Frugal

Mailbox Monday!

I got a lot of good stuff this week!  Free magazines (I promised myself awhile ago, that I will never pay for a magazine subscription) from various sources.  There is a pretty glass from Marlboro.com, two Special K Coffeehouse Protein Shakes from BzzAgent, Sweet Potato chips from Betty Crocker. The FiberOne fruit snacks are from…

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Beauty Box 5 Subscription Box

If you are anything like me, you hate having to pay full price and commit to beauty products that you’ve never even tried.  I don’t like paying full price for anything, let alone something that I am taking a chance on.  That’s where Beauty Box 5 comes in!  Beauty Box 5 is a subscription service…

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Meatball Subs

I don’t know about you but when I’m in the grocery store, I ALWAYS look at the reduced, day-old bread.  It’s so cheap and versatile.  I usually pick up at least one item and use it in my meal plan for that week.  For instance, last time they had a pizza crust with sauce included…

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Make Your Own Hand Soap!

The kids and I have been pretty sick with some type of stomach thing lately.  My husband has managed to thankfully dodge it.  Needless to say, we have been washing our hands like crazy and disinfecting everything we come in contact with. To me, hand soap is a necessary expense but not always a cost-effective…

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Happy Holiday$$$

  Holidays can be fatal to your budget…but only if you let them.  As you know, I am a self-proclaimed cheapskate.  Not a day goes by that I don’t try to think of new, creative ways that my family can use to save money and/or get something for free.  Some of my ideas are unorthodox…

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Homemade Laundry Soap!

Awhile ago, I started making my own laundry soap.  This is a simple recipe and it saves SO MUCH MONEY!  It costs about 1 cent per load after your initial batch (when you have to buy your supplies).  Start saving your containers now!  Which detergent do you use and how much does it cost per…

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