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Share your deals & questions 5/3

Posted May 3

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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  • lindabates May 3, 6:53 p.m.

    Thanks for the tips! I will definitely be using them this weekend to make life a little easier and hopefully a lot less stressful on me once clinicals begin!

  • Kathy S. May 3, 3:23 p.m.

    Soup and sandwiches are always good too for quick meals. Also picking up a rotisserie chicken from somewhere is always a quick easy meal. Just add a salad and some kind of veggie always works for us.

  • readingtou May 3, 2:21 p.m.

    Linda, I'm certainly no cook but something I do once in a while is get the cooked pork roast that is $5.99 on Monday at HT and the chicken breast that is $4.99 on Tuesday. Lots of good meat for meals and sandwiches. We had the chicken yesterday and I took the leftovers and made a pot pie today. Better and cheaper than fast food.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 3, 11:49 a.m.

    Thanks B2H for the Taste & Tell info!! Just got it.

    Linda - congrats on starting your clinicals! I suggest cooking up a storm on weekends and using those meals for the week including freezing some for later in the week.

    Here are some slow cooker recipes from

    Here are some freeze ahead meal ideas:

    And some more make ahead recipes:

  • twinredheads May 3, 10:08 a.m.

    BASEBALL2HOCKEY-Thanks for the Taste and Tell info. I'm almost always too late to get it but since you posted, I got this one! I love hummus too :)

  • vlynn May 3, 10:03 a.m.

    lindabates re quick easy meals. I'm not a cook, but my brother is :-) Maybe you could cook up a batch of hamburger meat, chicken breasts (shred meat), and pork (shred meat), then hubby could make different taco bars each night! Soft or hard tacos or tortilla chips could be used to change it up. He could have skillet spaghetti or other pasta like hamburger helper meals, cut up fruit every night, too. You could cut up stuff like artichokes in water, jicama, cucumbers, tomato, etc to have veges ready to eat as finger food with salad dressing or mix with lettuce for a salad.

  • lindabates May 3, 9:14 a.m.

    Need some suggestions on quick and easy meals please. Next week I start my nursing clinicals and it will be late when I get home. I have my hubby, 9year old daughter, and 3 year old daughter who will be starving so quick and easy meals are a must. I use the crockpot (with programmable timer) but am having a hard time coming up with new recipes. I leave home at 6am to go to work and starting next week it will probably be near 6 or 7 pm before i get home AND sadly my hubby is not a cook... I mean he can cook eggs, grilled cheese,and hotdogs but that's about it. So yeah all tips are appreciated!

  • baseball2hockey May 3, 7:44 a.m.

    HT "Taste and Tell" is live right now. Managed to get one of the 1500 free HT Hummus they are giving away.

  • thrift May 3, 7:43 a.m.

    Maybe they were feeding their family and paid full price for the others. Just a thought .

  • barbiedoll1967 May 3, 7:05 a.m.

    I made it Jimmy John's yesterday for the $1 sub. There were about 20 people in line and it took about 15 minutes to get and out with my sub. I was really disappointed because according to their website and the people in the restaurant, there was a limit to one sub per person. The lady in front of me ordered 3 subs and the lady beside me ordered 3 subs. When I asked the gentleman at the register, I was told there was a limit of 1. That's not right.