July, 2020

A fail of a Stitch Fix

The Frugal Girl

(Usual disclaimer: If you hate Stitch Fix posts, I totally understand. They’re polarizing! But you’ve been apprised of this post’s content, so if you are in the “I hate Stitch Fix posts!”

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ShopRite: Baskin Robbins Ice Cream JUST $1.00 Each Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Baskin Robbins Ice Cream JUST $1.00 Each Starting 7/12! I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream. Starting 7/12, Baskin Robbins Ice Cream 14 oz is priced at $2.39 Plus we have a $4.17/3 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal That will make the final price just $1.00

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How to Get Free Play at Chuck E. Cheese

Couponing 101

If you’re lucky enough to have a Chuck E. Cheese near you still, your child can enjoy a great bonus for staying on top of their summer reading list. Before you get too excited, it’s important to note that the company that owns Chuck E.

Five Frugal Things | a new painting project

The Frugal Girl

gratuitous cat photo that has nothing to do with this post. I mended a shirt (and more). I pulled out my black tank top and noticed it had a small hole (more like a slit). I placed a small black tshirt scrap pieces underneath the slit and zig-zagged it closed.

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Two unusual silicone kitchen items I love

The Frugal Girl

I am not a person who likes clutter, and my dislike of clutter certainly extends to my kitchen. Unitaskers are not my favorite thing. At all. But the two I’m going to tell you about today have definitely earned their place in my cabinet!

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Thankful Thursday

The Frugal Girl

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

Thankful Thursday | the benefits of gratitude

The Frugal Girl

Marigolds that I grew from seed. So cheap! And so easy, even I can do it. In an Instagram post earlier this week, I mentioned a Forbes article about the scientifically proven benefits of gratitude. Among other things, gratitude improves your mental and physical health, enhances empathy, reduces aggression, and improves your sleep. All this for the low, low price of $0! Gratitude is such a bargain.

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7 Ways to Make Summer Reading More Fun for Kids

Couponing 101

Traveling to remote destinations, exploring unknown lands, and saving the world may seem like an intense way to spend the summer. However, for avid readers, it’s just business as usual.

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How to sell books on eBay

The Frugal Girl

Whenever I mention in passing that I’m selling books on eBay, someone asks questions about the process. So, I thought it would be good to have a post that I can send people to when they ask that question in the future. I am totally not an eBay expert (lots of people on the internet know more about eBay than I do!), but I’m happy to share what I do. Install the eBay app. This is not essential, but it makes adding photos to your listing so, so much easier.

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Five Frugal Things | Some non-controversy

The Frugal Girl

Yesterday was kind of a day with comments, mainly on my Facebook page. I knew masks were a little controversial, but I was perhaps unprepared for just how controversial they are on Facebook. I love you all, regardless of your position on face masks. Virtual (and virus-free!) hugs to you all. And now for a totally un-controversial post. At least, I think it will be. I sold my old camera lens on eBay. I disclosed the auto-focus problem, of course.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | with a few fireworks photos

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $180 on groceries this week. That’s a little high, but it did include a stock-up trip to Aldi (which included an 18 roll page of toilet paper. I really like being able to buy TP again!). Not an Aldi shelf, but look at all that stock! Sweet. Week 1: $145. Week 2: $180.

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Thankful Thursday | Because I’ve been heat crabby

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. Normally my Thankful Thursday posts are sort of random, but today I have a theme: summer/hot weather. I’m doing this because we have had a very long, mostly-uninterrupted string of hot, humid days with little relief in sight.

ShopRite: Kellogg’s Cereals As Low As FREE Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Kellogg’s Cereals As Low As FREE Starting 7/12! Stock up deal on Kellogg’s Cereals at ShopRite! Starting 7/12, Kellogg’s Cereals are on sale for $1.49 each at ShopRite.

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9 Amazing Copycat Recipes That Are Just Like Your Restaurant Favorites

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With many restaurants shuttered and others offering only takeout and delivery, a lot of families are eating more home cooking these days. While a home-cooked meal can be satisfying and nutritious, you and your family might be missing popular restaurant dishes. But you don’t have to miss some of your favorite foods just because you’re eating at home! These nine restaurant copycat recipes taste enough like the real thing to satisfy cravings.

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My new Stitch Fix box arrived (with Lisey’s help)

The Frugal Girl

If you are new here or new to Stitch Fix: Stitch Fix is an online styling subscription program. You fill out a profile, pay a $20 styling fee, and you get a box of five clothing items to try. The $20 styling fee applies toward anything you keep. I originally was trying out the “the cheaper, the better” price point, but it was all pretty expensive anyway. As of now, I’m just trying to use up the credit I accumulated from an older post.

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Five Frugal Things | eBay fangirling

The Frugal Girl

I started listing my five frugal things and realized I have kind of an inadvertent eBay theme going on here. It IS an awesome website for both making and saving money. And I am not affiliated. I listed many books on eBay. I went through my big bookshelf and found lots of no-longer-needed schoolbooks to offload. I’m hoping there will maybe be a big market for these right now, since more people will probably be homeschooling this fall.

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Can I ask you two quick questions?

The Frugal Girl

Ok, well, it’s really three questions, counting the one in the title! As I’ve been thinking through future blog post plans, I’ve found myself wanting to know exactly why it is that you read my blog. I mean, obviously you are here because you have some interest in saving money! But there are a lot of places on the web where you can get money advice, so that is probably not the whole reason you read this blog.

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WIS, WWA | Oh, hello Costco!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I spent $62 at the grocery store and then I finally made a Costco run. I haven’t been since before the lockdown! I spent $195 there, which was a little painful. But I shouldn’t have to go again for a while now. July Grocery Spending. Week 1: $145. Week 2: $180. Week 3: $87. Week 4: $257. What We Ate. Saturday. Mr. FG and I had a takeout date night at the taco truck, which is a super affordable way to get takeout. We always stay below our $20 budget there.

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Aldi: Character Backpacks JUST $6.99 & Lunchboxes JUST $4.99 Each Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

Aldi: Character Backpacks JUST $6.99 & Lunchboxes JUST $4.99 Each Starting 7/12! Head on over to Aldi to get a great deal on Character Backpack and Lunchboxes! Starting 7/12 you can score Character Backpack for ONLY $6.99 each and Character Backpack for ONLY $4.99 each at Aldi.

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Thankful Thursday | I missed one!

The Frugal Girl

New here? Thankful Thursday is something we’ve been doing in these COVID times; an exercise to help us hunt the good that is in our lives and in the world, even in the midst of a pandemic. Well, it seems I forgot to do one of these last week. Update: I looked back and I did a Stitch Fix post instead. Whoops.). Here are mine, and you can add yours in the comments! Today I am thankful: for my iced coffee. which I am drinking as I type this! for friends who offer listening ears.

ShopRite: Old El Paso Dinner Kit Or Taco Bowl JUST $0.49 Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Old El Paso Dinner Kit Or Taco Bowl JUST $0.49 Starting 7/12! Bring the taste of Mexico to your home with Old El Paso Dinner Kit Or Taco Bowl available at great price at ShopRite! Starting 7/12, Old El Paso Dinner Kit or Taco Bowl are priced at $1.99

ShopRite: Caulipower Pizza Just $2.99 Each Thru 7/11!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Caulipower Pizza Just $2.99 Each Thru 7/11! With no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, we can score Caulipower Pizza for ONLY $2.99 each at ShopRite. Thru 7/11, Caulipower Pizza is priced at $5.99 Plus we have a $3.00

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Giant: 10 FREE Giant Brand Cookies + Moneymaker Thru 7/9!

For the Mommas

Giant: 10 FREE Giant Brand Cookies + Moneymaker Thru 7/9! Don’t miss out on this amazing freebie deal on Giant Brand Cookies! Thru 7/9, Giant Brand Cookies 7.1 oz are priced at $1.00 Plus you will earn $12.50 in gas rewards points That will make the final price of the cookies FREE + $2.50

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Giant: Visa Gift Card Moneymaker Deal Starting 7/10! {3 X’s Points}

For the Mommas

Giant: Visa Gift Card Moneymaker Deal Starting 7/10! {3 3 X’s Points}. The Visa Gift Card Moneymaker deal will be back next week at Giant! Starting 7/10, Giant will offer $37.50 in gas points on Visa Gift Card but please be mindful of the activation fees of $5.95.

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WIS, WWA | First one for July!

The Frugal Girl

Time for a new month and a new grocery budget. And now it’s officially the second half of the year. The first half of 2020 was so crazy that I wonder what the second half will bring. What I Spent. I got a $25 Hungry Harvest box, and I spent $115 at the grocery store. What We Ate. Saturday. I made grilled ham and cheese sandwiches for the girls, and then Mr. FG and I did our takeout date night.

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Aldi: New Grocery Curbside Pickup Program!

For the Mommas

Aldi: New Grocery Curbside Pickup Program! Aldi is offering a new Grocery curbside pickup program and this program is only available is select regions.

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Best ShopRite Deals Roundup For the Week of 07/12/20

For the Mommas

Best ShopRite Deals Roundup For the Week of 07/12/20. Here are the Best ShopRite Deals Roundup for next week! These deals are valid thru 07/18. With these ShopRite deals, you can get cheap deals on Baskin Robbins, Kellogg’s & More. Buy (1) Right Guard Sport Deodorant $1.50

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Giant: Johnson’s Kids Hair Products JUST $0.50 Each Starting 7/10!

For the Mommas

Giant: Johnson’s Kids Hair Products JUST $0.50 Each Starting 7/10! Looking for cheap deal on Kids Products? Score Johnson’s Kids Hair Products for JUST $0.50 Each at Giant. Starting 7/10, Johnson’s Kids Hair Products are priced at $4.00

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Five Frugal Things | is $300 frugal? Well…

The Frugal Girl

I bought a camera lens at a discount. I got my 50mm 1.4 in 2011, and I’ve used it probably 5/7 days a week ever since, for blog photos. I have definitely gotten my money’s worth out of it! This lens is a little bit prone to focusing problems, and mine has really been getting worse and worse in the last few weeks. I looked into repair, but that was estimated to cost $179. Which does not make a lot of sense on a $350 lens that’s 9 years old.

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CVS: All Laundry Detergent & Snuggle Fabric Softener ONLY $1.99 Starting 7/12

For the Mommas

CVS: All Laundry Detergent & Snuggle Fabric Softener ONLY $1.99 Starting 7/12. Stock up deal on All Laundry Detergent & Snuggle Fabric Softener at CVS. Starting 7/12, All Laundry Detergent & Snuggle Fabric Softener is priced at $2.99

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ShopRite: U By Kotex Security Products ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: U By Kotex Security Products ONLY $0.49 ShopRite: U By Kotex Security Products ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 7/12!! Score U by Kotex Security products for only $0.49 each starting from 7/12. Starting 7/12, U By Kotex Security Products is priced at $1.99

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ShopRite Coupon Matchups & Deals (07/12-07/18)

For the Mommas

ShopRite Coupon Matchups & Deals. Here are your ShopRite Coupon Matchups & Deals for the sales running 07/12-07/18. As usual, we have plenty of great coupon deals coming up so do start clipping and making your lists!

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The New Aldi Ad Scan Preview Sneak Peek (7/12-7/18)

For the Mommas

The New Aldi Ad Scan Preview Sneak Peek. New Aldi Ad Scan Preview. We have the 4-page Aldi Sneak Peek In-Store Ad Scan Preview (7/12-7/18), as well as the upcoming Aldi Finds Products on sale by category (7/15 – 7/21). The Aldi Ad Scan Preview has been put together for your general information.

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Sunday Coupon Preview 07/12/20

For the Mommas

Sunday Coupon Preview. Here is the preview of the Sunday coupon inserts that you can expect in your papers on 07/12/20. There will be TWO coupon insert in most areas on Sunday, 12th July – (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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What I Spent, What We Ate | Mostly ATK

The Frugal Girl

I realized after typing up this menu plan that all but one of our meals came from some branch of America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Country/Cook’s Illustrated. I am a serious fangirl. What I Spent. I lazily put off doing a big grocery shopping trip, so I only spent $87 on a non-Aldi fill-in trip. Week 1: $145. Week 2: $180. Week 3: $87. What We Ate. Saturday. The girls requested a Chick-Fil-A night, so I went to the drive-thru to pick up dinner. Sunday.

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ShopRite Weekly Ad Preview For 07/12/20 Thru 07/18/20 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 07/12/20 Thru 07/18/20. Preview the Early ShopRite Ad Scan Preview For 07/12/20 – 07/18/20 HERE. Check out the Current ShopRite Ad Scan for 07/05/20 – 07/11/20 HERE.

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ShopRite: Cap’n Crunch Cereal Only $0.99 Each Starting 7/12!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Cap’n Crunch Cereal Only $0.99 Each Starting 7/12! Cap’n Crunch Cereal Only $0.99 Each at ShopRite Starting 7/12! Score Cap’n Crunch Cereals for only $0.99 each starting from 7/12. Starting 7/12, Cap’n Crunch Cereals is priced at $1.49

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