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5 Simple Ways to Save Money on Food

5 Simple Ways to Save on Food - Groceries are one of the biggest spending categories where you can save. You can

Groceries are one of the biggest spending categories where you can save. You can’t control prices, but how you shop and feed your family can save you money. Once upon a time, 1994 to be exact, I spent more to feed me and my husband than I did to feed four kids ten years later. […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Save Time & Money on Grocery Shopping

Time is money. And it matters how you spend it while grocery shopping. (The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner:¬†holbrookmail@) Grocery shopping is one of my all-time favorite activities. I’m weird. I know. There’s something about seeing all those different ingredients lined up on the shelf, it gets my mind going with the […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: How to Use Your CSA Share

Subscribing to a regular CSA or produce co-op delivery can be a great way to support local farmers as well as get your eight servings a day of fresh fruit and vegetables. Here are some tips to help you use your share and make the most of it. (These tips work for good produce sales […]

12 Ways to Save on Groceries (Frugal Friday)

Keeping a curb on our grocery spending helps us save money and stay in the black. Here are 12 ways to save on groceries. Astute observers will notice I’ve got a theme going here for Frugal Friday this summer. I’m sharing “12 Ways to Save” in 12 different areas of “Life as MOM”. Two weeks […]

Afternoon Reading: Grocery Geeking Out

My weekly grocery geek feature has moved! Hop on over to my food blog, Good Cheap Eats, for the play by play on how we’re eating well, acting our wage, and enjoying life. We are rich in vinegar, laundry soap, and pomegranates this week. Come geek out with me.

Keep Store-Specific Stocking Up Lists (Frugal Friday)

Typically I love to go grocery shopping. Between the food and shopping for the deals, I always find something to entertain myself with. My first job was actually at a grocery store, too. But at the same time, grocery shopping can be a chore. Or feel a little postal. But, since I can’t get the […]

Grocery Geek Goes Wild

I didn’t realize that when I was placing different co-op orders that they would all converge on the same day. The same day as double ad day at Sprouts, even. It makes me sound like a hard-core shopper! I told you I was reforming my ways. But those stops were all on my list Wednesday. […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Choosing Regular Shopping Stops

It used to be that I regularly visited a multitude of stores each week. In fact, Vons, Albertsons, Ralph’s, Costco, Walmart, Sprouts, Henry’s, Stater Brothers, Walgreens, and CVS were part of my weekly rotation. For several years this worked for us. I clipped coupons, stalked the sales, and then made my rounds, sometimes hitting all […]