Free $10 Target Gift Card Plus P&G Savings

Get your house spring-ready with fresh savings on your favorite P&G products at Target and as an added BONUS Receive a FREE $10 Target GiftCard when you buy 3 participating P&G products in store from 4/13-4/19.

So many ways to save at Target this week!

  1. Text CLEAN to Target to get up to $5 in additional laundry savings!
  2. Check out the 4/13 newspaper insert with coupons off of Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Gain, Downy Unstopables and Gain Fireworks
  3. Check out the weekly ad!

Participating products include:

  • Tide® Pods 72-ct
  • Tide® 138 or 150-oz
  • Gain® Flings™ 72-count
  • Charmin® 12-ct Mega or 24-ct Double Roll
  • Downy® 150-load
  • Bounce® 240-ct
  • Bounty® Basic 12-count Mega Roll
  • Cascade® Complete Action Pacs 43-60-count
  • Puffs® 6, 8 or 10-count Facial Tissue
  • Puffs is the only national brand dermatologist tested to be gentle.

 

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Free Beauty Samples

by Frugal Magazine

Grab your free beauty samples!

All things beauty including daily coupons, deals, free samples and helpful tips.

 

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Want Some Easter Candy? Here’s How to Get it!

Just click the banner to be on your way to get a pre-paid Visa gift card to use for Easter candy!

 

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Free MS Awareness Wristband

by Frugal Magazine

Free MS Awareness Wristband

Show your support for Multiple Sclerosis with this MS Awareness Wristband.

 

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How Bulk Buying Saves You Money

by Frugal Magazine

How Bulk Buying Saves You Money

Buying in bulk can be a real money saver. But you do have to be careful. If you have a wholesale club membership, you might find you spend a lot of money – and while some things can be a really great buy, others are not so good. So make sure you watch those unit prices when you are shopping for bulk.

You also want to make sure you have the storage and will use things before their expiration date. If you are a family of just two, buying 15 boxes of cereal because there’s a “buy one get two free” sale might not be the best idea. Because are you really going to get through those boxes of cereal before they go bad?

Do you have room in your freezer? If you have an extra freezer, then buying meat in bulk can definitely be cost effective. The family packs generally are cheaper per pound, but you’ll likely want to split up the packs into smaller serving sizes before freezing. You’ll need plenty of freezer space to hold everything.

Here are ten items that it’s worthwhile to buy in bulk and how to make them last longer.

1. Cereal – Okay, we know we said above that buying more than you can eat is a bad idea. But the truth of the matter is, when you find a deal on cereal you should go for it. Just make sure you use a clip to seal the bag closed after it has been opened, or have some handy Tupperware type containers to store the cereal in. Use something air tight to keep it from going stale.

2. Foil and wraps – You know this is never going to go bad and you will use this for storing things.

3. Paper goods – This is another thing that doesn’t have an expiration date and that you’ll get plenty of use out of. Bulk toilet paper purchases and paper towels are especially good value. Watch those unit prices to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. The 1000-roll of toilet paper is a better buy than the Charmin. And no, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for price.

4. Toothpaste and toothbrushes – You want to keep your teeth healthy and a great way to do that is with plenty of dental care products. Never worry about running out of toothpaste again when you buy this in bulk.

5. Alcohol – Now, not to encourage over drinking, but when you are having a lot of company over you’ll be happy for a well-stocked bar, that’s for sure. Buying larger amounts of vodka is just cheaper per ounce and it’s not going to go bad as long as it’s stored correctly.

6. Batteries – Everything requires batteries, especially those annoying kid toys. As great as it might be to say a toy is broken once the battery dies, if you want to avoid the waterworks and be the hero then having a good stock of batteries on hand is helpful. And it’s cheaper in the long run to buy the larger packs of batteries than the individual packs. Store them in a cool place to maximize shelf life.

7. Dried beans and pasta – Pasta can last up to two years in a sealed container and beans can last up to a year. So this makes the perfect bulk pantry staple to purchase. Keep them sealed in an airtight container. Make sure to label everything with dates so you know what to use first.

8. Canned goods – Most things in a can have a long shelf life. So stock up on canned vegetables, soups, or tuna. Another good thing to keep in your pantry and buy in bulk is rice. White rice can last up to a year, but brown rice only lasts about six months so be mindful of that in your purchases.

9. Soap and shampoo – This is another thing that won’t go bad and that you always need. If you have the room to store it, then buying soap and shampoo in bulk is a great money saver.

10. Meat – Buy meat in bulk and store in the freezer in an airtight freezer bag. Date it so you know when you froze it. Chicken and meat are cheaper per pound the more you buy.

Buying in bulk can be a real money saver, but it only works if you have the space to store it and if you store things correctly. Nothing is worse than buying a huge bag of cereal and having it go stale because it wasn’t stored properly. Or losing meat to freezer burn because you left it in the freezer too long not properly sealed. If you keep everything sealed air tight, then you will find that food dollar stretching further by buying in bulk.

 

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Cook a Whole Meal for Less Than $10

Making meals that are inexpensive is something many families are striving for. Having them taste good or maybe even restaurant quality while still not eating a huge hole in your budget can really be a challenge, though. But, it can be done. Here are five tasty meals that can be made for less than $10 each and will feed your whole family.

1. Roast Chicken

Because you can get a whole chicken for very cheap this is a perfect meal that seems expensive, but isn’t. Just include some potatoes and carrots in the roasting pan with the chicken and you have a whole meal in one pan that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Simply take your roast chicken and season with some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Place it in a roasting pan with rack. Surround the chicken with quartered potatoes and some cut up carrots with half a cup of water and place in a preheated 350 degree oven. Allow to cook half an hour per pound of chicken.

About half an hour before the chicken is done cooking, pour some chicken broth over it. Once done cooking, remove the vegetables from the pan. Mash the potatoes if you’d like and season with a little salt and pepper. Remove chicken to a cutting board and let stand a few minutes before carving. Meanwhile use the drippings from the pan to make gravy if desired. And there you have it – a full meal for under $10.

2. Meatloaf

This is an American classic that’s inexpensive to boot. Pair this with some green beans and egg noodles for a meal that’s less than $10.

* 1 lb ground beef
* 1 egg
* 1/3 cup ketchup
* 1/4 cup water
* ½ cup bread crumbs
* 1 envelope onion soup mix

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. Place in a loaf pan. Put in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and serve over egg noodles.

3. Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

A nice hearty meal to really fill you up. And it’s easy because you can set it to cook all day in the crockpot.

* 6 pieces boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into strips
* 2 tbsp vegetable oil
* 6 red potatoes, quartered
* 4 cups chicken broth
* Carrots and peas

Brown chicken on both sides in oil. Season with a little salt and pepper. Remove to slow cooker. Add vegetables and chicken broth to slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours (high for 4 hours).

4. Chili

Here’s another hearty meal that won’t break the bank, but will fill you right up.

* 1 onion
* 1 head of garlic
* Bell pepper
* 15 ounce can of black beans
* 14 ounce chicken broth
* 14 ounce stewed tomatoes
* ½ pound ground turkey

In a large saucepan heat onion, garlic, pepper, and ground turkey. Cook until turkey is done, about 6 minutes. Drain the canned beans. Add to turkey with stewed tomatoes and half of the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for half an hour.

5. Vegetarian Tacos

This is really very simple and basic. To make it more filling, use beans instead of meat. Just heat a can of beans in a pan with some chipotle pepper. Add your taco shells, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese and you have a quick and cheap taco dinner for the whole family.

These are just five recipes you can make that won’t break the bank. Use these frugal ideas to help you make more yummy recipes that cost less than $10 that you and the family will love!

 

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