June, 2020

Five Frugal Things | And the bear says hello

The Frugal Girl

This bear that Sonia made has nothing to do with today’s post. But he’s really cute, and I thought he might improve your day. We got a family discount on orthodontics. Is there a lot about orthodontics that is frugal? Not really!

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How We Paid off Six Figures of Debt

Family Balance Sheet

In September 2019, my husband and I accomplished our biggest financial goal in our almost 20 years of marriage. It was so big that I cried for two days straight– we paid off six figures in non-mortgage debts.

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ShopRite: 2 FREE Honey Nut Cheerios Cereals + More Deals Thru 7/4!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 2 FREE Honey Nut Cheerios Cereals + More Deals Thru 7/4! Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Honey Nut Cheerios Cereals at ShopRite. Honey Nut Cheerios Cereals are priced at $1.49

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18 Black-Owned Online Businesses You’ll Love Supporting

Couponing 101

Believe it or not, shopping might be one of the most impactful things you do. Where you direct your money determines which businesses thrive and which are forced to shutter their doors. Racism has recently entered the forefront of the national spotlight.

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Five Frugal Things | tea, masks, and food rescues

The Frugal Girl

Happy Tuesday! Time for your weekly dose of five frugal things. I’ve been making iced tea. This is so, so much cheaper than buying pre-made tea. A box of tea bags costs about $3, which is about the price of one of the bottle gallons from the store. Definitely a money-saving option.

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I kayaked. And I got very discontented.

The Frugal Girl

Recently, on a sunny Saturday morning, Mr. FG and I were kayaking out on the river our neighborhood borders. There were so many reasons to be happy and/or thankful. The weather was beautiful. We have free water access in our own neighborhood.

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Five Frugal Things | swimsuit flip, hot sauce + 3 more

The Frugal Girl

I sold a Target return. This was such a weird situation. Let me explain. One of the swimsuits we ordered was too small for Zoe, so I went through the online returns process. Target refunded me, but said I didn’t need to bother to return the suit. (I’m

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Sunday Coupon Preview 06/28/20

For the Mommas

Sunday Coupon Preview. Here is the preview of the Sunday coupon inserts that you can expect in your papers on 06/28/20. There will be TWO coupon insert in most areas on Sunday, 28th June – (1) RMN and (1) SS. Please remember, this list of coupons is not an exact list of what you will receive.

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Kids Earn Free Pizza with Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! Program

Couponing 101

Regardless of your age, a sense of accomplishment is a wonderful thing. And it’s even better if meeting your goals means earning a free pizza. This year, the popular BOOK IT! Reading Program by Pizza Hut has transformed into Camp BOOK IT!

5 reasons your homemade pizza is terrible (or meh)

The Frugal Girl

If you’ve tried making pizza at home, odds are good that you’ve turned out some pretty mediocre pies. Not disgusting pizza…just very meh pizza. I spent years making unremarkable pizza myself, despite having a pizza stone.

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WIS, WWA | also some kittens

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. First, how about a kitten picture? The cat rescue we volunteer at has opened back up again, with social distancing measures, and we had a lot of kittens this week! Kittens are so so cute, but every time Zoe and I take care of them, we remember why we like our older cat.

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You will be slow at first. But you can get faster!

The Frugal Girl

The other day, I was making a batch of whole wheat pancakes , and I noticed that I got the batter mixed up in less time than it took for the cast iron pan to get hot.

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a 2020 summer bucket list (such as it is!)

The Frugal Girl

This summer is probably not going to be quite like any of us had anticipated. Pandemics have a way of interrupting plans a bit. In fact, I hadn’t even though about my annual summer bucket list until a reader emailed to remind me. Let’s see what pandemic-friendly things I can come up with.

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Giant: Kellogg?s Cereals As Low As FREE Starting 6/12!

For the Mommas

Giant: Kellogg’s Cereals As Low As FREE Starting 6/12! Start your day with a healthy breakfast with Kellogg’s Cereals that are available for FREE at Giant. Starting 6/12, Kellogg’s Cereals are priced at $1.67 each at Giant.

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8 International Cookie Recipes to Try This Weekend

Couponing 101

Bake Your Way Around the World with These 8 International Cookie Recipes! If your international travel plans were canceled, your adventurous side may be aching for an outlet.

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Five Frugal Things | I know it’s been quiet here

The Frugal Girl

It’s been a little bit quiet here, I know. I just…I haven’t quite known what to say or what’s appropriate to write. Since I am a white person with privilege in multiple arenas, I am often unsure of what the helpful thing is to say at times like these.

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How I teach my kids to drive

The Frugal Girl

A reader recently asked me if I’d written a post with tips on teaching teens to drive. I haven’t done that, because it felt a little off-topic for a frugal blog. But, I did a poll on my Facebook page asking readers if they wanted a post on the topic, and the results said yes.

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WIS, WWA | A non-exemplary week of cooking

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I did not plan a menu this week. And I was reminded that I cannot be trusted without a menu plan. I know other people can do this. And they can even thrive! But I am not that kind of person. Because I didn’t plan a menu, I didn’t do a big grocery shopping trip.

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Thankful Thursday

The Frugal Girl

Things are hard in the world right now for multiple reasons, so we’ve been doing weekly thankful posts around here. Even in the midst of hard times, there is always something to be grateful for if we hunt hard enough, and this weekly post is our chance to hunt together.

ShopRite: Bic Multi Purpose Lighter ONLY $0.99 Thru 6/13!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Bic Multi Purpose Lighter ONLY $0.99 Thru 6/13! ShopRite has a great deal on Bic Multi Purpose Lighter. Thru 6/13, Bic Multi Purpose Lighter is priced at $2.99 Plus we have a $2.00 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal. That will make the final price ONLY $0.99

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6 Free Online Summer Camps for Kids (2020)

Couponing 101

A lot of summer camps have been canceled in light of COVID-19. Even if your child’s favorite summer camp is running, you might not be comfortable sending them this year.

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What I Spent, What We Ate |

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I didn’t do a big shop this week; just a smaller fill-in at $88.50. Which is a good thing, considering I spent $285 last week. (!). Here’s how things stack up for the month of June: June Spending. Week 1: $104. Week 2: $194. Week 3: $285. Week 4: $88.50. What We Ate.

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Five Frugal Things | a tree edition

The Frugal Girl

But first, a homeschool frugal thing. I did early renewal for the umbrella group. The yearly family fee starts out at $85 and goes up each month from June-September. So, I mailed mine off and it’ll get there long before the June 30th deadline. (An

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Will it work? Try it and see!

The Frugal Girl

When you are facing a new task, it makes sense to look to other people for guidance. How do you fix a hole in a sock? Can you freeze mushrooms? Can you substitute x for y in a recipe? Can you use fabric dye to cover a bleach stain? ( I tried that one and here’s what happened.).

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a Good Things post

The Frugal Girl

Because heaven knows we all could use one. America is a mess, the world is a mess, and we are probably all individual messes too. So, it seems like a very good week to not skip a Good Things post.

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Sunday Coupon Preview 06/07/20

For the Mommas

Sunday Coupon Preview. Here is the preview of the Sunday coupon inserts that you can expect in your papers on 06/07/20. There will be TWO coupon insert in most areas on Sunday, 7th June – (1) RMN and (1) SS. Please remember, this list is not an exact list of what you will receive.

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How Will In-Store Shopping Change After COVID-19?

Couponing 101

The retail industry is constantly evolving, but COVID-19 is likely to force unprecedented and rapid changes unlike anything shoppers have ever witnessed. With so much in flux, it is not yet entirely clear which changes will last.

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WIS, WWA | time for hot-weather meals

The Frugal Girl

First, I just want to say: thank you so much for keeping the discussion on my last post so respectful. I really appreciate all of you. What I Spent. We’ve had a rather chilly spring, and after a cool start to this week, it’s now feeling like summer here. Time for cool meals!

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Q&A | Septum piercing, post-lockdown, + handling teen expenses

The Frugal Girl

If you have a question you want me to answer in a future Q&A post, send me an email (kristen@thefrugalgirl.com) and put Q&A in the subject line. You can also leave a question in the comments here, but I do lose track of those sometimes. Hello, hello!

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ShopRite: Tropicana Premium Drinks JUST $0.99 Each Thru 7/4!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Tropicana Premium Drinks JUST $0.99 Each Thru 7/4! Bring a bit of brightness to your day with Tropicana Premium Drinks that is available for ONLY $0.99 each at ShopRite. Thru 7/4, Tropicana Premium Drinks are priced at $1.99

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Giant: Dove Body Wash Products JUST $1.75 Each Thru 7/2!

For the Mommas

Giant: Dove Body Wash Products JUST $1.75 Each Thru 7/2! Retain your skin’s natural moisture with Dove Body Wash Products that are available for ONLY $1.75 each at Giant. Thru 7/20, Dove Body Washes are priced at $5.99 Plus you will save $5.00 off instantly when you spend $15.00

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ShopRite: Garnier Fructis & Whole Blends Hair Products ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 6/28!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Garnier Fructis & Whole Blends Hair Products ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 6/28! ShopRite shoppers can score a great deal on Garnier Fructis & Whole Blends Hair Products. Starting 6/28, Garnier Fructis & Whole Blends Hair Products are priced at $2.49

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4th of July: 7 Safer Alternatives to Fireworks

Couponing 101

During summertime, the risks you think about most might be mosquito bites, sunburn, and running out of lemonade. But those probably aren’t the biggest summer dangers. Each year, thousands of people require medical attention from fireworks-related injuries.

ShopRite: General Mills Cereals ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 6/28!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: General Mills Cereals ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 6/28! If you usually have breakfast on the go, then it is time to sit down to a nice quiet breakfast and here is a General Mills Cereals deal for a happy start to the day. Starting 6/28, you can score General Mills Cereals for ONLY $0.99

ShopRite: Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade Tubes JUST $0.24 Each Thru 6/27!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade Tubes JUST $0.24 Each Thru 6/27! Beat the heat with this refreshingly cool Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade Tubes that are available for ONLY $0.24 each at ShopRite. Thru 6/27, Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade Tubes are priced at $1.99

ShopRite: Godiva Masterpieces Chocolate Bar ONLY $0.99 Each Thru 6/27!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Godiva Masterpieces Chocolate Bar ONLY $0.99 Each Thru 6/27! Indulge in the amazing taste of Godiva Masterpieces Chocolate Bar that is available for ONLY $0.99 each at ShopRite. Thru 6/27, Godiva Masterpieces Chocolate Bar is priced at $1.99 Plus we have a $1.00

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Giant: Oscar Mayer Lunchables Product JUST $0.85 Each Starting 7/3!

For the Mommas

Giant: Oscar Mayer Lunchables Product JUST $0.85 Each Starting 7/3! Score Oscar Mayer Lunchables Product for only $0.85 each at Giant. These Lunchables product are perfect choice for an on the go lunch, while letting kids have fun with their food.

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