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Frugal Friday Deals & Discounts [03/08/2018]

by InvisiblyMe
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Hello to you all, and hellooooo August! I honestly have no idea how it got here so fast, but it’s quite worrying. How have you all been? I hope with the start of this month you can get a renewed sense of hope and encouragement to take you through summer with a resolution to be kind to yourselves and to appreciate the small things in life. Today I’ll leave you with a few picks for Frugal Friday and my best wishes for a positive weekend ????


Holland & Barrett Penny Sale

There are heaps of products at Holland & Barrett right now in the penny sale – Buy one item, get one for a single shiny penny. Bargain! A few things I’ve spotted online include BetterYou Magnesium Oil Spray, calcium & vitamin D caplets, Nature’s Garden Organic Turmeric & Aloe Vera Gel.


Boots Bargains

At Boots this week you can order 1kg of Epsom Salt (by Westlab) for half price – Β£2.49.

Good Bubble Moisturiser packaging.

The brand Good Bubble has had some positive media attention lately, such as with the Daily Mail reporting how parents are raving about the products improving and curing their children’s eczema in a couple of days. The brand was set up by Amy Wordsworth, who received backing from Dragon’s Den in 2015, and it has grown to encompass a range of gentle products free from added nasties. Great for children, but I’d argue also for adults with sensitive skin or dry skin/eczema and who just want simple, natural and gentle products. It’s now available at Boots.

They also have a Summer Clearance on at the moment so pick up the last minute discounts while you can!

Don’t forget that P&P is free over Β£45 (or Β£3.50 if under) but you can Click & Collect from store for free with no minimum spend.


Appy Days – Free Meditation Apps

There are three great apps I’ve used so I could try them out and share them here if you haven’t already come across them. I’ll do a more in-depth post on meditation apps at some point but for now, if you’d like to check them out :

  1. Calm App – This includes lots of free content, plus others that need to be unlocked/paid for. If you stick to the freebie parts, you can still access various pieces of soothing music, meditations and even bedtime stories to help you relax your mind before bed.
  2. Breathworks – Various guided meditations through an 8 week plan, with meditation files available for download.
  3. Headspace – A colourful, contemporary app that offers various meditations and exercises designed to suit your schedule and preferences, even if that just means you want a 1 minute breathing exercise or a 2 minute unwinding exercise. There’s some free content if you don’t want to pay to subscribe, just go to the app store. There are sections dedicated to different ‘problem’ areas too, such as managing anxiety, mindful eating, sleep and stress, which all offer a free session.

Free Budget Tracking

More Apps than you can throw a stick at today. Here are two more – these are budget trackers to help with your finances, which may be useful for getting organised and getting a little control back where your money is concerned.

  1. Spending Tracker
  2. Mint
  3. Monefy

If it’s pen & paper that floats your boat, there are also downloadable and printable freebies to help with assessing your finances and budgeting.

For instance, there’s a printable spreadsheet from The Diary of a Frugal Family that acts as a planner to figure out exactly where you’re money is coming from and going to.

There are also various free budgeting printables from Printable Paper.

For those of us that need more money, which is common in those struggling with illness and perhaps can’t work or are limited in income, I’m afraid I don’t have any wonderful, effective solutions. In the meantime, I did find somewhere to print your own cheques and ‘fun money’Β over at Activity Village.

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Caz  β™₯

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22 comments

Terri, Reclaiming HOPE August 3, 2018 - 3:58 pm

Caz, first of all, congratulations on reaching 1500 followers! That’s amazing! I’m not one bit surprised you have such a large following – your blog is wonderful!

As always with your Frugal Fridays, you’ve done a wonderful job finding some great things for us to try without breaking the bank — thank you! Thanks also for sharing the link to my Financial Wellness post. I really appreciate it!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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InvisiblyMe August 7, 2018 - 4:49 pm

That’s very kind, thank you Terri! And I’m very glad to share your post as it is fantastic. I hope you have a lovely week ahead! πŸ™‚
xx

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The Lonely Author August 3, 2018 - 3:04 pm

Congrats on reaching 1,500 followers. Thanks for the tips. Downloading Spending Tracker.

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InvisiblyMe August 7, 2018 - 3:34 pm

Thank you – I’m still quite amazed at having so many followers! I hope the Spending Tracker is useful πŸ™‚
x

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Comedy Plus August 3, 2018 - 5:34 pm

Wow on having 1500 followers. That rocks.

Being frugal is a good thing. I love bargains.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. β™₯

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InvisiblyMe August 7, 2018 - 4:51 pm

I’m a big bargain fan, too. Thank you for the comment – I hope you have a good week! πŸ™‚
xx

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Christy istrate August 3, 2018 - 7:43 pm

Wow! Congrats on your increased readership… it is because you rock! I share in your frugalness by buying things on sale when I can and wasting as little as possible. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! ????

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InvisiblyMe August 7, 2018 - 4:52 pm

Aw, I don’t know about rocking but I’m still pretty surprised to have so many followers, I’m honoured! I’m glad you’re a fellow bargain-lover, I think it’s good to be frugal and sometimes we don’t have much choice. Thank you for the lovely comment – Have a good week, Christy πŸ™‚
xx

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da-AL August 4, 2018 - 12:13 am

congrats!

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InvisiblyMe August 7, 2018 - 4:52 pm

Thank you! πŸ™‚
xx

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violaetcetera August 4, 2018 - 9:13 am

It’s good to hear your blog gets the attention it deserves! Good tips, as always.

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InvisiblyMe August 7, 2018 - 4:55 pm

Aw that’s very kind, thank you! I know you are doing it very tough at the moment so please know I’m thinking of you Β β™₯
Caz x

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Paola August 4, 2018 - 11:52 am

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InvisiblyMe August 7, 2018 - 4:55 pm

Love the smilies! πŸ™‚

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Ar August 4, 2018 - 4:05 pm

That’s fab news – congrats on getting 1,500 followers! You deserve it πŸ™‚

I’m going to try some of these apps – meditation and mindfulness would definitely not go amiss here at the moment lol

x

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InvisiblyMe August 7, 2018 - 4:57 pm

That’s very kind, thanks! I hope you enjoy the apps if you download them – I hope you have a good week ahead and can de-stress as it sounds like that may be needed! πŸ™‚
xx

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iammypath.com August 9, 2018 - 5:55 am

Congratulations on reaching 1500 followers. And also for the tips. Love and Light from me πŸ™‚ <3

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Tracey Tripp August 12, 2018 - 12:53 pm

Congratulations on this achievement. I need to grow my subscriber list and interact more with other bloggers. Do you have any tips?

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Jo November 9, 2018 - 6:08 pm

How have I missed this before, what a great section.

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Deborah Roth February 13, 2019 - 6:46 pm

This is awesome! I love the idea of “Frugal Fridays”, as I’m doing a Money Mondays series myself.

Your resources are really helpful. I looked at the apps you mentioned – thanks. I also found one called “Money Manager” that got good reviews.

In the next month or so, I’ll be offering a free online class to make peace with your money story,. I plan to post about it on my blog next week.

Feel free to email me at info@forgivingconnects.com if you’d like to connect! So glad to meet you here.

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InvisiblyMe February 27, 2019 - 2:07 am

I’m glad you like the Frugal Friday series, and it’s great you do your own Money Mondays, too! Money Manager is one I’ll have to check out and look to mention in future, so thanks for the heads up! I think your idea of free online classes is fantastic πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing, Deborah! x

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Deborah Roth March 2, 2019 - 8:21 pm

Thank you!

Perfect timing for your comment. I AM doing a complimentary intro on Self-forgiveness and Money in March. I wanted to let you know in case you’d like to participate!

The class is “Find the Blessings in Your Money Story”. We’ll slow down and explore your current money situation and where you’d like to beβ€”and what gets in the way of that. In the “what gets in the way”, you’ll receive an incredible gift. (This is where Self-forgiveness comes in.)

In the class, we’ll have some great exercises, such as journal questions, a simple solo process to identify your limiting stories and try out forgiveness, and a visualization.

I’m reaching out personally to invite people who I think can especially relate to the topic. Give what you shared here and your creativity and openness, you may find it super valuable!

Would you like me to send you the link to register?
The class is on Sun March 17 from 10am-12noon PST.

If so, great! If not, that’s entirely cool too.

Let me know either way. And, either way, I’m so glad we connected here. You have an excellent blog and a fantastic perspective on money.

Blessings to you.
Debbie

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