May, 2019

Tuesday Tip | Make disposable products inconvenient.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. If you’re trying to avoid using disposable products (a sensible frugal move!), make it inconvenient to use them.

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Christmas Savings Club | May 2019

Family Balance Sheet

Welcome to the 2019 Christmas Savings Club. The club is open to anyone who wants monthly accountability to save for a cash Christmas.

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Tips for Keeping Your Stockpile Safe and Dry

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Every couponer’s dream is to have a stockpile of food, household essentials, and non-perishables stored safely in their home. And if you go a step further by canning, freeze drying, and jarring your own foods, it is vital that you have a safe place to keep everything. At first, your stockpile might only take up a couple of shelves in the hallway closet, but as it grows you have to think of long-term storage solutions.

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Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day

Couponing 101

Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day is on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. The annual celebration will be from 4-8pm at participating shops across the nation. Indulge in the extraordinary flavors this famous ice creamery is known for with a free mini cone!

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ShopRite: FREE Sylvania LED Light Bulbs Thru 6/1!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Sylvania LED Light Bulbs Thru 6/1! This 6/1, ShopRite has Sylvania LED light Bulbs priced at only $1.00 In addition to this, we have a $1/1 Sylvania Led product printable coupons to use on this deal that will make your final price FREE!

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How to bring a twist to your Salwar Kameez looks in order to appear stylish

Fashion Without Guilt

Salwar Kameez is used as a traditional wear. The silk Salwar Kameez bought from Silk Salwar Kameez suppliers in India help you look gorgeous. But are you fed up of wearing the same old Salwar Kameez model dress? Then bring a twist to the same.

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Vintage fashion, a cereal bag reuse, and more!

The Frugal Girl

Time for Five Frugal Things, people. I used a cereal bag to freeze turkey. I saved the enormous plastic bag from a Costco-sized box of Cheerios because I thought it might come in handy. And it did, yesterday!

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How To Make Industrial Recycling Simple In Business

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

With so much media coverage at the moment on how much damage we are doing to our planet, there seems to be an even bigger commitment at the moment from companies to do things differently. With climate change targets set and companies pledging their strategy on how they will support these, consumers are also looking at what the companies they use are doing both short and long term.

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Memorial Day Freebies for Military Members and Vets

Couponing 101

Thank you for your service! The phrase isn’t as common as it should be, but this Memorial Day, a number of restaurants want to show you their gratitude by providing free meals to military members and veterans.

ShopRite: Nestle Pure Life Spring Water ONLY $0.08 Per Bottle Starting 6/2!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Nestle Pure Life Spring Water ONLY $0.08 Per Bottle Starting 6/2! Starting 6/2, ShopRite has Nestle Pure Life Spring Water 28 pk priced at only $2.67 In addition to this, we have a ShopRite ecoupon to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.08 per bottle!

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Homemade Chewy Snickerdoodles

The Frugal Girl

Recently, I was out with Mr. FG for dinner and I saw a big snickerdoodle cookie at the cash register. I hadn’t had a snickerdoodle in ages, so I decided to give it a try. Friends, let me tell you: It was a crushing disappointment of a cookie.

Five Frugal Things | Pumpkin oats, 50 cent Frosties, and more

The Frugal Girl

I’m using up pumpkin in my oatmeal. I made a batch of pumpkin muffins on Monday and annoyingly enough, they did not use the whole can. So, I’ve been stirring a few tablespoons of pumpkin into my oatmeal, along with spices like allspice and cloves.

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Progress is almost never dramatic.

The Frugal Girl

Big wins, sudden breakthroughs, and “aha!” ” moments are what we’d all love to experience. But in my experience (ha), those happen really, really rarely. In pretty much every area of my life, progress has happened slowly over time.

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Five Frugal Things | homeschool books, taco truck sauce, and more

The Frugal Girl

I sold Zoe’s school books. She finished school last week and I listed, sold, and shipped her non-consumable textbooks. The nice thing about your youngest kid finishing books is that you can get rid of them! No more schoolbook storage once she’s done with them.).

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Get a Free Kids Movie Ticket to See Aladdin!

Couponing 101

Want to enjoy a great deal on dinner and a movie? Head over to Subway and purchase a Subway Fresh Fit for Kids meal to get a free kids movie ticket to see Aladdin!

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Giant: Ore-Ida Just Crack An Egg Product JUST $0.25 Each Starting 5/31!

For the Mommas

Giant: Ore-Ida Just Crack An Egg Product JUST $0.25 Each Starting 5/31! Starting 5/31, Giant has a great deal on Ore-Ida Just Crack An Egg Products. It is priced at $2.00 each, plus you will save $10.00 off instantly.

It doesn’t have to be perfect to bless other people.

The Frugal Girl

(This is a post I wrote 9 years ago, and I thought it needed to see the light of day again.). Ahh, perfectionism. It almost sounds like a virtue, doesn’t it? In reality, it is such a snare in so many ways, not the least of which is its tendency to render us immobile.

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A really quick Five Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

It’s been a good Monday morning so far…I worked out, showered, took Sonia to her tutorial, went to Aldi and another store, and did some laundry. And it’s not quite 11:00 am. But I did not write a blog post. So, we’re gonna just have a quick little Five Frugal Things today.

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Tuesday Tip | How to avoid overspray with nonstick spray

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. (I I thought about it for a long time and could not come up with a better title than that. It’ll be what it’ll be.).

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. (I I originally found these muffins on All Recipes years ago, and I’m resharing the recipe now with a printable recipe card!).

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4 Quick Tips to Cut Down on Food Waste

Couponing 101

You get full and throw away the rest of the spaghetti on your dinner plate. Your bananas rot before you get around to eating them. Your kid doesn’t like the sandwich you made him, so he tosses it. There are countless causes of food waste, but the effects may be less well known.

ShopRite: 4 FREE Chilly Cow Novelties Starting 6/2!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 4 FREE Chilly Cow Novelties Starting 6/2! Starting 6/2, ShopRite has Chilly Cow Novelties priced at only $1.99 In addition to this, we have a $1/1 Chilly Cow Novelty printable coupon and insert to use on this deal. Stack it with an Ibotta rebate that will make your final price FREE + $0.24

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May’s Happiness Habit, plus what I’m trying in June

The Frugal Girl

In May, my goal was to read a chapter a day, and I think I exceeded that. I finished seven books in May, actually! Four of them (Vinegar Girl, Dept. of Speculation, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, and The House on Mango Street) were pretty short, though, so this sounds more impressive than it is.

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WIS, WWA | Oh right. There are five Fridays this month.

The Frugal Girl

I did my end-of-month numbers round up last week, because I forgot that May actually had one more week. Whoops. I’m just gonna add them into today’s post, with updated numbers. What I Spent. I skipped my Hungry Harvest box this week because I had too much produce to use.

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April 2019 Photo-A-Day roundup

The Frugal Girl

For the last two months, I’ve been taking a photo a day, using lists of prompts from the internet. I enjoy taking photos, and having a daily prompt makes me pick up my camera more often than I otherwise would. And it also makes me take photos of things I otherwise wouldn’t!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It’s starting to feel like summer!

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. We are mostly finished with school, the weather is warm, and we had watermelon this week. So, basically summer. What I Spent.

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4 of the Best Ways to Organize Coupons

Couponing 101

Many a coupon has gone to waste. Whether its owner misplaced it or forgot to use it, too many good deals have fallen victim to this tragic fate. But not on your watch!

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ShopRite Ad Scan For 06/02/19 Thru 06/08/19 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Ad Scan For 06/02/19 Thru 06/08/19 Is Here! Here is your NEW ShopRite Ad Scan for the sales running 06/02/19 Thru 06/08/19. Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW ShopRite Ad Scan For 6/2 HERE.

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Five Frugal Things | Including $200 for watching TV!

The Frugal Girl

I took advantage of Sixth Continent’s 30% back deal. On Monday, Sixth Continent had a several-hour offer that gave 30% credit back on any gift card purchase. I’d gotten the email about it, but forgotten until a reader messaged me on Instagram to remind me. Phew!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | It was my birthday week.

The Frugal Girl

This post contains affiliate links, which earn revenue for this site at no extra cost to you. See my disclosure policy here. What I Spent. I spent $94 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest box. Related: What’s Hungry Harvest? So, I’m starting May off at $119. Woohoo!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I am a marinating fail.

The Frugal Girl

See Thursday’s meal for my fail. Also, thank you all so much for your helpful comments on yesterday’s post. Maria has so many good ideas to help her navigate family life without dental insurance now. You guys are the best! What I Spent. Let’s see.

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Get 5% back on Aldi gift cards with Sixth Continent (a reader tip!)

The Frugal Girl

This post contains referral links, which earn commission for this site at no extra cost to you. This post is not sponsored by Sixth Continent or Aldi. Ok, so, today’s Tuesday Tip comes compliments of reader Emily H. peaceofcake03 on Instagram).

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Where to Get Free Food on Mother’s Day

Couponing 101

Mother’s Day. A day for mom to be spoiled – as she deserves! Moms do so much for everyone on a daily basis. It’s time to do something special for her, you know, like take her out for FREE food on Mother’s Day!

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Giant: Galbani Cheese Products ONLY $0.72 Each Starting 5/31!

For the Mommas

Giant: Galbani Cheese Products ONLY $0.72 Each Starting 5/31! We have a great deal to make savings at Giant. Galbani Mozzarella Cheese 16 oz and Galbani Ricotta Cheese are priced at $3.89 and $4.49 In addition to this price you will save $10.00 off instantly.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | dance week!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I’ve been busy attending end-of-year dance stuff with Zoe…but I’ve also been grocery shopping and cooking. I spent $166 at the grocery store and $25 on my Hungry Harvest box. So, I’m at $191 for the week. May Spending. Week 1 : $119. Week 2: $191. What We Ate.

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Wednesday Baking | Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

The Frugal Girl

This post was in my 2010 archives, and I’m republishing it today with a printable recipe card. I made this on Easter of this year and was reminded how tasty it is. And it’s SO easy. You should give it a try! Today’s recipe is not at all healthy. Not in the slightest.

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Ask the Readers | What can you do without dental insurance?

The Frugal Girl

Hi Kristen! I’m Marie, also a mom of four kids (13, 10, 4, and 2). We’re homeschoolers too and my husband is self employed so money is TIGHT. I just recently had a root canal done and it has cost us $2500!