Why Coupon Expiration Dates Are Impossible to Read

I can count at least five magnifying glasses around my house, one of which has permanent residence in my coupon bag. Now, I’m over 50 and need new glasses, but even when I ask one of my 20/20 vision teen kids to help me read an expiration date on a coupon, they have a tough time. Naturally, I need a magnifier.  Continue reading “Why Coupon Expiration Dates Are Impossible to Read”

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Quick Tutorial for Confused Couponers — Expiration Dates

 

It’s come to my attention that some new couponers could use a little info to help them get started in the right direction.   Continue reading “Quick Tutorial for Confused Couponers — Expiration Dates”

The Tightwad’s Notebook–Lesson #12: Understanding Food Expiration Date Lingo–Part 2

English: Original Dark Peanut Chews by Just Bo...
I didn’t buy this–I found this photo on WordPress for blog usage, but it shows candy that went bad. You can see the the chocolate candy is spotty, even though it was still considered within its expiration date on the package. Yuck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Tightwad’s Notebook–Lesson #12: Understanding Food Expiration Date Lingo–Part 2

It’s one thing to read the expiration date on your food labels (see Lesson #11), it’s another thing to understand what all the lingo means. Continue reading “The Tightwad’s Notebook–Lesson #12: Understanding Food Expiration Date Lingo–Part 2”

The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 12–Really Read Expiration Dates on Food Packages

Peanut butter cookies, cooked and on the bakin...
Many homemade peanut butter cookies are in my family’s future! That’s because I goofed and bought loads of natural pb that will soon expire in October. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 12–Really Read Expiration Dates on Food Packages

I once almost bought a box of falafel mix from a health food store until I realized the box was sort of…um, musty (!) and the expiration date was long over. Yuck. Continue reading “The Tightwad’s Notebook: Lesson 12–Really Read Expiration Dates on Food Packages”