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Amazon has the Nifty Carousel for 35 K-Cups, Chrome for $11.99 right now. This is the lowest it has ever gone for on Amazon. It has tons of excellent review and a five-star rating.

  • Holds up to 35 k-cups
  • Lazy susan base rotates 360-degree
  • Stylish chrome finish
  • Quality construction built to last
  • Dimensions – 13-inch height by 7-inch diameter

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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How to quickly fill your freezer with meals

by Angela Davis on August 27, 2015

How to Quickly Fill Your Freezer with Meals -- Learn how freezer meal preparation with friends makes for a quick and affordable freezer meal preparation session!


This is a post we pulled from the archives written by Krista and thought it would be a fun one to revisit as school is approaching in the Pacific Northwest. Wouldn’t a freezer full of meals be nice for those busy beginning-of-school days?

I am a wife and mother of three boys.  One thing I’ve been doing for years to save money and time is what I call Freezer Dinners. When I first began doing Freezer Dinners I was not couponing, but now I am able to make meals for even less with my coupons! Here is the basics of what I do.

I invite 2-3 friends (no more than four in the kitchen becomes too many bodies!) and we decide on six recipes to make about every 6-8 weeks. I predominately use recipes from Don’t Panic – Dinner’s in the Freezer (Amazon) and Don’t Panic–More Dinner’s in the Freezer (Amazon). Other recipes include favorites from our own kitchen.

After compiling the ingredients for the six recipes, I categorize them according to meat, dairy, canned goods, vegetables, spices, and other. I then send out grocery lists for each person.

One person is usually in charge of meat and spices, another veggies, another canned goods, and another dairy for the entire group.

We use coupons as much as possible, including the $10 off $50 from Safeway that comes in the free Tuesday Food Day paper at the beginning of the month in the Portland Metro area. This coupon is often used to purchase the meat. We also get our meat in bulk from Zaycon Foods or GoDirect Foods. Both of these companies have ground beef, bacon, and chicken breast deliveries scheduled.

Any item that needs prepping is done beforehand (i.e. cheese grated, veggies chopped, meat browned, etc.) and brought the morning of cooking, saving everyone time during cooking day.

We meet at my house at 9: 00 am and lay out all our ingredients on a large table. We each bring freezer Ziploc bags (ones we have bought for free with coupons!) and glass dishes for lasagnas, enchiladas, etc. We also bring our grocery receipts to divide cost evenly.

After about three hours of cooking and preparation, we each go home with 6-12 meals (depending on size of each individual’s family).

Our cost is typically $50 – $60 for each family. Here’s a breakdown of our latest freezer dinner adventure:

Time: 1-3 hours to shop and prep + 3 hours to cook
Meals: 6-12 dinners using 6 recipes for each family
Total Cost per Person: $52.69
Cost per Recipe: $8.78
Cost per Serving (average of 4 servings per recipe): $2.20

I also make freezer lists of our meals to place on our fridge or calendar so we know what meals we have ready for our families to eat. I also print out labels that include how to prepare the meal and ideas for side dishes as all that needs to be added to each meal to make them complete is a veggie or fruit and side dish (pasta, potatoes, rice).

We’d love to hear from others who have teamed up with friends and/or family to hammer out freezer meals. What works and what doesn’t? Comment with your experience!

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LEGO City Mobile Police Unit for $30.98 (BEST price!)

by Angela Davis on August 27, 2015

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Amazon has the LEGO City Police Mobile Police Unit for $30.98 right now. This is the lowest price this set has ever been on Amazon and it has a five-star rating.

  • Includes 3 minifigures with assorted accessories: 2 policemen and a crook
  • Features a Mobile Police Unit with control room, 3 surveillance screens, jail, detachable trailer with support legs
  • Also features road barrier storage compartment, folding antenna and satellite dish and a hidden city map and coffee machine!
  • Accessories include a ball and chain, handcuffs, flashlight, crowbar, money note, walkie talkie, 3 coffee mugs, laptop and 2 traffic road blocks

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It is never too soon to start shopping for Christmas! Get a one-year subscription to Ranger Rick Magazine for just $11.99 through tomorrow only (8/28). Use the code FRUGALNW at checkout and your total will drop from $27 to $11.99. (And if you go with the two year subscription, you’ll get each year for just $9.99).

Ranger Rick is a book for boys and girls ages 7-12. Each issue is packed with full-color photos of animals and stories of adventure. Ranger Rick is published by the National Wildlife Federation and focuses on teaching young kids about wildlife, nature and conservation. This magazine subscription is perfect for children who love the outdoors and animals.

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

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Amazon has the Delta Children Disney Frozen Multi Bin Toy Organizer for $27.98 right now. This cute toy organizer is at Amazon’s lowest ever price, and might be a great way to encourage your little Frozen fan to keep their toys picked up.

  • Recommended for ages 3-6
  • Made of engineered wood, solid wood and fabric
  • Assembled dimensions: 30.5″ H x 25″ W x 16.5″ D
  • Easy assembly
  • Meets or exceeds all safety standards set by the CPSC

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Walmart: Ken’s Dressing $.48

by Brittany from Frugal Living NW on August 27, 2015

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Here is a decent deal on salad dressing at Walmart.

Ken’s Dressing on sale $1.98
Buy 1, Get $.75 Ibotta offer
Use $.75/1 coupon from 9/8 SS insert
Pay $1.23, Get $.75 from Ibotta
$.48 after coupon & Ibotta

Prices vary at different Walmart Stores. This deal may or may not be available in your local store.

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

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Whole Foods Market Deals for August 26 – September 1

by Angela Davis on August 27, 2015

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Here are the best deals at Whole Foods Market this week. The Whole Foods Market ad runs Wednesday-Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest. Find the full list of this week’s Whole Foods Market deals, including a printable list feature, here.

Back to Nature Juice Pouches (8 pk) on sale $3
Use $1/1 coupon here, here or here
$2 after coupon

Zevia Zero Calorie Soda (6 pk) on sale $3.99
Buy 1, Get $2 Makeena Rebate
Use $1/1 coupon here or here
Pay $2.99, Get $2 Makeena Rebate
$.99 after coupon and rebate

Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt (4 – 5 oz) $1.25
Buy 2
Use $1/2 coupon
$.75 each after coupon

Nordic Naturals Nordic Berries Kids Multivitamins on sale 30% Off

Nature’s Path Organic Frozen Waffles (7 – 8 oz) on sale $2.50

Organic Amber Jewel Plums on sale $2.49/lb

New to couponing?  Check out the Ultimate Guide to Couponing here.

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