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Frugal Friday April 16

Life as Mom

This is my sixth 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. Since I missed last week, this is actually two week’s worth of shopping in one post.

This was a light week of shopping.

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


Trip 1

I didn’t take pictures of either of these transactions. I was in a huge hurry to get home and use the items to make a cake for a client.

Trans 1

Supplies for cake:

Eggs, flour, milk, evap milk, cond. milk.

Shelf Cost $7.95

Store Discount $.77

Coupons $-

Total $7.18

Trans 2

I’ve been carrying around coupons for some free items so decided to get some of them. I got 3 hot sauce, chips, and Heluva Good Dip

Shelf Cost $7.01

Store Discount $.51

Coupons $6.44

Total $.06!!! Pretty dang awesome! I got everything for free

Total Savings $6.95 or 99.14%!!

Trip 2

I used up the rest of my free Frank’s Hot Sauce, got a free DiGiorno (from house party) and free Sunchips (facebook fan). The bulk of what cost so much was we needed two radon tests for the new house.

Shelf Cost $67.51

Store Discount $6.06

Coupons $14.19

Total $47.26!

Total Savings $20.25 or 30%!

If I took off the Radon tests, though, it would bring my savings up to 60.39%


I ran to Target to get a good deal on Scrubbing Bubbles cleaner.

Shelf Cost $24.35

Store Discount $0

Coupons $15.59

Rebate $10.00

Total $8.76 on a gift card (no money out of pocket)

Got a $5 gift card back, too!

Total Savings $25.59 or 105.09%!! (Plus $5 gift card!)


About a week ago I spent just a little over $100 at Kohl’s to get all 3 kids outfitted for summer. Turns out it was during Kohl’s bucks so I got a $20 Kohl’s Bucks coupon to spend. I loved that dress for Monkey right around Easter because it came with a dress for her baby, too!

Shelf Cost $56.00

Store Discount $36.21

Coupons $19.79

Total $0!!!

Total Savings $56 or 100%!! I still have .21 left on my Kohl’s Bucks but I won’t be going back before the sale is over to use it. Well, maybe I will, because I bought Little Man some clothes and today found a GIANT box of clothes from Buddy that will outfit him for the whole summer. I may take back Little Man’s clothes that he hasn’t worn yet and get more for the other two.

At the end of this week I still have $10 in CVS ECB,$3.25 in Jewel Cats and $13.16 in Target gift cards to start next week out right!

Have a Frugal week!


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. Brittany says:

    Holy crap – nicely done!!!! I seriously need to learn how to start saving and couponing more. I keep saying I will but never actually sit down and do it – heck learn it!

  2. Wow you got some REALLY GREAT deals… Love the Kohls!!
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