Shop Wisely! Black Friday Deals


Shopping from home last Christmas. I think I’ll do it again! I have always loved the day after Thanksgiving — for the leftovers and the great deals to be had. In years’ past I’ve often hit the stores on Black Friday without a clue as to where I was going or what I was getting. […]

Shop Wisely! ShopAtHome – Online Discounts and Cash Back


Our first online Christmas order arrived today. {Shhh! I ordered FishBoy5 is Chargers’ jersey from Kohls.} I love to order online because you get such a bigger selection than in the store. And if you go through an online coupon website, you can maximize your savings. I’ve told you about Ebates. Well, there is another […]

MOM Deals: Make Your List and Check It Twice

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I think it’s safe to say that the Holiday Shopping Season is getting under full swing. You have a couple options: Hide in your cave until it’s over. Run out into it pell mell and just buy whatever suits your fancy. Make a list, check it twice, and start bargain shopping. You know me. You […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Buy the Whole Box of Apples


It took me awhile to figure this out. I would see apples at a loss leader price and buy a bag or two. And then we’d eat them in a few days, and the sale would be gone. Now? I buy a lot. A few months ago it was five or six bags. But, thanks […]

Frugal Friday: Planning for Christmas on a Budget


Yes, I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. I know. I cringed, too, when I saw the Walmart staff frantically stocking Christmas items on October 31st. The rush is on. Retailers are all too eager to grab hold of your hard-earned cash. But, if you aren’t already planning for Christmas, you will pay too much because […]

Thanksgiving on a Budget: Tradition, Decor, and Thankfulness

Today at The Homespun Heart, Monica continues our series of Thanksgiving on a Budget. She’s sharing ideas for decorations, traditions, and thankfulness. Pop over there and be inpired to make your holiday a little more meaningful.

Thanksgiving on a Budget: Very Make-Ahead Turkey


You know that to make the most of your cooked turkey and stretch your budget further, it’s best to make stock from the leftovers. However, who wants to mess with that after a full day of cooking? I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you see this next installment of Thanksgiving on a Budget. […]

Thanksgiving on a Budget: Celebrating and Saving

Thanksgiving on a Budget

I’ve known people, in fact, I’ve been one of them, who spent upward of $200 on one meal – Thanksgiving Dinner. Unbelievable when I think about it, really. To spend one third of our current monthly food budget on one dinner. Yikes! Usually this happens due to poor planning or too many “we gotta haves” […]