Freeze Your Savings

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Fruits and vegetables are expensive during the winter months. Now is the best time to prepare and save – by simply freezing them. September is not only a great month for bargains on delicious fresh foods; it’s also the perfect month for deals on the necessary supplies.

Freezing is not difficult, but individual products have various needs. Some need to be blanched, some cooked, some sugared, and so forth. Simply research what your crops of choice need before beginning. Incorrect freezing will yield inedible results, wasting your investment and time. But with a little know-how and good old-fashioned kitchen work, you can enjoy the delicious Fall harvest for months to come and save in the process.

Here’s a short-list of produce you can look for this month: apples, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, greens, peaches, pears, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, squash, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, and zucchini.

And some general freezing tips to get you started:

  • Get packaging that: seals out air; won’t become brittle, crack or leak; and you can easily mark to know what is inside.

  • Mark each package with the contents and the date prepared.

  • When finding a spot in the freezer, leave a little space around packages to allow air flow and promote thorough freezing.

  • If the product may expand when frozen, be sure to leave some room in the package. (Things such as fruit immersed in a sugar-solution may expand.)

  • Remember that proper thawing is just as important as proper freezing. Thawing done right makes the difference between delectable close-to-fresh fruits and veggies or a mushy mess.

The best couponers save hundreds of dollars every month at the grocery store. However, extreme couponers can end up living very extreme lifestyles to get those savings. For over five years, has equalized the playing field – giving extreme savings to busy families who don’t have the time or ability to be an extreme couponer. Each week,’s over 70 angels combine over 2,000 products on sale at local grocery and drug stores with an enormous database of over 2000 different manufacturer coupons. These combinations result in our members getting access to over 300 products each week for 50% off or better. Simply log in, choose the deals you want, print or clip only the coupons you need, and save hundreds of dollars a month at regional and national stores. Our angels will personally work with you to craft a plan that will help you buy healthier food at lower prices – helping you keep $200 to $400 in savings each month.

Josh Elledge is the Chief Executive “Angel” of SavingsAngel, Inc. – launched from his home in January 2007. A husband and father of three, he now appears each week on television, in eight newspapers, and a number of radio stations across the country teaching families how to cut their grocery bill in half using the Internet. Elledge created the technology found on through the need to save his own family’s money. Successfully able to cut his own grocery bill from $600 a month to less than $300 a month, his message has reached hundreds of thousands of families. is now growing rapidly throughout the country. You can watch a short video at that will explain more information about how to cut your own grocery bill in half with the help of!

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