Grocery Geek Presents: An All-You Grocery Challenge Update

As I mentioned awhile back, I’m participating in the All-You Grocery Challenge. Players are allowed $25/person/week to spend on food. As far as I can tell I’m not supposed to count the baby, so that leaves us an allowance of $175/week for us 7 “bigger” eaters. Obviously since my regular “grocery spending” comes in under […]

Frugal Friday: Debt-Proof Your Christmas

This week we’ve been talking and planning Christmas — in July. It’s a great way to think through the holiday season and what you want to do differently. Clearer thoughts prevail when Walmart isn’t already playing Jingle Bells. One important thing to consider regarding Christmas is the money part. You know the story: people try […]

Grocery Geek Breaking News Story: Southern California Albertsons

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to alert you to a great money saving venture at Southern California Albertsons. Just had to give you a head’s up about the great deal that started today at Albertsons. If you have a SuperValu owned store in your neighborhood (like Shaws or Cub Food), check your ad, maybe […]

MOM Deals This Week

Today I’m starting my annual Christmas in July week. Here’s my rationale regarding why it’s beneficial to think about the holidays now. And it will effect how you shop. Several of these MOM deals apply to the holidays and planning ahead. ** Great deals on school supplies continue this week. Personally I’m nowhere near ready […]

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 […]