Part of me wants one of those fancy Foodsaver thingies. But most of me would never pay what they cost. Still, is there any sadness greater than something you pull out of the freezer only to discover that it’s completely freezer burned? I say no.
Right now Amazon has the Ziploc Vacuum Starter Kit—which is sort of like the Foodsaver’s punky little brother—available for just $2.71 when you purchase it via Subscribe & Save (which, remember, also gives you free shipping). (It’s out of stock but you can order; they’re expected to be in in a few days.) The gallon refill bags are currently out of stock, but will also be available on Subscribe & Save when they’re available again. (Edited to add: Looks like you can still order the quart bags from Amazon—look in the “More Buying Choices” column. No S&S, though.)
And no, I don’t think this is as good as a Foodsaver, but for a few bucks, I’m certainly willing to try it out!