Grocery Geek Reporting In

Years ago when I was anticipating our move to one income I came across the book Miserly Moms. What an eye-opener! That was a fundamental book in changing some of my food budget habits. Remember I was spending $250/wk to feed two people! Author Jonni McCoy’s recommendations include shopping sales and keeping track of prices […]

June CVS Primer

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As queen of my castle, I am responsible for procuring all the necessary supplies and provisions to keep my palace and the royal family in good health . One of the things that helps me do this and stay within our budget is to shop at CVS. Their customer loyalty program is one of the […]

Grocery Geek Reporting

My Grocery Game This week the sales were a little bleak at my local grocery stores. Since I stocked up on so many processed foods last week, I felt it was time to load up on more basic ingredients, like beans, pasta, and canned tomatoes. Those items are very expensive at the local grocery store […]

A CVS Primer

This was originally posted on my old blog, and I thought I would move it here for better reference. I’m bumping it to the top. These deals are good through Saturday, May 31. The only coupon you need is the $3/$15 that is available in the Washington Post. However, you could still make these purchases […]

Grocery Geek Reports: Memorial Day Sales

There are several good things about the coming of Memorial Day. My birthday is right in the thick of it. As a child I didn’t appreciate the holiday that drove all my friends to vacation rather than to my birthday party, but today I’m good with it. People are a little more relaxed, always a […]

Grocery Geek Reporting: This Week’s Deals at CVS and Walgreens

Personally, I don’t think the sales are that exciting this week, but I could change my mind as I check out the coupons in today’s paper and as other needs arise. But they don’t have Indiana Jones cereal, so I’m not dashing out. I cashed in my RRs from last week at Walgreens in exchange […]

Grocery Geek Reporting In

In January our food budget for 7 people rose to $800/month. I thought this was reasonable since I matched it to USDA food cost data. However, at the end of February I discovered this hard-core couponing/money saving/stockpiling/CVS/Walgreens lifestyle. After a few months of learning the ropes at my old budget, I decided to attempt the […]

I Want My Two Dollars

Back in the 80s there was this John Cusack movie whose name I have long forgotten. It was kinda wierd. But, it had one of those classic lines that you would find yourself repeating, particularly around kids who’d seen the movie. John Cusack played a teenage boy in a strange family. The paper boy always […]