February, 2021

My Honest Review: I donated plasma to earn money!

Family Balance Sheet

I donated my plasma to earn extra money–here’s my honest review. On New Year’s Eve, I was loafing around and surfing Facebook when I caught a post from a good friend who shared that she had just made over $600 in one month by donating plasma.

How to make DIY instant microwave oatmeal for one

The Frugal Girl

By request, after I mentioned adding a carrot to my oats! Aside from maybe fried mush , oatmeal is one of the cheapest breakfast foods I can think of. Oatmeal with peaches (which I froze this summer when I bought boxes of discounted bruised peaches).

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Where Did My RetailMeNot Inserts Go? New Save Coupon Insert!

For the Mommas

Where Did My RetailMeNot Inserts Go? New Save Coupon Insert! Where Did My RetailMeNot Inserts Go? New Save, Spend Life Happy coupon insert! When you pull out your coupon inserts from this Sunday’s (2/28/21) newspaper you may be wondering where is my RetailMeNot insert? Don’t panic!

Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | Jody S.

The Frugal Girl

Today, we get to meet Jody S., another familiar name from the comment section here. Tell us a little about yourself. Jody and her husband in West Virginia, her home state. My name is Jody, and I’m in my 40s.

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Our Family Finances Update: January 2021

Family Balance Sheet

January 2021 was a month of extremes in my family’s finances. On one side, it could go down as a very resourceful month. We found over $1600 in extra cash…and on the other side…well, you should scroll down for the details! Found Money in January: $1681.

Thankful Wednesday

The Frugal Girl

A bunch of you yesterday raised an eyebrow at me saying I added a carrot to my oatmeal. And multiple people were wondering how I make an individual serving of oatmeal. yesterday’s carrot! I was going to do a post about that today, but I need more time to put that together.

How I fight food waste at breakfast & lunch | in photos

The Frugal Girl

I have often mentioned that I employ breakfast and lunch as use-it-up meals for myself, and I’ve shared some of my tactics here and in my food waste course. oatmeal with berries and walnuts from my freezer.

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ShopRite: Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter Just $1.49 Each Thru 2/27! {Rebate}

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ShopRite: Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter Just $1.49 Each Thru 2/27! Rebate}. Head on over to ShopRite to score a great deal on Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter. Thru 2/27, Land O Lakes Spreadable Butter is priced at $1.99 Plus we have a $0.50

Five Frugal Things | Prunes: now extra-dry!

The Frugal Girl

I have been eating some extremely dry prunes. In my pantry clean-out, I found a container of forgotten-about prunes. At this point, their texture is reminiscent of shoe-leather.

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WIS, WWA | I ordered a Butcher Box

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Mr. FG picked up a few things at Target for $14. And guess what! I finally went to BJ’s myself! First impressions : a whole lot like going to Costco. I spent $52 there. Then I made a $47 trip to Harris Teeter. I got a $25 Hungry Harvest box.

Thankful Thursday | bring on the oranges

The Frugal Girl

New here? We’ve been making thankful lists every week, as a way of hunting for the good that’s still here even in the midst of tough times. Join us in the comments! This week, I am thankful: that my canker sore is gone.

Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | Ruth T

The Frugal Girl

Time to meet another Frugal Girl reader! This time around, we have Ruth T, who is a familiar presence in the comments here. And now we get a face to put with a name. So fun! Something funny; both Sarah G and Ruth T took the same early-married-days budgeting approach that Mr. FG and I did.

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WIS, WWA | a not-icy one

The Frugal Girl

Last week, it was snowing as I typed the Friday post. And today, it’s sunny and pretty much all the snow and ice has melted. Also, I saw buds on some plants while we walked this morning. So it really feels like spring is coming! What I Spent.

ShopRite: Red Bell Peppers JUST $0.99 Lb Thru 2/27!

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ShopRite: Red Bell Peppers JUST $0.99 Lb Thru 2/27! Great deal on Red Bell Peppers at ShopRite. Thru 2/27, Red Bell Peppers are priced at $1.69 per lb. Plus you will save $0.50 lb with Price Plus Club Card That will make the final price just $0.99 per lb.

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Five Frugal Things | preserving jalapenos

The Frugal Girl

Happy Tuesday! Time for some frugal goodness. I brined some jalapeños. My last Hungry Harvest box included a bag of big jalapeños. I love hot peppers, and I’ve been eating them pretty regularly, but I was worried that they might go bad before I got to all of them.

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WIS, WWA | oh hey, more of the white stuff

The Frugal Girl

Hello from my icy home! Well, my home isn’t icy. It’s just icy outside of my home (with a sprinkling of snow on top). I am very thankful it’s not cold inside my house and I feel terrible for all the Texans who have been cold this week.

Thankful Thursday | a late one

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly (free!) practice to help us hunt for the good, even in the midst of tough times. Join us in the comments if you need a mood boost. This week, I am thankful: that we had blue skies yesterday.

WIS, WWA | We’re giving Mr. FG a hard time

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I made a quick stop at Weis and spent $14. And Mr. FG made three trips to BJ’s warehouse club, his new favorite store. He spent $41 on milk, coffee, some snacks, lunch meat, and a big bag of organic blueberries.

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Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | Battra92

The Frugal Girl

This week, we’re mixing it up and meeting a male Frugal Girl reader, one who has been reading since almost the very, very beginning. Battra has some lovely fall colors in his yard. Tell us a little about yourself. Hmm, let’s see. I don’t think I am all that interesting.

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The NEW Giant Weekly Ad Scan For 2/26/21 Is Here!

For the Mommas

Early Giant Weekly Ad Scan Preview For 2/26/21. Here is the complete Giant Ad Scan for 2/26/21 thru 3/4/21! Check out the NEW Giant Ad Preview to help you plan ahead for upcoming deals and offers. Browse next week’s Giant weekly ad preview for sales starting next week in this early preview!

ShopRite: 2 FREE Fage Sour Cream Products Thru 2/27! {Rebate}

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ShopRite: Campbell’s Tomato Soup JUST $0.31 Each Thru 3/5! {Rebate}

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ShopRite: Campbell’s Tomato Soup JUST $0.31 Each Thru 3/5! Rebate}. Here is a great deal on Campbell’s Tomato Soup at ShopRite. Thru 3/5, Campbell’s Tomato Soup is priced at $1.00

Giant: 6 FREE Pirate’s Booty Puffs + Big Moneymaker Thru 3/4! {Double Dip}

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Giant: 6 FREE Pirate’s Booty Puffs + Big Moneymaker Thru 3/4! Double Dip}. We are updating this already amazing deal because as it turns out, this product is included in two separate offers. To make this deal even better, we have coupons for this product and we can score a big moneymaker.

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ShopRite: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers JUST $0.89 Each Starting 2/21!

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ShopRite: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers JUST $0.89 Each Starting 2/21! Save on Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers with this amazing offer at ShopRite. Starting 2/21, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers is priced at $2.00

Five Frugal Things | taxes, tea, and no power

The Frugal Girl

Happily, our power is back on today! But yesterday was not so good on that front. I bought TurboTax with a $15 discount. Costco (and most other places) have TurboTax marked down until mid-February. So, I went ahead and purchased my download to make sure I didn’t miss the discount. After owing so much last April, I paid vast amounts of estimated taxes for tax year 2020. This is not an accurate representation of how much I paid in estimated taxes.

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Giant: 6 FREE Pirate’s Booty Puffs + Moneymaker & More Deals Starting 2/26!

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Giant: 6 FREE Pirate’s Booty Puffs + Moneymaker & More Deals Starting 2/26! Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Pirate’s Booty Puffs at Giant. Starting 2/26, Pirate’s Booty Puffs and Ajax Dish Soaps are priced at $2.50 and $1.99

ShopRite: Purina Friskies Dry Cat Food 3.15 Lb JUST $2.00 Each Thru 2/20!

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ShopRite: Purina Friskies Dry Cat Food 3.15 Lb JUST $2.00 Each Thru 2/20! ShopRite shoppers can score a great deal on Purina Friskies Dry Cat Food 3.15 Thru 2/20, Purina Friskies Dry Cat Food 3.15 Lb bags are priced at $3.99

ShopRite: Suave Body Wash Just $0.50 Each Thru 2/20!

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ShopRite: Suave Body Wash Just $0.50 Each Thru 2/20! Looking for cheap deal on body wash? Score Suave Body Wash for Just $0.50 Each at ShopRite. Thru 2/20, Suave Body Wash is priced at $1.50 Each Plus we have $1/1 Suave Body Wash coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.50

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ShopRite: Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless Chicken JUST $3.25 Each Thru 2/20! {Rebate}

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ShopRite: Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless Chicken JUST $3.25 Each Thru 2/20! Rebate}. Great offer on Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless Chicken at ShopRite. Thru 2/20, Perdue Perfect Portions Boneless Chicken 24 oz is priced at $5.99

Giant: 5 FREE Giant Brand Cocktail or Tartar Sauces + Moneymaker Starting 2/26!

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Giant: 5 FREE Giant Brand Cocktail or Tartar Sauces + Moneymaker Starting 2/26! Check out this freebie deal on Cocktail or Tartar Sauces at Giant. Starting 2/26, Giant Brand Cocktail or Tartar Sauces are priced at $1.50 Plus you will earn $12.50

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ShopRite: Krusteaz Pancake & Waffle Mix ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 2/14! {Rebate}

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ShopRite: Krusteaz Pancake & Waffle Mix ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 2/14! Rebate}. ShopRite shoppers can score a great deal on Krusteaz Pancake & Waffle Mix. Starting 2/14, Krusteaz Pancake or Waffle Mix is priced at $1.99 Plus we have $1.00

ShopRite: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream JUST $1.17 Each Thru 2/13!

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ShopRite: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream JUST $1.17 Each Thru 2/13! Ice cream lovers can score a great deal on Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream at ShopRite. Thru 2/13, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is priced at $2.88 Plus we have $2.64

Giant: 3 FREE Gillette Foamy Shave Products Thru 2/11!

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Giant: 3 FREE Gillette Foamy Shave Products Thru 2/11! Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Gillette Foamy Shave Products at Giant. Thru 2/11, Gillette Foamy Shave Products are priced at $2.00 Plus you will earn $7.50 in gas rewards points That will make the final price 3 FREE + $1.50

ShopRite: Sticky Fingers Barbecue Sauce As Low As FREE Thru 2/6!

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ShopRite: Sticky Fingers Barbecue Sauce As Low As FREE Thru 2/6! Don’t miss out on this amazing offer on Sticky Fingers Barbecue Sauce at ShopRite. Thru 2/6, Sticky Fingers Barbecue Sauce is priced at $1.99

ShopRite: *Hot* Dove Body Wash JUST $1.61 Each Thru 2/6!

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ShopRite: *Hot* Dove Body Wash JUST $1.61 Each Thru 2/6! Here is an amazing offer on Dove Body Wash at ShopRite. Thru 2/6, Dove Body Wash 22 oz is priced at $2.61 Plus we have $1/1 Dove Body Wash product coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $1.61

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ShopRite: FREE CellDration Purified Water 1 Liter Starting 3/7!

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ShopRite: FREE CellDration Purified Water 1 Liter Starting 3/7! Awesome freebie deal on CellDration Purified Water 1 Liter at ShopRite. Starting 3/7, CellDration Purified Water 1 Liter is priced at $1.69 Plus we have a $1.69

ShopRite: McCain Quick Cook Product JUST $0.49 Thru 2/27!

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ShopRite: McCain Quick Cook Product JUST $0.49 Thru 2/27! Head on over to ShopRite to score a great deal on McCain Quick Cook Product. Thru 2/27, McCain Quick Cook Potatoes are priced at $1.49 Plus we have a $1.00 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.49