That New Car Smell - Tales from the Darkside in Austin, Texas by Frank Bellucci
... In a smaller shop, it’s a lot different. Your car will probably be there parked and ready for you to drive off and the shop manager will simply hand you your keys and thank you for you business –and will probably know both your first and last name. Small shops will also get to know your car’s history so that you can head off problems down the road and service things early before they turn into big problems. And if it’s a truly great shop, the same mechanic will work on your car each time so ...
Secrets the Supermarkets Don't Want You To Know When Doing Your Weekly Food Shopping by Bruce Hokin
... Don't do your weekly food shopping on an empty stomach. The sights and smells are often too hard to resist and as a result your shopping budget can be in tatters. Secret #3. Know how to compare brands, sizes, weights per $. Use a calculator if you have to. Don't be fooled by the size or claims of the packaging. Do the sums yourself. Secret #4. If you can avoid it, don't buy goods at eye level. These are often more expensive. Try to buy from the higher or lower shelves.
Use Spices To Cook Like A Connoisseur On A Paupers Budget! by Beth Scott
... Each of which are in separate containers or large plastic buckets
with a scoop, that allows you to buy as much or as little as you want
of what ever spices or other food they carry. The store provides you with bags and twist ties, for your
convenience. Spices are an excellent example of how cheap it can be to shop in
bulk. Most small jars of spices or herbs like basil, oregano, thyme,
etc cost any where from 2 dollars a bottle to 4.99 (which is
technically 5 dollars a bottle).
Grocery Savings - What Worked For Grandma Probably Won't Work for You by Colleen Langenfeld
... Today's mom is fighting an uphill battle if she wants her family to eat together more often than not and if she wants that food to be healthy and fit within her food budget. (If you would like more strategies on grocery savings, see the at the end of this article.) My mom gardened, froze and canned food. Today's mom needs to be a savvy label-reader and able to discern when 'convenience' means buying pre-packaged or when it is really more convenient for her to cook her own meal.
Is Zone Diet a Fad? by Lulia Pascanu
... Sears says: "No food is forbidden in the Zone." Zone diet considers "unfavourable" mostly high glycemic foods and foods high in saturated fats. Not FAD. 4. It offers rigid menus Difficult-to-prepare meals, plenty of measuring and counting, rules that are easy to misinterpret, Zone subscribes to that. FAD. 5. It neglects active living or lifestyle changes The Zone diet has impressive instrumentary and regulation for dining out or for fast food. On the other hand, there's no problem if you ...
When a 19 Cent Photo Ain't 19 Cents by Andrew Wohlberg
... After they pay, they go through the bag and find their order is all wrong, prompting Joe Peschi to blurt out that memorable line that: “They f you at the drive through!”] That’s the way I often feel when I shop online that the they “@!##$ at the check out!” It’s like the company knows that we’ve come this far and won’t leave. For digital prints, many of the companies compete most heavily on the prices for 4x6 and 5x7. And the truth is, price is often where you’ll find the greatest differences.
The Best Fast Food for Your Diet by Kathryn Lively
... If you keep up with the news, you may have noticed the more popular fast food chains have altered their menus in order to compete with the rise of "fast casual" restaurants - sit-down establishments that resembles more formal eateries, but deliver food with the same speed and efficiency of a fast food place. Walk into a newly renovated McDonald's and likely you won't see plastic cartoon characters inviting you to sit in molded plastic booths. You may find a more relaxed atmosphere, mature ...
How Much Is Your Second Income Costing You? by Erica Armstrong
... Could you make large cuts in your food bills by gardening and freezing home grown produce and by cutting out pre-packaged convenience foods? Also cutting down on eating out and ordering in food would save a tidy sum in many families. Another area to examine is how much can be saved by shopping around when purchasing household appliances. A golden rule is to get at least three quotes per machine from different outlets, and one of them should be a quote from an internet supplier.