Sunday, February 23, 2014

Third Frugal Week of February

Monday and Tuesday were Winter Break from school, so we had those days free this week. I was able to work Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, so I am grateful for that.

Sunday afternoon I had a radiator hose in my car to start leaking on me. My Dad fixed it for me, but said I needed to get a new hose to replace the worn out one. I was able to get that fixed on Tuesday as well as have the oil changed in my car. $171 plus change for the car repair. 

On Saturday I went shopping to pick up a few deals.

First stop was Publix where the Keebler Club crackers were on sale for buy one get one free. This was a great time to cash in some of my Kellogg's Family Rewards points. I was able to use my points to print off four coupons for $1.50 off one box. I ended up paying 40¢ for each box. It really pays to enter these codes into the website for money saving coupons. 

Next, I combined a manufacturer coupon with a Publix store coupon and scored two loaves of bread for 50¢ each. 

Next, I was able to get 4 containers of Tropicana Orange Juice for free. It was a buy one get one free sale and I had two coupons for buy one get one free, which I printed online. 

My daughter did a deal on Sundown vitamins and ended up earning money that went towards our other purchases. 

Other items at Publix included 4 boxes of Krave cereal for $1.00 each and 2 boxes of the new Mueller's Hidden Veggie spaghetti for 24¢ each after a buy one get one free sale and a manufacture coupon, 6 cans of Progresso soup for 25¢ after sale and coupon, one free Snickers candy bar with a free coupon won on Facebook, and free alcohol, baby cereal (donating to a friend), cocoa butter, and hand sanitizer.

The Iams canned cat food you see in the photo came from Target. There are $2.00 off 3 cans coupons online and I printed two of them. The cat food was 57¢, so the overage went towards my other purchases. 

I went to Target to pick up a deal on Grands biscuits. They were on sale for $1.25 each, and there were manufacturers coupons for $1.00 off a purchase of three. Target also has a coupon online for $2.00 off three, so I combined those and paid 25¢ each for 6 cans. 

My daughter went to the Dollar Tree with makeup coupons. She came out with these two items and only had to pay 10¢ each for the sales tax. 

I went to Food Lion because they have the 4 roll packages of Angel Soft and I had a buy one 12 pack, get a free 4 pack coupon. The 12 pack was $5.99 and I had a $2.00 off coupon for that, which they let us combine. (We asked beforehand). So, I paid $3.99 plus tax for 16 rolls, which is 25¢ a roll. These were for double rolls too. 

I went to Bi-Lo to pick up English muffins. They were on sale buy one get one free and I had 55¢ coupons that doubled, so I paid 98¢ each for 4 packs of English muffins. While I was there I stumbled across a display for Scotch brand scissors. They were $1.69 and there were $1.00 off coupons located beside them, so I picked up a pair for 69¢ plus tax. 

All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners came from home this week as usual. 

Our Dinners this week were: 

Monday: Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli
Tuesday: Baked Spaghetti, Broccoli
Wednesday:Salisbury Steak, Pan Fried Baked Potatoes, Peas & Carrots
Thursday: Fish, Oven Fried Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts
Friday: Meatballs & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli 
Saturday: Grilled Chicken Salads
Sunday: Baked Chicken, Broccoli, Teriyaki Rice, Cole Slaw

We rented Bad Grandpa from Redbox using a free rental code. There were a couple of funny parts, but I would not recommend the movie to anyone. How can they take such a cute idea and make it dirty? Just like the movie Step Brothers. They had a good idea, but they have to make it dirty, which just ruins the film for me and my family felt the same way. 

How has your week been? Frugal or not, we would love to read about it in the comment section. :)

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  1. WOW! you found some awesome deals! Nice of you to pick up the baby cereal and bless a friend. I like friends like you! : )

  2. Awww, how sweet. Thank you, Carol. :)

    I found the couponing blog, Couponaholic, this week and found some really great coupons, which helped me get these good deals this week.

  3. This was a fun week for all of you! Well, except for your car. Good thing your dad was there to check it for you. At least you found out what the problem was and were able to send it to the repair shop. Problem solved! :)


  4. Reading your blog from the beginning, really enjoying. I totally agree with your assessment of movies, why add adult “humor”, it has ruined many films for me. Clock in the Wall was a good adult /kids movie, but then they add a pee scene, plus several animal poops. Nope not necessary.

    1. Thank you, Deana. I don't like it when they ruin good movies like that.


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