One of the best ways to live frugally is to take advantage of items when they're on sale and store them for later. This can be more difficult with fruits and veggies, but with freezing and canning it's possible to take advantage of the summer's bounty!
Right now Fred Meyer is running a decent deal to begin thinking about canning season.
This is the time to think about Christmas presents too. One year I made strawberry topping for pancakes, waffles or whatever and made people breakfast baskets. Or you can do a basket with home made jams and breads. Start getting creative! Who wouldn't love a taste of summer in the middle of winter?
MCP and Sure-Jell Pectin on sale $2
Buy 4 boxes = $8
Buy (2) 5 lb bags of FM Sugar ($2.39 each) = $4.78
Use (2) “$2 off sugar when you buy 2 boxes of pectin” tearpad coupons at FM (-$4)
Pay $8.78, Get $3 Catalina
Post your homemade Christmas ideas!
Thanks, Frugal Living NW!