There are several ways to ketchup a more frugal purchase.
Ketchup is usually purchased in either glass or plastic bottles. You exercise
thrift when you use every bit of the liquid in the bottle. When you are no
longer able to squeeze any more ketchup out of the bottle, you have a couple of
You can turn the bottle upside down in refrigerator, and then
more will come out. After that, you will need to put water in the bottle
and shake it to loosen the remaining product. Use this watered down
ketchup as part of tomato based sauces, like spaghetti sauce.
You can also make your own ketchup. The ingredients are
not expensive. It is just tomato sauce, sugar and some seasonings. Rinse out
your empty ketchup bottles and fill them with your homemade sauce.