Category Archives: How to save money

Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart magazine has a thing about online clearance shopping in their May 2012 issue. They sent me these ideas on clearance areas to cruise:’s outlet Best for: Discontinued and refurbished electronics and appliances. Best for: Imperfect All-Clad cookware. Best for: Discontinued, past season, and outlet-specific furniture, home décor,…

A Meal-Planning Service That Uses Local Grocery Sales

Welcome New Readers From Dole Library!

Yesterday I gave my first public library money-saving workshop, and I had such a great group at the Dole Library! Every time I give a workshop, not only do people in the audience learn new things about bargain shopping, but I always learn something too. The best of many tips that I got from my…

How to Get Free Stuff at Walgreens and CVS by Playing “The Drugstore Game”

Rule 1 of Bargain Shopping: Be Nice


The other night I got a little insight into what it’s like to work at the grocery store. I got to Dominick’s after 9 p.m. on a Friday night, on a last-minute run for $5 Friday items. I checked out, and immediately read over my receipt to see if all my deals came off at…

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