No Use Crying Over…

See this? See ALL this? This is all the great frozen food I stocked up on last week. I was so proud of myself for scoring some great deals — and easy school day lunches. This was actually a bragging photo I forgot to add to my Grocery Geek post. Today I headed to grab […]

MOM Deals This Week

Well, it looks like I might actually hit both Walgreens and CVS this week. There are some nice little bargains on both fronts. At CVS this week are some nice makings to a spa basket. Might be good to think about for Christmas presents:Skin Vitals facial mask – these are $2.99 each and give back […]

Grocery Geek Presents Another Great Week at Albertsons and Sprouts

I feel like I am learning all over again the things that I learned back in February and March — how my local grocery stores operate. Last week was so successful at Albertsons and Sprouts, I am focusing on learning those places well and branching out to other places, such as Ralphs and the farmers’ […]

Non-Frugal Things to Avoid When Moving

Experience speaks volumes. Please listen. 1. Don’t pack all the toilet paper, paper towels, and soap that you bought for pennies so that you have to pay through the nose ($1 for a bar of soap?!) to buy those necessities while you wait for the moving truck to arrive. 2. If you have laundry baskets […]

MOM Deals and a CVS Primer

Months ago I prepared this primer for the benefit of my two younger brothers at college. I don’t think either one of them took advantage of their big sister’s advice. But, since I posted it to the blog, several moms have benefitted from it. Now that I live a mere two blocks from said brothers, […]

Grocery Geek California Style

Well, when I hit the ground here in So Cal last week, I was a little wary as to how I was going to swing my $400/mo food & toiletry budget. That was one of my major accomplishments of last Spring – reducing our food costs by half. Can I do it in the Golden […]

Guest Post: Joyfully Joining the Infrequent Shopper’s Club

Heather has spoiled me today in providing this post! I’m proud to say that I am an infrequent shopper. Sure, I didn’t always subscribe to the theory that “less is more” when it comes to shopping. But I’ve recently recognized that spending large chunks of time shopping does not make me happier. I want to […]

‘Nother MOM Deal

Just got back from Target where I saw that they have another great cereal deal going this week: Buy 4 Cheerios for $11, get a gift card for $5. As is, this would make your cost $1.50/box which is pretty good. But combine it with coupons and it would be stellar. For instance, if you […]