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You Should Have a Beer Next Week

April 3, 2015 |

There’s a quote out there that says, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Well, if that’s the case, love and happiness should abound on April 7, which is National Beer Day. And then ... Read More

4 Things You MUST Buy Before St. Patrick's Day

March 11, 2015 |

The bars open at 8 a.m. Midweek binge drinking is in style outside of college. You and a chorus of green T-shirts fumble your way through a few verses of “Whiskey in the Jar” before putting that whiskey in your ... Read More

Cheap Ways to Combat the Common Cold

December 3, 2014 |

The temps are down and that means just one thing – germs are in the air! The coming of winter brings sneezing, coughing and runny noses galore. But before you spend a fortune on medications to combat the common cold, check out some of these less-expensive home remedies that can help you feel better in a jiffy.
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Three Tips for a Terrific and Thrifty Thanksgiving

November 21, 2014 |

Halloween is well behind us, the leaves are officially changing color and the days are getting colder. That means that Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Whether you are hosting two dozen family members or just a few close friends, ... Read More

6 Ways to Save at Dunkin' Donuts

October 30, 2014 |

Do you run on Dunkin'? Then chances are you are looking to save a little money on your fuel. If you know where to look, there are plenty of opportunities to save on everything from muffins to coolatas. Keep reading for some sweet savings.

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Taking the Kids Out to Eat for Less

October 29, 2014 |

Dining out with kids can get expensive. Luckily, there are several ways to feed your family without breaking the bank. Get your kids what they really want to eat with this handy list of places that offer free or reduced kid’s meals. Be sure to call your local restaurant before assuming that the deal is active; some deals are location based, while others may be on a different night than listed here. Most deals also require the purchase of an adult meal and some restaurants limit the number of kids’ meal per adult entree purchased, so check the fine print.

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5 Tips for Savvy Shopping at Trader Joe’s

October 7, 2014 |

Anyone who has shopped at Trader Joe’s knows that it is a great place to find some unique eats and good wine. But did you know that you can find some great deals there as well? If you follow these five tips, you can be on your way to shopping smart at Trader Joe’s! Read More

Bags and Cups: Bring Your Own to Save

September 16, 2014 |

Did you know that in Ireland and Wales there is a $.15 tax on every plastic bag you take home from the store? Some cities and towns in the US are also starting to impose this tax in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic bags being provided. As a frugal shopper, this means you have one more thing to remember when you hit the stores: reusable shopping bags. With some merchants, you will simply avoid paying extra for plastic bags, which is a savings in itself. Other merchants are offering incentives to get you to bring your own bags. Check out this list to see how you can save a little bit more each time you shop. Please note that sometimes local stores have different policies based on individual store policy, so be sure to check with the stores in your area.

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The Date Dilemma: How to Limit Food Waste and Save Money

September 8, 2014 |

Waste not, want not. In this day and age of increasing food prices, that is a good motto to remember.

However, it is definitely not worth saving a few bucks if you end up battling a bad stomach bug. But how do you know if the food in your fridge is still safe for you to eat? If you start by educating yourself on what those “expiration” dates on your food mean, you will be on your way to making safe and economical choices for yourself when you eat. Read More

Mark Your Calendar With These September Freebies

September 1, 2014 |

September is the “sweet spot” between summer vacations and the the holiday hustle. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we've got just a little over a month before the frenzy begins again. But don't panic: there are plenty of opportunities this month to put your wallet away. Here are a few tasty and fun freebies that will help you ease into fall. Read More

7 Cheap and Healthy DIY Smoothie Recipes

August 28, 2014 |

Does your daily routine include a smoothie from Jamba Juice? While smoothies are healthy and delicious, they can also be costly, especially when purchased on a regular basis. Why not try creating your own smoothies in the comfort of your own home? You can indulge whenever you would like and have the power to add your own ingredients. You can experiment with various fruits and veggies until you find the ideal combination.

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