March, 2020

You’re suddenly homeschooling! And you have questions.

The Frugal Girl

I’m not sure I thought I’d ever see the day when half of the United States population was homeschooling*. But here we are! Welcome to the group, everyone. *A A reader pointed out that perhaps a better name for this is “distance learning” Still. You are doing school. At home.

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Free things to do during the quarantine

Family Balance Sheet

Governors across the country have ordered many of us to stay home. Shout out to the health care workers, grocery store workers, restaurant workers, cleaning and sanitation workers, truck drivers, military personnel, journalists, and everyone else on the front lines. Thank you for your service!

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3 Reasons You Might Need an Environmental Consultant

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When it comes to the dangers of climate change, Australia is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries. In fact, the country’s temperatures have hit an all-time high, peaking at 41.9°C C in December 2019. What’s more, some studies have even pointed to Australia one of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters per population. To make matters worse, Australia ranks last out of 57 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index.

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Giant: Cheerios Cereals ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 4/3!

For the Mommas

Giant: Cheerios Cereals ONLY $0.49 Each Starting 4/3! We have a great deal to make savings at Giant. Select Cheerios Cereals are priced at $0.99 Plus we have a $1/2 General Mills Cereal coupon insert to use on this deal that will make the final price ONLY $0.49

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How to Successfully Work from Home with Kids

Couponing 101

Since social distancing is critical for halting the spread of the coronavirus, some businesses now allow their employees to work from home. Many people dream of working from home. But as with anything, there’s a learning curve.

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. But you could.

The Frugal Girl

“You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” ” says the song. And I think that’s true for most of us, most of the time. We go through life somewhat mindlessly, not really appreciating what we have until it’s taken from us.

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6 non-grocery-store food ideas for you

The Frugal Girl

Life has gotten considerably crazier here in the U.S. since I last blogged on Friday. Schools are closed, events are cancelled, people are working from home, and, uh, the grocery stores are kind of nuts. If you want something like lemon extract, you’re good. It’s in stock!

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Ten Ways to Prevent Accidents

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Tragedies and accidents, unfortunately, have been a part of human life since it began. Injuries through accidents have been around ever since human beings have been clumsy. Even when they are not, freak events in our surroundings can hurt us at times and even take out lives in some cases. In Indian history, the Mughal emperor Humayun tripped and fell down a flight of stairs till his death. As a solid ruler, no one would have anticipated that their king will die by falling down the stairs.

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The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 4/03/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 4/03/20 Is Here! Here is the complete Giant Ad Preview for 4/3/20 thru 4/9/20! Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location. Preview The NEW Giant Ad Scan For 04/03 HERE. Preview the ad and check below for some of the newest coupons: Health Care.

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How to Prepare For a Coronavirus Outbreak

Couponing 101

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has sent shoppers rushing to their local stores to stock up on supplies. Taking precautions in case of a coronavirus outbreak near you may give you peace of mind, but it’s easy to get sucked into the news and go overboard.

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Freezer Challenge update from me

The Frugal Girl

I and lots of other Frugal Girl readers have been busy working on eating the odds and ends in our freezers. We’ve been chatting about that all week on the FG Facebook group , but I didn’t share all of my freezer adventures there. The whole rundown is here!

WIS, WWA | I’m not stocking up for the coronavirus

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. Actually, let’s start out with a picture of Zoe and one of our rescue cat friends. I got a $25 Hungry Harvest, I spent $39 at Panda Express, and I spent $90 on groceries. So: $154 for this week.

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Freezer challenge, anyone?

The Frugal Girl

Since the grocery store options are a little iffy for most of us, this seems like a perfect time for a freezer challenge. Are you with me? Almost all of us have a stash of random food hiding out in our freezers (doubly true for those of us with chest freezers!),

On not using paper towels

The Frugal Girl

Given the current worries about obtaining paper products, I thought a republish of this paper towel post might be helpful. Because if you’ve got a reusable product, you don’t have to worry about supply issues.

ShopRite: Pepsi Products 2 Liter Drinks JUST $1.00 Each Starting 3/29!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Pepsi Products 2 Liter Drinks JUST $1.00 Each Starting 3/29! Starting 3/29, ShopRite shoppers can score Pepsi Products 2 Liter Drinks for ONLY $1.00 each without any coupons. ShopRite deal 3/29 thru 4/4/20: Buy (5) Pepsi Products 2 Liter Drinks $1.00

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9 Grocery Stores with Special Senior Shopping Hours

Couponing 101

For many older individuals and people with underlying health conditions, leaving the house during the COVID-19 crisis can seem downright scary. While they may need food and supplies, the idea of going into a crowded grocery store may be too intimidating to even consider.

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WIS, WWA | Week one of quarantine!

The Frugal Girl

It’s been a weird week. No homeschool tutorial, our appointments are all cancelled, and Mr. FG has now begun working from home. Zoe and I DID leave the house to go do our shift at the cat rescue, though, because cats still need to eat even during a pandemic.

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WIS, WWA | I overbought

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. So, here’s what happened. I made a menu plan , went to the store on Monday, and bought the things I needed for the week. Aldi looked too crazy, so I went to another store and spent $176. That is why I shop at Aldi.

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FFT | 2 hat tips to Mr. FG!

The Frugal Girl

Because credit is due where credit is due! Mr. FG cut our internet bill in half. Verizon had bumped our rate up to over $100/month because our previous negotiation had expired.

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You don’t “need” to

The Frugal Girl

In a recent email from James Clear , I read this quote (by him): The fact that you go to the gym even though you don’t “need” to… is why you don’t need to. The fact that you save when you could spend… is why you have money to spend. Your habits create your strength.

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Free Crocs For Healthcare Workers

For the Mommas

Free Crocs For Healthcare Workers. If you are healthcare professional in need of our easy-to-clean, comfortable Crocs shoes, then you have been taken care of. Crocs is donating a free pair of shoes (with free shipping) to healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19. Get more Freebies HERE.

7 Freezer Meals to Get You Through a Quarantine

Couponing 101

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a lot of uncertainty. How fast will the virus spread? Will there be a quarantine in your area? While there aren’t easy answers to these questions, there is one relatively easy way to relieve some of your coronavirus-induced stress: preparation.

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I HAVE NO SQUIRREL NESTS (+ other random topics)

The Frugal Girl

I have a bunch of unrelated things to talk about today, so…buckle up for a miscellany post. My squirrel repellent gadget is working great. I apologize for the yelling in the title of this post, but people! I am excited!

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8 Menu Planning Tips

The Frugal Girl

Since most of us are trying not to go to the grocery store too much these days, I thought a republish of some menu planning tips could be helpful. I hope this serves you as you try to feed your household safely.

Five Frugal Things | Because normal feels good

The Frugal Girl

For a bit of normalcy around here: a usual mid-week five frugal things post! I ordered a lidded 8×8 Pyrex pan. Zoe baked brownies (using this not-from-a-box recipe that she loves ), I was reminded that whenever I need to store something in my lidless Pyrex 8×8 pan, I have to use foil or plastic wrap. Neither option is particularly frugal or eco-friendly, so I ordered a pan with a lid. (I

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WIS, WWA | Week one of trying not to shop

The Frugal Girl

It’s been a weird week. No homeschool tutorial, our appointments are all cancelled, and Mr. FG has now begun working from home. Zoe and I DID leave the house to go do our shift at the cat rescue, though, because cats still need to eat.

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Update On ShopRite Sales Ad Circular!

For the Mommas

Update On ShopRite Sales Ad Circular! With all of the safety measures that are in place, ShopRite has decided to release a 1-page sales flyer for the weeks of 3/29, 4/5 and 4/12. There has been no decision for the flyer for the week of 4/19 yet.

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Free Scholastic Learn-At-Home Resources

Couponing 101

While teachers are scrambling to put together engaging lessons for kids to complete from home, you may still need to flesh out their activities to help them learn as much as possible while school is out of session. Scholastic has put together an excellent free resource full of learning materials.

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WIS, WWA | Mainly bowls!

The Frugal Girl

What I Spent. I tried four recipes from the ATK Bowls cookbook that I patiently waited for at the library. Since it’s new and in high demand, I figured I’d better dive in and quickly see if it’s a cookbook I want to own! Anyway, grocery spending first!

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Apparently, I’ve been ruining shirt collars because of one little mistake.

The Frugal Girl

Note: I was doing laundry yesterday and remembered that I did not always know I should unbutton shirt collars. It’s a serious habit for me now, but I figured a republish of this reminder might be helpful!

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Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

The Frugal Girl

A reader reminded me that this 2009 recipe lacked a printable. So, I gave the post a refresh and now you can print it. Pancakes are seriously one of the easiest foods in the world to make from scratch. I promise, even if you are a novice in the kitchen, you can do this without a mix! These pancakes are 100% whole wheat, but they are light, fluffy, and delicious, and they’re very filling. As my mom would say, these will stick to your ribs.

ShopRite: Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles Just $0.75 Each Thru 3/28!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles Just $0.75 Each Thru 3/28! This week thru 3/28, ShopRite has Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Noodles priced at only $1.50 In addition to this, we have a $0.75/2 Pennsylvania Dutch Items coupon insert to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $o.75

ShopRite: Hunts Snack Pack & More ONLY $0.50 Each Thru 3/28!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Hunts Snack Pack & More ONLY $0.50 Each Thru 3/28! This week thru 3/28, ShopRite shoppers can score Hunt’s Snack Pack or other participating items for ONLY $0.50 each without any coupons. ShopRite deal thru 3/28/20: Buy (5) Hunt’s Snack Pack or other participating items $0.50

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8 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes to Try This Year

Couponing 101

Patrick’s Day food can be as fun as it is delicious! Whether you want to prepare Irish food, festive-looking food, or a combination of the two, these eight recipes can put a wee bit o’ the holiday on your table. Irish Soda Bread via Buns In My Oven.

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Giant: Keebler Cookies ONLY $0.38 Each Starting 3/27!

For the Mommas

Giant: Keebler Cookies ONLY $0.38 Each Starting 3/27! We have a great deal to make savings at Giant. Keebler Cookies Product is priced at $1.88 Plus we have a $0.75/1 Keebler Cookies coupon insert to use on this deal that will make the final price just $0.38

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ShopRite: Ajax & Final Touch Laundry Products Just $0.77 Each Starting 3/22!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Ajax & Final Touch Laundry Products Just $0.77 Each Starting 3/22! Starting 3/22, ShopRite has Ajax or Final Touch Laundry Products priced at only $1.77 In addition to this, we have a $3.00/3 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.77

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ShopRite: Product Limits, Job Offerings & Return Policy! {Store Update}

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Product Limits, Job offerings & Return Policy! Store Update}. We want to keep you up to date on the recent changes at ShopRite in regards to the pandemic that we are experiencing.

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