Save Money When Buying Spring Produce

You can save money when buying produce if you purchase your produce when it’s in season. Your food will taste delicious and cost less!

save money when buying produce

Save Money When Buying Produce

 

One way to determine which foods are in season is to check your grocery circular. The fruits and vegetables shown on the front page are the ones usually in season and on sale.

Another way to save money on produce is to purchase locally from a farmer’s market, farm stand or local farm.

The following fruits and vegetables are in season in the spring:

  • bananas
  • grapefruit
  • kiwi
  • lemons
  • oranges
  • pineapple
  • rhubarb
  • tangerines
  • asparagus
  • broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • potatoes
  • cabbage
  • leek
  • spinach
  • onions
  • new potatoes
  • cauliflower
  • radishes
  • carrots
  • watercress

By purchasing your produce in season and locally, if possible, you will see a significant savings in your grocery bill and you will benefit from eating tastier, healthier food.

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How to Save Money When Eating Out

When people think about saving money, they usually think about saving money on their groceries. Well, I’ll show you how to save money when eating out!

The only time our family goes out to eat is when we are able to save money when eating out. We receive free or discounted meals each and every time.

How to Save Money When Eating Out

How to Save Money When Eating Out

Here’s how we do it:

  1. Visit Restaurant.com. There you can browse restaurants in your area and purchase a $10 gift certificate for $4 or a $25 certificate for $10. Restaurant.com frequently runs sales and I have been able to get $25 certificates for $2. Print the certificates and keep them in your car so you will always have them available. There is also an app you can download to your phone.
  2. Sign up for Groupon. This site offers 50-90% discounts for restaurants in your area. They also offer discounts for entertainment as well as goods and services.
  3. Visit your favorite restaurant’s websites and sign up to receive e-mail offers. Enter your birthday on those sites and you’ll receive coupons for discounted or free meals and desserts the month of your birthday.
  4. Follow your favorite restaurants on Twitter and Facebook. A lot of times they will offer special deals to their followers that they don’t offer to the public.
  5. Eat out for lunch instead of dinner. You’re getting the same meal, just paying less for it. Depending on what you order, the meal could be a little smaller than what’s offered for dinner, but most of the time, it’s the same size.

As you can see, there are many opportunities to obtain coupons and save money when eating out. Once the coupon offers start rolling in, you will wonder why you ever paid full price for a meal!

How do you save money when eating out? Let me know in the comments below…I love to learn new ways to save! 🙂

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The Easiest Way to Save Money on Summer Outings

Summertime is supposed to be the laziest time of the year. If that’s so, why are so many of us busier during the summer than any other time of the year? This post will show you the easiest way to save money on summer outings.

save money on summer Outings the easy way

Save Money on Summer Outings the Easy Way

Our family hit the ground running on the first day of their summer break and we haven’t slowed down yet!

One problem with all this busyness is that you have the potential to spend a lot more money in the summer with all of the activities and trips planned. So I set out to find ways to save money on summer outings the easy way.

While planning a visit to an amusement park this summer, I came across a few ways to save on this very expensive excursion. Thank goodness, because before the discounts, it would have cost us over $300 for a one-day outing!

Hopefully, these tips will help you save money while planning your summer outings.

  1. Use some type of coupon. Coupons can be found in stores, soda cans, newspapers, memberships with warehouse clubs, AAA and by going to the website. Usually there are discounted prices to be had if you go online and purchase advance tickets. If you are in the military, be sure to inquire about discounts. A lot of attractions offer free admission if you are active in the military. There are great discounts for those retired from the military also.
  2. Bring food with you. Most places will not allow you to bring food in, but you can fill a cooler and leave it in your car to enjoy when you get hungry. It will definitely be cheaper and possibly healthier this way.
  3. If you decide to eat at the park, try to eat before 11 am or after 1. Most people eat between those times and the food lines will be super long and eat up your fun time. (Not really a money saver-but definitely a time saver 🙂 )
  4. Try to get the group rate. Get a few families to go along with you to receive a discounted rate. You’ll also save on gas and parking fees if you carpool. Also, if you or a member of your family is active or retired military look out for discounts for those as well.
  5. Allocate a set amount for each child to spend on souvenirs. Purchase the items right before you leave, so you don’t have to worry about carrying them around with you all day.

Those are some of my tips for saving money on summer outings. If you have any tips to add, feel free to include them in the comments section below.

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