Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What's on Sale this Month?

The following article is from A Full Cup:
Did you know that June is National Dairy Month? This means that you'll find some great sales on milk, ice cream, eggs, cream cheese, and all things dairy! Watch your sales circulars and be on the look-out for coupons to pair with these deals- many of these items rarely go on sale! As summer gets started, stores will also be featuring great deals on all of your cook-out essentials, including buns, charcoal, hamburger patties, hot dogs, and condiments like ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, and barbecue sauce. BOGO promotions and coupons on condiments can help you stock up for the year ahead, since most of these items have long expiration dates. Seasonal produce is in abundance during the summer months too- I'm looking forward to low prices on strawberries, watermelon, corn, peaches, blueberries, and tomatoes (just to name a few!). It's easy to eat healthier when fruits and vegetables are at their peak freshness and low priced! 

*HOT* Flirty Aprons: Irregular Apron Sale – As Low As $4.95

I got a Flirty Apron for Mother's Day this year and I absolutely LOVE it!!! 
Flirty Aprons is having an Irregular Apron Sale while supplies last. According to the website most flaws are minimal and difficult to notice. Some common irregularities include: restitching, loose seams & pockets, and minor print flaws.
You’ll find Kids’ Aprons for just $4.95 and Adult Aprons starting at $9.95. Hurry though, there are only a limited number available and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
I just grabbed another Flirty Apron for myself and ordered one for my daughter for just $18.30- and that's with Priority Shipping!!! Not only did I grab the Irregular Apron Sale, I was able to use the coupon code FATHER30 to get an additional 30% off!!!

McDonald’s vs. Fresh Foods: Which is Cheaper?

This was posted by Saving with Shellie!!!

A friend of mine on Facebook shared this interesting graphic done by the New York Times. It compares McDonald’s prices to Home-Cooked Meal prices. I find this really interesting.
As you know America has an obesity epidemic. One major reason for that is people (wrongly) assume that fast food is cheaper than healthy food. One of the main arguments people give for just getting Fast Food is that it is cheaper and quicker than cooking at home.
This graphic shows the cost and nutrition of a meal for four at McDonald’s versus two different home cooked options. While I know few would argue that fast food is healthier than home cooked meals, you may find the nutrition interesting. But what I found so fascinating was the HUGE difference in price. Eating fresh foods IS CHEAPER!
So while McDonald’s may have home-cooked beat on the time factor, don’t be discouraged. Even on a limited budget you can eat fresh foods. You don’t have to eat processed foods or fast foods just to stretch your budget. And while it may take some getting used to, YOU CAN DO IT!