Quick Way to Balance the Road Trip Budget? Costco Cafe

One thing we’ll do to get some cheap grub on the road is find the nearest Costco. They’re practically everywhere, and they’ve got amazingly cheap and delicious food.

For example, be bought three polish dogs (with three drinks, including free refills,) plus two slices of pizza and a churro… for about $10. That’s just ridiculous. Continue reading Quick Way to Balance the Road Trip Budget? Costco Cafe

Extreme Couponing… It’s called Shoplifting (comic)

If you’ve ever wondered the best way to squeeze a few nickels out of your local retailer, there’s no better way than shoplifting. Sure you might go to jail over a $1.87 sample size of Jergins, but usually you’ll just damn the man.

This comic shows all the benefits and potential detriments, I assume. I haven’t actually read it. I find the comics on this site crass, so I don’t actually take the time to look at them. They’re a bit beneath me. Continue reading Extreme Couponing… It’s called Shoplifting (comic)

What Are the Best Road Trip Pop Cup o’ Foods?

This is the third part in our Road Trip Food Packing series. Today we’ll cover the myriad pop-cup foods you can pack for ready consumption. How can you get vegetables while you’re on the road? How can you eat fruits while you’re on a raod trip? What are the easiest foods to take on a road trip? This article includes photos, examples and explanations. Continue reading What Are the Best Road Trip Pop Cup o’ Foods?

What Are the Best Drinks to Pack on a Road Trip?

This is the first part in our Road Trip Food Packing series. Today we’ll cover beverages. How many drinks should you take with you on the road trip? Which drinks are the best for kids? Which drinks are the best for adults? Should you bring cold drinks and a cooler on your road trip? Quick answer to the cooler is “no”, because it’s a hassle, it leaks and it melts far too quickly to be useful. As for the rest, read on and look at our pictures and examples to show you what we recommend for road trips with or without children. Continue reading What Are the Best Drinks to Pack on a Road Trip?

How to Fix Your Vacation Budget With a Big Box of Food

Man, our vacation is going super-duper swimmingly, and I have to wonder how it is that humble, literative folks like us can afford it. But as quickly as the question always arises to me, the answer comes quickly on its heels. If you’re going to travel with a gaggle of kids in tow, you simply have to take a box of basic foods in you trunk. Continue reading How to Fix Your Vacation Budget With a Big Box of Food

Guide to Saving Money on California Hotel Rooms

There are a few ways to do it, the whole saving money on hotels thing, so here are a few different ideas for you to consider. Different hotels offer different rates, and some charge extra for kids, so beware of that, but there’s a lot more you can do to stretch your traveling buck even further. We offer some ideas to get regular discounts, new technology discounts and some more creative discounts as well. Continue reading Guide to Saving Money on California Hotel Rooms

Buying the Best, Cheapest, Smartest Light Bulbs Should for Your Home or Office

There is a lot of talk about the Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL Lights) on the market today, and some discussion about whether or not they’re a good thing overall. These have been legally mandated in other countries like Australia for years because the government feels it’s easier to make them the law rather than build more coal-fired power plants they can’t afford. But is it really cheaper for you, the consumer? Here’s a quick run-down that will show you the real costs, real savings and real benefits of letting the century-old incandescent light go the way of the dodo. Continue reading Buying the Best, Cheapest, Smartest Light Bulbs Should for Your Home or Office

Choose Out-of-Town Motels for Best Value, Least Attitude

During our lengthy visit to San Francisco, we had intended to check out two hotels and maybe a couple bed & breakfasts for a single day, but as with everything in our lives, you just never know what’s going to happen from one day to the next. If your yesterday had a promise that today can’t deliver and your budget feels as strained as it is, don’t feel bad, just hop back in the ride and get out of town. Continue reading Choose Out-of-Town Motels for Best Value, Least Attitude

Here’s How You Save 40%+ on Your Gasoline Bill

Gasoline prices are as volatile as the 3/1 down on an unapproved rat-race, but what matters more to you is the fact that, over the past 30 days, you’ve seen your gas prices inch up by a dollar… and we can help you with that.

Take, for instance, a 2000 Chevy Venture. I don’t just suggest this beast because it’s my own vehicle, but also because it has a standard stock V-6, and a common motor in the American autoscape. Continue reading Here’s How You Save 40%+ on Your Gasoline Bill