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Saving Money on Peanut Butter

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Peanut butter is a staple in many households. Over the years the price has been rising, so many families are looking for a way to save money on it. This is a guide about Saving Money on Peanut Butter.
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May 9, 20081 found this helpful

Tips for saving money on Peanut Butter as suggested from the ThriftyFun community.

Use Less

Try to use less peanut butter when you use it. It has a good flavor and a little goes a long way. The palm oils in peanut butter aren't good for your health. Using less helps with that too.
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Editor's Note: Real peanut butter should only contain peanuts and salt. Be sure to check the ingredients of any brand you buy.

Use Coupons

Don't be faithful to only one brand. Use coupons and buy the brand that is on sale. Always check the cost per ounce to compare prices.

By Carol in PA

Buy At a Co-op

Find a good old-fashioned food co-op. Or do a miniature version, have your friends save empty jars and then the group of you order in a biggie.

By Kimhis

Stretch With Honey

First of all, I try to buy as close to natural or organic as I can, but don't like the oil on the top. Any peanut butter I use, I always add honey to it, because I like the sweeter taste/smoother texture. It also depends on why/how your are stretching. For baking or such, probably not much you can do. Sandwiches, pancakes, etc, the honey works, stretches by maybe a quarter to a 1/3 more. And is very good for you. Try it. Depending on the price of your honey, I don't know that this would save you a lot of money.

By Beckie

Freeze Extra

When you find a good buy on peanut butter, buy lots and stick it in the freezer. Seems to stay fresh forever and doesn't change the consistency one bit.

By Susan in Omaha

Buy In Bulk

Buy in bulk. I have a 5 lb tub of Fisher's peanut butter I got for 5 dollars at a bulk food store. Not all peanut butter has Palm oil, by the way. Check labels, there are many formulations so pick the one you think is healthiest. You can even make your own by grinding peanuts and adding nothing at all.

By Kibby

Peanut Butter Machine

Some stores have a peanut butter "machine" where you can grind it right there. It is fresher, healthier and often cheaper.

By Jess

Adam's or Need to Stir Peanut Butter

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If you like the Adam's Peanut Butter but hate the stirring, store the jar upside down before trying to stir it. The oils then go to the bottom which makes it easier to stir. Once the peanut butter is well stirred, you can put it in the refrigerator and the oils will stay stirred. Put some in a smaller jar for more immediate use.

By Susan

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March 23, 2016

Here is a way to get as much peanut butter out of the jar when it is almost empty. Rather than throwing out the jar or a messy task, this way can easier. All you need is a microwave, a spoon and a container

Simply pull the silver ring around top of jar off before placing in microwave. Be sure to do so or the microwave will spark!

Depending on your microwave speed, melt for a few seconds. You can test for length of time until melted but not burned. Once melted, just pour creamy melted peanut butter into a container using a spoon. Enjoy on bread or pancakes, or store for a later use. :)

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January 21, 2009

We love Crazy Richard's peanut butter, even though it's a bit pricey. Plus, we re-use the plastic peanut butter jars and lids. (Our workbench area is stunning. :D)

Ever try getting that last bit of your favorite PB out of the jar? Take a few crackers and crumble them in your hand. Put them all into the jar and mix it around the sides and bottom with a long spoon or butter knife. Use same spoon to eat and enjoy!

Pop in dishwasher set on "normal wash" and you're done.

Source: Just popped into my brain. :D

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February 7, 2012

Peanut butter usually goes on sale in August as part of the "back to school" sales. Usually stores have sales that when matched with coupons will lead to jars for a $1 or less. Last year I gathered 14 jars before the price increased, enough for our family and three others. I hope to do the same this year as well.

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It is important to keep your stash organized so that you use up the oldest peanut butter first. If you have bought a brand that no one particularly likes, use it to make peanut butter cookies, egg rolls, or peanut soup.

By Mainedame from Anson, ME

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