Tag: grocery

Aldi - a great place for cheap groceries!

Aldi Stores have been popping up all over Chicago lately since the Great Recession (2008 – ?).  But while Aldi is new to the mainstream, until recently the only Aldi I had ever heard of was on the outskirts of Coshocton, Ohio. My Grandmother and I would go shopping there when I stayed at her... Read more »

Economics of Groceries

I began writing my frugal blog in 2009…”back then” butter could be found for $2/lb and sour cream was .99 cents for 16 oz.  My, my how dairy has skyrocketed!  If only I could’ve invested in “Dairy Futures” back then! Today, I am lucky to find Sour Cream  – just plain sour cream, nothing special, not “Truffle Oil... Read more »

Half Price Groceries...today on Groupon (Niles)

Half Price Groceries...today on Groupon (Niles)
THE GROUPON DEAL:   You want to slash your grocery bill in half….you’ve been saving, cutting coupons, buying less processed foods and buying more whole produce….but today you can cut your grocery bill in half by just buying a Groupon and shopping at Fresh Farms International Market…which is already one of my most favorite grocery... Read more »
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Frugal grocery shopping in Chicago

Frugal grocery shopping in Chicago
In Chicago, Jewel-Osco and Dominick’s are everywhere!  But, choosing between going to Jewel or Dominick’s is not your only choice for all your groceries. You can save a lot of money by a little bit of adventure and a little bit of planning ahead. Plan your week (quickly) Now I realize not everyone may have the chance... Read more »