October, 2020

Do you think about your legacy?

The Frugal Girl

I was listening to a few Hamilton songs the other day, and it occurred to me that legacies are a recurring theme throughout the musical. So, I was thinking about that, and then I saw this tweet. Do you ever wonder what your legacy will be? I think about that a lot.

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My 2021 Planner

Family Balance Sheet

Are you looking for the perfect 2021 planner? Today, I’m sharing mine. It is highly functional, affordable, and at the moment, wide open for all the possibilities and opportunities that 2021 will bring. While I embrace the digital world, paper is the way I plan my life.

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Giant: General Mills Cereals ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 10/23!

For the Mommas

Giant: General Mills Cereals ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 10/23! Stock up deal on General Mills Cereals at Giant. Starting 10/23, General Mills Cereals are priced at $0.99 Plus we have a $1/2 General Mills printable coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.49

Five Frugal Things | 48 pounds for $14

The Frugal Girl

Apples, that is. I got 48 pounds of apples for $14. I’ve struck out a few times when stopping for apples lately, but yesterday my stop paid off! This is what 48 pounds of apples looks like.

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Thankful Thursday | I have a big hole in my wall

The Frugal Girl

This week, I am thankful: -that my window installation is going to be finished soon. before the window install, obviously! I had anticipated it would be done by now. But it rained Monday, which was our original install date.

How to get rid of lice with tea tree oil (instead of insecticide)

The Frugal Girl

I thought perhaps lice would not be such a problem right now because of COVID-19, but a reader just let me know today that she’s been fighting a persistent case with her daughter who is doing in-person classes.

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Five Frugal Things | I’m $80 richer!

The Frugal Girl

I sold two things on Facebook Marketplace. Two items are out of my house, they’re now in homes where they’re needed, and I have $80. This is a nice little collection of benefits for the 10-15 minutes I spent making the listings and responding to messages.

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SavingStar Rebate Is Shutting Down 11/30!

For the Mommas

SavingStar Rebate Is Shutting Down 11/30! A little over a month ago, Savingstar announced that they were a part of Coupons.com app and due to the change, Savingstar will shut down on November 30th.

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Thankful Thursday | I have windows!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; a (frugal and free) exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. This week, I am thankful: that my windows are installed.

WIS, WWA | Will I ever get to the store??

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Well, I still didn’t do a regular grocery shopping trip. One of these weeks I will! Maybe today.). I did get a $20 Hungry Harvest box. And Mr. FG and I made a $39 stop at Trader Joe’s, plus a $10 milk run. So my grocery spending this week is $69.

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Five Frugal Things | apples, books, Converse…

The Frugal Girl

I got a free milkshake for Zoe. A previous milkshake; I didn’t get a photo of Zoe’s yesterday! Yesterday was a braces-tightening day, and she asked for a milkshake on the way home.

Thankful Thursday | I have a mum from South Dakota

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; a (frugal and free) exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. It’s Thursday again!

WIS, WWA | & some kitten photos

The Frugal Girl

Sonia and I went to feed the rescue cats last night, and it was a full house! So many crazy kittens. This was one of Sonia’s favorites. And this was one of my favorites. She’s so cute with that little head tilt! Our own cat always seems so large (and calm!) after we see the kittens.

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FREE Snickers Candy Bar! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

FREE Snickers Candy Bar! Rebate}. FREE Snickers Candy Bar! Rebate}. I love freebies, especially sweet ones. There is a cash back offer on the New Coupons.com app. Activate your offer, grab your Snickers bar and submit your receipt. Gotta love that! Snickers is my fav, yum.

Five Frugal Things | bow-toe kitten heels

The Frugal Girl

I helped Sonia find a pair of clearance shoes. We had a small funeral to go to, and she needed a pair of black shoes. Sonia does have a massive collection of shoes, but exactly zero of them were black.

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Thankful Thursday | time to exercise!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. Ready for our weekly gratitude muscle workout? This week I am thankful: for library books to read.

Lately…

The Frugal Girl

I did one of these posts mid-August when I was short on time to write a post, and multiple readers emailed me and said, “please do more of these!” ” So, here you go. Lately, I’ve been: reading. Cost: $0. All library books.). When Breath Becomes Air.

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Do kids just always need something else?

The Frugal Girl

Hi Kristen! I am a new mom (daughter is 10 months old!) and we live a fairly frugal lifestyle, partly out of necessity and partly just because we don’t have expensive tastes. We live in a small house, so we have definitely limited baby gear and toys with our daughter.

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WIS, WWA | $27

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I did not do an actual shopping trip this week; just a quick $27 fill-in trip. That’s pretty boring! So here are some kitten photos from our rescue shift. October Grocery Spending. Week 1: $224. Week 2: $152. Week 3: $27. What We Ate. Saturday.

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ShopRite: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers JUST $0.89 Starting 11/1!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers JUST $0.89 Starting 11/1! Stock up deal on Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers at ShopRite. Starting 11/1, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers are priced at $2.00

All about my new stove

The Frugal Girl

Since you all have been along for my whole stove saga, I figured a little post about my new one would be in order. In case you’re new, or you’re coming across this post in the archives one day: I broke my cooktop by doing something stupid with a lid that got stuck.

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WIS, WWA | $254

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I did finally drag myself out to the grocery store. FINALLY. And yikes, I spent a lot of money: $254 , to be specific. This is what happens when you put off actual grocery shopping for several weeks in a row; you need to buy all of the things!

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Why are you trying to save money?

The Frugal Girl

Yesterday, reader Anne left this comment: Kristen, I think I just got a fun idea for a post. I was reading through the frugal hacks and wondering for what reason people were saving money. Some, of course, because this is a difficult season, financially, in their life.

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Thankful Thursday | Yay for contacts

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; a (frugal and free) exercise to help us hunt for the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. This week, I am thankful: that I have contact lenses, not just glasses. I’ve inadvertently worn glasses to the grocery store a few times and my word, that is SO annoying with a mask. Every exhale coats the lenses with fog, and no amount of adjusting my mask/glasses placement helps.

WIS, WWA | Frozen Chinese = disappointing

The Frugal Girl

See Sunday’s dinner report for more on that! What I Spent. I spent $224 on groceries this week, and that was even without a Hungry Harvest box! As we know, though, this always levels out; buy more one week, and then you have less to buy the next. It evens out over time. What We Ate. Saturday.

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ShopRite: ShopRite Brand Onions 3 Lb Bag JUST $0.99 Each Thru 10/31!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: ShopRite Brand Onions 3 Lb Bag JUST $0.99 Each Thru 10/31! Head on over to ShopRite to score ShopRite Brand Onions 3 Lb Bag for ONLY $0.99 each without any coupons. ShopRite deal thru 10/31/20: Buy (1) ShopRite Brand Onions 3 Lb Bag $0.99 each Pay $0.99

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ShopRite: Purex Crystals JUST $0.50 Each Thru 10/28! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Purex Crystals JUST $0.50 Each Thru 10/28! Rebate}. Here is an amazing offer on Purex Crystals at ShopRite. Thru 10/28, Purex Crystals Fragrance Boosters are priced at $2.00

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ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview For 10/25/20 Thru 10/31/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview. Early ShopRite Weekly Ads Preview. Your NEW ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview Scan for the sales running 10/25/20 Thru 10/31/20. Preview the Early ShopRite Ad Scan Preview For 10/25/20 – 10/31/20 HERE. Check out the Current ShopRite Ad Scan for 10/18/20 – 10/24/20 HERE.

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Acme: Buck-A-Bag Produce Sale Starting 10/23! {Back Again}

For the Mommas

Acme: Buck-A-Bag Produce Sale Starting 10/23! Back Again}.

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ShopRite: Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles JUST $0.29 Thru 10/24!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles JUST $0.29 Thru 10/24! Make yummy noodles at home with Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles available for ONLY $0.29 each at ShopRite. Thru 10/24, Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles are priced at $1.29

ShopRite: 3 FREE Bic Cristal Ball Pens Thru 10/24! {Still Available}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 3 FREE Bic Cristal Ball Pens Thru 10/24! Still Available}. The Bic Cristal Ball Pens offer is still available to grab at ShopRite. Thru 10/24, Bic Cristal Ball Pens 10 ct is priced at $0.99 Plus we have $3.00/3 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price FREE.

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ShopRite: FREE Powerade Ultra Sports Drink Thru 10/24!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: FREE Powerade Ultra Sports Drink Thru 10/24! Don’t miss out on this freebie deal on Powerade Ultra Sports Drink at ShopRite. Thru 10/24, Powerade Ultra Sports Drink is priced at $1.39 Plus we have a ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price FREE.

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ShopRite: Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 10/18!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 10/18! Flipz Chocolate Covered Pretzels make a great afternoon snack for young and old alike. It’s a tasty choice when you are craving something salty and sweet.

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ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview For 10/18/20 Thru 10/24/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview. Early ShopRite Weekly Ads Preview. Your NEW ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview Scan for the sales running 10/18/20 Thru 10/24/20. Preview the Early ShopRite Ad Scan Preview For 10/18/20 – 10/24/20 HERE. Check out the Current ShopRite Ad Scan for 10/11/20 – 10/17/20 HERE.

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ShopRite: 2- Day Gift Card Moneymaker Deal Thru 10/14!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: 2- Day Gift Card Moneymaker Deal Thru 10/14! Thru 10/14, we have a great Gift Card Deal at ShopRite. When you purchase $100.00 of Select Gift Card you’ll get a $15.00 OYNO Catalina coupon. This is a good way to score $15.00 in FREE groceries.

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Giant: Sweet Raspberries JUST $0.99 Starting 10/30!

For the Mommas

Giant: Sweet Raspberries JUST $0.99 Starting 10/30! Great deal on Sweet Raspberries at Giant. Starting 10/31, Sweet Raspberries 6 oz is priced at $2.99 Plus we have a $2.00 Giant in-ad store coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.99

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ShopRite: Red, Green & Black Seedless Grapes JUST $0.74 Lb Starting 10/11! {Rebate}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Red, Green & Black Seedless Grapes JUST $0.74 Lb Starting 10/11! Rebate}. ShopRite shoppers can score a great deal on Red, Green & Black Seedless Grapes. Starting 10/11, Red, Green or Black Seedless Grapes are priced at $1.49 per lb Plus we have a $0.50

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