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Frugal Friday: Savvy Use of Craigslist

Years ago my kid sister told me about the great deals she had found on Craigslist. And as usual, I was a skeptic. It just didn’t sound right to me. Free listing? Great deals? Sounds too good to be true. And after we made a couple appliance purchases for our rental house that turned out […]

Stock Up on Study Snacks!

Amazon regularly has some great deals on groceries. Who knew? Right now you can get 40% off a variety of snacks, perfect for packing away for your college student, slipping into your child’s sack lunch, or simply keeping on hand for anytime your family needs some munchies. If the deals are sweet enough, stock your […]

MOM Deals This Week

Got some swinging deals for you this week! CVS is going on its 4th straight week of free school supplies. Don’t miss out. Check out my primer as well as these creative uses for school stuff. Other than school, that is. There are going to be some great coupons in this Sunday’s paper — up […]

A CVS Primer: August 2 – 4

CVS is just rocking with these great Back to School sales. My goodness! We’re going on four weeks of free school supplies. Now, don’t turn away at the idea that you don’t go to school or have children who do. These are basic supplies that any home office could use. But, you can also use […]

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 […]