Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to save a few cents!

I feel the need to add to the blogging frenzy that is everything FRUGAL!  You've seen them:  "Frugal Family Fun" "Frugality Is Free"Suddenly Frugal" "A Frugal Living Blog by a Frugal Living Guy" "Fabulessly Frugal"  "Onefrugalgirl" and my personal favorite:  "Everything's Coming Up Frugal For You and For Me!" (not really, I just made that one up).  And, let it be noted that I absolutely LOVE them.  Who doesn't like saving money?  (Just don't buy 100 bottles of mouthwash just to save a couple of bucks.  Right Rachel??)  These blogs have taught me how to make  homemade laundry detergent, both liquid AND powder.  (They actually work too)  I have learned to clean just about everything for under a buck or two.  I've learned how to use the little selvage edge of fabric to make a lovely satchel.  (just kidding, I made that one up too, but, I'll bet someone, somewhere has actually made one!)  I've also found a website where I can buy PRICELESS heal cream (  But that is another post for another day, however, you may want to get your Christmas orders in early!  :)

Anyway, I am now going to share one of my favorite money saving tips for the grocery store.  I make a lot of sauces and gravy (I'm famous 'round these parts for my gravy).  I love making soups as well.  Most of these recipes call for beef or chicken broth.  I like the canned kind just fine but, for an extra "punch" I like to dissolve a boulion cube in hot water.  It adds great flavor andis well worth the extra effort of heating the water.  

(An aside:  My mom used to make hot beef boulion broth for me when I wasn't feeling well.  Just water and flavouring.  That's it.   I  adored that stuff, and I adored the way it made me feel when mum would bring it to me and play with my hair while I sipped it.  It was an instant healer!)

Now back to my frugal tip.  I'm sure you already know about the whole "buy your spices from the Mexican Food Aisle" thing.  (If you don't...just check it out next time you are at the store.  The prices are unbelievably better there)  Well, your boulion is also much, much cheaper and, in my humble opinion, tastier than the American made flavors.  See??

 These are only 21.9 cents per serving

 These are .91 cents per serving

Pretty much a no-brainer, right??  Think of me next time you need boulion cubes, won't you??

You're welcome.

(I seriously can't believe that I wrote an entire blog post about boulion cubes.  What's up with me?)


emlizalmo said...

How did I not ever know this??? See you in the ethnic aisle! :)

Tami Anderson said...

Just know that I'm here for you Amy! :)

Rachel said...

Oh my heck! Can I just tell you that it has happened to me TWICE now??

I'm in the UNDER 20 ITEMS check out at Wal-Mart and I get stuck behind some FRUGAL person with OVER 20 items and using their blasted coupons and matching ad prices.

It amazes me that people can be frugal with their money but not with other people's time. Either that or they don't know how to read. Tragic.

Okay, confession. I use coupons. BUT!!! I go in the proper lines!! And I don't buy 50 bottles of mouth wash. I buy 50 bottles of Hershey's choc. syrup. :)

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