Category: shopping


Free 60-Day Pass To BJ’s Wholesale Club.

While I have written about wholesale clubs before, and am still not sold on the idea for my needs, BJ’s Wholesale Club is currently offering 60-day free passes to try out their membership club. Like Costco and Sam’s Club, BJ’s offers tons of stuff in bulk and some at discount; my mom swears by her […]


Stop Watching Commercials On Television.

I no longer watch any television, if I can help it, in real time. LOST may be on at 8pm, but I rarely start watching it until about 8:20 or so. The reason? So I can skip every single commercial. I have my DVR remote programmed to skip 30 seconds ahead every time I hit […]


What Your Grocery Store May Not Be Telling You.

Over at Smart Money, there is a pretty good article covering 10 things that your grocery store may not be letting you in on in these tough times. While I am sure some of these are true, we shop at a locally owned natural grocer who, in a small town like this, would be shuttered […]


Black Friday Crowds Kill Walmart Worker.

This is a good example of how the consuming habits of Americans have become a sick disease – someone actually DIED because these shoppers were so eager to get into Walmart and get a deal on some cheap plastic. A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of […]


DirecTV Customer Service Sucks.

As some of you may recall, a few weeks ago I wrote about how DirecTV pulled a bait and switch on the service at my house. After about 45 minutes on the phone with customer service I finally gave up trying to plead my case which was that the offer I had signed up for […]

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