Meal Planning from the Sales

Coupons? Organizational system? Shopping list of sales matched with coupons? Now it’s time to figure out how to take these deals and make them work to feed your family. See those beef tacos? Bargain meal. ‘Tis true. Remember this worksheet? I explained a few weeks ago how I go about planning my shopping trip. I […]

Entertainment Book – A Fantastic Moneymaker

With summertime here we’ve got more free days to explore our community. I recently purchased an Entertainment book for the San Diego area and was so pleasantly surprised. I found that our favorite breakfast restaurant from Kansas City also has a location here. Yeah! We’re hoping to go sometime soon and enjoy a free breakfast. […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Costco and Then Some

Knowing that we’d be gone all weekend and that I wouldn’t have time for bigtime shopping, I made a trip to Costco to stock up on some basics. Costco has great deals, if you stick to the basics: romaine lettuce $2.79/6 headsorganic spring mix $3.79/large tubbaby carrots $4.49/5#olive oil $18.99/2 large bottlesginormous can of tomato […]

Frugal Friday: Catch a Flick For Free – Or Close To

I have wonderful memories of the movies. The first in my recollection was going to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre to see Star Wars. I was five. And it was a really. big. deal. As a teenager, a night at the movies with my girlfriends was a regular weekend affair, complete with those nuclear cheese nachos, a […]

Links of Love: The Coffee Edition

You know that I’m a big fan of do-it-yourself-ness. While I love to have someone else do the work for me, my budget says, “What?” So, over the years I’ve learned to make things myself – or find less expensive ways to get the full-service experience. And since coffee is almost as necessary as water […]

SeaLife Aquarium

Are you a homeschooler planning a trip to San Diego in June? You can still take advantage of Legoland Homeschool Days by visiting the SeaLife Aquarium that is next door to Legoland. Tickets are discounted to $9 per person for home educating families. Information can be found here. **This is for the SeaLife Aquarium, not […]

Big News at SwagBucks

Several months ago I heard about this search engine called SwagBucks. I’d read people talking about “earning points for doing what you do all the time,” that is, search the web. And, as usual, I was skeptical. But, since that time, by making it the main search engine on our computers, by finding “swagcodes” for […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Just a Few Things, Well, Sort of, Not Really, Buying Ahead

I didn’t spend the whole week shopping. Honestly. But, from this post, it would seem so. Rather, I had good coupons and no outside commitments this week, so it worked well in our family’s schedule for me to do some shopping. As I explained in the comments of a previous post, all the stores that […]