Final Pantry Challenge Shopping Trips (Grocery Geek)

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I’d like to say that I was a rocking shopper this month during my Pantry Challenge, but I can’t. I was counting the days until it was over. And in the last week, it ceased to be fun. I did reduce my grocery budget significantly, but there were some downsides to not shopping like normal. […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Pantry Challenge, Week 3


This is almost the end of the Pantry Challenge, and I might not keep it under budget. Hmmm…. Just saying. I didn’t buy a ton this week, but I’m not sure how much longer we’ll hold out. Needs and wants arise. We’re definitely going to spend less than most months, but, well, we’ll see. This […]

Grocery Geek: Pantry Challenge Week Two

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As we continue the Pantry Challenge, ending the second week, I think we’re doing okay. On Sunday I cruised the markdowns at my local Ralphs and picked up some good deals at CVS. By Monday night the entire family was sick. The. Entire. Family. We’ve never had a cold come on so quickly and in […]

How to Build Your Pantry on a Budget (Grocery Geek Presents)

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This month, I’m working to organize my pantry, refrigerator and freezer. Part of doing that is to use up what we have and do a major stock rotation. I’ve set some goals for the month and am trying to be diligent in how I cook and how I shop. Each day, I’m recording on my […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Gift Cards That Give to You!

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Since the freezer is full, there wasn’t a lot of shopping to do this week other than milk, bread and produce. But, thanks to a tip from a Facebook reader, I did head into Albertsons to take advantage of their gift card deal. I had commented that we’re trying to work out the budget so […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Black Friday Deals

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Well, just in case I got a wild hair to join the Black Friday crowd, I threw out my back, putting my turkey in the oven on Thursday. I was most definitely housebound. But, that doesn’t mean I didn’t nab some good deals. And I did it without leaving the house. I LOVE online shopping […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping for Thanksgiving & Beyond


Since I’m such a grocery geek, I actually like shopping for Thanksgiving groceries. Some people may look at it as a chore, especially if they go during a crowded time. But, I like it! It’s not just the meal that I am shopping for. Due to the huge variety of holiday sales, I’m actually shopping […]

Grocery Geek Presents: For the Love of Peet’s!


I haven’t done a ton of “deal shopping” over the last month or two. In fact, very few coupons have crossed my palms. Life has been busy and “regular” sales have been good enough. Since we’ve moved away from a lot of processed, packaged goods, the coupon thing just hasn’t really made as much cents […]