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Artchr..

Some pkg. of food have Best Buy date
or Use by date..

so check out, and as we know some good deals
out there.
Enjoy your day!!

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I just started bringing a calculator with me when I do my grocery shopping on Mondays, thanks to someone's comment on the Team. I stopped myself from picking up some on-sale items that I really didn't need because my little calculator warned me how much I was buying already. Seems like such a little thing to share, but there it is. emoticon

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Wow, Staci..you did get a great buy, especially
on the chicken breasts.

My deal was at Aldi's a discount, no frills store.

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On Sunday, Marden's had Cascadian Farms Organic Clifford Crunch cereal for 69 cents a box! The box had an expiration date for the end of December, but it tastes great and is fine.

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2 great buys today. split chicken breast .79 a lb and 5 lean cuisines for 10 and receive a free full sz pkg of skinny cow icecream, but heres the kicker I had 3 1.00 off coupons for the Lean cuisine so that brought it to 7.00 for 5 the ice cream was 5.69 so I feel like I got 5 Lean Cuisines for $1.31 whoo hoo love 2010 is all about saving money for me....

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Finally out shopping today, and feel my
buy of the day was large cantalopes for 99 cents!

Will leave 1 on the counter for a couple days
then cut it..

What was your frugal & simple
experience today?

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Reminder to check and clip those coupons
in Sunday's paper; you can use them
for yourself or maybe your local food banks..

Enjoy your day!

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Back to the freezer..soup or a stew?

Either one is perfect for this wintry day..



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Walmart had their bath ad body holiday stuff 75% off...There was a lot lip gloss kits in heart shape that I got for my daughters friends for $.25 each for Valentines (no Christmas markings at all) and bath sets in the flavor of red velvet cake (again in pink and red with no Christmas reference) that I will package with homemade red velvet cake balls for Valentines gifts for $1.25 each.

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Cracker Barrel holiday decor 70 %off

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Yesterday, I was able to use two different coupons on the same 6 containers of Yoplait. $1.25 savings.



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Cutting up some ham from Christmas for
the cheese, pepperoni and cracker trays
for tonight's get together..making a couple
small trays instead of a LARGE dish...

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My best savings today..

pitching out sweets that would be tempting

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I am really excited about this one,
I noticed a friend had a total body workout system, out back of his home, in the weather. I ask about it. He was going to give it away..Lucky Me!!!

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Isn't family great? enjoy your day..

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I went out for a meal with the family and my Dad paid. He΄s a gem. I did offer more than my share, but he gave me most back, bless him

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Used ham bone, celery, carrots, onions and
potatoes..delicious, easy and economical..

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Shopped at Marsh [a Hoosier chain]. Spent my $10 certificate from Marsh if I purchased at least $30. It was much more as I bought almost everything I need for a while. Bought extra for entertaining family and special items we only buy this time of year. Still need nuts to make Chex Party mix. Will get them at Walmart.

Big bargain: CHEX Cereal in big boxes for $1.49 each.
I also bought to huge chickens for $.98/pound. I keep reading about people who buy them for 48 cents. Can't figure out what year they wrote it, as I haven't seen those prices in years.

I roasted both chickens this afternoon. we ate part of one. The rest is chilling. Half the bones and necks are in the freezer. The other half plus the onion that I stuffed them with are brewing in the crock pot over night. The sale price for a quart of chicken broth was $2.50.

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Want to wish all a Merry Christmas
and Peace on earth, Nan

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Whoa, Nan. That is fantastic.
I haven't been to the store for days. Still cooking foods purchased last week. My last bargain was Progresso soup for $1 a can.


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In the freezer had some cooked chicken, frozen
veggies, added a can of mushrooms and seasonings,
ended up with a nice stir fry for dinner Sat.

Now more freezer space for more stuff..lol.

Enjoy your day, Nan

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Staying home to avoid spending - that's how thid day will go.

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Saving by not spending?

The holidays are around the corner, so decided to cook for a few days..by using items I have in the freezer before adding more "stuff"!

What do you think, want to join freezer cooking?

Enjoy the day..

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Coupon for $10 off $20 or more item!!!

Off I go for one more gift..



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Our local Borders is closing. I got 2 huge bags of children's books for my grandchildren for 66.00! Only bought clearance books with an additional 30% off. I'm going back in a week to see if they're marking down more!

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Large cans of soup - 75 cents using coupons
that store doubled..

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Snow boots for grand daughter - reg. $42.00 sale $25. Dress for grand daughter - reg $65 sale and coupon - final cost $17

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Made a Frugal and Simple lunch for both of us..

Added some cut up cooked chicken, to packaged

chicken noodle soup, and added a side salad.
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What was your latest best buy?

I think buying a whole roasted chicken from the deli
is really a great bargain.

First a hot meal..Then chicken salad, chicken soup
etc.
Usually get 3 meals from it.

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Bought a 4# bag of navel oranges for $1.49.

Good and juicy!!

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Black knit cardigan sweater in the clearance bin (at the bottom - you sometimes have to dig!) - $4.54

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Safeway - 4 cans Campbells Chunky Soup for $5. Then $1.25 off with coupon!

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Coupons in the mail - got some freebies at City Market!

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Using a coupon, store doubled, ended up

spending 36 cents for tube toothpaste.



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Hello - I am new to the team - I found you from another area I was looking thru.

My best deals for this week:

Rib Roast marked down to $4.78/lb at Walmart - got 10 lbs for $48 (would have been $100
Coupons I clip from the internet - at coupons.com - will get a tube of Cogate toothpaste for 25 cents

I have decided to start "stocking" non perishables and personals - using the coupons from several places and going thru the weekely store adds - I will be able to save a ton of money by buying ahead.

Glad I found you all - looks like there are some great ideas that I can use from you and hopefully share some of mine.

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I spent 8 hours yesterday cooking, peeling and running butternut squash through the squeezo strainer. I now have 50 quarts of squash in my freezer for the cost of my seeds and the freezer bags (many which are reused).

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12/1/09 8:47 A

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This isn't for this day, but over several - mostly because another frugal family borrowed a find from me lately.

At the end of last summer I pounced on these zippered garden gazebo tents with mosquito netting. I decided to do a major celebration at our home instead of paying for a hall and our house wasn't quite big enough if it rained.

My mother thought I was daft, and then I worried I was maybe buying junk, because they were only $45 and $65 dollars each for very big ones. Turns out they worked beautifully, and with a few bows and hanging crystals from the craft store people thought it was lavish. They have lasted and we now put up a smaller one as a fun and elegant way to have people over for dinner (instead of spending a fortune at a restaurant). And with a $15 high-sided blowup kiddie pool in the worst heat of the summer, and a couple white plastic lawn chairs that I trash picked and scrubbed clean, it's an sumptuous oasis for an evening dip with a cool drink. This last wave, I even brought out a couple of potted palms from the house and bought a little white matching table from the supermarket for $3. I like feeling lavish, but don't want to pay for it.

My frugal family members think I'm the bargain queen, the other ones think I spent a fortune! LOL Yay me for at least one bargain (I'm not usually that good with chasing sales and finding bargains, but I'm getting better.)

Edited by: ADRIENNE502002 at: 12/1/2009 (08:59)
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checked the ads before i went shopping ans stuck to my list. there were several items i would have been tempted to buy. at least $10.00 in savings!

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Check out Rite Aid ad for free rebate item...

Offered a free razor after rebates,

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I better look at the Walgreen's ad.



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Pick your own salad greens. Free because there had been an overnight freeze. After defrosted half of the greens were still good.

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Off to Walgreens for there free stuff today...

(buy toothpaste and get a coupon for the price
you paid for it)



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I got five loaves of two day old bread from a bakery at no cost because they were going to throw it away. The bread is very good and there is nothing wrong with it. It is just two days old.

The baker said that while many people will buy his day-old bread, people generally don't want two-day-old bread from a bakery.

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I typed the wrong number for my vegetable savings yesrterday. I saved $33 not $3 so we're really going to be in vegetable heaven for a while. The green beans and asparagus were pretty much the only thing I saved money on yesterday as I spent bout $25 on a salmon filet for our Thanksgiving dinner. Not terribly traditional, but it's going to be a healthy dinner....and we don't have to go over to my aunt and uncle's for dinner.

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Haven't shopped except for our feast this week. Can't say i had any bargains.
My last one was buying some books online that I needed for $1 plus shipping. It was still half price from Walmart, etc. They had some yellow highlighter in them, but otherwise in good shape.

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Wednesday I found a pair Bjorn sandals for $6, brand new, not even dust on the soles. Ilo oked online and this pair retailed for $125. (This was at GoodWill when I had stopped to drop off.)Can hardly wait till summer to wear them.

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I didn't find any buys THAT good, but Albertsons has had green beans and asparagus on sale for 99 cents per pound for a week or so. On my way home from work today I stopped in and bought a pound of beans and 9 pounds of asparagus. Saved about $33 bucks and we're going to be in heaven until all of those veggies are gone emoticon

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Bought a can of chicken broth for 17 cents, by using
a coupon that the store doubled...

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