The Next Installment of My Favorite Things ….
Melitta European Roast Coffee – ditch that ruinous daily latte habit; brew yourself an awesome pot of coffee at home for a fraction of the cost! A 12 ounce can of Melitta goes for $5-6 at regular price but can be had on sale at Shop Rite for as little as $3. Even at $6 a can, that’s only 25 cents per 8-ounce cup. Take that, you Four Dollar Latte!!!
Our friend, fellow blogger, coffee aficionado and roaster Bryan Stoudt once complimented us on the coffee we served. That’s a resounding endorsement from someone who knows good coffee when he sips it!
GasBuddy– gas prices in given area might vary by as much as 15 cents per gallon, or even more. The GasBuddy mobile app or website helps you find the least expensive gas station near you, whether in your neighborhood or on a road trip across the country. And it’s free (though they do derive revenue comes from ads).
- CONS: It may not save you that much money. If you drive 12,000 miles a year, get 20 miles to gallon and GasBuddy saves you 5 cents per gallon every time you fill up (optimistic, IMO), that’s only $30 per year. Also, there is a lot of frustration with the recent update to their mobile app.
If you are fortunate to have an ALDI nearby, you cannot beat their prices. ALDI sometimes gets put down as the ‘ghetto’ grocery store. But guess what? ALDI is owned by the same German consortium that runs the hip Trader Joe’s chain. And ALDI is to be greatly commended for bringing inexpensive, fresh food options to America’s inner cities.
- CONS: Typically, smaller stores with a somewhat limited selection. Mostly store brands with few name brands. Remember to bring your own bags.
That’s all for now. Look for more My Favorite Things postings to come. And please send me a list of Your Favorite Things.
Meanwhile, click this YouTube link to hear Mary Martin singing My Favorite Things from the original Broadway musical. Sound of Music opened on Broadway this month, 57 years ago (16 November, 1959)
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