The Frugal Fanatic

Living Life and Saving Money!

Resurrection in May: Book Review September 25, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 7:20 pm

Resurrection in May is written by Lisa Samson.  This was the first book that I’ve read by her.  I really enjoyed this book.  It was a very interesting read and really held my attention.  May Seymour is a young college girl, who seemed to have it all.  An “accidental” meeting of an old bachelor man, Claudius Borne, changes her life.  May leaves for a mission trip to Africa and there experiences much pain, tragedy and heartache.  She returns to Claudius’ farm to try to find healing for her life.  Here she indeed finds healing, friendship and love..but she doesn’t find it easily.
I did enjoy this book and look forward to reading other books by this author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from in return for my honest review.


Weekend Preview

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 3:53 pm

There are scheduled to be three coupon inserts in this weekend’s paper:

1 Smart Source

1 Red Plum

1 Procter and Gamble


Fresh Produce!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 3:50 pm

I received a shipment from my produce co-op this week.  I have a pickup every other week.  The cost is $25, so 12.50 a week.  I think it’s a great deal for $25, what do you think?

9 Rome apples

4 tomatoes

3 stalks celery

2 large heads romaine

5 large onions

1 spaghetti squash….I’ve never fixed one of these before!  Anyone have any great (and easy!) recipes?!

1 head cauliflower

2 bags carrots

about 10 bananas

5 green bell peppers

a BUNCH of plums

about 7 cucumbers

a bunch of sweet potatoes


Good deals at CVS!! September 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 10:05 pm

3 Revlon lipsticks…..4.99 each, but got back 5.00 in ECBs for each, so all FREE!!

2 Right Guard deodorants……1.50 each!!!  Also got back $4 in ECB, so a profit of $1.00!!!

1 Right Guard deodorant….2.00.   Got back $2 in ECBs, so FREE!!

2 boxes Quaker instant oatmeal…..1.50 each.  Got back $2 in ECBs, so 0.50 each.

1 Schick shaving gel…..1.79.  Got back 1.80 in ECB’s.  So FREE!!


FREE Diapers + a Profit at RiteAid!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 9:41 pm

This week, I did two transactions at RiteAid.  Picture is of both transactions together.

Transaction #1

3 Jumbo packs of Huggies diapers.  Used three $3 coupons and one $1 video values coupon.  Also used a $5 off of $25 coupon.  Paid most of balance with +UP Rewards.  Put the rest (1.97 + tax) on a gift card.  Spent 0.00 out of pocket and got back $6 in +UP Rewards AND will get back a $10 gift card!!

Transaction #2

1 Milky Way…….0.50

3 bags Bagel Crisps…..0.25 each

1 Quaker oats….0.99

Total was 0.24 + tax.  Put it on a gift card, so 0.00 out of pocket!!  Got back $1 in +UP Rewards!!


Saved 57% at Publix!

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 9:10 pm

This week at Publix, I spent $22.63 + tax and saved $30.54 or 57%!!

4 Quaker oats…..0.27 each

1 Kraft shredded cheese….2.19

1 bunch parsley….nc….1.19

3 pkgs ground chuck….nc……2.87, 3.44 and 3.50

2 bricks cream cheese…..0.25 each

1 tub whipped cream cheese….0.99

1 sour cream…..0.50

1 homestyle mac and cheese….0.50

2 tomatoes….nc…..1.23

2 Fage yogurts….0.20 each

2 Covergirl lipsticks…..both FREE!

1 pkg flour tortillas….nc……1.99

1 bag brown rice…nc….1.79

2 Bullseye BBQ sauce….0.33 each


This Week’s Kroger Trip

Filed under: Uncategorized — sandra @ 8:44 pm

Nothing too exciting at Kroger this week.  Didn’t even use any coupons.  Spent $17.10 + tax and saved $2.08 or 11%.

1 gallon milk….2.48

2 cans tomatoes….0.59 each

1 Cheesy Mexican rice….1.79

1 chix bouillon…..1.99

1 can green chilies….1.00

1 carton whipping cream…..1.00

1 cucumber…..0.68

1 Red Baron pizza…..2.99

1 loaf bakery bread….1.99

1 bag tortilla chips…2.00