Grocery Geek Presents: Albertsons is My Besty

Grocery Geeks start early around here. This is FishBaby helping me unload the other night. I’ve gone a little crazy with the shopping and cooking ahead. But, according to Quicken, I’ve only spent $360 so far for the month. Often I find an error in my data entry, but here’s hoping not. My freezers still […]

Frugal Friday: Get That SnowBall Rolling

If you’re just tuning in, this is part of the continuing saga of how my husband and I got out of debt. You can go back to the beginning if you missed something. As I recount our story, please remember that this is how we did it. I believe that this will work for many […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Killer Catalina Deal at Albertsons

I normally don’t post too many “deals,” but this is a great one for my So Cal readers, good at Albertsons in California. Buy $25 participating General Mills products, get $10 catalina (Limit 1 per customer) This means that you’re getting 40% back, so factor that into your final purchase cost. I don’t think I’ve […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Find a Coupon Buddy

I admit, it can be cumbersome to go (bargain) hunting alone. Not to mention, well, lonely. When I first started clipping coupons and shopping the sales, I didn’t really know anyone who did it. I remember having heard an acquaintance scorn the idea of “cherry picking.” (That is, just shopping for the best deals at […]

Frugal Friday: Beating Debt with An Emergency Fund

Unbelievable, but it’s been two months since I started recounting Our Get-Out-Of-Debt Story. If you missed it, start at the beginning. Special thanks go to The Happy Housewife and Freebies4Mom for guest posting these last two weeks. It was wonderful to have them share their money-saving wisdom. Now, where was I? Ok, you’re in debt? […]

Ground Beef in Bulk (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Beef)

Beef is on the menu today on URS. There are so many wonderful things about beef, namely Tri-Tip, Prime Rib, and Filet Mignon. Those would definitely be my favorites. But, those aren’t always the best for the budget. Since I know so many of us are pressed for either time or cash — or both, I thought […]

Wanna Be a Coupon Queen?

You’ve probably seen her before. She stands in the checkout line in front of you and hands the clerk a stack of coupons. You roll your eyes, wondering how long is this going to take? You look to the tabloid covers to kill some time. But, when you hear the numbers, you pay a little […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Places to Shop for Great Deals

Back in the “old days,” I shopped at SuperWalmart, spending about $200 a week and price-matching with the local grocery stores for the best prices on “loss leaders.” Usually, Walmart was able to beat those prices if I bought generic. I was content with that. Our monthly spending of $800 was well below the USDA […]