Shop Smart: Make a list of what you'll need for Christmas dinner and buy non-perishable items when they are on sale. You can also freeze stale bread or leftover buns to make stuffing for your holiday turkey.
Clip and Click to Save: Scan newspaper inserts for coupons and browse online for downloadable vouchers to save on your holiday shopping list.
Pick Vegetables Wisely: Canada's growing season is short, but you can choose frozen and canned vegetables that are often more affordable than fresh and still offer the same nutritional value.
Get Back to Basics: Stick with holiday recipes you've cooked before and that you know your family loves. This will avoid waste from a failed recipe or picky eaters.
Cook from the Pantry: Many Canadians are cutting spending on nonessential grocery items. One smart way to save is to select recipes using ingredients already in your pantry, spice rack or refrigerator.
Go Potluck this Year: As you celebrate with friends and family encourage guests to bring their favourite side dishes, drinks or desserts. Potluck meals allow everyone to feel good by contributing to the celebration.
Avoid Turkey Trauma: A common mistake is incorrectly thawing a frozen turkey. Call 1-800-BUTTERBALL for safe and timely instructions to avoid an expensive disaster.
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