I read about this years ago, online. But I dont know if you know about this or not. Reusing your Vac bags. Just cut at the bottom and empty into a bag, and tape of the bottom with DUCT TAPE. You will not believe how many times that you can keep reusing the vac bag. But at first I was just shaking the stuff out the “front end” and using ” tongs” to get it out. I tell ya, this “idea” saved me LOTS of money. I hope this has helped people to be REALLY FRUGAL.