Extreme Couponing Tip: Mark-downs
- Time of Day: Know when your store marks down goods that expire, like meat and bread. Use them that night or freeze them.
- Reduced: Keep a look out for “Reduced for Quick Sale” in the dairy and refrigerated aisles.
- Ripened*: Check out the produce section for ripe or overripe fruit at a discount. Items like browning bananas are perfect for baking (banana bread, anyone?); softer berries make great jam, fruit leathers and smoothies; or make salsa and bruschetta with wrinkly tomatoes! *Always wash products thoroughly, and never eat moldy produce.