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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) […]

Frugal Friday: Save Money on Birthdays

This post was originally published on May 30, 2008 Birthdays are meant to be a celebration of the guest of honor and a time to thank God for him or her. But, children’s parties can take on a life of their own if you aren’t careful. Being on a budget has forced me to calm […]

Rice and Beans, Beans and Rice

Getting tired of the same old bargain beans and rice? Dude it up a little. Suggestions are over at Good (& Cheap) Eats.

Remember Date Night?

What’s date night, you say? It’s when you and hubs go and spend time alone. Without kids. And you don’t have to chop anyone’s food into little bits. But, if the budget’s tight, maybe date night has fallen by the wayside. Read my tips for a cheap date over at Freebies4Mom today.