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Canned goods are a great way to save on your food bill. Canned goods are relatively cheap and will last, unopened, for a long time, if stored properly at least two or three years. And having a good stock of canned goods means that you’ll never be short of something to eat, especially if you’re in the middle of dinner and you realize you’ve forgotten to pick up any peas from the supermarket.
Rather than running out to the local store to pick some up, which will undoubtedly be more expensive because of its convenience, you can just grab a tin from your cupboard. Canned food is also extremely important to have in the house in case of an emergency when you may not be able to buy more food for awhile.
Coupons are a fantastic way to save money on canned goods. Check out your daily newspapers and the internet before heading off to do your shopping. Don’t forget about the free in-store printable coupons too. Combine coupons with what’s on sale, and you will find that you can pick up canned goods for pennies!
Don’t be blinkered into thinking the supermarket will always have the best deals. Discount stores like Walmart and Big W often have some great deals on canned goods. And take advantage of warehouse clubs such as Sam’s Club and Costco – their prices are rock bottom.
If you’re looking to make deep savings, then you can’t really be too picky about premium brands. After all, corn is corn, regardless of who is selling it. And things like tinned tomatoes –once they’ve gone in your chili, then who on earth is going to know? By moving from a premium brand to a generic, you may be able to save at least 50 percent – usually more.
Many canned goods are a better value if you buy the family size. It doesn’t really matter if you don’t have a large family to feed and can’t use up the entire can in a couple of days. Just freeze whatever is left.
Now that you’ve got bought a bunch of canned goods, don’t forget to store them properly; otherwise, they will spoil. They need to be kept somewhere nice and cool in an area that does not reach more than 75 degrees Fahrenheit. High temperatures can cause a loss of nutrients in the food and eventually spoil the contents of the can completely.
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