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$~$ Frugal Friday Finds $~$
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 6:03am
Today is Friday..What bargains have you found

this week? Do you have a money saving tip?


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 6:14am
I haven't shopped anywghere this week yet (I'm still recovering from that new computer purchase of last week, lol). I have Fridays off from work so today I'm getting out while the kids are in school and I can go alone and do my big monthly grocery shopping trip.

But I do have a couple of frugal tips about groceries:

1. Limit the number of trips you make to the store, this saves you gas and wear & tear on your vehicle, saves you time (one big trip is actually much quicker than 4 smaller trips to accomplish), and saves you money (less time spent in the store means less opportunity to impulse buy).

2. Be your own Butcher! Buy larger cuts of meats or bulk sized packages which are generally less cost per pound and cut or divide them up into smaller family friendly sized portions at home, then freeze and use when desired. Not only will your meat be cut to your specifications but you can package it so that you don't end up with any undesired leftovers or on the other hand you will have those "planned overs" to use as the basis of a whole new meal.