BOSTON (CBS) – Today more savings on food. Again, some practical and some not worth the effort or in some cases the mess.

#76 Use The Wrapper: Reuse empty butter wrappers to grease a baking pan. You can store them in the freezer.

Dee: But why would you want to have a freezer full of used butter wrappers. If you are baking and use a stick of butter in the recipe then use the wrapper to grease the pan but saving it in the freezer? Saving butter wrappers is not practical and really how much do you bake and how much would you save over a month? Hardly worth the effort.

#77 Home Fans: Many restaurants such as Papa John’s or Domino’s offer discounts on pizza when the area’s professional sports teams win.

Dee: It is a good deal if you are wanting a pizza after the game. There seems to be more of these promotions during football season. I have seen them as well for Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant where they offer a great deal for during the game. So check your local restaurants as well.

#78 Eating Out: Go out for lunch instead of dinner. Lunch entrees are typically cheaper than dinner items.

Dee: Often they have some of the same items on the lunch menu as they do on the dinner menu. Try lunch on a Saturday or Sunday if you can’t make it during the week. And think about that most important meal of the day, breakfast. It’s even cheaper out than lunch.

#79 Champagne Taste: Save on bubbly by opting for sparkling wines like Cava and Prosecco.

Dee: They are certainly cheaper than genuine French champagne that comes from the Champagne region of France but you can get good cheap sparkling wine produced in the U.S. Cheaper than Cava which is imported from Spain and Prosecco which comes from Italy.


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