Saving money!!

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 2
1372 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I would start planning your meals And grocery shopping once every week or two. It doesnt seem like it but you can save a TON! Plus with some planning and loyalty shopping, you can buy multiples and points purchases and get cheap/free food. I literally spent $30 on groceries for our week with sales and loyalty points and super bucks. 

We also eat vegetarian four nights a week. One chicken night, one fish, one beef, two bean, one chickpea, one lentil. It is a serious budget saver. We buy bags of dried beans for less than $4 and they last a month or two. So cheap. It’s ridiculous. That and big bags of rice, can of tomatoes in dozens when they’re on sale, tomato paste (Handy trick, freeze leftover tomato paste in ziplock baggies flattened for easy use and longer preservation) we reserve all chicken bones and vegetable ends, peels or whatever to boil and make soup stock. Freeze in ice cube trays and then pop into big ziplock baggies and keep it in the freezer for whenever you need it. Buy in season fruits and veggies and (chop if applicable) freeze them for use when the prices go up (like in winter) 

Stay out of stores if you don’t have to be there, don’t order takeout, avoid premade, chopped, washed or prepared anything. Don’t pay for labour 😉 food you make at home is tastier and better for you anyways.


Post # 3
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Going along the lines of PP, we save money by making big meals and then the leftovers are our lunches. We don’t buy lunch food anymore, just continue eating what we had the day before for dinner. It’s saved us a bunch of money.

Oh! A huge one! We have all this cash, but my FI uses his credit cards, pays them off with cash immediately, and racks up a bunch of points. He uses those points to get free flights, hotel stays, and restaurant gift certificates. Because he is so good about it, we get to do a lot of really fun stuff, but still not go into debt.

Are you guys going to put anything on credit cards?

Congratulations on all the savings! It sounds like your dream wedding is really going to come true!




Post # 4
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Sounds like you guys are off to a great start. I love reading the Money Mustache website. Some of his ideas are a bit too extreme for me, but I agree with his general philosophy. I find that reading his stuff every few days keeps me on track.

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