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Does a chest freezer help save money on groceries?

Updated on January 14, 2015

Is a chest freezer a good choice for saving money on groceries?

Most people that I know have a chest freezer. We are thinking of purchasing a freezer to store items that we see at a very good price but have no room for in the refrigerator or freezer. Being coupon crazy shoppers, we are often discovering an item we could buy in large quantities for almost nothing. We were thinking about whether being able to freeze items would help us save money.

Please share with me how useful you find your chest freezer. Do you end up throwing items out that you don't use? What about a power failure? Have you ever lost a large quantity of valuable food due to a power outage?

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I got the idea at Krogers

I was very tempted by a chest freezer just like this that was featured at my local Kroger store. Do you think that a freezer helps save money on groceries? Often, I find a very good buy on frozen food that I don't have room for in my side by side refrigerator. Do the savings offset the cost of running a freezer? Of course, a real coupon bargain hunter can find some pretty often deals in foods that can be frozen to extend the life past the expiration date.

What do you think?

Freezing your garden

It seems your garden all comes in at the same time, doesn't it? If you aren't comfortable canning, maybe freezing your produce is a good idea? I tried freezing my glut of zucchini (summer squash) without success. These books look like they might help!

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Do you have a chest freezer? - Do you think one would suit my needs?

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      I have a full upright freezer for the past sixteen years. I save tons of time and money with mine!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Good question for this lens and nicely done. RocketSquid tips....A Comment Module would be nice at the end of the lens. The photos look like they are your own, so give yourself attribution (very important on Squidoo) and make a custom bio for all your lenses. This one could have the Title words "Does a chest freezer help save money on groceries?" to tie in your key words. Very nice work, and I like how you involved your reader with questions and quizes.

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      rallo-smith 5 years ago

      No I don't but would love to also.

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      Barbie Crafts 5 years ago from United States

      @chas65: me, too! Thanks for reading.

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      chas65 5 years ago

      No, but would love one.