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Quizno’s has new tasty sales!

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2009 at 6:40 am

So this may sound like an advertisement for Quizno’s, but I’m being honest. Here in Athens, Ohio, there are a variety of little food places to choose from, but chain restaurants like Quizno’s are usually a bit high in price. However, the new Toasty Torpedo is a super long sandwich on delightfully toasty bread, for only $4. That’s right — 4 bucks. It’s totally affordable and keeps you feeling comfortably full. My personal favorite is the Pesto Turkey: turkey, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, pesto, and red wine vinaigrette. YUM.

Check out this sexy new advertisement for the Toasty Torpedoes:

And don’t forget this classic advertisement:

Aside from Quizno’s, other restaurant chains are dropping their prices to accommodate for the economic shift. Here’s a few great deals:

1. Subway — I’m sure most of you have heard about the 5 dollar foot-long, but this one is definitely a winner. You get a huge sandwich, with endless toppings, for less than it would cost to make your own.

2. Arby’s — I’m not a huge fan of burgers and roast beef, but these guys have a sweet deal going with their “5 for $5.95” selection. Each item is large enough to fill you up, but small enough to feasibly consume in one sitting.

3. Taco Bell — I won’t say that this place is the healthiest of the bunch, but they have yummy food for an excellent price! Their value menu is undeniably cheap, with 79, 89 and 99 cent meals, including triple-layer nachos, crunchy tacos and cinnamon twists.


welcome to bitty budget!

In Uncategorized on April 17, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Hello, world. I am creating this weblog for my Online Journalism class at Ohio University, but I plan to keep it going afterwards. I dedicate this blog to my frugal nature, instilled in me by my parents — super savers they are. Overspending can be easily avoided in everyday life; it just takes a little self-control. Financial struggle is America’s anthem at the current moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a few simple changes to keep that bank account looking … comfortably plump. It is possible to make it out alive and well on an itty-bitty budget! You just have to search for the sales and spend wisely. I  hope this blog offers some insight, so thank you kindly for reading.

♥ — a little lady with a little wallet