Sunday, June 7, 2009


Wowzers! I just hit 100,000 views on this little ol' blog. I am amazed! Before I started HWFS, I'd check in with a couple of my favorite blogs every day to see what their authors were up to. It helped me so much (and still does!) to see the deals that they'd snagged. There's just something about actually seeing the goodies that makes it real, and for me, so much easier to replicate. I can read HCW posts until I'm blue in the face, but sometimes I have to actually see the stuff for the deal to click. After a while, I started thinking, "well shucks, maybe I could do that too" and my blog was born.

Shopping the way I do is more to me than just a way to save money. It has truly become a way of life and has changed my whole outlook on how I spend my hard-earned money. And its by no means an all-or-nothing activity. I am fully aware that I shop a whole heck of a lot and I buy tons of stuff. We all do what we can, and for me, right now at least, that's a lot. I am aware that I probably won't always be able to keep up this pace, and that's ok with me. The main reason I started blogging in the first place was to be able to share what I do with other folks. So even if just one person is able to go out there and get the same deal I did, that's good enough for me. :)

Thank you all for stopping by and checking out what I have to say. I so appreciate you sharing deals/coupons/rebates and the little insider tips and tricks of the trade. I love your support, your laughs and your camraderie. Its so nice to share with you all the funny things that happen in day to day life, because as we all know, there are SO many! Hello! (I'm sorry, I know its shamelessly self-promoting, but I just love that post! It still cracks me up!) And its great to have an awful day and be able to post about it and have someone say - "UGH, that stinks, I know how you feel." Sometimes that's all I need to make me feel better. I appreciate you taking the time to leave comments, to become a follower of my madness or to link to my blog from your own. And even if you haven't done any of these things, its all good - I still love ya! You're still around, and that's a-ok with me. So thank you, gracias, merci beaucoup and danke for stopping by!

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

  • Bayer Contour Meter $14.99, use freebie coupon (2/1 RP or 3/22 SS) and get back $5 EB (Limit 1) = $5 profit
  • 7 papers (forgot to put in pic) $14
  • Used $4 EB and $10 EB


  • 4 Carolina Rice boxes $0.99 each, used four $0.50 coupons (4/26 RP) = FREE
  • 8 No Nonsense Knee Highs $1.24 each, used four $1 peelie coupons and four $1 coupons (3/29 SS) = $1.92 or $0.24 each
  • 2 pizza doughs $1.69 each - I wanted the $1 ones, but we couldn't find them and were really craving calzones
  • Entenmann's crumbcake $3.50 - my DBF forced me to buy this, so the calories don't count, right?
  • Blueberries $1.49
  • Strawberries $1.49
  • Cantaloupe $0.99
  • Total was $12.73



annathy03 said...

Frugalsuz you are making me HUNGRY! Those calzones look great... and here I thought you'd said you can't cook.

Amanda said...

Thank you! You have been a HUGE help in honing my frugal shopping skills! I learn so much every time I read your blog, and I'm thrilled every time I can replicate one of your awesome CVS/Wags deals. Keep up the awesome work--you are such an inspiration!!!!! :)

Lindse94 said...

The calzones look delicious! Just found your site congrats on your success. Have thought of doing one myself, but don't know where to being:)

Lisa B. said...

Heyyyy! I thought you couldnt cook! You going to keep your recipe a secret or you going to share? lol They look absolutely devine, and we've been craving them also thanks to all the pizza hut commercials on the tv.

I know hounding like you do takes a lot of work, but I do appreciate your help. My blog will be hitting the milestone before too long also. Congrats.

Precious said...

Hi Suz,

CONGRATS! You are always an inspiration to everyone!

frugalsuz said...

lol, true, true! I really just don't enjoy cooking but I do cook every once in a blue moon. They were yummy!

Thank you so much! That's so sweet of you to say. :)

Welcome! If you have any questions, please let me know.

I didn't really use a recipe - just mushed and mashed the dough into rectangles, splashed some tomato sauce on there, dumped on some mozzarella cheese and spices (Italian Seasoning, Garlic Powder and Onion Powder) and mushrooms (for mine, skipped these in the second one for DBF) and pulled the dough up and over to close it. Mine didn't really stay shut, but it still tastes great if the cheese oozes out. I sprinkled some more mozzarella cheese on top and added some pecorino/romano cheese and some sea salt. Baked at 375 degrees for about a half hour. Deelish!

Thank you!

centralillinoisian said...

We love you too! I get such great ideas for shopping from you, You have helped me save a lot of money!

Shelly said...

Congrats on 100,000 views!

Stephanie said...

This is by far my favorite blog : )

frugalsuz said...

central, Shelly and Stephanie,
Thank you so much!