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!

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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.


Saving is a greater art than gaining. -German Proverb