CVS for Beginners, July 26 – Aug 1

The past two weeks CVS has been giving away school supplies. And according to the ad I got in my mailbox yesterday, the good times continue on this week! If you’re new to shopping CVS, check out the following primer for the low down on how to make the most of your money when shopping […]

Grocery Geek Presents: A Whole Lot of Melon

What can I say? Cantaloupe was 4/$1 this week. I bought 8. The first two were delicious! I’m hoping that the rest are as well. Got any great suggestions for what to do with melon? I’m thinking of trying it with vanilla ice cream like I heard Rachael Ray talk about years ago. Despite the […]

Frugal Friday: 10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money

Do-it-yourself-ness isn’t always the cheapest way to go. But, there are many, many things that you can do or make yourself in order to save some money. Oftentimes, this can also be a form of entertainment or other creative outlet, so it results in dual-purpose economizing. Here are ten simple and frugal DIY ideas: 1. […]

A Great Coupon Resource

I’m so enjoying my Entertainment Book. I’ve redeemed several coupons at Ralphs grocery store, my local Kroger affiliate. Those alone have paid for the book. And though the book is filled with great local restaurants, businesses, and attractions, it also features plenty of nationwide chains such as El Pollo Loco, Subway, Blockbuster, Bed, Bath, and […]

A CVS Primer for July 19-25 (Lots More Free School Supplies)

This past week was a good one at CVS. I was able to get all these items for free after ECBS. I’m looking forward to “rolling” my Extra Care Bucks next week on more office/school supplies. If you’re new to shopping CVS, check out the following primer for the low down on how to make […]

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, […]