St. Paddy's Doesn't Take Much Green
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 17:08 GMTSAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Celebrating St. Patricks Day (Mar. 17) doesnt have to cost a lot of green.
In fact, making the traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage can be done on a tight budget with todays bargains.
Corned beef currently runs from $0.97 to $2.99 per pound, while green cabbage only costs about $0.19 a pound.
A loaf of rye bread goes for about $3, while a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey costs around $16.99 at grocery stores.
A pint of Guinness at your local Irish pub sets you back about $5 and prices may be even lower during happy hour.
Since a pot of gold is hard to come by in this economy, opt for a bag of $1.79 gold coins from sweetfactory.com instead.
Finally, for entertainment, instrumentalsavings.com offers bagpipes starting around $150 each. But if you have extra greenbacks you may want to splurge on renting a leprechaun midget for $200 an hour from tinyentertainment.com.