Hey everybody, thanks for all the great money saving tips! Some really interesting ideas happening. Don’t forget, it’s not too late to enter, you have until 8 PM EST on Friday, Nov. 21. Just leave a comment on this post with your money saving strategies (either holiday related, or everyday) to be entered to win. And remember, if you link my blog and/or my Etsy shop on your blog or website, you get another 5 entries each! Thanks to everyone who’s done that already!
I thought I’d finally let you know what the prize is: A set of 4 handmade felt holiday ornaments perhaps something like these, from my woodland series:
I will have a few different series to choose from, but right now, I just have woodland photos.
I also thought of a couple more small money saving, or at least economical tips:
1. If you have a Walmart Super Center near you, they have a discount bread section for items on which the “sell by” date is about to expire. They mark down a lot of their specialty & artisan breads by at least 50%, as well as pastry & other fresh bakery items. I know grocery stores do this with their meats, too. Since we usually either freeze or immediately eat most of our breads & meats anyway, we can get a higher quality food item for the same price as the discount brand.
2. Speaking of bread, no one in my household likes the “butts” of the loaves, so I save them to make croutons. Just cube them, toss them with some melted butter & seasonings, and bake them in the oven or toaster oven until they’re crispy.
I do have one more money-saving project if you’re looking to do custom, cute curtain rods on the cheap, but I would like to post photos, and I’m not quite done yet. Hopefully Friday. In the meantime, keep your great tips coming!!