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10/26/09 4:58 P

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I've noticed that some things are cheaper, but seems to be related to fall harvest, not falling prices. In fact, toys took a big jump in price when stores started stocking up for Christmas. Gas is going back up in my area too.

For me, it's walking. I park near the store where I have the most shopping to do, then walk to the bank, post office and all of the rest. I get my walking in, save on gas and wear and tear on my vehicle. To pick up just one or two things, I walk from the house.

I use coupons a lot! Not for processed foods though. Got a Sit and Spin for my grandson for $10 with a coupon. Also signed up for emails at department stores for the coupons and discounts.

Our SuperTarget heavily discounts meats that get close to their expiration date. The meat is really top-notch and you can use Target coupons with the discount. Today we had chicken chili burgers with ground chicken that I got for $1.39 a pound. It's not organic, but organic is out of my price range.

I check to see where the lowest price gas is in town.

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10/26/09 3:38 P

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Consumers have trouble finding falling prices

"The government says consumers are paying less for their everyday needs compared to a year ago. But if it feels like your dollar is not going as far as it used to, you're not alone.

The Consumer Price Index is down 1.3% from a year ago, meaning that the typical market basket of goods and services should be costing you that much less.

But there are a number of factors, some having to do with how CPI is calculated by the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and some having to do with economic behavior, which can make those savings seem like a mirage.

Here are some of the reasons why your wallet isn't feeling any fatter."


How's everyone doing out there...? Don't know about YOU but it seems like we're having to pinch our pennies even HARDER these days!

Any cost-saving tips folks care to share among our Team members...? Post 'em away! :-)


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