Category: Food & Drink

I live on my own. When I buy meat, I’ll get a large slab of it. I bring it home, cut it up into one-person portions, wrap it in cellophane, and freeze them. If I need meat for a meal, I’ll defrost just one portion. I only need to buy meat every month or so. IYAMCHEAP.

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I don’t put sweetener in my coffee or tea, but every time I’m at the coffee shop I pick up a sugar packet or two and a napkin. It’s not much, but it adds up very quickly and is exactly the same to the coffee shop as if I put it in my drink. IYAMCHEAP.

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My family is notorious for using a lot of tomato sauce for pasta and parmesans, etc. After pouring the sauce out of the container, there’s always some left behind. In order not to waste it, we put some water inside the jar, put the lid on tightly and shake it until there is nothing left on the sides. When we pour it out into the sauce we have warming up, we get a little extra. An added bonus is that we don’t have to rinse out the jar before recycling it. IYAMCHEAP/WE ARE CHEAP

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2848 | Corvallis, OR | USA | , | Comments

I got myself a crockpot. Getting meals ready with a hectic college schedule is impossible sometimes. Now I throw some inexpensive and healthy (veggies, beans, little to no meat) soup/chili recipe in the crockpot while I do homework and clean the house. The crockpot is huge, so it makes enough for me and my boyfriend to have dinner, and leftovers all the next day. Far better than fast food! IYAMCHEAP

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2825 | New York, NY | USA | , , | Comments

As a high schooler, I have a lot of friends whose birthdays are during the school year. I learned this this trick from my mom. For their respective birthdays, I bake them a cake or cupcakes and make them a card. They love it! What they don’t know is that really IYAMCHEAP.

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Whenever I order something online (usually food), I always do a quick search for coupons. Especially with pizza places I can always find a code that gives 10-20% off an online order. I don’t think I’ve paid full price for pizza in over a year. IYAMCHEAP!

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The grocery store near my house sells meat at a discount when it gets close to its sell-by date. It is thirty percent off two days before the sell-by date and fifty percent off the day before. I check the discount meat bin two or three times a week, so that I can end up finding any meat I am looking for at a discount. I get all my steaks for half off, roasts and pork chops for a third off. I haven’t paid full price for meat in three years because “IYAMCHEAP”.

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I am a gardener. Instead of buying peat pots or starter trays, I make starter pots from old toilet paper rolls or cardboard boxes. You just make a square by folding, snip about 1/2″ in each corner, and fold the edges to make the bottom. I also use sticks and branches that have fallen into the yard to stake up plants instead of buying stakes. Free is the best price for my garden, because IYAMCHEAP!

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