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  1. Christmas
    Confession: I planned VERY poorly and ended up spending way too much on Christmas gifts this year. In fact, I let life get the better of me and ended up doing the bulk of my shopping in the week before Christmas when prices were anything but at their lowest. So, for Christmas 2018, I am...
  2. General Chat
    Granted, Safeway isn't the cheapest store in the neighborhood but there are certain products that Aldi's doesn't offer and some name brand items that I prefer. So using the Club Member and mobile app they offer, I find that I am slowly building my stockpile of certain items and saving more...
  3. Blog
    I was sent an general email and one of the articles displayed was about senior discounts. I think it is useful information. Senior Discounts Keep this list - - - and Send a copy to your senior friends and relatives. As I was waiting in line behind an older gentleman at Wendy's recently...
  4. Secondhand Shopping
    I am visiting my son who happens to live just 5 minutes away from a thrift shop. Score. The day we stopped in was father 's day and everything in the store was half price. I picked up two purses, 6 skirts, 4 belts and my son was able to pick up 4 shirts. I only spent $13.00. My son only...
  5. General Chat
    I am going shopping and need to know what I should buy for my Welbilt Bread Machine What kind of flour? Anything else will be a great help as I am a newbie at this. The machine hasn't arrived yet but I really need to shop and I go 15 miles one way to get to a grocery store. We have one in this...
  6. Secondhand Shopping
    Okay, I been on a mission to find a electric can opener used from a garage sale, thrift shop or wherever. Sure I could have bought new but saving money is the name of the game. So I was reading on craigslist yesterday and found a downsizing sale for this saturday. Had a phone number for...
  7. Secondhand Shopping
    I needed new clothes so in desperation I bought a pair of denim Capri's at Walmart - $17 dollars for 1 pair. and I eyed a cream colored shirt but $13 felt like to much so I left it there. Then headed to the Goodwill and spent about $17 and got 2 pairs of dress pants ( one Land's End and the...
  8. General Chat
    I hate any type of shopping but, I really hate it now that our stupid state gov't made it to where the stores don't have to price stuff individually!!! grrrrrrrrr Went grocery shopping picked up a tub of margarine, tab sign on cooler said $2.89...ok, I have a $1.00 coupon so that'd make it...
  9. General Chat
    I got a nice surprise at the the check out today. I was buying the Harry Potter Deathly Hallow part 2 for a birthday present ( we have the rest of the movies and do not have and have not seen this one) I picked the one with special features ( we love those) and headed to the check out. The...
  10. Secondhand Shopping
    Wednesday bought 2 pairs of boots one brand new made in Brazil, the other Ugg like new had a black mark on the side which I got off, a pair of vera bradley slippers never worn, a pair of camo crocs for my grandbaby, 2 pair of jeans for me, a storage tub with lid, a seat cushion for my new...
  11. Coupons
    I'm returning to couponing after about 20+ years. (My 21 year old daughter got me back into it :hugz:). Things have really changed, but some things remain the same: I've tried a few methods, and find that my old method of using a recipe index-card box is the best way for me. I am sitting...
  12. General Chat
    My shopping is done. Have presents wrapped and even purchased myself items this year. Since I did not decorate this year except for two electric candles in the window was able to appreciate the decorations in the stores. How about everyone else. Have you finished your holiday shopping...
  13. Secondhand Shopping
    ~I have had a car load of stuff to donate to the hospice thrift store for over a month now but their location is a full gallon of gas away, round trip. I kept waiting for more reasons to travel out that way to make it frugal but hadn't found any. So I decided to drop everything off at a nearby...
  14. Frugal Living
    I've been collecting points at our Shoppers Drugmart. I've been shopping smart. Going on 20x points days, for sales items using coupons where every possibly. Also watching emails for items we use that offer bonus points. So not purchasing for the sake of points, getting the deals and the extra...
  15. Food challenges
    Tomorrow will be Dec. 1st. Last month we spend WAY too much on groceries. I try to stay under $250, but last month we spent close to $425. My goal is to make it though the first two weeks of December (Dec 14) without shopping. It is going to be tough, as far as meats go, but we will have to have...
  16. Christmas
    Do you like to go shopping with others when it comes to Christmas or do you like to do it alone? I just got back from Christmas shopping with my mom (don't worry, I only bought grocery items we need this week) and we hit 4 stores in 3 hours. My mom got a lot of shopping done, but in all...
  17. General Chat
    The holiday creep might be hear to stay at least according to this article. "Earlier than ever store openings and steep discounts helped retailers notch record sales this Black Friday weekend, according to early reports." "I would say that means we will have to be on the look-out for a new...
  18. Secondhand Shopping
    Few weeks back I let my sis take me to the spa. We were celebrating my hubby's good 'cancer free' news with facials and getting our toes done. Extra nice since she felt the need to pay for it all. It was a treat. She then tortured me after with dragging me to the mall. Let me just say now...
  19. General Chat
    This is CRAZY. They have made it against the rules to write down the prices for their products. You can't take photos either. So would this mean that those of us who use price lists (I DO!!!) not be allowed to use them at this store? Tesco, for those who don't know, is a HUGE HUGE...
  20. Christmas
    I finished my christmas shopping yesterday! I am so excited to report that I spent 50% less this year than last year and it is all paid for with cash! This includes money that will be spent for travel during Christams also. I am so proud of myself and can't wait to just relax and enjoy the...
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