What is To The Bank Tuesday? It’s weekly encouragement and ideas to help you save money in easy ways. Encouragement to be frugal not miserly. No one likes a miser!
How I Saved Money This Week
-I saved $4.84 by remembering to enter my member number on my seed order. I’ve ordered from the same seed company for about six years and never put my member number in because I didn’t know what it was. It was printed on my catalog mailing form- right by my name. That was an easy $4.84 to save.
-I found some hotdogs on sale and made them into corndog muffins. My boys can eat a package of hotdogs in one meal. To get more than one meal out of them I chopped them up and added them to cornbread batter and put them in a muffin pan to bake. Stretching more expensive grocery items like meat really helps the budget.
-I bought a jar of sweet pepper jelly at Costco on an impulse. The sample lady was handing out samples of it on crackers with goat cheese. How could I resist? Long after the cheese and crackers were gone I had about 3/4 of the jar left. It isn’t really a jelly that can be used for toast so I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I went to the Something Special Deli Foods website, the company that makes the jelly, and found a recipe for BBQ sauce. It was actually really good! I didn’t follow the recipe exactly and added some cayenne and it was a sweet sauce with a kick.
-Before going grocery shopping for the week I cleaned out my wallet and found a $5 coupon for Aldi’s that was going to expire in two days. That was an easy way to save $5 that I almost missed.
-I started seeds this week for my garden. Some plants grow better if started inside. It’s much cheaper to start seeds yourself then to buy the plants at a nursery. An example of this is cauliflower. You can purchase one cauliflower start at the nursery for $3.00 or a package of cauliflower seeds for less than $3.00 and start as many as you would like. It only took me around a half hour to get my seeds started for a fraction of the cost.