A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned -
Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Retail Labels - Price Tag Codes

Take a look at the labels when you are shopping. They will indicate if an item is due to be marked down. For example Target price tags showing .06 or .08 means they will be marked down again. .04 is the final markdown price.

Check here for details on each store pricing policy.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Food Expiration Dates

Dr. Oz always has something interesting on his show and he clarified some of the terminology of food expiration dates.

Best Use By Date: This is for the stores and is more about taste. The producers feel that after this date the food may lose some of its flavor.

Expiration Date: Again this is more for the stores and is about taste not whether a food has gone "bad"

Packed on Day: This is simply the day the package was put in a box.

Sell by: Another message for the store to assure the taste and flavor is good

Best used by: The flavor may change after this date or possibly become discolored but doesn't mean it isn't good to eat.

Be more careful with baby formula though. Although after the expiration date the formula is still okay to use, some of the nutrients may go down.

Cans can be used 2-5 years after post date.
Pasta lasts at least 2 years.

Dairy and Meat
Milk you can use 2-3 days after the expiration date (do a taste and smell test). Store at the back of the fridge and not in the door.
Eggs you can use 3-5 weeks after purchase. Store in the back on the fridge, not in the door.
Poultry - Use 1-2 days after you buy it but can store 9-12 months in the freezer.
Meat - 3-5 days - store 9-12 months in freezer

Where to store food
How long to store food in the fridge
Expiration Dates - When to toss food out

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Non-Toxic Anti-Bacterial Spray

I came across a blog today - Nature's Nurture -that has some great tips for living naturally without harmful chemicals. Hop on over to Nature's Nurture.

Here is her recipe for anti-bacterial spray for counter tops and surfaces.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Vehicle Safety Recalls

If you're not sure if your vehicle has safety recalls or if you've received a notice that seems suspicious (marketing firms sometimes use this ploy to get you to contact them) check on the SafeCar.Gov website. There's lots of information regarding your vehicle and if you enter your vehicle number (VIN) a list will show up if there are any recalls connected with your vehicle. The VIN can be found in several places and also on your registration renewal receipt.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Earny - Automatic Price Comparison

I haven't used the Earny app yet, but I've seen it recommended quite a lot lately. It may be worth checking out. The idea is that it automatically checks for lower prices on items you have purchased.

The only problem is that it has access to your e-mail account and can send messages on your behalf. See review here.

Let me know what you think.