Shopping List

Mostly Eastern Iowa based business that I like doing business with. Even tho I did create a page on Non-commercial values if I have to buy something these are the places I would. another page I added for Student Discount 

I based the below list off of this the list on this website moneyforpoet.com


"The number of options are simply overwhelming. Even if you somehow have money for all them, you don’t have the time. Here’s a sample:"


Clothing

Kohl's &
Redwing shoes I have a pair in Black and one in brown and have been wearing these models for over 5 years

Holley's Shop For Men

Healthcare & Insurance

Corporate policy from employer
HSA w/ HDHP

Eye care

One of the best eye doctors in all of Eastern Iowa I have gone to him for over 15 years!!!
http://www.jenseneyecare.com/

http://www.klaueroptical.com/


I have gone here for over 20 years and Elaine has been there that same time top dollar but top quality. 


dental care

Katie affordable reasonable services www.drkatiemilden.com

Auto Home etc.. Insurance

State Farm Insurance

Haircuts

Local Barbershop

https://www.facebook.com/BarbersEtc


Computer & Electronics

Used Tech

Midwest Computer Brokers Link http://mcbia.com/
for used computer & accessories you can get a good used laptop for $100
Located in Walford you can call them at (319) 845-2075

  Darrel's Video City
specializes in used & New TVs along with repair.
They are in Marion you can call them at (319) 377-5621

New Tech

Kirkwood Eagle Tech http://bookstore.kirkwood.edu/eagletech
a great place to buy a New Apple product or other new tech thing with a warranty & discounts
"You'll get them tax-free and at the same academic pricing we offer our full-time staff, faculty and credit students."

Telecommunications 

Cell Phone Service

Republic Wireless 
republicwireless.com
is one of the cheapest phone providers out there. I have them along with a Free Google Voice  number I mostly use Google Voice because it integrates with Google hangouts so I can use it cross platform. 

Before Republic Wireless I also Liked iWireless & Tracfone see my review of them.  

the best phone case otterbox.com I paid $50 for mine and its the better than insurance.
 

Internet

ImOn has Fiber to The Home (FTTHInternet with the faster most reliable speeds in Eastern Iowa http://www.imon.net/ 

TV Movies & News  


Netflix & HBO Now
both are commercial free subscription services 

Only Free OTA Outdoor Antenna TV
 Winegard antennas an Iowa based company http://www.winegard.com/

I like Roku for downloading or streaming content or checking out DVDs from the public library 
Cool Roku Channel with lots of international TV Channels & other educational media. 
I do Like TED & some of the content that Roku has along with PBS. 


KCRG.com is good for local news 

free to air international channels FTA via a Ku band dish

Eating out


Pizza

Leonardo's Pizzeria http://leonardospizzacr.com/
cool place to eat at best place on the West side of town

New Haven pizza is avaailbe downtown CR 
NeedCR.com 

BBQ


QDogs BBQ http://www.qdogsbbqcompany.com/
Really good ribs they have

Nelson's Meat Market http://www.nelsonsmeat.com/
Good ribs Wednesdays Only great burgers cooked out weekdays in the summer.

Soups & Sandwiches

The Prairie Soup Company is located downtown CR they have the best soups in town. 


Pies & more

Kathy's Pies the best shop in eastern Iowa located downtown CR. 

http://kathyspies.com/

Coffee

Big 10 Mart has $1 coffee http://www.big10mart.com/

DountLand the last of them are in CR. 

http://www.donutland-cr.com/



Transportation

Bus Service
C I cover this a lot more in the Student Discounts page. 
Cedar Rapids City Bus Website
info about times rates etc... 

After Hours bus services 
NTS (Neighborhood Transportation Service) operates a curb-to-curb van service, and provides affordable night and weekend transportation to work, school, or life skill classes during times when the fixed route city buses do not operate.   http://www.horizonsfamily.org/how-we-help/transportation/



Flying Service

Cedar Rapids Allegiant Air is a low-cost airline that flys out of 


Grocery Stores
New Pioneer Food Co-op http://www.newpi.coop/
A member owned co-op that I am a member-owner
lots of high quality variety one of the most
 expensive Grocery store with prices that could rival Hy-Vee but everyone is paid fairly from the unionized employees to the food producers

Fareway for a good value you store with a fair section I have heard that if they dont have it you dont need it :) https://www.fareway.com/

ALDI for the opposite of the Paradox of Choice so one can spend ones time in money on other avenues https://www.aldi.us/

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/aldi-fareway-and-the-value-of-discount-grocery-stores/


Board Games & Comic books

Alter Ego Comics
http://alteregoia.blogspot.com/
Independent comic book shop in Marion


Mindbridge Game Library 
a nonprofit group that promotes gaming website




Furniture & Appliances


I try to look at the utilitarian value one receives from this Beds are used a lot of hours so are desk & chairs  if you are at your desk at a computer. 

Mattress 

Lebeda Mattress http://lebeda.com/
Marion Iowa based Mattress company good quality beds.

Office Equipment

Welter Storage Equipment Co Inc http://www.welterstorage.com/
Good deals on new & used office equipment based out of iowa

A Green Lawn solution Lawn Mower Fiskars reel mower Link to Review.

Gifts & Holiday stuff

Balloons Etc And The Costume Emporium http://crballoonsetc.com/
Independently owned and operated over 3,000 thousand costumes & lots of other interesting things.

Concerts

The Artisan's Sanctuary is a non-profit, 501(c)3 status, artist's cooperative located in Czech Village has varies events
https://www.artisansanctuary.org/events.html

Sporting Equipment

I bought a bowling ball & shoes some years ago from a Bowling Shop in the area the shoes have paid for themselves with not having to pay shoe rental fees.


Lessons & Class

Kirkwood for classes & Theater Cedar Rapids have some interesting classes

Gym Membership

The MAC http://the-mac.com/
They have a pool sauna hot tub & really nice gym. I get a corporate discount I think 2/3 of the members get some form of discount if your a volunteer at Meals on Wheels you can get a discount and lots of other ways.

Book club

not a member in any at this time.

Books

I love the Public library network in the area great books lots of education to be had :) 

I like Next Page bookstore its in CSPS hall they are an independent book shop
http://debsnextpagebooks.com/

Subscriptions

Overall I avoid magazine or many other types of monthly Subscriptions. I use Free email subscriptions.




Music

none but I do enjoy listing to classical music & Rock!

Iowa Public Radio nonprofit noncommercial radio 

Iowa Based Rock radio station 
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