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Amazon has Huggies Simply Clean Fragrance Free Baby Wipes (648 ct) for just $8.58 shipped after your 20% Amazon Mom Subscribe & Save discount.  This is right around 1.3 cents per wipe.  This is a CRAZY low price and well below Costco’s price.  Add in the bonus convenience of not having to actually go to the store and it’s a major win-win.

Here’s how to score this deal:
  • Sign up for a free Amazon Mom account (if you haven’t already)
  • Click here to order, the original price will be $11.97
  • Clip the $1 eCoupon directly under price
  • Choose the “Subscribe & Save” option on the right hand side
  • Your 20% discount will be automatically applied at checkout
  • Shipping is free

With Amazon Mom, you now have free two-day shipping on ALL Prime eligible items for three months!

If you don’t have Amazon Mom, you can still purchase using Subscribe & Save.  They will be $10.37 or 1.6 cents per wipe, still a fantastic price.

Subscribe & Save does mean that you are now signed up to receive recurring shipments at whatever interval you chose. If you do not want to receive additional shipments, just go into “My Account” and click on “Manage Subscribe & Save Items”.  All you have to do is cancel your subscription, you are under no obligation to purchase additional items.

As of 4/17/14 at 11 PM, this listed price was accurate.

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Welcome to a Week in the Life of an occasional spend-all-the-money-in-the-world impulse shopper who sometimes uses a coupon but tries mightily to save money where she can.  Each week (or whenever, because I can’t seem to stay on schedule) I will be sharing a round-up of all the different ways I saved our family money or time.  Or both.  The purpose of this series is to highlight the fact that there are SO many different methods you can use to lower your overall budget that don’t involve mad-crazy coupon shopping.

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Price matching to save time

We just had a new Yoke’s Fresh Market open near our house and I’ve been shopping there quite a bit lately.  I drive right by everyday to drop my son off at preschool so it’s super convenient.  They do run great sales, but their regular shelf prices tend to be higher so it’s not always the most cost effective.

I learned on accident that they will price match competitor’s store coupons that run in their weekly ads.  For most stores (Fred Meyer, Albertsons, Safeway), the store coupons they put in their ads tend to be very quality deals.  For example, Yoke’s was willing to price match these 2-pound bricks of Tillamook cheese that were on coupon in the Fred Meyer ad for just $4.99.  While I do love to share the love and shop at all local stores, sometimes it’s just not in the cards.  If I know a trip to multiple stores is so not going to work that week, this is a fantastic option!

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Lots and lots of meat

More Zaycon Foods!  This time we ordered their fantastic ground beef and split with a friend, which meant we had 20 pounds of beef to repackage and freeze.  At just over $3 per pound, it’s a little higher than we can find on a good sale.  But here’s why I still do it.

It’s delicious.  Consistently delicious.  One short hour or so and I have several packages of beef ready for meals or the freezer, which requires one less trip to the store.  I know. I could find a fantastic sale and run in to buy it at the local grocery store.  Know what happens when I make a trip “just for ground beef”?  I come out with a $60 bill and a cart full of things I didn’t intend to buy.

This saves me time.  And money, because I’m impulsive.

If you haven’t signed up for a Zaycon Foods account, it’s completely free and you will be notified of events in your area.

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Stocking up at a low price point

We usually buy our bananas at Costco for around $.44/pound, but occasionally they go on sale at a local grocery store for $.38/pound.  We go through these like mad crazy apes in our house, so I stock up.  We have filled carts.  People ask questions.

We eat through what we can and then I peel and freeze the rest for green smoothies.  We mostly buy whole foods and it’s rare to find a coupon for these kinds of items, so our best bet to save on our grocery bill is to know a good stock-up price on the items we do buy.  When it’s cheaper than we normally pay, I buy approximately 1,724 pounds.  Or you know, enough to fill a freezer drawer.

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The Hansen Family Calendar

I don’t know about your family, but starting in about February, our spring and summer weekends start to fill up like crazy.  Come June, we’re lucky if we have one spare Sunday afternoon.  This is never intentional and we don’t necessarily plan on filling up every waking hour, it just happens.  There are concerts and baseball games and college football in the fall and Vegas (most likely) and competitions and birthdays and barbecues.

This year, we got smart.  My husband made this fantastic calendar at work and we listed out every planned and possible trip or party we are going to attend for the rest of the year.  I’m not going to pretend like this is saving us a ton of money, doing stuff costs no matter how we try to cut down on costs.  What it is doing is preventing us from double-booking and telling us what we need to buy tickets and hotel reservations for.

For example, we are doing a few races this year where the price goes up if you don’t register by a certain date.  Having them listed on the calendar has forced me to go through and make sure we are signed up and ready to go.  By doing it early, we lock in the lower rate instead of waiting until the last minute and paying WAY too much.

Having it all listed out makes me a little more sane (and just a little more crazy) all at the same time.  Another bonus perk?  We can start lining up childcare when we need it instead of waiting until the last minute.  It also helps with my husband’s work schedule, as he can ask for all these days off in advance.

What local stores in your area do price-matching?  Have you taken advantage?

What is your favorite source to buy quality meat at a low price point?

Do your summers look like our families?  What is your favorite thing on your calendar this year?

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Zulily has a fantastic sale that just launched on Crocs for kids, with TONS of different styles and colors to choose from.  There are several styles priced as low as $12.99. You will find some of the more basic styles as well as character clogs, chameleon and LEGO styles and more.  I imagine some of the lower-priced styles will sell out quickly, so I’d jump if you’re interested.

I have mentioned before that I never cared for Crocs before I had kids, but now my two boys live in them.  They each have a few different pairs and they are so easy to wash and keep clean, especially for mud-loving little men.  My kids beat the heck out of their shoes and we are still able to make them last through both boys.

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Amazon has Clara Clark Premier Sheets in a ton of colors and sizes for up to 90% off! I found queen size sheets in colors starting at $19.99. These get really good reviews and it’s hard to beat this price at Ross or Walmart! The selection is great. Here are a few details:

  • Includes flat sheet, fitted sheet & two pillowcases
  • Deep Pockets – with fully elasticized fitted sheet guarantees a secure fit for mattress depths from 16″
  • Brushed Microfiber – with cool lustrous feel and a very soft silky touch
  • Easy Care -Wrinkle-free, Fade-resistant, Machine wash in cold and tumble dry on low
  • Clara Clark – Well known brand of High Quality Products

Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase on many of the sheet sets. Make sure to double check to see if the color & size combination you chose qualifies.

Please remember: Amazon prices can change very quickly.  Please verify that the price is the same as what I post before purchasing.  As of 4/17/14 at 10 AM, this listed price was accurate.

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Bell Crystal Jelly Jars with Lids 8oz TBFL via Amazon

This set of 12 Ball Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars (8 oz) is just $7.19.  These are great for jams, sauces, homemade vanilla extract, or even a glass of wine on the patio.

Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase.

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If you haven’t heard of Goldstar yet, they are an awesome site that offers discount tickets to events, concerts and performances nationwide.  They have a HUGE selection of venues and events to choose from and this is a great way to have a night or afternoon out without breaking the bank.

A few of my favorite events that are available right now in Seattle and Portland are:

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  • TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil at Portland Expo Center – Dates range from Wednesday April 16th to Friday May 2nd and tickets are priced as low as $55 (regularly priced between $75 – $90)

If you aren’t interested in these events, you can still sign up and receive a weekly email with events in your area.  Just enter your email address and zip code and you can easily customize your preferences.

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Today only Western Chief Rain Boots and Umbrella Sets are 45% OFF!  Here’s the Fire Rescue Set for $26.39 available in sizes 4-10 Toddler or 11-12 Little Kids.  This makes a great birthday gift because kiddos especially love having their very own umbrella!  Click here to see other sets available including frog and camouflage.

Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase.

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Check out these Disney DVDs for just $13 including:  ‘The Pirate Fairy’, ‘Frozen’, and ‘Saving Mr. Banks’.  These are all fantastic prices for relatively new Disney movies and definitely worth picking up to add to your collection.  Obviously Frozen is a huge hit across the entire world, but if you haven’t seen Saving Mr. Banks, it is TOTALLY worth the watch.

Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase.

Thanks to The Coupon Project!

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Look at these cute Princess Thermal PJ’s for only $5.25 in size 4 or 8!  Perfect to roll-up and place in her Easter Basket.  These pajamas do run on the small side.

Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase.

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Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 9.30.35 PMThere is a sweet combination of promotions at Nordstrom right now that can score you an unheard of deal on Estee Lauder Cosmetics.  All Estee Lauder is 10% off and they are offering a free gift with any $45 purchase. As always, you get free shipping and returns on every purchase. Plus, you get to pick three free samples as well. This makeup never goes on sale!

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 10.01.58 PMI found ton of ways you could come up with the $45  for the free gift but here is a great scenario to get $285 of products + 3 free samples for just $58.50 + FREE shipping!

  • Purchase the Estee Lauder Even Skintone Set ($120 value) for just $58.50
  • Use coupon code LIFT or PROTECT to get the  free gift ($165+ value)
  • Choose your 3 free samples when you go to checkout
  • Shipping is free

This is almost 80% off, a steal for a designer beauty brand.

Depending on what gift you want, you will enter one of the coupon codes  (LIFT or PROTECT) at checkout to get the free gift after you spend the minimum amount of $45. Click here to see all the details on the promotion.

Make sure and check out the entire sale section at Nordstrom.  You can sort by department and price.  Just a reminder that they always have free shipping, free returns and  do price adjustments by chatting with a customer service rep online.

Let us know what great deals you find!

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While we generally shop at Tropical Traditions for their AMAZING organic raw honey, they also have tons of other fantastic organic food options to choose from. We have tried their coconut flour, coconut oil, pure maple syrup and more. Now that we have gone almost completely grain-free in our house, we had to completely overhaul our pantry and our cooking and baking needs changed. We had to find alternatives to flour, processed sugar and traditional sweeteners, which seemed like a bit of a challenge in the beginning. Luckily, there are a million and one recipes out there that helped guide us in the right direction.

Tropical Traditions has been a fantastic source for high-quality, grain-free and delicious products for our family.  One of our favorite products are the Organic Coconut Chips.  They have no added sugar and are perfect for adding to homemade trail mix or granola.

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We also like to add a handful or two to our green smoothies for extra flavor and healthy fats.

Never heard of Tropical Traditions?

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil? Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales and to learn about the many uses of coconut oil.

What do I win?

Tropical Traditions is giving away a 1-gallon tub of unsweetened coconut chips to one lucky reader!

To enter the giveaway:

STEP ONE: Subscribe via email by entering your email address in the box below. You will receive a daily round-up of all the great deals and fun posts found here at This Beautiful Frugal Life. Leave a comment below that you subscribed. If you already subscribe, just leave a comment that you do and skip to step two.

 

STEP TWO {REQUIRED}: Head over to Tropical Traditions and sign up for their twice-weekly email newsletter that includes sales and discounts on most of their great products. If you are already signed up, please leave a comment that you have done so.

This will give you a total of 2 possible entries. Please make sure your email address is correct in your comment as this is the only method I have to contact you.

This giveaway will end on Sunday April 20th at 8 PM PST. Once I choose a winner, you will have 24 hours to respond with your contact information.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. Some of these links are my referral links. If you are a first time customer to Tropical Traditions, I will receive a discount if you purchase using my link. Thank you for supporting this site!

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Knock Knock Jokes for Kids TBFL via Amazon

‘Knock Knock Jokes for Kids’ by Rob Elliot just $2.74.  Kids get a kick out of these silly jokes and they are sure to get a laugh out of adults, too!

Super Silly Mad Libs Junior TBFL via Amazon

‘Super Silly Mad Libs Junior’ is only $2.96.  Great fun for beginning readers with helpful lists of nouns, adjectives, and verbs to choose from.

The Everything Kids Puzzle Book TBFL via Amazon

‘The Everything Kids’ Puzzle Book:  Mazes, Word Games, Puzzles & More’ for ages 7-12 is a great interactive book for only $5.64.  Great for quiet time activities and for families to do together.

Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase.

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LEGO Harry Potter:  Years 5-7 for Wii is $9.96 today on Amazon.  Play through 24 story events, learn and use charms and spells, and discover and unlock 80 characters!  Fun for families to play together and a great surprise that ships just in time for Easter with Prime.

Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase.

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Zulily has a fantastic sale on Lucy activewear for women, up to 40% off and styles as low as $8.99.  Lucy activewear is designed by women to combine high quality clothing and accessories with high performance technology to enhance your workout.  Some of their stuff is honestly cute enough to wear on a daily basis!  They have tons of options to choose from including yoga pants, sports bras, workout tanks, headbands, socks and more.

Sign up or sign in to Zulily.  Shipping starts at $5.95.  Please note that some items can not be returned or exchanged through Zulily.

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Give your son a silly surprise in his Easter eggs with these Fruit of the Loom Angry Birds Briefs!  For $5.99 you get five pairs of 100% cotton briefs that get great reviews.  Choose from sizes 4, 6, or 8.  Ships with Amazon Prime just in time for Easter.

Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase.

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It looks like Costco is rolling out some new items!  I almost died from shock and then died again from excitement when I saw this Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour.  We use coconut flour in the majority of our baking, ever since our family went almost completely grain-free.  At $6.99 for a 4-pound bag (or just $1.74/lb), this price is hard to beat.

A few of our favorite recipes:

Before you do any Costco shopping, be sure to check out my comprehensive home mailer coupon match ups.

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{Tri-Cities} Spotted Fox: $40 Bin No. 20 voucher just $20

April 15, 2014

Today’s Spotted Fox deal is fantastic: Snag a $40 voucher to Bin No. 20 restaurant in Pasco for just $20!  Your voucher can be used towards both food and drinks.  This would make for a great date night! Bin No. 20  Restaurant was the most highly recognized and awarded venue at the 3rd Annual Washington […]

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Amazon: Intex Floating Hoops Basketball Game just $6.29 (80% off)

April 14, 2014

This Intex Floating Hoops Basketball Game is marked down to just $6.29, 80% off the regular listed price!  Even though I do feel like the regular price of $31 seems a little inflated, you can’t beat $6 for a fun add-on to your pool time this summer.  Intex is a great brand and this game […]

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Rite Aid Weekly Deals: April 13 – 19

April 14, 2014

Each week, I will be posting my full Rite Aid match ups over at Frugal Living NW.  Click here to start planning your shopping trip. This looks like a great week with super cheap Rimmel cosmetics, Shout cleaners, Band-Aid bandages, Huggies diapers and SO much more. I do occasional updates during the week on new deals, […]

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Amazon: Superman Boys PJ’s (size 8/10) just $6.08

April 14, 2014

Here’s a great set of Superman PJ’s for just $6.08. Available in size 8 or 10, these would make a great Easter basket item and ship with Prime just in time.  100% Cotton and machine washable, these sets tend to run on the small side. Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase. […]

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Amazon: LEGO City Surfer Rescue $4.56 (Prime ships in time for Easter!)

April 14, 2014

This LEGO City Surfer Rescue Set is only $4.56 and ships in time for Easter with Prime shipping.  This set features Coast Guard watercraft, surfboard, life preserver, and life jacket.  Includes two minifigures and a shark, which our kiddos loved! Shipping is free with Amazon Prime order of $25 or more or with a qualifying $35 […]

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Amazon Gold Box Deal: Rocky 6-Disc Heavyweight Collection on Blu-ray just $22.99

April 14, 2014

Amazon has a great Gold Box deal today, snag the Rocky 6-Disc Heavyweight Collection on Blu-ray for just $22.99!  This includes Rocky, Rocky II-V and Rocky Balboa and lots of bonus features.   This is like paying just $3.81 per disc and would be a fantastic addition to your collection. Have you ever heard a die-hard […]

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Yoke’s Fresh Markets Weekly Deals: April 13 – 22 (FREE Bic razors, Triscuits $1, Bob’s Red Mill Granola $1.50))

April 14, 2014

Yoke’s Fresh Market released a supplemental ad for the Easter holiday, starting Sunday April 13th and running through Tuesday April 22nd.   You can still pick up Franz bread for $.99, Jennie-O turkey sausage just $1.69 and more with the overlapping ad running through April 15th. Be sure to check out my full stock-up price list […]

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Amazon: Marvel Titan Spider-Man just $7.59, ships in time for Easter!

April 14, 2014

Amazon has this Marvel Ultimate Titan Superhero Spider-Man for just $7.59 (49% savings)!  This figure is 12-inches tall and ready for big imaginations.  Great reviews for the amount wear and tear this hero can take. Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or with a qualifying $35 purchase. With Prime shipping you will definitely get this in time […]

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Fashion Project: Earn $40 Nordstrom gift card for trading in gently-used clothes

April 13, 2014

You guys know how much we love shopping the sale section at Nordstrom. We find the best deals and they have the most amazing customer service and free shipping + returns all the time. When we saw this deal from Fashion Project to send in your used clothing and get a $40 gift card to Nordstrom  in […]

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