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Frugal Friday March 26

Life as Mom

This is my fourth 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.

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This was actually from last week but I forgot to post it. Whoops!

They had Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs on sale for 2/$3 plus you got a $2 Catalina for your next purchase. Barilla pasta was on sale for .79 and I had 12- .55 off coupons! Rice a Roni was 5/$5. I used my 2-$2 Catalinas from the hot dogs and got the Rice a Roni for 5/$1.09!!

Shelf Cost $29.95

Store Discount $9.11

Coupons $10.60

Total $10.24

Total Savings $19.71 or 65.81%!


I am super proud of this deal! I had a free coupon for the cat litter and Heart to Heart crackers. Bologna was $1 each and if you buy 2 you get a $2 Catalina. Edy’s was B1G2F! I had a $4 off coupon for the pullups. It was just an amazing deal all around.

Shelf Cost $65.22

Store Discount $23.52

Coupons $33.69

Total $8.01…but wait, it gets better!

Jewel is running a special right now that if you buy a $250 gift card you’ll get an extra $20 OR if you buy a $300 gift card you get an extra $30! I prepaid my groceries for the next few months buying a $300 gift card. I used part of my $30 gift card for this transaction making all of that up there FREE!!!

Total Savings $65.22 or 100%!!


This week Dominick’s had a B1G1F on meat sale! I bought close to 17 lbs of ground beef. They also had a sale on cleaning supplies that if you bought 3 or more the price dropped down to $1.99 each.

Shelf Cost $96.18

Store Discount $48.03

Coupons $3.00

Total $45.15

Total Savings $51.03 or 53.06%!!


CVS had an Easter Candy and diaper sale where you could get ECB back . They also had Dawn on sale for .96 each and I had .50 off coupons.

Shelf Cost $82.76

Store Discount $20.19

Coupons $33.00

Total $29.57

Total Savings $53.19 or 64.27%!!

At the end of this week I still have $12 in CVS ECB and $13.50 in Jewel Catalinas to start next week out right!

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.


  1. Wow great couponing Paula! ๐Ÿ™‚
    .-= Alicia´s last blog ..Earth Hour 2010 =-.

  2. what a great job you did

  3. Nice shopping!
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  4. that’s amazing, I’m trying to get like you because I shop at Jewel all the time.

  5. I LOVE SAVING!! I feel such satisfaction when I save more than I spend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Impressive! I’ve never seen a Meijer, but I hear they’re great.

  7. molomatic says:

    Fantastic! You saved a ton of money! I don’t have any of the 4 stores you went to near me (I’m in Oregon), but I usually find good deals at Walgreens and Safeway. I sure wish I had CVS here – I keep reading about their amazing deals. ๐Ÿ™‚