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  • Kansas City mailman caught dumping mail

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cameras in the area of 45th and Garfield caught a mail carrier in the act of dumping mail Thursday afternoon. Alan Ashurst, a Kansas City codes inspector noticed the bundles of discarded mail that look to be pitched down a hill there. ‘I looked on the other side of this hill,’ said Ashurst. ‘I realized he’d been dumping bundles and bundles of junk mail down the side of this hill.’ Once the mail carrier is identified,  […]

  • Cost Cutters: Free $ at Whole Foods!

    Kansas City, Mo. — If you love shopping at Whole Foods, make sure you check out Groupon today. The deal site is offering a $10 gift card for just $5! If you’re interested, you’ll want to act quickly. Quantities are limited! Click here for all of the details. Update: Click here to find out how to use your gift card to get $17.00 worth of food! If you’re interested in another way to save on organic foods, check out this […]

  • Cost Cutters: Going organic at Aldi

    Kansas City, Mo. —  Organic options are growing at your local grocery stores.  That includes Aldi!  If you haven’t dropped into your neighborhood location, you may be surprised at what you find. A quick trip through the produce department and you could find things like organic bananas or grape tomatoes.  Like other selections at the grocery store chain, don’t expect to find a huge selection.  The good news is that you may be able to pick up some of your […]

  • Cost Cutters: My $100 grocery haul

    Kansas City, Mo. — Can you even believe the price of groceries?! There’s a study out that found chicken, beef and bacon prices have jumped around 20-percent since 2011. Yikes!! Don’t even get met started about fresh fruits and veggies! After this week’s haul I can’t believe we have any grocery money left for next week’s shopping trip. Before you take a look at the list, it’s going to take some work. Again, I look at this like it’s my […]

  • Cost Cutters: Free Milk WYB Cereal!!

    Kansas City, Mo. — One of the questions I am asked the most is how to get healthy stuff and still save money.  This week is a GREAT example!!  Keep in mind that It’s not convenient and takes time.  But I look at it like it’s my second job.  (I save way more than I’d make actually working a second job.  I know because I’ve done it.  Plus my husband and I SOMEHOW bought a house where every single store […]

  • Cost Cutters: Surviving Black Friday

    Kansas City, Mo. — So you want to brave the crowds on Black Friday, huh? Whether you’re heading out to your favorite stores, or curl up and shop online, now’s the time to start planning. Prioritize — You are probably not going to be able to get all the deals you want. Make a list starting with the item(s) you want the most and go from there. Keep in mind that stores don’t always put doorbusters where you think they […]

  • Cost Cutters: Dig in at farmers markets

    Overland Park, KS — It’s summer. That means it’s a great time to save money and eat a little better at the same time. Fresh fruits and veggies can cost a lot, But they don’t have to bust your budget. Some tips to same money are simple. Only buy what you and your family can eat in a week. Don’t buy more, unless you plan on freezing your produce quickly. It will spoil before you can serve it. That means […]

  • Fox 4 Cost Cutters: 4/24 Grocery List

    Buying groceries to feed your family can take a huge chunk of your budget. There are ways to ease that burden. Stacking coupons on top of sales at stores will help you stretch your budget. This is a list of the groceries I’m buying this week. For a look at the other deals available, click here or here. Remember, Wal-Mart will price match many items. Hen House Johnsonville Brats or Italian Sausage, $3.79 (Use $1/1 printable) Final Price: $2.79 Buying […]

  • FOX 4 Cost Cutters: Grocery List 4/10

    Buying groceries to feed your family can take a huge chunk of your budget. There are ways to ease that burden. Stacking coupons on top of sales at stores will help you stretch your budget. This is a list of the groceries I’m buying this week. For a look at the other deals available, click here or here. Remember, Wal-Mart will price match many items. Hen House All mighty pacs laundry detergent, $2.99 (Use $1/1 printable) Final Price $1.99 Buying […]

  • Fox 4 Cost Cutters: Grocery List 3/27

    Buying groceries to feed your family can take a huge chunk of your budget. There are ways to ease that burden. Stacking coupons on top of sales at stores will help you stretch your budget. This is a list of the groceries I’m buying this week. For a look at the other deals available, click here or here. Remember, Wal-Mart will price match many items. Hen House Duncan Hines Cake Mix, $1.19 (Use $0.50/1 printable) Final Price — $0.19 Buying […]

  • Fox 4 Cost Cutters: FREE Xbox Live Weekend!

    March 7 — If you let your Xbox Live Gold Membership expire … or if you just wanna check it out without buying a pricy membership, this deal is for you! This weekend only is a free membership weekend. Join your friends online from 12:01 a.m. March 8 through 11:59 p.m. March 10th (GMT). Click here for more information. Krispy Kreme is sympathizing with us as we lose an hour of sleep this weekend. Participating locations are offering a free […]

  • Fox 4 Cost Cutters: Extra 40% off at Ann Taylor

    March 6 — If you love Ann Taylor, this deal is for you! Take an EXTRA 40% off sale items. Click here for more information. Add a touch of “Oscar” to your musical collection. Amazon has a FREE 20 song MP3 Album Download. Click here for more information and to download “And the Oscar Goes To …” Best Buy has a deal on “Hotel Transylvania.” Grab the DVD for just $9.99 plus FREE shipping. Click here to check out the […]