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  1. Frugal Living
    Can they ever be frugal? I'm contemplating using one for several reasons. 1) my wardrobe needs a serious overhaul and I have no idea where to begin...well I do. It's called throw everything out and start over. Nothing fits. 2) DH takes the car to work every day and it makes it really hard...
  2. Stockpiling
    I need some help with my stockpiling. I have prices of things I bought from Winco back in June 2010, but I have not had the opportunity to go back there again. So I was wondering if anyone could give me prices per pound on the items listed below. I can then figure if it is really worth it to...
  3. Frugal Living
    How is the quality of the meat there? Flavor? Tenderness? I haven't been there yet, but have always been interested. TIA.
  4. Discount Stores
    DS1 had a Wal-Mart gift card, so we headed to Wal-Mart tonight. They are totally PACKED with clearance. Absolutely PACKED It was the biggest clearance I have ever seen and everything is set to go less then 50% off tomorrow. There was isle after isle of appliances, blankets, better homes and...
  5. General Chat
    Has anyone else noticed the difference this year? It seems that everywhere I've gone lately people have been so cranky, impatient and rude. I'm not just talking about Christmas shopping. Even in the grocery stores people have acted differently. I had a few different incidents yesterday when I...
  6. Coupons
    I save all my Shoppers-type shopping for the days when they have 20x Points Days, and I accumulate about $25/month in points. I have used points to buy a digital camera, a digital photo frame, dvd's and boxes of chocolates (all gifts)...this is a great Christmas time strategy.
  7. Hot deals
    Went today, found some GREAT coupons- my store is REALLY good about putting them up with products- -Buy 2 bags Tostitos chips (on sale for $2 this week), get free jar of salsa ($2.50 value) -Buy 2 bags of Lays '(again, on sale for $2), get free bag of pretzels (forget brand, worth $2+) - I also...
  8. Frugal Living
    Shoppers Dropping Shopping Carts Found this article interesting. Just the other day I was shopping at Costco, using cash as usual (learning from Dave Ramsey) and watched the register like a hawk. I always keep tabs but more so lately. I've also asked the cashier to set aside items that were...
  9. Coupons
    Have you been on their website lately? They are now just starting (as of a few days ago) to have "Hyvee" coupons online that you can print out, they are not the same as their flyer. They also have some manufactures coupons also you can print. The best part is you can use both coupons on one...
  10. Coupons
    I just found a $1/1 blinkies for Starbuck's Chocolate, any. At my commissary, you can get Starbuck's chocolate bars for .80 or so. Looks everyone who's getting a homemade gift basket is also getting some chocolate. :swave:
  11. Discount Stores
    We shop every week at Save-a-Lot, it has always really helped our budget. Lately, I have noticed some things. The canned baked beans - what is going on ??? Since early fall, whenever we buy them, there is so much liquid in the can, it only contains about 2/3 of a can of beans. Also, the...
  12. Coupons
    Do you all know about loading your Kroger card number on their website and getting additional discounts at check out? There's also shortcuts where you can go and enter your Kroger card number and get additional discounts... its all electronic, NO clipping or printing!
  13. Coupons
    The Reynolds handivac is 2.71 at my commissary. If you have that 3.00 coupon, it's a freebie.
  14. Coupons
    Hopefully this is running nationwide: Buy 2 Old El Paso Taco Kits, get $2 off! Plus, there is a coupon on the displays for Old El Paso kits for a free block off cheese! I got this deal yesterday: 2 boxed kits = $5.90 $2 off coupon = -$2.00 cheese = $4.78 free cheese coupon = -$4.78 total...
  15. Careers
    Okay, so don't tell anyone, but this is secretly my dream job...I have always wanted to do it, but I have no idea how to go about it, who to contact, etc. (do you look in the phone book under Mystery Shopping...isn't that kinda giving the game away? Like the CIA taking out a yellow pages ad?)...
  16. Frugal Living
    I'm wondering about those of you who shop monthly? Where do you shop, about how much do you spend for how many people, what are your best tips, do you have a large stockpile of staples, or do you have to buy them on a monthly basis as well, were you always a monthly shopper or did you gradually...
  17. News you can use
    Malls get creative to draw more shoppers in tough economy One-stop shopping has taken on new meaning as malls work to revive declining business by blending shopping with full-blown entertainment.
  18. News you can use
    Retailers' come-ons bombard shoppers With many retail chains struggling, you may be more likely now to face dubious come-ons, as stores turn to more imaginative strategies ...
  19. News you can use
    Savvy shoppers may get car with card It may be possible to purchase a car with a credit card after all, says Bankrate car columnist Terry Jackson.
  20. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    I am wondering about those of you that bring in extra money with mystery shopping. I tried this several years ago and I never even got an assignment. The company I was signed up with only made the more lucrative assignments available to certain people (after you've done so many shops) - but I...
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