May, 2021

Vintage-Style Buydeem Toaster Review (with Sonia’s help!)

The Frugal Girl

I already own a toaster, which you’ve probably seen in the background of some of my photos; it’s a bright red number from Cuisinart, and we’ve been really happy with it. So when Buydeem reached out to ask if I would review one of their products, I almost said no.

5 Steps to CRUSH Debt + FREE Debt Payoff Goal Tracker

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Did you make a goal to pay off debt this year? For many years, we made a yearly goal to chip away at our six figures of non-mortgage debt. It took us years to pay it all off, but we achieved it in 2019. I celebrated my 50th birthday month by sending in the very last payment.

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Should You Risk Not Having Homeowner’s Insurance?

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With finances being tighter than ever, many families are looking for ways to trim their budget and reduce expenses. If you’re a homeowner and have been looking at your home insurance premiums, it might be tempting to think about getting rid of your insurance, even if just for a little while — but there are several compelling reasons why you shouldn’t. Do You Have a Choice?

ShopRite: 80% Lean Ground Beef JUST $1.99 Lb Thru 5/29 {Digital Offer}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 80% Lean Ground Beef JUST $1.99 Lb Thru 5/29 {Digital Offer}. Great offer on 80% Lean Ground Beef at ShopRite. Thru 5/29, 80% Lean Ground Beef is priced at $2.49 per lb. Plus we have $0.50 off per lb ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $1.99

Care about something a lot? Then the work will fall on you (and that’s ok)

The Frugal Girl

A little while back, a reader asked if my kids feel about my food-waste avoidance efforts; do they think it’s dumb? Are they as enthusiastic about avoiding food waste as I am? The answer? They don’t think my efforts are dumb.

Thankful Thursday | Biology: done

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is our weekly community opportunity to hunt for the good in our lives. It’s free! It could perk up your day! And you get better at this if you practice, so I’d love for you to join in the comments. This week, I am thankful: that I’m done with biology!

Donating clothes? Here’s how to increase the odds they’ll get used, not thrown away

The Frugal Girl

In recent years, I’ve done some volunteering at an organization near us that helps people who are coming out of homeless situations.

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WIS, WWA | Also, about airplane mechanic school

The Frugal Girl

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned in passing that Lisey was going to airplane mechanic school in the fall. I thought I’d mentioned it here before, but I must have only mentioned it on my other blog. Whoops. Here’s the post I wrote there about Lisey ). Anyway!

ShopRite: Turkey Hill Ice Cream Sandwiches JUST $1.00 Each Thru 5/22

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ShopRite: Turkey Hill Ice Cream Sandwiches JUST $1.00 Each Thru 5/22. ShopRite shoppers can score a great deal on Turkey Hill Ice Cream Sandwiches. Thru 5/22, Turkey Hill Ice Cream Sandwiches are priced at $2.50

Meet a Reader | Jodie

The Frugal Girl

Today, we’re meeting a bright and colorful reader who also happens to be a blogger. Jodie runs a fashion blog for 50+ women, called Jodie’s Touch of Style. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m a retired cosmetic dentist living in Sun City, Arizona with my husband.

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Thankful Thursday | I’m glad to not need gas!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: that we are not in dire need of gas. We have some gas in the tanks of all of our cars, and none of us needs to do a whole bunch of driving right now anyway.

Five Frugal Things | $30 for a truck of mulch

The Frugal Girl

I got a $30 truckload of mulch compliments of my dad. We do not have a truck, but my dad does. And he was kind enough to bring over a whole truck load from the local sawmill. The entire truckload cost only $30, which is such a bargain compared to the mulch that comes in bags.

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Q&A | Why do I want to become a nurse?

The Frugal Girl

I’m still working on putting together some more Meet a Reader posts, so today we’ll do another Q&A round. Why the drive to become a nurse? Rose ( remember her from a Meet a Reader post? ).

Five Frugal Things | a Pusheen mug repair

The Frugal Girl

Lisey Krazy-glued her mug back together. Her beloved Pusheen mug broke. Luckily, it was a pretty clean break, so she just Krazy-glued the handle back on. I remembered to use Fetch rewards.

ShopRite: Scott Bath Tissue JUST $0.45 Per Roll Starting 5/16 {Rebate}

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ShopRite: Scott Bath Tissue JUST $0.45 Per Roll Starting 5/16 {Rebate}. Stock up deal on Scott Bath Tissue at ShopRite. Starting 5/16, Scott Bath Tissue 20 rolls is priced at $11.99 each Plus we have $1.00

Thankful Thursday | Yup. Still thankful for the weather.

The Frugal Girl

New here? Each week, we all practice the free art of hunting for things to be grateful for. This week, I am thankful: for the rain that washed some of the pollen away. The oak flowers have pretty much all fallen, and we’ve gotten a little rain to help wash the yellow dust away. Excellent.

WIS, WWA | my griddle died

The Frugal Girl

More about the griddle on Monday’s meal. RIP, griddle. What I Spent. Well, I got a $25 Hungry Harvest box. Mr. FG made a $45 BJ’s trip. He and I made a quick stop at Lidl (my first time in the store!) and we spent $6. And then we spent $22 at Harris Teeter on a few things.

Five (er, 7) Frugal Things

The Frugal Girl

Usually I take advantage of a birthday freebie or two, but this year, I really went for it. So, I’m gonna just share a birthday-freebie Five Frugal Things. Except I have seven, so this will be slightly longer than usual. Free Potbelly cookies.

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Four inexpensive 2b wavy hair products (Curly Girl approved)

The Frugal Girl

I recently shared a photo on social media of my wet hair followed by my dry, scrunched wavy hair, and lots of people were asking about the products that I used. Your hair is wavy?

Q&A | Fridge organization, jeans, pasta, and Oreos

The Frugal Girl

I put out a call for Q&A submissions on Facebook yesterday, and I got inspired to promptly put some into a post! How can I organize and manage the inside of my refrigerator? Susan. Oh, Susan. I feel you here.

ShopRite: Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal JUST $0.67 Each Thru 5/22 {KFR}

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ShopRite: Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal JUST $0.67 Each Thru 5/22 {KFR}. Stock up deal on Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal at ShopRite. Thru 5/22, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Cereal is priced at $1.67

WIS, WWA | And I’m off to NH

The Frugal Girl

I haven’t been on a plane since early 2020, but today I’m heading out for a bridesmaids weekend in New Hampshire. It’s going to be so weird to travel again, but I am excited! What I Spent.

Thankful Thursday | back to the library!

The Frugal Girl

This week, I’m thankful: that we got to go to the library like old times. Sonia and Zoe and I stopped in at the library and actually browsed the shelves! Yay for normal things that we used to take for granted, right? that Sonia and Zoe are able to see friends.

Five Frugal Things | a bean salad

The Frugal Girl

(see #5 for the bean salad!). I listed five schoolbooks on eBay. Zoe finished her tutorial classes, so I immediately listed her books on eBay. Last kid, last time needing the books! I also listed a college literature book that Sonia finished, plus a teacher’s guide for a book Zoe finished.

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Meet a Reader | a 15 year old!

The Frugal Girl

This interview and the next one will really span a large age gap; today we have a 15-year-old reader, and next week, we’ll have one who is in her 80s! I really love that there’s such a variety of life stages represented by this community.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls

The Frugal Girl

I have a super simple (and delicious) recipe for you today! I saw this recipe on Money Saving Mom ‘s menu plan last week, and decided to give it a try.

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Giant: FREE Progresso Toppers Soup Cup Thru 5/31

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Giant: FREE Progresso Toppers Soup Cup. Giant: FREE Progresso Toppers Soup Cup Thru 5/31. You can score Progresso Toppers Soup Cup for Free with a coupon at Giant. This coupon is good for one One Free(up to 4.18) one cup any flavor/variety Progresso Toppers Soup Cup. .

WIS, WWA | I don’t know how we are spending less!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. How about another bullet list? $17 17 at Harris Teeter. $38 38 at Giant. $36 36 at BJ’s. at Sprouts. $25 25 on a Hungry Harvest box. That adds up to $124.50, which means that we have had three weeks in a row of being under budget.

ShopRite: Cheez-it Snap’d Baked Snacks JUST $0.99 Each Thru 5/29!

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ShopRite: Cheez-it Snap’d Baked Snacks JUST $0.99 Each Thru 5/29! Head on over to ShopRite to score a great deal on Cheez-it Snap’d Baked Snacks. Thru 5/29, Cheez-it Snap’d Baked Snacks is priced at $2.49 Plus we have $1.50

ShopRite: Lipton Iced Tea Mix JUST $1.49 Each Thru 5/8

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ShopRite: Sabrett Beef Franks JUST $1.99 Each Thru 5/8

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ShopRite: Sabrett Beef Franks JUST $1.99 Each Thru 5/8. Great offer on Sabrett Beef Franks at ShopRite. Thru 5/8, Sabrett Beef Franks 14 oz is priced at $2.99 Plus we have $1.00 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $1.99

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ShopRite: Purina Friskies Cat Food & Beggin Strips JUST $0.95 Each Thru 5/8

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ShopRite: FREE Whole-Some Pantry Organic Mango Slices Thru 6/5

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ShopRite: U By Kotex Security Products Just $0.99 Each Thru 5/8

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ShopRite: U By Kotex Security Products Just $0.99 Each Thru 5/8. Head on over to ShopRite to score a great deal on U By Kotex Security Products. Thru 5/8, U By Kotex Security Products are priced at $1.99

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Giant: 4 FREE Beneful Dry Dog Food 3.5 Lb Bags Starting 5/14 {Rebate}

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Giant: 4 FREE Beneful Dry Dog Food 3.5 Lb Bags Starting 5/14 {Rebate}. Don’t miss out on this freebie deal n Beneful Dry Dog Food 3.5 Lb Bags at Giant. Starting 5/14, Beneful Dry Dog Food 3.5 Lb Bags are priced at $5.00

The NEW Giant Weekly Ad Scan For 5/28/21 Is Here!

For the Mommas

Early Giant Weekly Ad Scan Preview For 5/28/21. Here is the complete Giant Ad Scan for 5/28/21 thru 6/3/21! 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!

Giant: Capri Sun Drinks 10 Packs & More JUST $1.00 Each & More Deals Starting 5/28

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Giant: Capri Sun Drinks 10 Packs & More JUST $1.00 Each & More Deals Starting 5/28. Giant shoppers can score a great deal on Capri Sun Drinks 10 Packs. Starting 5/28, Capri Sun Drinks 10 Packs is priced at $2.00 Plus you will save $10.00