Tag: food

Buy Gas at Cheap Prices and Get a Free Groceries Coupon

This is a frugal living favourite of mine.  Not only will you get about the best price in the city for gas at any given time, but you will also get a 2 cent per liter coupon that can be used to buy groceries at a large number of stores.  Already cheap gas combined with this added bonus make this a must for any frugal minded shopper.  It is a Continue reading ...

Going Bananas

A warm and heartfelt welcome to any new frugal chimpanzees (and humans) to visit our site based upon this enticing title.  Read on.

Bananas are delicious and they’re good for you.  They’re loaded with lots of good stuff.  The problem is this – when you buy a slightly unripe bunch to give yourself a lead day or two before you start enjoying them, they all seem to ripen at Continue reading ...

REVIEW Prevention Magazine’s Nutrition Advisor

Sometimes a book comes along that just proves itself worthy. These are the types of books that earn a prominent placement on my bookshelf (or in my kitchen) because I use them time and time again. Most everything else I can get at the public library.

Of course, book selection is an entirely personal matter. If you enjoy a particular book a lot and use it regularly Continue reading ...

Green Giant Frozen Vegetables And The False Value Trap

An important aspect of frugal living is an awareness of the False Value Trap.  The False Value Trap describes the false savings that you get buy buying an inferior brand of something that ends up costing you more in the long run or that is so inferior that it markedly reduces your enjoyment of the product.  Frozen vegetables are a good illustration of this trap.  Let me explain. Continue reading ...

Money Saving at the Grocery Store

One of the best money saving tips at the grocery store is to use a shopping list. Using a list enables the frugal shopper to get what they need and to get more for their money by helping them target key sale items. It also reduces the temptation to fill the chopping cart with impulse purchases. In short, a list works very well.

When I walk into the grocery store Continue reading ...

Frugal Fun – Part One

Some people still confuse frugal living with stingy living and/or miserly living. I am not sure how this came about, but I hope that frugalists start taking some action towards changing these perceptions. Stingy and miserly people often go without basic human necessities because they hate to part with their money. Frugal people love things like soft toilet paper and delicious food; they just think about how they can get Continue reading ...