The Frugal Fanatic

Living Life and Saving Money!

Pinecone Research: Open Registration! March 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 4:27 pm

Pinecone Research is accepting new members!!!  This is a great company that I have recently joined.  They send you surveys that you fill out online, then they pay you for it!!  With each survey that I’ve done, I’ve received a check in the mail for $3.  Not a ton of money, but I’ve probably gotten a total of $15 in the past couple of months!  They also will sometimes ask you to try out a product.  I recently received a product in the mail to try and was paid for trying it!  (I’m not allowed to discuss what the product was).  Anyway, if this is something you’re interested in, click the link below.  But hurry, from what I hear, they don’t keep registration open for very long!


Menu Monday March 29, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 7:50 pm

Here’s our menu for this week.  I’m having a difficult time coming up with lunch ideas.  I’d love to hear any suggestions you may have for some “different” lunches!


Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs, fresh pineapple and whole wheat toast

Lunch:  Turkey/ham sandwiches and yogurt

Dinner:  Pasta Milano, Spring salad mix with cranberries and bacon, and garlic bread


Breakfast:  Whole wheat waffles and strawberries

Lunch:  Semi-homemade cheese pizza and yogurt

Dinner:  Fresh veggie night–sweet potatoes, squash, asparagus, peas and cornbread


Breakfast:  Cheese grits

Lunch:  Chicken strips and fruit

Dinner:  Meat loaf, green beans, and baked macaroni and cheese


Breakfast:  Cereal

Lunch:  Sandwiches

Dinner:  Leftovers


Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs, bacon and muffins

Lunch:  Grilled cheese and chips

Dinner:  Grilled chicken, baked potatoes and broccoli casserole

Feel free to share your menu…and I’d love some lunch ideas!!


Weekly Totals March 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 9:03 pm

Another good week!  I spent $48.44 + tax for all groceries, household and personal items for our family of five!  I saved $173.15 for a total savings of 78%!!!  Since this month has five weeks, I’m hoping that next week’s OOP will be low, as well!!  How did you do this week?


Friday Freebies!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 8:41 pm

Pictured below are the items that I got for FREE this week!  Not included in the picture are:

1 Gillette body wash

1 12pk Dr. Pepper

2 Covergirl Lash Blast mascara

2 pairs Foster Grant sunglasses


2 GREAT Trips to RiteAid!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 5:08 pm

I made two trips to RiteAid this week.  First trip: Spent 3.99 + tax and saved $5.00.  This was put on a gift card, so no OOP!!    Plus, I’ll get $1 back in SCR!!  100% Savings!!

Second trip:  No picture.  I spent 1.98 + tax and saved $29.98 for total savings of 94%!!

1 Gillette body wash….4.99
1 small Fusion shave gel..1.99
1 12pk Dr. Pepper…3.00
2 CoverGirl Lashblast mascara..8.99 and free (on sale BOGO)
2 pairs Foster Grant sunglasses…12.99 and free (on sale BOGO)
I used these coupons:
$5 off of $20
Gillette body wash free wyb fusion shave gel
$1 off Fusion shave gel
Covergirl BOGO coupon…..made both mascaras free
2 $5 off Foster Grant glasses (from watching RiteAid videos)
Great deal on sunglasses if you need them!


Saved 34% at Kroger!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 4:59 pm

This week at Kroger, I spent 19.04 and saved 10.09 for a total savings of 34%.
1 head of lettuce….nc..1.34
2.58 lbs bananas….nc…1.19
2 pkgs Tyson chix breast….nc…3.96 and 4.60
1 cnt. sour cream….0.59
1 box Mexican cheese rice…nc…1.79
1 lb ground chuck….nc….2.09
1 cont. strawberries…nc….1.98
1 fresh pineapple…nc…2.50
1 pkg hamburger buns…nc…1.00


80% Savings at Publix!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 4:51 pm

At Publix this week, I spent 22.55 + tax and saved 89.79 for a total savings of 80%!!
2 Kelloggs Froot Loops….0.80 each (used man. Q and Food Lion)
4 Wise potato chips….0.50 each
2 Blue Bell ice cream…2.30 each
4 boxes Muellers whole wheat pasta….0.15 each
1 pkg asparagus….2.03
3 lb fuji apples…3.49
1 sirloin tip roast….8.47
2 Wishbone salad dressing…0.20 each ( used man. and publix Q)
1 bag brown rice…0.89
4 bottles Vit. D…total of 4.00 in OVERAGE
1 pk Buddig lunch meat…1.00
4 jars Prego sauce…0.04 each
1 pk muffin liners…0.95
1 box onion soup mix…1.15
3 boxes Oreo cakesters…0.69 each
2 boxes Lance crackers…0.45 each
1 Taco Bell dinner kit…1.35

I also used a $5 off of $50 coupon.