First of all I moderate my comments as it's my blog and I can do what I want....right....LOL
Occasionally my brother leaves me messages and he left me this one:
i have decided i had better not try any of those recipes just in case as i only have a weeks supply of toilet roll in !
they cant be that good if the author needs a back up supply like that !
just how long does it take to get over each one ?
That was in reply to this post. Now I know he was joking around, but I'm not sure he understands why I do what I do. So I thought I'd explain.
I mentioned in that post I had enough toilet paper stocked up for six months. On that shopping trip I picked up 4 packs of 12 double rolls of toilet paper, which should last us 4 months, if not more. Generally I think they cost around $5.99 to $6.99 a package (they may be more I never pay full price). So we'll use the $5.99 price here. They were on sale for $4.99 per package and I had a $1 coupon, so all in all I saved $2 per package on the regular price, saving me a total of $8.
Another thing we use a lot of is I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. We average a 1lb tub a week. It is normally around $2.49 a tub, but comes on sale every three to four month at $1 per tub. I generally stock up and buy 12 tubs at a time, which will last us 3 months. By buying them on sale I save $18.88. So just on those two items alone, which we use and a regular basis and I have room to store I have an extra $26.88 in our pocket.
Granted if I had a very small fridge and no room to store these items I couldn't take advantage of these deals, but I am lucky enough to have both. What this means though, is that if a nutritionist looked at my weekly grocery shop it would be very unbalanced as I will buy things on sale, so some weeks it looks as though I haven't bought fruit, where in reality I already have fruit in the fridge or freezer from a prior week when I stocked up on it when it was on sale.
I have been shopping like this for years and wouldn't do it any other way, as I hate paying full price for things, especially food. Also this system works for me, and I am happy with it.
Do you want free onions, see this post over here. I have never heard of doing this before, but when I next buy green salad onions, I'll give it a go. Also cathy@home grows potatoes from potato peelings, see this post. For more detail on how to do it read this I think I will try this, this year.
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