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Frugal Friday April 9

Life as Mom

This is my fifth 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.

Since I didn’t blog last week, I wanted to catch you up on the past two weeks of shopping.

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


Week 1

Jewel had a good deal on Cocoa Pebbles where you could get a Cat and Your Bucks back. Skinny Cow ice cream cups were $1 each and I had a coupon for $1.50 off 4. I got all three Reach dental floss for free. Suave deodorant was on sale for $1.69 each, I had a $4 off coupon and got Your Bucks back!

Shelf Cost $52.82

Store Discount $18.26

Coupons $18.50

Total $16.06 on my Jewel gift card. I also received $8 in Cat back.

Total Savings $36.76 or 69.59%!

Not shown were two really quick deals I did.

1 Gallon of milk for .32 after cats. Savings 91.64%!

1 bag of marshmallows, 2 cans of evaporated milk, 1 container of parmesan cheese. .25 after cats!! Savings 95.65%!!


Week 2

Jewel is running a special right now that if you spend $30 on baby products you get a $10 cat back. If you buy 3 Lunchables you get $1 Your Bucks. Lunchables were on sale for $1.25 each and I had 3-$1 off coupons. I paid .75 for 3 Lunchables and got $1 back. I made .25! Strawberries were B1G1.

Shelf Cost $46.06

Store Discount $.75

Coupons $12.00

Total $33.31 on my Jewel gift card. I also received $11 in Cat back.

Total Savings $12.75 or 27.68% (Not a huge savings but I now have $10 to go get free pullups!)


Forgot to empty a bag with 3 loaves of bread and 1.5 doz eggs.

Speaking of free pullups… I went back and got 2 packages of Jewel’s Baby Basics brand pullups at $7.99 each ($15.98) and I used 2- $4 off coupons plus the $10 Cat. I made $2.o2 on the pullups! I also had a coupon from Nabisco from Facebook for Buy 1 Oreo and a gallon of milk and get a free Oreos.  The garlic bread was B1G1. The Activia was 2/$4, I used 2-$1 off coupons and received a $2 Your Bucks back= Free! The Tortillas were $2.49 and I used a $1 off coupon plus I’ll be getting $1.50 credited to my Upromise account so basically they were free. All was $3.99 and I used $1 off coupon and got $1.25 Your Bucks back.  Also not shown in the picture was 1.5 dozen eggs and 3 loaves of bread for .88 ea.

Shelf Cost $66.22

Store Discount $10.34

Coupons $25.29

Total $30.59 on my Jewel gift card. I also received $3.25 in Your Bucks Cats back.

Total Savings $35.63 or 53.81%


Week 1

Last week Dominick’s had a nice sale on Soda (pop). It was buy 2 at $4.99, get 3 Free! They also had Manwich, Rice a Roni and Kraft BBQ sauce buy 4 and get them for .75 each. I had some Rice a Roni and Manwich coupons to help that deal out. Miracle Whip and Mayo was $1.99 each. Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaners were $4.29 each plus get $3 Cat back and I sent in for a $5 rebate and had 3-$1 off coupons. I spent $1.87 for 3 toilet cleaners! (They really make my bathroom smell much cleaner!)

Shelf Cost $77.37

Store Discount $36.43

Coupons $8.50

Rebate $5.00

Total $27.44

Total Savings $49.93 or 64.53%!! (Plus $3 Cat)


Week 2

I got Gogurt at $1.10 each. Brats at $1.49 each. Angus Beef Hot Dogs for $1.25 each. 2 packages of crab meat for free. Pasta sides for .56 each. Clorox wipes were on sale for $1.99 each. Not the best sale but we’re getting ready to move. (I also use them every morning to clean up the litter box area.) I also got the reusable grocery bag for free.
Shelf Cost $57.08

Store Discount $20.69

Coupons $19.46

Total $16.93

Total Savings $40.15 or 70.43%!!


Week 1

CVS had a deal on Huggies products last week. I bought 2 pkgs at $8.99 each, used 2-$2 off coupons and 2-$6 ECB.

Shelf Cost $25.46

Store Discount $6.00

Coupons $16.00

Total $3.46

Total Savings $22.00 or 86.41%!! PLUS I got $5 CVS ECB back! I MADE $1.54 to walk out with 2 packages of Pullups!


Week 2

This week they had a Pampers deal. (Little man will not run out of diapers for a long time! 3 cases in 1 week!) They had a deal where if you spent $25 you get a $10 ECB back. I had B1G1 on Pedialyte, scanned my CVS card and got a $4.50 CVS coupon, plus had a $2 off Pampers coupon.

Shelf Cost $36.79

Store Discount $5.00

Coupons $16.49

Total $15.30

Total Savings $21.49 or 58.41%! PLUS I got $10 CVS ECB back! ($5.30 for a case of diapers and 2 pedialyte!)

At the end of this week I still have $10 in CVS ECB and $11.00 in Jewel Cats and $3 in Dominick’s Cats 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. Great deals! Thanks for sharing. I am so jealous of some of your stores and deals. We have none of those around here! 🙂

  2. I’m trying to save like that at Jewel.