A lot of times it is just DH and me for dinner, because the son who is still at home is in class, at work, or with girlfriend. When I prepare something - for example, meatloaf - we almost always have servings left over and I will do leftovers for a lunch within the next day or two, but another two servings go in the freezer and then I add fresh veggies and/or potatoes and/or other starches. That way I have a "new" portion of a meal already ready within the next few weeks. I DO label the package so that I use them in a timely fashion, but it has definitely saved some stress from "what's for dinner/lunch" because I try to use up at least a couple of these items every week. I know it has saved me money/calories because we are not running to eat out so often. We also take these a lot when we go camping in our motorhome.
yes I know. thats why I ususally buy apples at sams club - its less per pound than even at fred meyers except theres usually no couposn for ground beef no coupons fro tomatoes, etc. all the things we have, not lots of coupons. oh well.
current weight: 243.0
Fitness Minutes: (150,875) Posts: 9,933 8/13/11 7:07 P
SRIVERS - I too love Kohls. I have found so many good sales there, in fact, I have to keep myself from going too often as I find too many good buys. Trouble with that is if you don't go for a while you find out that good deals have come and gone and you missed them!
We have two damaged freight stores here and I never went there for some reason. One day, a couple of years ago, I was shopping in my grocery store and needed canned black beans. All of the cans on the shelf were dented and the price was $1.39. I decided to check out the damaged freight store and lo and behold the same dented cans, same brand name were $.49. OK, I am hooked. Thing is, you need to go check these places out quite often as they do not retain stock of whatever it was you got there last week. I have told a few people about it and they tell me they went and didn't think much of the variety. I can't get them to understand that will change from week to week. Going to those stores has saved me a lot of money over the past couple of years. In fact, if I have time I like to shop there first before going to the grocery store.
Pounds lost: 9.0
Fitness Minutes: (62,439) Posts: 11,269 8/11/11 9:32 A
I use coupon on just about everything. I wait till the end of the summer to buy summer clothes at Kohls plus use a 20% off coupon and I end up paying nothing. I do the same at the end of winter to get clothes for the kids for next Christmas. I save on average about $ 300 or more a year.
I also cut coupons and trade with friends. It's a great way to get together and trade not only coupons but, so many other things like clothes, patterns, fabric, reciepes. Also, you can trade services for example I enjoy sewing and reuposltering , I have a friend who does canning. So, we trade services I'll sew and fix a few things for her and in trade she will give me some homemade jelly and canned veggies.
When I go to the store I go on line to the store I go to and load my card with coupons and I take coupons for other items that I need. On average I save about $ 100 dollars each time.
Coupons are a big way to save. You really have to read the coupons to see if it is worth while to use it as some are not worth it.
I have also start growing my own veggie in the past few years and that has also saved me a lot.
I hope this helped you.
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Everyone saves money somehow; I bet you go to Michael s with a sale coupon every once in a while. I make it a fun game. I love buying my clothes at 75% off or more,like at Lord and Taylor. I like Fatwallet.com, for freebies,deals ect. AARP has a alot of discounts. Arbys charges 5 cents for a seniors drink.
current weight: 219.0
Fitness Minutes: (58,154) Posts: 1,979 8/11/11 3:07 A
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