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This post is Sponsored by FoodSaver but my opinions are 100% my own!

I work very hard each week making sure to stretch our hard-earned dollars on food and everything else we need.  I don’t like to pay full price if I don’t have to and I don’t like to waste food, especially after all the work I put into buying it and then cooking it!   But each week I find myself throwing things out because they were pushed to the back of the fridge and were forgotten about, or they simply went bad faster than I expected them to.

I know I’m not alone in doing this and I know I’m not alone in wanting to get the most bang for my buck.   So besides getting the good deal, you want to keep the food you buy fresh, right?  That’s where the FoodSaver® V2244 Vacuum Sealer comes in!  But first, we need room for another tool in our kitchens.  And since we don’t all have unlimited storage space and counter space, this new model is perfect for everyone!  The FoodSaver® V2244 Vacuum Sealer’s compact design makes it perfect for any kitchen.

See for yourself….

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It measures about 15 inches wide as you can see from the ruler I have in the picture above.  Perfect for putting in your cabinet and pulling it out when you need it.   And it’s super light so it’s easy to pick up and move to where you need it.

The FoodSaver comes with the following to get you started:

  • 1 – 11” x 10′ Roll
  • 3 – Quart Bags
  • 2 – Gallon Bags

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They say you could save up to $2700 a year using this.  That’s a huge amount of money that I would certainly like to keep in my bank account or use towards a vacation.  I’m all about saving where I can and using it for other things – like fun things.   You could pay for a trip to Disney with that $2700!!!

How do you save that kind of money with the FoodSaver®?  So many ways ….

:: Buying in bulk and using the FoodSaver® to seal your food before you put it in the freezer.  And you can keep things in the freezer longer because it will help keep them from freezer burn:: Buy discounted produce and meets and use your FoodSaver® to freeze them for later use!

:: Seal up leftovers with your FoodSaver® for later use either in your fridge or freezer.  I even saw someone used the FoodSaver® to reseal their chip bags to keep the chips fresher longer.  That’s one thing I find I toss so often.  They are forgotten about and then go stale.  Could reseal cereal bags too!

:: Marinate your own foods rather than buy them pre-marinated (is that a word) and then seal them up with your FoodSaver® to marinate while they freeze and thaw.   Doing the work yourself is always cheaper.

:: Spend a day cooking food then use your FoodSaver® to freeze it for later use.  If the meal is already made and in your freezer your less apt to order out or go through the drive through.  So much cheaper to make it yourself then have it made for you.

:: Bake muffins for breakfast and use the FoodSaver® to freeze them.  Take them out to thaw over night when needed.  So much cheaper and healthier than buying them premade.

These are just a few ways that using the FoodSaver® can help you save up to $2700.  I’m sure you can think of many more.  FoodSaver® has develop ‘Save the Season’ widget for those who love fresh produce, frequently attend farmers markets, and who might be interested in purchasing in bulk or saving the season’s tastiest bounties.  The widget features a savings calculator, a recipes page and a helpful tips and tricks for purchasing and saving summer and fall’s freshest produce goodies.  Check it out below…

Pretty handy, right?

Is this simple to use?  Yes it is, it really is.   The FoodSaver® comes with a roll which you can make bags with by sealing up the two sides, then adding your item and then sealing up the top.   To seal the bag you need to leave at least 3 inches of space between your item and the edges.  You place the open end of the bag in the vacuum channel and close the lid and lock it.  Then you press a button (Vacuum & Seal) and it will vacuum out the air and seal it up.  Once it’s complete it will shut down and the light turns off letting you know it’s complete.  At this point your put it in the fridge or freezer.   It takes all of 5 minutes if even that.

The booklet comes with guidelines which I found helpful.  It talks about food safety, has food prep and reheating tips and about packaging non-food items.  I loved the tips on freezing fruits, baked goods and snacks.   It also comes with a storage guide for all sorts of foods.   This is something I will probably laminate and keep in my kitchen.  It’s extremely helpful.

Is this something for you?   If so you can pick one up for about $99.99 or less if you find it on sale.  Of course you’ll have to keep stocked with bags but in the long run I can see how this is a big money saver.  And once the purchase is made, it’ll be something you have always.

Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.