Category Archives: Consumerism

Black Friday Swindles

I had every intention of letting Black Friday slip by, ignoring the extreme stupidity that comes with the idiots that don’t really understand value: That 60″ TV you’re gettign for $200?  Yeah, it’s terrrrible quality.  Enjoy, though. But, I made … Continue reading

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The EPIC CONCLUSION of the Great Grocery Challenge!

Give me that big cart!  Those small ones will not help today! With my grocery list in hand, coupons clipped (electronically!) and sales scouted, I made out after work to drop more money on groceries than I ever had before.  … Continue reading

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The Great Grocery Challenge (Pt. 2)

Previously: The Great Grocery Challenge (Pt. 1) A week ago I received a 10% off everything coupon.  Wanting to make the most of it I was encouraged to make a plan to maximize my savings.  Rational, right?   The plan … Continue reading

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The Great Grocery Challenge! (Pt. 1)

A few days ago, I dropped a painful $50 on groceries.  And really, I didn’t get that many groceries.  $17 on a case of beer and another $8 on a case of Pepsi.  However, I did pick up a couple … Continue reading

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Chase and CapitalOne Are Paying For My Booze!

Early tomorrow morning I fly off to Denver to celebrate the wedding of one of my best friends from college.  It is going to be a straight-up partay.  I am spending 5 nights out in Denver, with the wedding on … Continue reading

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Credit Card Dilemma

I have two credit cards: A Chase Freedom (1% cash back plus quarterly 5% bonus categories) and a CapitalOne Rewards (1% cash back with 50% bonus on rewards at the end of the year).  The latter has a $39 annual … Continue reading

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I’m Rich!

I swear, excluding Christmas and my birthday, I never receive gifts.  For the second straight month, however, I’ve received a $50 gift card.  Boo. Yah. I guess you could call it a fringe benefit of teaching.  If you’re super lucky, … Continue reading

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