Showing posts with label quick tip. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quick tip. Show all posts

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Don't throw away your MONEY!

Don't throw away stale cookies, donuts, cake I mean MONEY! Throwing away dried out baked goods is the same thing as throwing away your money. If you paid to buy those baked goods or paid to buy the ingredients to make those baked goods then you should eat every last bite. Even throwing away just one cookie is wasting 4% of your money (that you spent on those cookies)!

Let's put that into perspective...pretend you make $50,000 a year and you throw away that last cookie (4%) in every area of your life. It may seem like nothing but with that mentality in one year you would have throw away $2,000! Now that will make you think twice next time you decide to just throw away something that you paid good money for!

So what do you do with stale baked goods? them by placing a piece of bread with the stale baked goods in an air tight container. Wait a couple of hours and you will have a soft cookie again! And if you don't think you will eat all 24 cookies (which never happens for me unless I make a double or triple batch) put the extras in the freezer for later. Or make extra on purpose and plan to freeze some. I usually have extra muffins, loaves of bread, banana bread, cookies, and other goodies stocked up in my freezer. You can also re purpose a lot of those goods into crusts and crumbles to be used in new recipes (think Chopped Leftover Edition)!

Once you are done using the slice of bread, which has now become stale, make sure not to waste it! You can use it as panko, bread crumbs, or bake into croutons.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Quick Tip of the Day: How to Save with Amazon Prime

If you missed the deal it is alright! There are still savings to be had using Amazon Prime!

Here's how you can get even MORE out of it!

  • Arrange with a close friend or family member to split the cost of the membership and only use one person's account (you really have to trust them!).

  • You can ship to multiple addresses and use multiple forms of payment so you could pay for your own stuff and get it shipped to your house.

  • Two people can stream video at the same time so both families can watch at the same time as well!

  • Kindle books can be sent to multiple devices including Android phones, internet browsers and any tablet. You could easily share this as well.

For an even cheaper option that does not involve streaming you can add up to four different people. If you split the cost of Prime evenly that would be about $25 a person per year. You may want to think of a different arrangement because only the originator of the account can take advantage of the video and music options.Maybe a $20, $20, $20, $40 split with the person paying $40 getting the streaming ability.

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