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Frugal Friday March 19

Life as Mom

This is my third week taking part in Frugal Friday. It is put on by Life as Mom. She wants us to share a tip a week about what keeps us staying in the Black. Today she is featuring how to make your own instant oatmeal. I am definitely going to give this a try because, like her, we go through way too much in one meal!

Please hop over to Life as Mom to check out more Frugal Friday posts!

This week there were not that many deals. I went shopping twice. One time to Dominick’s to do a coupon deal and the other time to Walmart to stock up on some stuff I’ve not seen couponing yet. Who would have ever guessed I would say this, but I no longer like shopping at Walmart. I spent $106.64 there. I wanted to cry when I saw that total! I was only able to find 2 coupons for what I needed and they were only worth $1.55. I was SO missing my special deals that day!


Dominick’s had a great deal going with buy 5 get $5 off. I was able to get 10 bags of Nut Clusters (our new favorite snack) and one bag of M&Ms because Monkey wanted a treat for $6.53!

Shelf Cost $41.23

Store Discount $24.90

Coupons $9.80

Total $6.53

Total Savings $34.70 or 84.16%!!

At the end of this week I still have $9 in CVS ECB and $13.50 in Jewel Catalinas to start next week out right!

This week Dominick’s is having a meat B1G1F sale so I will most likely be hitting that up! I need some more ground beef.

Have a Frugal week!

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About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


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  2. I LOVE Nut Clusters, they are our new fave too!! I also love when there is a deal on them! I have about 6 bags from the last deal that went on 🙂 Great shopping girl!!

  3. GLad to see you got your Nut Clusters! Your hubby will be so happy!

    What did you buy at Walmart that you never see deals for?
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