yourself a lot of financial stress in December. And January.

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Five Frugal Things | free Oreos, for one

The Frugal Girl

I realized last night that we hadn’t had one of these in the last two weeks. I am here to rectify that today! I had a very frugal CVS trip.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Happy Birthday, Sonia!

The Frugal Girl

Sonia is now 15 years old! What I Spent. Let’s see! I spent $109 at Aldi, $25 on my Hungry Harvest , and $32 elsewhere. That makes my total $166 for the week. March Spending. Week 1: $76. Week 2: $166. What We Ate. Saturday. This was Sonia’s birthday party night.

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IHOP Free Pancake Day is Tomorrow!

Couponing 101

Free Pancake Day at IHOP is Tuesday, March 12, from 7am-7pm local time (with select locations going until 10pm). That means you can get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes tomorrow! No purchase required.

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ShopRite: Galbani Thick Sliced Cheese Just $0.49 Each Starting 3/31!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Galbani Thick Sliced Cheese Just $0.49 Each Starting 3/31! Starting 3/31, ShopRite has Galbani Thick Sliced Cheese priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $1.50/1 Galbani Thick Sliced Cheese printable coupon to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.49

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What I Spent, What We Ate | plus a slightly snarky story

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links. In case you happen to be new here: every Friday I write a post detailing what I spent on groceries and also what we ate. I used to publish a menu plan, but I eventually decided it was better to chronicle what we actually ate, vs. what I aspired to have us eat.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Basically Dinner Illustrated. And that’s all.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn income for this site at no extra cost to you. What I Spent. I spent $202 this week! That’s definitely on the high side for me. But the good news is that things are still averaging out to be right on budget for the month. March Spending.

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Four things I’m loving

The Frugal Girl

The Before Breakfast podcast. Laura Vanderkam just launched Before Breakfast and I love it so far! Every weekday morning, she publishes a short 6-8 minute episode sharing a tip about managing your time better.

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Well, I tried the gratitude journal thing.

The Frugal Girl

February’s happiness challenge. A daily gratitude journal my February happiness challenge item, and while I didn’t manage to get it done every day, I did write in the journal pretty frequently. Did this make me feel happier? Well.

Graco Promo Code: Free Highchair!

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For a limited time, you can get a free highchair from Graco with a $250 purchase. Yes, you read that correctly: FREE HIGHCHAIR! Get a free Slim Snacker Highchair when you make a $250 purchase on www.gracobaby.com and enter promo code: FREEHIGHCHAIR at checkout.

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Weis Ad Scan 04/04/19-04/10/19

For the Mommas

Weis Ad Scan 04/04/19-04/10/19. Here is the NEW Weis Ad Scan for the sales coming up starting 04/04/19 and running thru 04/10/19. Search for matching coupons for these advertised deals using our coupon database HERE.

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One-Pan Chicken and Veggie Ramen Bowls

The Frugal Girl

I’m posting this because I shared some step-by-step photos of these chicken and veggie ramen bowls on my Instagram stories last week, and my messages got flooded with requests for the recipe!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $114

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $114 this week, to finish out April. Yay me! March Spending. Week 1: $76. Week 2: $166. Week 3: $144. Week 4: $202. Week 5: $114. Year to Date Grocery Spending. January: $619. February: $485. March: $702. What We Ate. Saturday.

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I will actually write a post tomorrow.

The Frugal Girl

It is considered to be very bad blogging etiquette to pop on and say, “sorry for not posting!”, ”, but here I am. I have a couple of posts in the works but none of them are quite ready to publish and I don’t have time to finish any of them this morning.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $76!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $25 on my Hungry Harvest and $51 at the grocery store. It was a light shopping week! What We Ate. Saturday. Mr. FG and I had our date night (tacos!) and the girls fended for themselves (which means things like grilled cheese or ramen, usually.). Sunday.

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5 Steps to Saving Money Using Just Envelopes

Couponing 101

We are a quarter of the way through 2019, and that means it’s time to check in on those new year’s resolutions! When I looked back at the last three months, I realized my resolution for saving money was not on track.

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 03/10/19 Thru 03/16/19 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Ad Scan For 03/10/19 Thru 03/16/19 Is Here! Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 03/10/19 Thru 03/16/19. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW ShopRite Ad Scan For 3/10 HERE.

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Giant: Butterball Turkey Bacon JUST $0.37 Each Starting 3/29!

For the Mommas

Giant: Butterball Turkey Bacon JUST $0.37 Each Starting 3/29! We have a great deal to make savings at Giant. Butterball Turkey Bacon 12 oz is on Buy One Get One FREE Sale priced at $2.99

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ShopRite: Land O Lakes Eggs JUST $0.99 Each Starting 3/31!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Land O Lakes Eggs JUST $0.99 Each Starting 3/31! Starting 3/31, ShopRite has Land O Lakes Large Eggs priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $0.50/1 Land O Lakes coupon to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.99

ShopRite: Hefty Trash Bags Just $1.99 Each 3/31 ONLY!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Hefty Trash Bags Just $1.99 Each 3/31 ONLY! Only 3/31, ShopRite has Hefty Trash Bags priced at only $2.99 In addition to this, we have a $1/1 Hefty Trash Bag coupon insert to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $1.99 ShopRite deal 3/31/19 ONLY: Buy (1) Hefty Trash Bags $2.99

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 03/31/19 Thru 04/06/19 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Ad Scan For 03/31/19 Thru 04/06/19 Is Here! Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 03/31/19 Thru 04/06/19. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW ShopRite Ad Scan For 3/31 HERE.

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