Grocery Geek Presents: Surprising Deals

This week was a shocker to me. I didn’t expect much from the grocery stores based on what I saw in the ads, but when all was said and done, I came out pretty good. First up, Ralphs on Tuesday night. They had a sale ending, so I thought I’d take advantage of it since […]

Got a Move On?

Moving? Yeah, me, too. I think it’s the fifth move we’ve made in twelve years. It’s always exciting in some respects: new start, new place, new people. But, somewhere in between old and new, I find myself overwhelmed and saying, “We are NEVER doing this again.” Yeah, uh-huh. One thing that has always been helpful […]

Frugal Friday: The Cost of Being Frugal

Most people, when the word frugal comes to mind, may think about all that it will gain them. And it’s true. There are huge benefits to being wise with your money. Reducing or eliminating debt, saving for a rainy day, saying no to some good things in order to enjoy better things, educating your children, […]

Mom Deals This Week

Keep your eyes open, and good deals are sure to come your way. Some highlights from our past week include: – Free Chick-Fil-A – no, we didn’t dress as cows, like last year. Instead, last month our local Chick-Fil-A featured “Come Back Day.” If we saved our receipt from that visit, they would give us […]

CVS Primer – July 12- 18

It’s been awhile since I’ve darkened the doors of CVS. The sales just haven’t been that great, and we’ve been living off our stockpile. But looking at this week’s ad from my Friday’s mail, I see that they are featuring lots of school supplies — for free! If you’re new to shopping CVS, check out […]

Grocery Geek Presents: A Blah Week

For some reason, the grocery sales didn’t excite me much this week. Could be I’m burned out. Could be that I have other things (chicken pox and moving, to name a few) on my mind. Regardless, I didn’t rush out and do a happy dance over shopping this week. (Yes, I normally do. That’s why […]

Frugal Friday: Making the Most of In Season Produce

One of the ways we cut costs at our house is to stock up on grocery items when they are on sale. Regular readers are familiar with my weekly Grocery Geek posts and can testify to the fact that if it’s a good price, I’ll buy a lot of it, like 100 pounds of flour. […]

Grocery Geek Presents

I’ve been enjoying having my mom here since Tuesday. I’ve dragged her along on my shopping expeditions. She was so wowed to see that I “saved” $100 at Ralphs. I only had three coupons, but everything was on sale, so the original total was inflated. That run was to stock up on Gatorade ($.59 ea) […]