Mom Deals: 13 Days and Counting

I confess. I felt a little pressure yesterday afternoon. I had spent time online Christmas shopping and then braved the rain to price comparison at my local Walmart. Then hoofed it back home to get my Amazon order in. The FishKids are officially shopped for, as are my parents and siblings. Well, sorta. There are […]

Grocery Geek Presents: What’s a Loss Leader?

The term loss leader is one that is thrown about quite often and it’s one you want to know. Especially if you want to save money at the grocery store. Loss leaders are the items that a store sells at a loss. See pears advertised for $.20/pound? Well, the store is not making a profit […]

Frugal Friday: Gifts for $10 or Less

Overwhelmed by the high cost of gifts this year? Wondering how you can eke out a few nice presents for little money? Is a gift possible for $10 or less? Yes, Virginia, there is a way. Many moons ago when FishPapa and I were earning two incomes and had no children, we often spared no […]

Christmas Shopping: Getting the Biggest Bang for Our Buck

Last night I went shopping with a friend. We got great deals on crackers and laundry soap, ate yummy Thai food, scooped up the loss leaders at the local health food store and overall, tried to get the biggest bang for our buck. That’s the name of the game these days. How can you stretch […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Free Batteries

Since I did a whole lot of cooking around here this week, I didn’t do any major shopping. I guess staying home and cooking up a storm was my way of saving money. I did have hubs stop off at Staples on his way home from work one day and pick up these babies: They […]

Frugal Friday: Budget Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Forgive me while I take the next few installments of Frugal Friday to talk about Frugal Christmas. I realize that not all my readers celebrate Christmas, so please indulge me just a wee bit. I think many of my suggestions for saving money at the holidays will transfer to any gift giving and celebrating that […]

Great MOM Deals Continue This Week: Cyber Monday and Free Shipping

Are you an Amazon shoppper? I love Amazon. Ever since the days of our turtle-slow dial up connection in the boondocks of the Central Coast when it would take five minutes to load a page. Love their amazing deals and that they ship straight to my house. Last week Amazon featured Black Friday deals all […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Shopping for Freezer Cooking Day

Next week MoneySavingMom and I are going to be restocking our freezers. It’s so fun to do this with my friend Crystal, even though she lives 2000 miles away. We swap recipes and stories of mishaps and compare notes and try to help each other improve on how we cook and feed our families. Freezer […]