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 […]

MOM Deals This Week

This is a wierd week for me. We’re packing everything up and headin’ out of Dodge on Friday. So, potentially I could be nabbing my drugstore deals in the Midwest one day and on the West Coast another. Working it from all the angles, yes I am. Going to stock up on snacks for the […]

Grocery Geek’s Week

I’m trying to stay out of the stores this week since we need to use up what we have in the house. But, Sunday afternoon I did tackle the two drugstores (CVS and Walgreens) — with ALL SIX CHILDREN in tow. Yes, I am woman. Hear me roar. Nothing too exciting on the drugstore fronts: […]

Frugal Living: Using Substitutions

Back in the days – the pre-coupon/pre-Dave Ramsey days – I was pretty snobby about my purchases. I thought name brands meant something. And I smugly looked down my nose at my lil’ sister who used cheap shampoo as body wash. I only bought the best. Well, come to find out, the best isn’t really […]

Possible MOM Deals This Week

It’s been awhile since I spent some time checking out the drugstore sneakpeeks at Hot Coupon World. But, after spending 2 hours clipping the coupons that I’ve neglected for the last month, I realize it’s better to stay on top of things. Tonight I played catch-up on organizing my coupon stash and checking out the […]