7 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Cookout
Looking for Ways to Save Money on your Next Cookout? Cookout season is here, which means lots of parties, friends, and food! Cookouts can get very costly. The price of the meats, the sides, the condiments and soda can really add up. Save money on your cookouts this year when you give these money saving tips a try. Below you will find 7 ways to save money on your next cookout, giving you more BBQ for your buck. Take a look at how simple it is.
1. Make it a potluck: There is no shame in asking friends to bring a dish to share. Most will be happy to do so! Have some suggestions ready in case someone is not sure what to bring. This also allows the event to be a fun and an informal one.
2. Skip canned beverages: Opt for drink mixes and two liter beverages instead of cans. Cans cost more and tend to get set down and forgotten about at parties. You can see some Ways to Save on Soda I have shared with you here.
3. Make simple salads: Salads of all sorts are so easy to make and can feed a large group. Pasta salad, potato salad, and even green salads are all great choices and go pretty far! I have shared quite a few salad recipes with you this season, you can see those here.
4. Use in season produce: Watermelon, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, and peppers are all in season. Find ways to use these in the menu since you can snag them for just pennies per pound right now. Salads, desserts, and appetizers can all be made with these items.
5. Skip the booze: Beer and wine can be costly, so opt not to serve it at your party OR ask guests to bring their own. This can easily save you a huge chunk of cash alone. If you do want to serve alcohol, opt for what is on sale.
6. Don’t forget those coupons: Right now is prime cookout time, so companies are offering coupons like crazy. Check the coupon database to locate coupons here on Cincyshopper. Also,, Check the websites of the brands you use, check the Sunday paper to find savings on the items you need.
7. Make smart meat choices: Don’t buy the pre-made burgers and pre-seasoned meat products. Do this yourself and you are sure to save some cash. You can also buy meat still on the bone for extra flavor as well as extra savings. Wholesale stores may also have a deal on bulk meat, so check them out before making a purchase. You can check out another post I have shared with you How to save on Meat here.
Have a cookout everyone can enjoy when you follow these money saving tips. They are sure to make a difference!