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Episode Info: Special Announcement: Frugal Friends Meet Up in Washington DC, Sept 7 @ 5:30 at Kalorama Park Sponsors: Rakuten: We love and use Rakuten all the time so we wanted to give them a shout out. If you’ve never used it, Rakuten is a shopping portal where you can get cash-back on purchases from your favorite stores. We use it for Groupon, Amazon, Walmart, travel sites and more. And, if you haven’t tried Rakuten yet we’ve got a $10 welcome bonus for you on your first purchase of $25 or more when you sign up through Carpooling: This sounded fun as a kid - mostly because I expected an actual pool to be a part of the equation at some point - but really what I got were my friends parents scolding me for the way I climbed over their seats or the types of descriptor words I chose. Well, here you have it - we’re all adults now and carpooling is still a good idea! I’m sorry to report there is still no pool and your driver still may have very specific requests about what you do in their car BUT it’s the frugal way. Carpooling: If you’re both going there, travel together! Notable Notes: What the Internet has to say: This article from Reader's Digest provides a list of fruits and veggies and what's in season (a.k.a. on sale!) month to month. And Inspiring Savings walks us through grocery store sales cycles and what to be purchasing each month. What Jen+Jill have to say: Produce Winter Produce: citrus fruit, root vegetables, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower Spring Produce: Artichokes, Asparagus, lettuces, spring peas, berries, pineapple Summer Produce: berries, watermelon, cherries, mangoes, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, green beans Fall Produce: sweet potatoes, beets, apples, pumpkin, cranberries, squashes, pomegranates, eggplant Groceries/Supplies January: Cold & flu products, health foods, “game day” type snacks, national oatmeal month, diapers February: Post valentine’s day chocolate, national canned food month March: Irish foods, national frozen food month, march madness snack foods April: easter sales on eggs, easter clearance sale on hams May: memorial day grilling foods, mexican foods, gardening supplies June: bbq items, national dairy month July: 4th of july sale and clearance, national ice cream month August: office/school supplies (tax free weekend), school lunch items September: labor day grilling & clearance, school supply clearance October: National seafood month November: halloween clearance candy, pantry staples, thanksgiving dinner and baking items December: baking supplies BILL OF THE WEEK - Thank you Haven for sharing your bill! So glad you have paid off your credit card bill! If you want to submit your bill of the week visit to leave us a bill Lightning Round Our favorite seasonal recipes: Fall: Baked Acorn Squash with Apples & Leeks Winter: Butternut Squash Soup Spring: Carrot Cake AND Quinoa Gyro Bowls Su...
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