Monday, May 25, 2015

My Frugal Week

Since the last time I blogged, I have worked every school day. The end of the year is a busy time of the year for substitutes and this year is no different. I still have one day to work this week, but Friday is the "official" last day of school for the year. I say "official" because some students are already out of school, like my daughter, who has been out since last Wednesday. 

We've been doing some couponing recently and have same quite a bit of money in the process.  

These two cans of tuna were actually free using a coupon we received in the mail from Chicken of the Sea for $1.00 off any product. Make sure you are signed up on Facebook and through your favorite brands company websites to receive coupons from them. 

There is no picture of these, but we used coupons for $1.00 off five packages of Buddig Lunch Meat. We bought twenty packages and paid 39¢ each after sale and coupons. 

The second coupons we used were for for 40¢ off Dole canned fruit. We used these at Publix where they double coupons under 50¢. We were able to purchase twelve cans of pineapple for 20¢ each. 

 Other coupons we used were for Hunt's tomatoes. They were on sale last week at Publix for B1G1Free. I also had coupons for Buy 3 get 1 Free. I ended up with sixteen cans of tomatoes and paid 54¢ each, a sweet deal.  :)

Palmolive dish soap is on sale at Bi-Lo this week for B1G1F. We printed 25¢ off coupons from and paid 39¢ each for these two bottles. They also had 12 rolls of Charmin Basic on sale for $3.99 and I had a 35¢ off coupon, which doubled, so we paid $3.29 for the pack. I found five containers of Dannon Greek yogurt with 50¢ off coupons while I was there, which made them 50¢ each, a good price for Greek yogurt. 

I've also saved money by shopping at the close out grocery store, United Grocery Outlet or UGO. Pork and beans were on sale this week at several stores for 50¢ per can, but UGO had them for 40¢, a stock up price. I bought ten cans. I also bought gelatin for 25¢ per box. They had some flavors for 17¢, but we were not fans of those flavors. 

I also bought Old El Paso enchilada sauce for 59¢ per can. Canned potatoes for 50¢ per can, which I use in Tacos. Several cans of corn and green peas for 40¢ each. I bought salsa in the 7.4 ounce box for 20¢, so I bought ten of those. These are stock up prices.  :)

We bought a bunch of French's mustard. Bi-Lo has them on sale this week for B1G1F and we had coupons for 50¢ off (you can even print one from their website), which doubled, so they ended up being 4¢ each. We will be donating some of these to the food pantry. The salsa was on sale and we had coupons, which brought the price down to 33¢ each. 

I bought ten packages each of Oscar Meyer  bologna and hot dogs because Piggly Wiggly has them on sale for 99¢ this week. 

The Playtex pads were bought on sale and with coupons and we paid 99¢ each. The Chinet napkins were free combining a coupon and sale from Publix. The Hefty ziploc bags were $1.00 each combining a sale with coupons. 

I also bought Charmin and Angel Soft, which were both on sale this week, using coupons. We also bought veggie burgers, which were on sale for B1G1Free.

It has been a while since I've stocked up like this with groceries, but now that school is ending for the year my income will be reduced, so I wanted to stock up and have my pantry pretty full before my income is reduced for the summer. Remember having some of your savings in the form of food can help you weather hard times when your income is lower. 

I hope you have a great, frugal week ahead.  :)

Live simply by not spending money you don't have.
© Belinda & Frugal Workshop, 2011 - 2015.


  1. Belinda-WOW! you got some smoking hot deals! Good for you! Yesteday found me culling thru the coupon box, and heading back out to the stores to capitalize on Memorial Day specials/promotions, so as to fill my pantry up even more. We had been eating it down, due to finances, with 3 paychecks left this school year, I am bracing for the Summer, when I do not draw any salary. Getting my ducks in a row, so to speak!

    1. Thank you, Carol. It took some time going to multiple stores, but I enjoy doing that. Good planning on your part as well. I am actually looking forward to being home more as I have many things I want to get done this summer.

  2. I agree great deals there. Do you have a garden and grow veggies there? Or do you just buy from the grocery stores? I would love to see a menu plan for the week, as I am always looking for ideas?

    1. We usually have a garden each year and have always canned the surplus. We also buy from the grocery store as well. I usually do not post menu plans, but if I find the time this week, I will post what we ate towards the end of the week. :)

  3. That's a great big shop you did there and a clever way of spending money. We don't have as many coupons in France as there are in some countries, you've really got to hunt for them ! Have a great holiday, Belinda ! xx

  4. I hope you have a great holiday too! Thank you.


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