Monday, May 2, 2011

Frugal Fiesta 5-2-2011

    If you've been hanging around this blog long enough you know how euphoric I get over things that are CHEAP or FREE.  I hit the jackpot this week and feel I must share before I explode.

    First of all, through one of my fav-o-rite websites,  I obtained a coupon for $1.00 off Reach dental floss. Our local Walmart had Reach dental floss for only 88 cents, making the floss F*R*E*E. Then, I got a coupon for $5 off Tylenol's Precise pain reliever. You can use the coupon for the topical pain relief cream or the heat patch. Our Walmart had these for $5.97 each, making my total cost for the pain cream only 97 cents. And that, my dear friends, was only the start of the week.

     On Saturday, we had to go shopping for a new kitchen faucet. Ours has been dripping constantly and many times we come home to mini-floods on the kitchen floor. Weston scored a FREE T-shirt at a hardware store, just because we made a purchase.

    That same day, a local grocery store had bananas on sale for 44 cents a pound. I gathered up as many as we could, and brought them home to freeze. I used to dehydrate them, but have decided instead to freeze surplus bananas for more versatility. Simply peel, chop into slices and pop into a freezer bag!

    Whole unpeeled bananas can also be frozen. The peel turns brown, but the banana itself does not. When you're ready to use, you can thaw, cut the end off, and squeeze the banana out like toothpaste! If preferred, you can unpeel and use whole.

    At Walmart this week they had Easter items on sale for 75% off.  Here's my frugalista tip of the week:
Even if you don't need any leftover holiday items, still check the sales. 
Many times you can pick up inexpensive items for other events.
    I found these adorable gift bags in the Easter close-out section for only 25 cents apiece. I picked up four, knowing that they can be used later for feminine birthdays.

    I feel complete, now that I have shared the joy with others. What frugal tips do you have this week?


  1. You probably know this, Ms. Frugal, but the folks who make toothpaste, shampoo, laundry soap, cleaning products, and the like, want us to use lots and lots of their product so we have to buy lots and lots more. But we don't need as much as they advise using. My dentist said one small bead of toothpaste is plenty. Works for me.

  2. Randi, I really enjoyed your posts for the A-Z challenge, especially the images. :)

    Guess what? We did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  3. I come to you to learn so much my pal. Thanks for the tips!

  4. Thank you for sharing! I’m so glad I'm so glad I found you through the A to Z challenge. I look forward to visiting again.

  5. Auntie M: Thanks for the frugal tip! That is so true and I'm glad you brought it up. I have always skipped the "repeat" step in "Lather. Rinse. Repeat."

    Elizabeth: Thank you so much for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed the A-Z challenge. It was so much fun, wasn't it? I noticed that you are quite a prolific writer as well as an illustrator. I also saw that you are going to be collaborating with Tristi Pinkston--she was an author at a writer's conference that I recently attended! Thank you for the A-Z award too---I'll be by to pick it up!

    Septembermom: Thank you, my dear! I learn a lot from you as well. :)

    Sylvia: I'm excited that you came by! The A-Z was so much fun. I love how you incorporated writing tips on you A-Z challenge. I'm planning on going back to read them all!


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