19 - 2008

Coupons & savings on organic goodies and freezing milk

This showed up yesterday on The “Cent”sible Sawyer – coupons for organic goods. I would save it for Friday, but some of these things can expire quickly, so I’d advise jumping right on it.

Some of the services only send you coupons once, so bear that in mind, as well.

I had my own money-saving moment this week in the dairy section. First, I found that my Organic Valley organic, local milk, which has been selling for $5.29 a gallon for a year, has now gone up in price to $5.89 a gallon. YIKES! Horizon hasn’t yet followed, but I expect they will.

Fortunately, I turned around and saw a bunch of half-gallons of Organic Valley milk in the Manager’s Special area for $1.49 a half-gallon … with expiration dates of June 20 and June 22. So I bought four half-gallons (for $2.98 per gallon, a pretty good savings).

One is in the refrigerator. With the others, I poured off a few ounces into the open container of milk we had left in the fridge. Then I closed up the cartons and popped them in our chest freezer. Just take them out
a day or two before you need them and let them thaw in the refrigerator. I don’t notice a taste difference … or if there is one, it’s well worth saving $3 a gallon.

Usually, I buy milk by the gallon because at least the plastic jugs are recyclable … but desperate times lead to desperate measures.

What are you doing to save on organic goods? Are you still buying organic, or is cheap winning out?

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