Our family firmly believes in buying local and for most of the year we do. We know where to shop to stretch our money as far as we can and still eat good wholesome food. We would love to be able to say that we buy only organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables, but we can’t. We’ve been forced to cut back on the luxury of being able to eat healthy, nutritious foods and are forced to succumb to eating some GMO foods.

I actually need help on this. Meijer refused to give me a rain check on an item for their Thanksgiving Day Ad. However, the only thing listed for the item, was a limit of 2. Nothing about a limited quantity or no rain checks. Other items had this written, but this didn’t. I know they […]

Last year for Christmas a dear friend had ordered a Turducken for us, which was the best “turkey” we have ever tasted. So, this year we decided to order one for our family and one for our kids in Michigan. We ordered two Turducken’s a full-size bird for our kids and a Turducken Roll for us, […]

I hope this is for Meijer headquarters; I just spent $1,200.00 on turkeys for my company (on November 20, 2008).   When I went to pick them up they used a cart with boxes of turkeys and pushed it outside and went back in and closed the door, which locks automatically. The boxes weighed 60 […]

Black Friday – Post Thanksgiving Day Sale Shopping Frenzy In this section we discuss “Black Friday” shopping experiences. Some who participated in the post Thanksgiving Day buying frenzy last year got more than they bargained for. Meijer Shopper Detained by Greeter Okay, Annette are you ready for this one? I am a regular shopper of […]

I really hope someone can help me. This past Thursday my husband and I were at our local Wal-Mart looking at laptops, mine is older and I just wanted to upgrade.    We saw a great deal on a HP Pavilion Laptop with 15.4″ screen, 3GB Ram etc. Great deal! The sign said Unbelievable Price […]

  My family was alarmed to find that when shopping at Kroger on November 25, 2008, canned salmon, with an expiration code dated for 03-04-07 still on the shelf. When we returned the cans for a refund. We watched them remove an entire cart full of cans which were dated for the year 2007. SHOCKING! […]

Stop Telephone Harrassment by Debt Collectors   This isn’t exactly a “shopping” story but one that you may find interesting and hopefully helpful. I’ve written several articles in the past about our cross-country moves — one of the worst and costly mistakes my husband and I have ever made. It took us a long time […]

Papa John’s Pizza, 7340 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights, CA 95621 Our family spent Thanksgiving with family in beautiful Alleghany, CA, a six-hour drive from our home. We had a wonderful time visiting, playing with the dog and playing a game called “CashflowCashflow.” The trip was perfect, until we were about halfway home. Since we live […]