Make the Most of Your Grocery Store Budget

I am thrilled to announce that I was asked to write a guest post for Ideas That Spark! You may have noticed the guest posts from Studio One Networks that run on Madame Deals every week or so. I will be working along with Ideas That Spark and Studio One Networks in the near future too.          Ideas That Spark: Mom2Mom Make the Most of Your Grocery Store Budget By Renae Chiovaro for Ideas That Spark Spending a little time to learn to shop effectively and use meal planning strategies … [Read more...]

Learning the Grocery Store Cycle

If you have been following Madame Deals Rock Bottom Deals for awhile, you might be aware that sales run in cycles. For example, right now almost all grocery stores and drug stores are running sales on canned soup, canned broth and cold medication. This would be the time to stock-up on these items. The nice thing about canned goods is that they have a long shelf life. A couple of weeks ago, frozen vegetables were at a rock bottom price and last week toilet paper was on sale almost everywhere. A … [Read more...]

Renae's Weekly Spending

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I am a bit behind on reporting my weekly spending, sorry! Last week: I spent $25.14 and $22.03 at Harris Teeter, $30 for a box of food from Angel Food Network $23.20 at EW Thomas and $23.36 at Kroger. Total, I spent $123.73. Yes, $23.73 over budget. I am okay with that though. I wanted to try the Angel Food box and I will be giving a review shortly. The grocery shopping trip to EW Thomas was a last minute decision. EW Thomas is a little country store about 3 miles from my house. We decided to … [Read more...]

Ideas That Spark: Storing up for Winter

Ideas That Spark: Smart Living Storing up for Winter From the Editors of Ideas That Spark Does this sound like you? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average family of four is spending about $100 a month more at the grocery store than it did a year ago. Do the math: That’s an additional $1,200 a year for the same amount of peanut butter and toilet paper. Fortunately, “the grocery budget is a place where most families can find some extra dollars that can be used … [Read more...]