New $1 off evol coupon + Whole Foods deal

by Kate from Frugal Living NW on July 31, 2014

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Print off this new $1/1 evol coupon and take it to Whole Foods this week for an awesome deal.

Evol Burritos on sale $2.39
Buy 2
Use (2) $1/1 coupon — direct link
Use $2/2 Whole Foods coupon
$.39 each after coupon when you buy 2

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Just a reminder that this awesome deal ends tonight!

Coastal.com, an online eye wear company, is offering a fantastic promotion until July 31: Get your first pair of glasses for FREE if you’re a new customer when you use the code FIRSTPAIRFREE at checkout.

Sounds a bit too good to be true (Will the frames be junk? Will they make me look like a dork?). Since I have the eyesight of a freaking eagle and my husband got himself some Lasik, I asked Laurie, one of our contributors, and her husband to try out Coastal.com.

Is there anything possibly less fun than losing one’s glasses? Hmm, maybe having to navigate to the optometrist without said glasses to pick out, order and pay full price for new glasses. Absolutely zero fun. So when my husband lost his last pair of glasses, and our insurance informed us that they would not be paying for a new pair until November, we thought we would give Coastal a shot.

A free pair of decent glasses seems a bit too good to be true, but even James was able to quickly find multiple frames he would be comfortable wearing out in public. I might note that this is a man who is pretty particular about his glasses, and his running shoes, and the color of shirts he prefers to wear, and what he enjoys for night time snacks, but I digress…

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Ordering from the Coastal website was a breeze and transferring his prescription information into the order was a quick process. We paid the shipping charge, which was much less than taking our family of five to Burgerville for lunch. The time it took to complete the order start to finish was quicker than one episode of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” Ask me how I know that.

We received an order confirmation the same day and a shipping notification the following day. Estimated delivery was six days, but since they are shipped from the Pacific Northwest, they arrived in just three!

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Here are some shots of James in his new glasses,  Sharp, right?

Overall we are very pleased with the quality and ease of ordering from Coastal.  We saved a ton by trying out a pair for free, and would definitely consider ordering from them in the future!

Success! I love it when I force one of my contributors try out a deal and they are honestly jacked about it.

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I simply can’t believe how many frames they have to choose from with this promotion. There are 27 pages of options! And there are some expensive brands available — some up to $128!

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And Coastal has kids frames included in the sale as well! There are some really cool ones — both understated and some funky colored ones!

Ready to take the plunge? Head to Coastal.com to get your FREE pair of glasses! Remember to use the code FIRSTPAIRFREE at checkout! This offer ends July 31, 2014.

The free glasses promotion is for first time prescription glasses customers only. One pair free per customer per prescription. Coastal reserves the right to verify all prescriptions. Valid for coupon eligible frames only. 1.5 index lenses included for free. Lens upgrades including: higher index lenses, progressives, Transitions, polarized and all lens coatings are available at additional cost. Shipping costs apply and are typically up to $20. Cannot be combined with other offers.

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Albertsons: NEW Chicken of the Sea Tuna coupon!

by Krista from Frugal Living NW on July 31, 2014

Chicken of the Sea Tuna

Print off two of this NEW $.75/3 coupon for Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna in Water and then head to Albertsons for some inexpensive tuna!

Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light Tuna (5 oz) on sale $.79
Buy 6
Use (2) $.75/3 coupon - direct link (zip 90210)
$.54 each after coupon

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Target: 70% off toy clearance sale starting TODAY!

by Krista from Frugal Living NW on July 31, 2014

Target Toy Clearance

Target clearance toys have officially gone to 70% off original price! Krista scored all this for $86.

Transformers Rescue Bots on clearance $8.38

Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Kits on clearance $2.08

Disney Hedbanz on clearance $5.68

Beyblade Shogun Steal on clearance $7.78

Marvel Super Hero Adventures on clearance $4.94

Tonka Big Rig on clearance $2.38

Scratch Art by Melissa & Doug on clearance $1.48

Sew-Your-Own My Best Friend on clearance $3.88

Now it’s your turn. Let us know what you find and send us your pictures to share!

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New Kraft Coupons

by Kate from Frugal Living NW on July 31, 2014

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Raised garden beds in the Pacific NW — July update

by Emily from Frugal Living NW on July 31, 2014

Pacific NW Garden in July

Raised Garden Beds in the Pacific NW

Back in early June, I filled my raised garden beds with seeds and starts. What a difference two months makes. The beds are bursting with plants, and I walk through my little garden each morning bursting with… something. Pride? Joy? Love? Maybe it’s some weird combination of all three. That seems silly. They are plants, for Pete’s sake. But they’re my plants. These green babies that I brought home as tiny little things and tucked into bed and took care of every day. Sniff. They grow up so fast.  People obsess about stranger things… right?

So, here’s a July tour of my little outdoor pride and joy: my raised bed garden.

July Pacific NW garden update

Greens: Lettuce & Kale

This year, I filled one raised bed with 3 different varieties of both lettuce and kale. As you might imagine, this produces an insane amount of greens. We have been eating green salads and juices just about every single day to keep up. Not a bad problem to have. Half of the lettuce has started to bolt, but the kale will continue to produce as we cut off leaves from the outside of the plant. Every time I carry in a bunch of kale, I can’t help but add it up in my head. Each bunch would be $2.50 at most local grocery stores!

We installed a simple but effective rabbit fence around the inside edge because those pesky rabbits were hopping up for their own person all-you-can-eat salad bar. For some reason, the deer and rabbits have been out in force in our area this summer. Why aren’t they scared of my children? It makes no sense.

But! I haven’t seen any evidence of slug damage this year. Using zinc strips as a slug barrier seems to have done the trick. This is a happy day. Should I make a speech? Give a toast? I might cry, and that would be awkward.

I also added a row of pole beans along the edge of the raised bed. The rabbit fence is doing double duty by serving as a trellis.

Pacific NW garden -- July

Celery, Onions, Carrots, Purple Basil

The celery I planted in an old black nursery container is growing happily. The container dries out quickly, so I just have to make sure the plant gets plenty of water. Other than that, it’s worked great.

The onion starts are doing well. That will be quite a few onions to harvest at once, but they will go into countless batches of Homemade Salsa and the world’s best/easiest Roasted Marinara Sauce in late August/early September so I’ll take whatever I can get! The carrots on the the other side of the bed were a disappointment this year. I started them too late, so they’re kind of lagging behind the rest of the class. Apply yourself, Carrots! Sheesh,

I planted purple basil seeds in an old pallet my husband had laying around. I really like the neat grid in provides. Note to Ed: this is not a request for you to bring home 3 more stray pallets strapped to the roof of your car. Thank you.

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Tomatoes, Basil, Zucchini

Welcome to our tomato jungle. The tomato plants seem to like the bed we made for them this year. The picture from this angle makes them look a bit more crowded than they really are. There is enough space between the plants that we can send small children in to pick the ripe ones. So far, all have made it back out alive.

We have been picking our Sweet 100 & Sungold varieties for about 2 weeks now. With all the heat we have had, I’m actually surprised the larger tomatoes aren’t turning faster this summer. The plants are loaded with green fruit, so here’s hoping that we get a bumper crop in August-September.

I also tucked four basil plants in between the tomatoes. The basil seems to prefer partial shade so they make for good bedfellows.

Our zucchini plant on the other side of this raised bed has been producing more than we care to eat. Pretty much the only thing I like about Zucchini is when it’s used as an adjective for Bread. Too bad that requires turning on the oven in July.

Growing cucumbers in a raised garden bed

Cucumbers

I planted 4 cucumber starts along an old trellis. They are growing like crazy. I love giving the vines something to climb, so the cucumbers hang down for easy picking. Next year, I’m going to find a taller trellis, though. In the past week, the plants have completely filled in the space between the beds. We are currently picking 4-6 a day. Good thing cucumbers are my favorite vegetable.

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Peppers: Jalapeno, Serrano, Poblano, Bell

On the other side of the cucumber vines are our pepper plants. They were getting so wild, we ended up caging several of them. All of the plants are loaded with peppers. We are starting to pick the jalapenos. I want to make a batch of Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos, stat. I just need to wait for a time when we have more people over, otherwise I could polish off the entire pan by myself. And I’m not even kidding.

There you have it! A quick tour of my garden, as of the middle of July. I’m excited to see what August brings!

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Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific NW (Amazon)

Looking for a vegetable gardening resource specific to our Pacific NW climate? Check out The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Pacific Northwest by Lorene Edwards Forkner (Amazon).

“There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardening. What to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are unique decisions based on climate, weather, and first and last frost.

The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Pacific Northwest is a growing guide that truly understands the unique eccentricities of the Northwest growing calendar. The month-by-month format makes it perfect for beginners and accessible to everyone…” (Amazon)

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Stride Rite M2P Perry Sandale on sale $23.28 *Lowest price*

by Kate from Frugal Living NW on July 31, 2014

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Amazon has the Stride Rite M2P Perry Sandal (Toddler/Little Kid) for $23.28 right now. This sale also include wide sizes which is an amazing deal. Twice a year Angela takes her kids shoe shopping at Stride Rite because her kids have freakishly wide feet. Watching her try to find five pairs of shoes that fit everyone is a fun sport to watch.

Don’t forget to check out the amazing Keen Sandal sale happening now!

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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