Club’s Choice Spring Warehouse Sale

May 16, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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Club's Choice FundraisingClub’s Choice Fundraising is having their Spring Warehouse sale. 
 
Sale items include frozen pizzas, cookies, baking mixes, prizes, gift items, kitchen items, and more. Some items are as cheap as fifty cents each. I am told that frozen pizzas are $2.75/each or $24 for a case of 12, and boxes of 48 frozen cookies are $3.
 
Warehouse sale dates:
  • Wednesday, May 16th – Noon to 6 pm
  • Thursday, May 17th – Noon to 6 pm
  • Friday, May 18th – Noon to 5 pm

Club’s Choice is located at 3421 Truax Court, across from The Pizza Ranch in Eau Claire. Follow them on Facebook for more deals.

Tips for Staying Focused and Saving Money at the Grocery Store

June 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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GroceriesThe other night my husband went to the grocery store to buy a $5 jug of water and he came home with a 24-pack of Miller Lite, brats, buns, two liters of soda, and a can of baked beans.

In his defense, it was a good special. Buy the beer for $14.99 and get all the other stuff for free. The special was advertised next to the registers, with the beer and all the “free” items conveniently placed right beside it.

This got me thinking. Are these deals really worth it if they cause you to spend money you otherwise wouldn’t have? Do you have trouble staying focused in the grocery store? I know I do.

I started looking in to this more and here are some tips I found for staying focused in the grocery store.

The following tips are from 28 Tasty Tips to Save on Food and Staying Focused in the Supermarket:

  • Never shop hungry. Shopping on an empty stomach leads to a cartful of stuff you don’t need.
  • Make a list—and keep it in sight. It’s the best way to avoid being tempted by unhealthy foods and sale items.
  • Shop the perimeters first. This is where you’ll find fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat, and poultry. The center aisles feature packaged goods and junk food, so keep your list front and center.
  • Be careful with coupons. Clip only the ones for products you would ordinarily purchase. Don’t use coupons for junk food!
  • Stoop and bend. Smart merchants place the most profitable items at eye level and on end-caps. Look around for the best values.
  • Cook from scratch. Making meals from scratch is probably the best way to save on food. The more prepared the food, the more it costs.
  • Shop alone. Kids and spouses might try to influence you into impulse buys.
  • Always overcook: then freeze. This allows you the time you need to to cook from scratch.
  • Make your own salad dressing. Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of dry mustard, 1 minced garlic clove and 1 cup of salad oil.
  • Grow your own! Next time you buy fresh garlic, save the four inner cloves. Plant them about 1/2 inch deep. In less than six months, you’ll have garlic! There are many other herbs and vegetables that you can grow yourself.

Eau Claire Downtown Farmer’s Market Open for the Season

May 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Phoenix Park Open-Air MarketIt’s time to get your fresh, locally grown produce at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmer’s Market, held in the beautiful open-air market in Phoenix Park.

The 2011 Eau Claire Downtown Farmer’s Market schedule is as follows. Note that there are no Sunday markets this year.

Saturdays in May

  • 21st and 28th
  • 7:30am – 1:00pm

June 1st – October 29thEau Claire Downtown Farmer's Market Logo

  • Wednesdays, 7:30am – 1:00pm
  • Thursdays, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturdays, 7:30am – 1:00pm
  • No Sunday Markets in 2011

What’s fresh this week? The Eau Claire Downtown Farmer’s Market website lists the produce available every week. Right now, get rhubarb, asparagus, greenhouse strawberries, meats, bakery items, and more.

Buying Groceries Online From Amazon – Is it for You?

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Amazon.com LogoAre you looking for ways to save money on groceries? If so, buying groceries online may be worth investigating.

 Milwaukee Consumer has a great post about buying groceries online from Amazon.com. They interviewed Jennifer Jacobson Carew, who writes for Green Bay Consumer, and purchases groceries online from Amazon.

Jennifer offers helpful tips about minimum order size, shipping charges, coupons, and related information about buying groceries online.

You can find out more about Jennifer and the deals she covers at Green Bay Consumer. To check out Amazon’s grocery selection, visit the Grocery Department page on Amazon.com.

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