| Feb 15, 2011
| 3:31 AM
For those who have watched me post about this week's ConAgra Catalina deal at Jewel-Osco and been confused, help is here! Here is a full explainer on what Catalina deals are, how to use them to save lots of money on groceries, and some answers to the most...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:43 AM
Using coupons seems straightforward when you first start to clip. Save $1 means save a buck — how complicated is that?
But once you've mastered the basics, you may notice that the serious couponers are saving more. They're out there applying...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 9:11 AM
This weekend the Frugalista column was about knowing your store's coupon policy and how this can help you avoid hassles and even find new deals. Here are the coupon polices for the major grocery stores in the Chicago area:
- Jewel-Osco coupon policy...
| Apr 14, 2011
In a move that could signal the end of the Superfresh grocery store franchise in Maryland, the chain's parent company, which operates more than two dozen stores in the state, said Wednesday it wants to sell most of its local outlets as part of a plan to...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:04 AM
As the calendar turned to 2012, the usual glut of "experts" willing and ready to tell us how to be better people — thinner, fitter, more organized, less stressed, kinder and more financially sound — made their annual appearance before...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 2:47 PM
The Frugalista is not even going to mention the heat in Chicago today. You know it's hot. Now shake it off, cause we've got deals here.
Get a free Mini Coke Float at Maggie' Moo's through 6 p.m. today. There are none of these shops in the city, but there...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 8:45 AM
What do you need to weather the storm? According to Kendra Robinson, nurse educator at Olde Towne Medical Center in Williamsburg and Jennifer Shea of Supervalu (Farm Fresh): oatmeal, beans, tuna fish, peanut butter, dried fruit, canned low-sodium...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 5:09 PM
Former State Highway Administration chief Neil Pedersen testified Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore that state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie constantly asked him the status of transportation projects sought by Shoppers Food Warehouse but never mentioned...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 7:50 PM
First lady Michelle Obama returned home Tuesday for two personal causes: improving the nation’s nutrition and helping feed her husband’s re-election campaign fund.
Speaking at a fundraising event at Plumbers Hall on the Near West Side,...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:55 PM
The parent company of the Albertsons supermarket chain is closing 26 stores nationwide, including its lone branch in South Glendale, as it tries to overcome sharp operating losses and stiff price competition from big-box rivals.
Supervalu Inc. said...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Jackie Dancy has been to the Albertsons supermarket near her Baldwin Hills home many times, but she couldn't care less that the store is closing permanently.
The retired accountant now does most of her grocery shopping at a nearby Target, which she likes...