Thursday, March 10, 2011

Positive Reinforment

One method to keep me/us plugging along on my fugal lifestyle is to have frequent positive reinforcement. Sometimes it's as simple as writing on the lid of a can. Or box or bag.
This is a good method to also encourage family members to lend their hand @ pantry shopping. While my middle daughter would rather do the dishes for me so I have time to clip coupons or make a barter good, my last baby enjoys the actual shopping. It's nice to have that second person to cart watch or crawl around on the supermarket floor checking expiration dates.
Canned Tuna fish was a bonus buck buy (also on sale) @ CVS months ago.

Working on more long term food shortage goals past the normal 3 years that home canned food can be stored. In that category my main concern is meat. Hence the 38 cans of Tuna accumulated in the cellar.
Hope to catch a great deal on SPAM before my coupons expire. Who would have thought that something like canned potted meat would become soo expensive.

Woods was making me lunch, something soft that I could manage since I recently had dental surgery for the 2nd time.
I'm stalked by a dead beat Tooth Fairy.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. A local discount grocery had a 25-cent tuna offer last week, to celebrate a grand opening. And, I had a store coupon for $10 off a $20 purchase. I took one of my kids, to ring out twice, and came home with 50 cans of tuna. Whoo Hoo!

  2. Sweet deal!
    Any strange looks ? When I do a big buy in like that I always volunteer my reason (which is never THE real reason) for tuna I'm not sure what I'd say.
    Once when I bought a case of German Potato Salad I told everyone in the check out line I was having the German Consulate over for a luncheon.

  3. I don't know if you'd be interested in doing this, but I buy meat on sale every chance I get and can it for my stored meat. It can be a VERY frugal method that I will always do.

  4. That is pretty much how I buy meat also although in the past I have gone in on a cow with others. While I have canned meat in the past I primarily freeze it now. I need to consider that method again,


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest