Frugal Friday–Deals, deals and more deals

25 Feb

Hey everyone–happy frickin Friday! Why does it seem like when I have a short week, it goes so much slower than a normal week? Maybe I am the only one like this? Who knows, it sucks so I’m stoked Friday is here! Thanks everyone for putting in your two cents on how you keep things organized–I got alot of good tips and ideas out of it!

Some of my deals from this past week….

 *Chick Fil A yogurt parfait +Dasani water for free thanks to my snazzy Chick Fil A calendar

It was a good size but I was expecting more than just one fruit, like some blueberries as well

And I finally got a chance to check out their new ketchup packaging!

I had to snag some for the road

Also, be sure to check out Chick Fil A’s Fry Day next Friday March 4th!

*Free dog treats

Ok, so Lincoln barks his non existent balls off anytime someone is near my front door or knocks on it. And I guess this applies to when my mailman/woman visits each day. He or she puts dog treats on top of my mailbox for Lincoln since I guess they can hear him everyday. At first I had no clue what these were and naturally thought I had a stalker since I am so awesome but I finally took one, sniffed it and realized they were dog treats. How sweet is that?

*Double coupons at Harris Teeter

I found the following:

Silk Pure Almond Milk – $.50

Minute  Brown Rice-$.55

Yo Crunch Fruit Parfait-free!

These are yummy but so tiny they end up being only four spoonfuls

*Sabra Hummus-$2

Athenos Greek Yogurt-$.65 each

Two packs of chicken breasts $7.88


Old El Paso tortillas $1

*Free dinner from Earthfare

I signed up for Earthfare’s email club and got this free dinner coupon. You spend $10 and you get a bag of baby carrots, mashed potatoes and either whole chicken or veggie burgers for free!

I spent $12 on the following

Vegan nuggets

Carolina Slaw

Bigelow White Chocolate Kisses hot tea

Yogi Bar

then got all of this for free

The vegan nuggets were absolutely terrific–just like chicken taste and consistency wise-win!

This was a fantastic value and worked out to about four to five meals!

What deals have you found this week?

Interested in guest posting for Frugal Friday on how you save money? Let me know–

Happy Savings!

42 Responses to “Frugal Friday–Deals, deals and more deals”

  1. dianacheung February 25, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    OMFG. Is that really TEA? Omg..You have to let me know if it tastes good!! Anyways, I’ve been eating subway sandwiches like no other…5 bucks for the damn foot long!

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

      I know, how yummy does it sound???

  2. vixter2010 February 25, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    Bargain queen!!

  3. terri February 25, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    i am way curious about those vegan nuggets!! i have never seen them, so i am going to be on the look out NOW!!
    i think its adorable that your mail “guy/gal” leaves treats for mr. lincoln!!!
    happy friday to YOU!!!

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

      They were fantastic–if you have a Whole Foods or place like that near you, you should check them out!

  4. Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl February 25, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    I have looked EVERYWHERE for that tea and still no luck! I’ve been on the hunt for the strawberry shortcake Dunkin’ Donuts coffee too. Darn Midwest.

    I’m in love with Chik-fil-a’s ketchup packets too – I actually thought to myself, “I wonder how much money they’re losing from people like me taking MORE rather than less because they’re fun.” haha

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

      For real? I see the strawberry shortcake coffee at WalMart all the time–let me know if you want to pay me and I will buy you some 🙂 How is it btw? I like strawberry and love coffee but the two together sound kinda funky.

  5. Amy @ Second City Randomness February 25, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    Score on the chicken breasts! I have the worst time finding a good sale on meat…

    My deals of the week came from the Target clearance. I got a bag of butterscotch chips for 78 cents! My baking supplies are definitely building…should probably do something about that soon…

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

      Thats super cheap-you go girl! I refuse to buy meat unless I find a good deal like that–it’s just too expensive these days.

  6. christina February 25, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    -i love that we are chickfila hussies and that you linked to my page. you are my blogger bestie with breasties
    -that’s my favorite hummus!
    -i just bought those new greek yogurts at publix but haven’t tried them yet
    -i need to find that tea

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

      Hahahahaha, Chick Fil A hussies for life!

  7. Monique February 25, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    ok. how the eff did you get a whole chicken for free.
    thats it. im moving. to somewhere cheaper. lol

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

      Haha, when I saw the couple I had to read it a few times over b/c I couldnt believe it.

  8. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 25, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Awww, that is SO sweet that your mailman leaves dog treats for your pup!!! Haha, I think our mailman HATES our dogs– they throw themselves at the door whenever he comes, so I guess I don’t blame him.

    Happy Friday, girl!

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      Haha, thats funny. My dog does the same, it’s funny b/c when I am home on Saturday I see it happen and hear how crazy he sounds!

  9. Kace February 25, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Those ketchup packets just got me so super excited.

  10. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons February 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    great deals! =) I can’t get over that she leaves heart shaped doggie treats for your little one! How flipping cute!!!!

  11. Natalie @ Will Jog For Food February 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    Awesome deals! I thought I was good when I found Athenos for $1.00 at Publix. hahah

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      I had a BOGO coupon so they would have been a little over $1 but you should check out WalMart-they are always $1 at mine.

  12. TheSceneFromMe February 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I was just happy to see that the berries weren’t very expensive at the store, so I bought blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. Now I need a good smoothie or cobbler recipe for them!

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

      Thats awesome-I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  13. spabettie February 25, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    you are a PRO shopper!

    I so want those ketchup packets… as I was reading that part I thought “xtina” as I clicked that link… it took me to her page and I LAUGHED OUT LOUD ! gotta love it.

    XXO have a fab weekend!

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

      If only I could make a living off of it, sigh 🙂

      Christina is awesome, she is my Chick Fil A goddess!

  14. One Healthy Apple February 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    Wha?! Look at all the deals you got! The only thing I got on sale was a double pack of gloves from target- turned out to be $.75 per pair. Other than that, my normal spending on food.

    Let me know how that tea is- it looks delightful!

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

      Wow—$.75? That is fantastic! When I see that, I stock up! Will definitely do on the tea, I can’t wait to try it.

  15. Amanda February 25, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    Ok is it weird that I am excited about that new ketchup packaging? ‘Cause I am.

    I have become a coupon queen but I need to remember to shop on double coupon days!

    I want to guest post!

  16. Monique February 25, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    dude GO YOU!!! And for real, you need to try Silk Coconut milk. It was life changing. I am not vegan or vegetarian or anything, but I probably will never have any other kind of milk in my life ever again. It’s amazing, really, try it 🙂

  17. lookingupwhileslimmingdown February 26, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Love the treats from the mailman for Links! 🙂 How did you get all that stuff for free? I need you to come grocery shopping with me!

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

      Next time I am up-lets do it! I used a lot of couple that doubled to get it for free or used the coupons I get when checking out. The Yo Crunch was for a free four pack so boo ya!

  18. Alyssa February 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    I’ve never seen that version of hummus – spicaaay! I’m so intrigued. must try soon. 🙂

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

      It’s pretty spicy. I buy alot of hummus that claims its spocy but doesnt make my mouth water but that one does–it’s a winner!

  19. Euniece February 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    how did you find all of these fabulous deals!!!???

  20. This Italian Family February 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    Almond milk for 50 cents?? That’s brilliant!

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

      I know right–I need to lookout for more coupons!

  21. Autumn @ Good Eats Girl February 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Wow! You got some awesome deals!! My best deal was at Hobby Lobby today…I went in to buy some candle holders and they ended up being half off!

    • simplyshaka February 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

      Very nice! I’ve heard great things about that story but have never checked it out.

  22. thefitacademic February 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    I LOVE chick-fil-a! It’s probably my favorite of the fast-food joints!

  23. According to Gus February 26, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    I love your Friday posts. Saving money is THE BEST feeling ever!

    We will hit you up for ideas if we end up in Morgantown!

  24. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking February 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    Great deals! Your Friday posts are always awesome!!

  25. BikiniBy30 March 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Put those vegan nuggets in my mouth!

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