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Your Fave Frugal Finds!

post #1 of 68
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What is your favorite frugal buy? I don't mean things you found once or twice, but things you buy constantly that are always a frugal option. Sometimes I'm afraid to buy cheapy things, because, well, you get what you pay for the majority of the time.

I have to say, my fave frugal body wash is the suave exhale in any of the fragrances. The other suave body washes aren't great- but the exhale smells fabulous. It's about $2. It seems like a good body wash is normally around $6 at my Safeway.

Let us know what yours is!
post #2 of 68
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I'm the only one?
post #3 of 68
I'm thinking!
post #4 of 68
Queen Helene cocoa butter body lotion. 2-3 $ for big bottle. Love it! I'll check out the Suave body wash.
post #5 of 68
Hmmm...

Well, we only buy icecream when it is on sale for 3.99/half gallon for our fav. brand...it's normally about $6/half gallon.


At our Sprouts (like a big farmers market in doors) they consistantly have fruit for 60-99 cents /pound as well as .50 for oatmeal (about once a month)


For hair gel, we just buy the CHEAP L.A. looks or whatever it is! It's probably terrible for our hair, but it works just as well as a $4 for half of the size we get for about $2


Victoria's Secret Underwear...hear me out...I get coupons once a month for a free pair, and about 3 times a year get a $10 off of anything coupon. Not that I go through a ton of underwear, but for free, I don't have to buy a lot, and then with the $10 off, it's $15 for 5 pair instead of $25...I don't think you could buy $3 underwear at Target! So it's a frugal find for me!

I'll try to think of others!
post #6 of 68
we have a gf kid and can't afford expensive gf foods, but the $ store near our house sells rice crackers (the small, round, salty ones) and rice cakes and applesauce for 1/3 as much as anywhere else.
post #7 of 68
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Originally Posted by appalachia View Post
Queen Helene cocoa butter body lotion. 2-3 $ for big bottle. Love it! I'll check out the Suave body wash.
Have you tried the Quenn Helene Mint Julep Mud Mask? Dead cheap and really really good.
post #8 of 68
Two that came to mind:

1.) I buy coconut oil wholesale and use it for body lotion, hot oil treatment, nail treatment, massage oil (), cooking oil, etc.

2.) I know this is not really frugal since it isn't a necessity, but I get all of my subscriptions/newspapers for free through survey sites.
post #9 of 68
Library book sales! Children's books are often 25 cents to 50 cents.
post #10 of 68
We never saw a reason to get rid of our VCR just because DVDs became all the rage, so we still watch a lot of VHS tapes and get used ones for $1.00 each at a local music store. Sometimes even for free.

The local fish market on the pier has haddock for $3.99/pound when it's $5.99-$8.99/lb at the grocery store...and it's not nearly as good!
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[QUOTE=AnalogWife;12949259]We never saw a reason to get rid of our VCR just because DVDs became all the rage, so we still watch a lot of VHS tapes and get used ones for $1.00 each at a local music store. Sometimes even for free.

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And my kids cant scratch/snap/break/damage or otherwise break a VHS tape it seems....
post #12 of 68
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Victoria's Secret Underwear...hear me out...I get coupons once a month for a free pair, and about 3 times a year get a $10 off of anything coupon. Not that I go through a ton of underwear, but for free, I don't have to buy a lot, and then with the $10 off, it's $15 for 5 pair instead of $25...I don't think you could buy $3 underwear at Target! So it's a frugal find for me!

I'll try to think of others!
How do you get the coupons for free underwear?
post #13 of 68
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Have you tried the Quenn Helene Mint Julep Mud Mask? Dead cheap and really really good.
Yep. that too.
post #14 of 68
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We never saw a reason to get rid of our VCR just because DVDs became all the rage, so we still watch a lot of VHS tapes and get used ones for $1.00 each at a local music store. Sometimes even for free.

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And my kids cant scratch/snap/break/damage or otherwise break a VHS tape it seems....
Can they come play with my kids and teach them a thing or two? I swear if I go into the toyroom once more and find VHS tape strewn about I'm going to pull my hair out!!!
post #15 of 68
I thought of one - the food co-op near me is hit or miss about prices and how they compare to anywhere else, except the bulk section. I bring my own jars and have them weighed empty, then pay by the pound at checkout. The best deals in there are raisins, wheat germ, stone-ground grits, real vanilla, active dry yeast, and stone-ground mustard. They run regular sales on other things as well. These items are 1/4-1/3 of grocery store prices.
post #16 of 68
grniys: I think I either signed up online, or they just started coming after I had purchased something there...can't remember them asking for my address, but sure could have!
post #17 of 68
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Queen Helene cocoa butter body lotion. 2-3 $ for big bottle. Love it! I'll check out the Suave body wash.
Ohmygod, have you tried the Queen Helene Mint Julep facial mask? It's amazing and about the same cost.
post #18 of 68
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Have you tried the Quenn Helene Mint Julep Mud Mask? Dead cheap and really really good.
Ack! I didn't read this before I posted. Bad habit I have.
post #19 of 68
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Victoria's Secret Underwear...hear me out...I get coupons once a month for a free pair, and about 3 times a year get a $10 off of anything coupon. Not that I go through a ton of underwear, but for free, I don't have to buy a lot, and then with the $10 off, it's $15 for 5 pair instead of $25...I don't think you could buy $3 underwear at Target! So it's a frugal find for me!
You can get 7-10 pairs of Hanes 100% cotton undies in which ever fit you perfer for like $6 at most major stores They last a couple of years it seems
post #20 of 68
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You can get 7-10 pairs of Hanes 100% cotton undies in which ever fit you perfer for like $6 a postt most major stores They last a couple of years it seems

I was just going to post this plus Hanes has coupons for $2.00 a pack and Target puts them on sale for $5 and sometimes they have a free pair in the package. Honestly, I think they are a lot better quality then Victoria Secret. I got a gift card for there recently and I could not believe how cheaply made their items were.
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