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Share your deals & questions 3/8

Posted March 8, 2016

Mini savings account

Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it.

Have a question that doesn't fit into any of the other threads? Here's the place to ask it.

I hope you have a fabulously frugal day! As I always say, it's your money, spend it wisely!


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  • ThomasG Mar 8, 2016

    Those who are looking to fill propane tanks for your grills - check around !!
    The price of propane is very low - our delivery was $1 a gallon last week ( we use Southern States).
    I usually pay around $10 at the same place but it should be a lot less this year .

  • trichardson0621 Mar 8, 2016

    I used to go to walmart and exchange any brand. I do think however at tractor supply the tanks hv to be less than 10 yrs old but any kind. I would normally exchange tank at walmart for about $20 and take forever. At Ts. Quick and less than $10 every time I hv been.

  • jdouglas13 Mar 8, 2016

    Thanks, TRichardson! Do they refill the Blue Rhino tanks or does it have to be one you own? Although I guess I own the Blue Rhino one since it was over $50 the first time I got it...?

  • trichardson0621 Mar 8, 2016

    I meant lp tanks for yr grill. Lol

  • trichardson0621 Mar 8, 2016

    If you hv a tractor supply close by I promise take yr lip tanks there to refill. Very inexpensive

  • jdouglas13 Mar 8, 2016

    Just a reminder in case anyone is cooking out for the first time this year and needs propane -- HT has Blue Rhino propane refill tanks for $15, and today is the last day (as far as I know until Express Lane is updated later today for the new deals).

  • jdouglas13 Mar 8, 2016

    TRichardson, how nice of you to help with the food for the reception!

    I'm thinking that probably your most frugal, although more labor intensive, option is to make the meatballs and biscuits yourself ahead of time.

    Meatballs can be made, shaped, baked to cook on a big foil and parchment lined (for easy cleanup) sheet pan, cooled and frozen in Ziploc bags.

    I think the same can be said for the biscuits, although maybe someone who has more experience making good biscuits can chime in here. I wonder if they would come out better of you freeze them before baking? Maybe do a trial run both ways -- a few baked, a few rolled-cut-raw, and see what you like best.

  • trichardson0621 Mar 8, 2016

    I am needing some help- I am having to make mini ham biscuits and meatballs for a wedding reception. These will not be the only foods. I already have the ham - got it for .98 lb at Just Save- now I am looking deals on meatballs and tea size biscuits. There will be approx 150 people attending. Any suggestions out there! TIA for all your help