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Amazon has the Paper Mate InkJoy Assorted Colors Ballpoint Pens (8-Pack) for $2 right now. If you still need some fun pens for back-to-school, pick these up while they’re at Amazon’s best price.

  • The new Paper Mate 300 RT features a revolutionary new writing system, giving you the best in effortless writing. It starts quickly without dragging, requires minimal pressure from your hand, and delivers crisp, clean lines every time.

This is an Add-On Item, which means that you need a $25+ order even if you have Amazon Prime. Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime or a qualifying order of $35 on eligible items. Prices are subject to change at any time and without notice.

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Coupons coming in this Sunday’s newspaper (9/6/15)

by Angela Davis on September 4, 2015

It looks like we are getting NO coupon inserts in this Sunday’s newspaper.

Looking for a sweet deal on your local paper? I have exclusive offers for the following Northwest newspapers:

Be sure to search for coupons using the Frugal Living NW Coupon Database.

The number of inserts, coupons and coupon values vary by region and by individual paper. We won’t know for sure until the early editions are released on Saturday morning.

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Safeway: $5 Friday deals for 9/4/15 (Cantaloupe, Chips Ahoy, Ragu)

by Brittany from Frugal Living NW on September 4, 2015

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Here are this week’s best $5 Friday deals at Safeway:

Cantaloupe (whole) on sale $2.50

Nabisco Chips Ahoy on sale $1.67
Buy 2
Use $.75/2 coupon from 8/9 SS insert
Use Safeway double (-$.50)
$1.05 each after coupon & double

Ragu Pasta Sauce on sale $1.25
Buy 2
Use $1/2 coupon from 8/23 RP insert
Use Safeway double (-$.50)
$.50 each after coupon & double

Most of these deals use a Safeway double coupon, which is available at Oregon & SW Washington (Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania & Klickitat Counties) Safeways only. You can double up to 4 manufacturer’s coupons per transaction, up to 50¢ each. The double coupon is found in the weekly ad at the bottom of the middle page and look’s like this:

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Safeway stores are inconsistent from store to store with their double coupon policy. The following is taken directly from Safeway’s Just4U coupon policy on their website:

Check with your local store regarding “double coupon” promotions where customers will receive double the manufacturer coupon face value off the regular or club card price up to the identified limit. Not all locations offer double coupon promotions and the terms of such promotions may differ by time and store. Limitations and restrictions for double coupon promotions may change at any time. Changes will be posted in store only. “Double coupon” promotions do not apply to any internet or digital coupons except for applicable internet printed manufacturer coupons. These explanations and restrictions on “double coupons” apply to any promotion that increases the value of a manufacturer coupon beyond its face value.

Find more Safeway deals hereGet the exhaustive list of Safeway coupon match-ups with a printable list feature here.

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Amazon has the Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag, Lime for $37.45 right now. FANTASTIC deal for one of our favorite diaper bags.

The updated duo signature boasts a bevy of new features that moms and dads have requested. The new zip-top closure ensures belongings stay securely in the bag. We added tote handles for versatility and an easy-access tech pocket. The new front panel design allows for more storage and stability while keeping items at the bottom of the bag easily accessible. The duo signature still has all the classic components of the original including our patented shuttle clips that easily convert it from a shoulder bag to a stroller bag. Signature is a classic redesign for the next generation of parents. The duo signature easily attaches to most strollers. Each duo signature comes with a portable cushioned changing pad. Holds tablets and laptops up to 15″.

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Frugal Homemaking for September (produce in season)

by Emily from Frugal Living NW on September 3, 2015

This is a re-post from a previous year.

There are piles of laundry dumped in random places around my house, my husband’s brown bag lunches are strange combinations of leftovers found lurking in the fridge, my kids are eating Pirate’s Booty on a daily basis, and I have been staying up way too late with way too much produce. This can only mean one thing: Canning Season is here.

I have a love-hate relationship with this time of year. The produce is so abundant in September. Then I start ordering and picking and freezing and canning produce, and I can’t stop. Restraint is not in my vocabulary. Like most things in life, I go all-or-nothing, turning food preservation into some sort of ultra-endurance event.

So, as much as I sometimes hate the long nights and early mornings and endless parade of produce across my kitchen counter, for the most part I just feel crazy blessed to live in this part of the country where so many great farmers and fields are right around the corner. Seriously, what’s not to love about that?

Italian Prunes… or are they Plums?

I just ordered 60 pounds of prunes. We will eat some fresh and dry the rest using a food dehydrator. To dry, I just cut them in half, pop them open, toss the pit, fan out each half (see picture), and lay on the drying racks. Dried prunes (or plums, if you prefer) are so stinking sweet; we eat them like candy. Once they are dry, I just drop them into bags and store them in the freezer.

I think I might also make this recipe next week.

Tomatoes

I currently have 550 pounds of tomatoes sitting out in my garage. This is the fourth year I have placed such a large order and split it five ways. Combining orders is a great way to get a discount; the produce markets I called were happy to give me a price cut (To the tune of .25 off per pound. That adds up fast!).

The guys loading the boxes into my van were laughing at me (This happens every year, too), “Ok, I’ve got to know, what in the world do you do with 26 boxes of tomatoes?!” My children, strapped into their carseats and surrounded by boxes of ripe tomatoes just take it all in stride. Apparently, crazy mommy to others is normal mommy to them.

So, here is what I plan to do with 26 boxes of tomatoes:

  • Can Whole Tomatoes (use for bases in soups, stews, sauces, etc.) and Salsa
  • Roasted Marinara Sauce (I use this for spaghetti, lasagna, pizza sauce, or a salsa base. The steps are simple, and the flavor is amazing.)

Peaches

My friend Shelly asked if I wanted to pick peaches last Friday. I was packing for a beach camping trip, but her offer was too good to refuse. We picked peaches in the morning, and my little family hit the road that afternoon. When we walked back through the door on Sunday night our entire house smelled like sweet peaches. That’s way better than the oops-I-forgot-to-take-out-the-trash-before-we-left smell of years past.

On Monday night, I canned 21 quarts, using the Cold Pack Method (Step-by-Step Guide).

This afternoon I’m planning to make a Brown-Sugar Peach Pie with Coconut Streusel (Cooking Light). This is my favorite peach pie recipe. It only needs a single crust so it comes together quickly and easily. So good.

Check out our Recipe Index for some other great seasonal options. Peach season will start winding down soon. If you are planning to can or freeze peaches, make sure you look for freestone varieties, which just means the pit will separate easily from the fruit.

Apples

I stocked my chest freezer with Freezer Applesauce from Transparent Apples (early variety) and my shelves with Canned Applesauce (Step-by-Step Guide) from Gravenstein Apples (season is just wrapping up). Apple season will really kick into full swing over the next two months so you will have plenty of time to either freeze or can some applesauce.

We have also been eating loads of fresh corn, basil, potatoes, zucchini, onions, and cucumbers from the garden. Have I mentioned I love this time of year?

What’s happening in your garden or home this month?

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LEGO Movie Bad Cop Car Chase Set for $23.10 (BEST price!)

by Angela Davis on September 3, 2015

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Amazon has the LEGO Movie Bad Cop Car Chase Set for $23.10 right now. This is Amazon’s lowest ever price. Would make a good gift for a fan of The LEGO Movie.

  • Bad Cop Super Secret Police car features a driver’s seat and an opening roof
  • Super Secret Police motorbike features huge wheels, an open cockpit, megaphone, gun and searchlight elements
  • Accessories include Bad Cop’s chair and megaphone

Shipping is FREE with Amazon Prime or a qualifying order of $35 on eligible items. Prices are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Find the most current LEGO deals here –> Best LEGO Deals (it’s updated daily with new prices and deals!).

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Get a one-year subscription to Women’s Health Magazine for just $4.99 through tomorrow only (9/4). Use the code FRUGALNW at checkout and your total will drop from $49.90 to $4.99.

A lifestyle magazine rooted in health and fitness. Women’s Health is filled with actionable and practical advice that you can use today. For women who want to do more, have more, and be more.

You may get up to a three year subscription at this price (new or renewal). This deal will expire tomorrow at 8:59 pm Pacific.

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