The Frugal Fanatic

Living Life and Saving Money!

FREE Book Offer!! June 30, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 7:21 am

Grace To You Ministries is offering the book Saved Without a Doubt by John MacArthur FREE through July 28!  This offer is open to everyone!  Just go here to request your copy!

(Thanks Money Saving Mom!)


Winning More Blog Giveaways!! June 29, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 10:48 pm

I’ve won quite a few blog giveaways in the last week!  This is a picture of two books that I won in two different giveaways!  First I won The Last Christian by David Gregory.  This was a giveaway that was being hosted by Linda at Linda’s Lunacy.  This looks like a very interesting book and I can’t wait to read it!  The other book that I won was Muffins and Mayhem: Recipes for a Happy (if disorderly) Life by Suzanne Beecher.   This giveaway was hosted by Shawn Ann at Shawn Ann’s World.  This book looks so fun with some great recipes!  I’ve been so tied up reading books for book reviews that I haven’t had time to start either of these books….but soon I hope!!  I have won a few other giveaways and I hope to post about them tomorrow!

If you’re looking for some new blogs to read, be sure to check out Linda’s Lunacy and Shawn Ann’s World.  And…don’t forget to enter those blog giveaways!  I plan to host my own giveaway next week, so be watching!!


250 Address Labels for only $1.00!!! June 28, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 8:13 am

Today only (June 28), you can get 250 custom Address Labels for only $1 shipped from Office Depot!  After tax, my order came to $1.06!!  What a great deal!  Just go here to design and order yours!  When you get to checkout, you will enter the code 854758859.  Your total will be 0.99 + tax!

(Thanks Money Saving Mom!!)


Weekend Preview June 25, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 4:56 pm

There should be two coupon inserts in the newspaper this weekend:

1 Smart Source

1 Red Plum


Summertime Baking June 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 9:21 pm

One of the things that I love about summertime, is all of the fresh fruits and veggies that are in season!  One of the things that my family really enjoys is fresh fruit cobblers!  This week I experimented and made a peach/raspberry cobbler.  It was SO good!!  And it was even better when we topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…Yum!!  I use a recipe that my Mom always used when I was growing up.  She always made peach, and used canned fruit.  I prefer using fresh fruit and I have made peach, blueberry, blackberry and now, peach/raspberry.  The recipe is so simple and easy to remember.  But, I’ll warn you….it’s by no means low-calorie!!!

~Melt a stick of butter in a square baking dish.

~Place fresh fruit on top of butter (about 1 cup).

~In a bowl, mix 1 cup self-rising flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk.  Batter may be lumpy.  Pour over fruit…do not mix.

~Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 mins. or until golden brown on top.

~ Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


I’d love to hear some of your favorite summertime recipes!


Kroger Trip

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 8:00 am

This week at Kroger, I spent 31.59 and saved 29.66.
2 Breyers ice cream…1.97 each
1 Kroger chips…nc..1.00
1 Kroger milk….nc…2.08
1 Lays chips….0.98
1 Manwich…nc…0.69
1 Wesson oil….nc….2.19
2 bags Craisins….nc…1.00 each
2 Betty Crocker cookie mix….1.19 each
2 bags Kroger cheese…1.10 each
1 Kroger mustard…nc…1.00
2 Kraft BBQ sauce…0.39 for both
2.10 lbs bananas……0.97
1 container strawberries….nc…1.79
1 pkg ground round….3.36
1 Kroger seasoning…nc…1.99
3 pkgs split chix breast….1.49, 2.19 and 0.96


Walgreens Deals!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 7:57 am

At Walgreens, I did 3 transactions…picture of all.
Trans 1, I spent 0.48 + tax and saved 13.49.
2 Old Spice body wash….4.49 (used BOGO coupon)
1 Herbal Essence shampoo…1.99
Got back 6.50 in RR’s
Trans. 2, I spent 0.87 + tax and saved 18.87.
1 Rephresh tampons…4.99
3 Hunts tomato sauce…0.49 for all
1 Walgreens soda…0.39
1 Renu contact solution…6.49
Got back 12.50 in RR’s
Trans. 3, I spent 1.88 + tax and saved 7.90
1 Walgreens soda….0.39
1 Renu contact solution….6.49
Got back 7.50 in RR’s