| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Oct 26, 2011
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, Obama recited a...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:19 PM
More grocers pulled Enfamil baby formula cans from shelves Friday, while U.S. health regulators said they are widening their investigation to include several types of baby formula after the death of a Missouri newborn.
Even though Enfamil has not been...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 11:46 AM
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Several more national retailers have joined Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in pulling a batch of powdered infant formula from their shelves after a Missouri newborn who consumed it apparently died of a rare bacterial infection.
| 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...