Apr 23 2008

Mid-week roundup of posts you’ll enjoy


Be sure to check out these great blog posts that have popped up in my Google Reader recently.

By the way, if you read more than a handful of blogs regularly, you absolutely should look into using a feed reader! You can “subscribe” to your favorite blogs and sites and you’ll be able to streamline your blog-reading experience tremendously. It saves me so much time and I don’t miss a thing.

Check out this post for more information on feed readers, and click here to subscribe to my site’s feed (thanks for doing that!).

Curious about how to get free things at CVS, Rite Aid or Walgreens? Be Thrifty Like Us has an explanation on how the systems work. Awhile back, I used to be all about getting deals at the drugstores. Now that I have a healthy stockpile of toiletries, I just go to Rite Aid & Walgreens once per month or so to get the really easy free deals, if I want them.

My friend Sally Ann finally gave shopping at Aldi a try. She loved it! She does her shopping every three weeks, and spent over $200 each time at Giant Eagle, despite using coupons which the store doubled. She bought similar items at Aldi and spent about $104! She’s now saving over $100 every three weeks. At that rate, that’s a savings of $1,700 per year or so. Pop on over to read about her experience, and be sure to comment!

If you don’t have an Aldi in your area, or just don’t like it for whatever reason, then you might like learning new ways to optimize your coupons. The Digarati Life has a great list of ideas for using coupons to slash your grocery bill.

Not inspired to do the little things to save you money here and there? You need to read Trent’s post on how the little things can turn into huge money-savers. They truly do add up, and if you have a purpose for every dollar you save, you’ll reap those frugal rewards.

At Gather Little By Little, we see a list of secrets the credit card companies don’t want you to know. Some of them make me sick. I hate credit cards these days, and this post made me hate them a little bit more.

I enjoyed this post featured on Smart Spending from Blueprint for Financial Freedom. If you can be an impulse shopper, then you can be an impulse saver, as well.

Finally, a post from the Sense to Save archives: Last September, I cooked about 15 or so pounds of potatoes. I made potato fries, twice-baked potatoes, potato salad, and au gratin potatoes. I froze what I could in individual portions. The big batch cooking cost about $8 in all, took about 2.5 hours, and saved me a ton of time and money in the months ahead. Check it out to see what I made and the cost break-down.

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3 Responses to “Mid-week roundup of posts you’ll enjoy”

  1. Thanks for the link to the post about the credit card secrets they don’t want you to know about – very good points there!

    JoLynn from The Fit Shack’s last blog post..My Top 8 Places to Shop When I’m Eating Clean

  2. I love your potato piece. I hadn’t read that one before. That is so much cheaper and probably way healthier than buying frozen french fries and boxed potatoes!! Think of all the preservatives and extra ingredients you are avoiding – great idea.

    S.B.’s last blog post..All You Can Eat Meals

  3. Thats really solid on with the Potatoes. Seems like a lot of work but those are fantastic savings. I just bought a packet today, will consider doing them myself though.

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