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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11550 on: May 27, 2018, 08:30:17 PM »
Kroger apparently really wants people to use clicklist (grocery pickup), so they sent a coupon out for $20 off a $50 order.  I'll take 40% off my groceries any day!  I stacked that with some other coupons and picked up $60 worth of groceries for $26 bucks!  Groceries that I'll actually use, of course. Three different kinds of beans, lots of brown rice, and a few other things.  I'll have to keep my eye out for more coupons like that.

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« Reply #11551 on: May 28, 2018, 02:50:31 AM »
We have Peapod here in CT and sometimes I get a postcard in the mail from them and they offer $25 off groceries and free delivery to my house. I only got the $25 off one time that I can remember but have gotten free delivery many times. However, I give the delivery guy a tip so not quite FREE! But I would have given the guy a tip regardless of free delivery.

I have a postcard here that expired that was $5 of $100 spent in groceries but no free delivery. Delivery is around $6.95. Well worth it.

My only gripe is that one time I wanted two sweet potatoes for baking...like baked potatoes. The selected 2 potatoes that were the size of eggs! I could have called PP and they would have taken it off my bill but I didn't. They are very good like that and take coupons too.

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« Reply #11552 on: May 28, 2018, 06:28:33 AM »
This is something my husband did, but I was proud of him!

I was mowing the lawn today and the lawn mower was giving me problems. The motor was stuttery sounding and at one point when I had to take a break it wouldn't start back up. Husband and I looked at YouTube and found some great how-to videos on common lawnmower problems. He then went outside, took the mower apart, cleaned up the fuel lines and air filter, put it back together and put gas back in, and then it started up instantly with no issues. Probably saved us $80 (and waiting to get it back!), if we had taken it to a professional lawnmower repair place. He's also super happy because he got to learn something new.

Well done.

It is indeed a good investment doing this. Youtube is your friend and you learn new skills.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11553 on: May 28, 2018, 08:24:47 AM »
I work at a restaurant/cafe/store and have been getting tons of free food: a leftover breakfast pie with eggs and sausage, a free bottle of ketchup someone sent us, a few leftover avocado halves, scallion ends that I will regrow in water on a windowsill, a jar of artichoke hearts. All these things were destined for the trash. A customer also brought me three homemade hot sauces since we've had lots of talks about fermentation experiments. My grocery bill this month is super low!

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« Reply #11554 on: May 28, 2018, 09:58:35 AM »
Drank coffee at home rather than getting one at the supermarket.

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« Reply #11555 on: May 28, 2018, 10:34:04 AM »
Drank coffee at home rather than getting one at the supermarket.

My s/o is so frugal I'm almost ashamed of it. Instead of going to AH at the train station where you pay for coffee, he goes to the regular AH where coffee is free and buys something like 1 apple or 1 banana. Fruit is sold by weight, so it's not more expensive to buy a single banana or apple every time. 

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« Reply #11556 on: May 28, 2018, 11:48:54 AM »
I actually spent some money. I bought a bunch of food, mostly veggies. I am going to cook and dry it to make dried food to take along on back pack trips. The idea is: add boiling water, stirr, keep warm for 15 minutes and eat.
The drie food that we used to buy costs now twice as much or more than it did a few years ago. So since 2 years I make my own dried food.

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« Reply #11557 on: May 28, 2018, 01:08:52 PM »
I went to a free arts festival, and left my wallet in the car. I wore a hat and took a bottle of water, and had a snack before we left. I spend zero dollars, not even on parking. I saw a lot of art and didn't feel the pull to buy anything badly enough to walk back the several blocks to get my wallet. Came home and ate a leftover sandwich and made a lime soda out of a lime that was about to turn and the last of the plain soda water.

In the past, I would've look at it as an excuse to spend--"they're artists!" It probably comes from a poor childhood, where special occasions like field trips were the only time we got pocket money to spend as we wished. Now I provide my own pocket money, and it can be a special occasion any time I want, so I've had to work through my early money programming.

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« Reply #11558 on: May 28, 2018, 04:50:35 PM »
Was browsing the Free Events website for Denver:

https://www.denver.org/events/free-denver-events/

Saw that there was a new miniature gold set up at DIA, took my family plus a friend for a few hours of fun.  Only had to pay for parking. 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11559 on: May 28, 2018, 11:50:37 PM »
Free leftover sandwiches at work yesterday. Took one home to eat for dinner.

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« Reply #11560 on: May 29, 2018, 07:01:05 AM »
Got up early to bake a cake instead of buying dessert for a meeting.

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« Reply #11561 on: May 29, 2018, 10:25:25 AM »
- Went to the craft store with my MIL since she doesn't have one in her town. Resisted buying anything despite her pushing on it. This is a big deal for me.
- After hosting my ILs all weekend, we didn't feel like cooking last night and noshed on snacky stuff at the house. This means no leftovers for lunch, but I'll eat the random stuff I have stashed at my desk.
- Scheduling a work trip to coincide with my nephew's birthday next week. I'll get mileage and tolls covered and it's a visit I needed to make soon anyway.

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« Reply #11562 on: May 29, 2018, 07:38:01 PM »
We had left over salmon in the fridge, but nothing to go with it.  Looked through my spice rack & saw some old Saffron, so I made saffron rice to go with the salmon.  Yummy, cheap meal at home and I'm getting better about reducing food waste. 

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« Reply #11563 on: May 30, 2018, 04:06:34 AM »
The insurance company where I earlier had my house insurance send an email to inform me of my customer divident, about 50$. I provided them with my account number.

I had no idea this company paid out dividend. Nice to get something extra. I changed to another insurance company because it was much cheaper, more than the dividend paid out.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11564 on: May 30, 2018, 04:15:30 AM »
No direct savings today, but I decided to not save for tuition and instead just pay the 24 fee for paying in terms.

I don't know when but something just clicked and I realized I can't plan to join the 'dont payoff your mortgage club' but simultaneously decide to save up a couple thousand and let it rot for a year.

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« Reply #11565 on: May 30, 2018, 07:28:24 AM »
I overspent during the holiday weekend (worth it!), and to stick to my budget, I'm digging through the cupboards and freezer in lieu of grocery shopping this week. So far, I'm not starving!

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« Reply #11566 on: May 30, 2018, 08:33:07 AM »
- Went to the craft store with my MIL since she doesn't have one in her town. Resisted buying anything despite her pushing on it. This is a big deal for me.

I get this. My mother is a 'stuff' person, and her love language is gifts, so when she comes to visit all she wants to do is shop. It's been *years* trying to redirect her good intentions, and I feel like we've finally hit a place that is a happy medium for both of us. (I've started making a list of things I need when she comes to visit, like replacement socks for my holy ones or a new casual skirt to replace the three I just cleared out of my closet that were too small, so I can productively focus.)

It helps that she has a grandchild that is growing like a weed and that we just lost the hook-up for his awesome, gender neutral hand-me-downs...

Yesterday I:
--had leftovers for lunch yesterday.
--kept the lights off when I work at home to keep cooling and electric costs down.
--started a list of meal-prep ideas for when I start the new job, to keep the 'eating out' costs to a minimum on my long days! This list will help direct my grocery shopping so I don't 'forget' the groceries I need to make this happen.

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« Reply #11567 on: May 30, 2018, 08:37:57 AM »
- Went to the craft store with my MIL since she doesn't have one in her town. Resisted buying anything despite her pushing on it. This is a big deal for me.

I get this. My mother is a 'stuff' person, and her love language is gifts, so when she comes to visit all she wants to do is shop. It's been *years* trying to redirect her good intentions, and I feel like we've finally hit a place that is a happy medium for both of us. (I've started making a list of things I need when she comes to visit, like replacement socks for my holy ones or a new casual skirt to replace the three I just cleared out of my closet that were too small, so I can productively focus.)

It helps that she has a grandchild that is growing like a weed and that we just lost the hook-up for his awesome, gender neutral hand-me-downs...

Yesterday I:
--had leftovers for lunch yesterday.
--kept the lights off when I work at home to keep cooling and electric costs down.
--started a list of meal-prep ideas for when I start the new job, to keep the 'eating out' costs to a minimum on my long days! This list will help direct my grocery shopping so I don't 'forget' the groceries I need to make this happen.

It would be less tricky if she was giving this stuff to us, but instead she will push me to buy things with my money. She berated me for having an older sewing machine and was harassing me to buy a new one with fancy features and a serger. These are not things I need and even if they were I would not be buying them on a spur of the moment trip based on whatever the local store had in stock that day.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11568 on: May 30, 2018, 03:56:15 PM »
Replaced the toilet fill valve today.   Cost $12 and took around 2 hours,  including time spent learning how to fix it and going to the store to buy new valve.  Probably saved a coupe hundreds.

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« Reply #11569 on: May 30, 2018, 05:20:14 PM »
Got an e-mail alert for a coupon for - two free tickets to the movies. Yay - I hardly ever go to the movies, but there is a new movie out that I'd like to see and I can invite my gf for free too :) double yay!

Harvested some celery from my garden - for soup tomorrow.

Mr. H. fixed the leaky sink in the kitchen - saved us from calling the plumber.

Keep saving my coffee grounds and leftover tea and tea bags for fertilizer for the roses, geraniums, figs and lime tree.

Tomorrow I plan on harvesting some fresh Mojito Mint - Mojitos:) in the gazebo.

Figured out that the bulky setting on my washing machine will work for a large throw rug that I was considering getting rid off - last ditch effort - worked like a charm.

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« Reply #11570 on: May 31, 2018, 01:25:31 AM »
Finally, I have the time and the situation to walk to work again. It is still very hot outside, so I hope that in the afternoon I manage to walk up that long hill in the sun without getting a heat stroke. The rest is through a forest and flat. I brought a bottle of water with some sports drink.

Tomorrow I am planning to visit a second hand market to look for certain books. The usually cost about 3 dollars per book during such an event, much cheaper than buying them second hand at an antique book store.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11571 on: May 31, 2018, 10:02:13 AM »
Reviewed my monthly and annual subscriptions (aka leeches) and cancelled annual comic book subscription ($60). Called the NYT to cancel and they gave me 50% off for 52 weeks.

Total savings: $158/year
Still on the books: $712/year :(

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« Reply #11572 on: May 31, 2018, 10:24:13 AM »
I hate magazine subscriptions. They always want you to renew like 9 months before the subscription ends and they keep pestering you. I used to get so annoyed with my Hubs magazine subscriptions that he insisted I take care of. Hahahaha, when he retired, I told him to take care of them. Well, it didn't take him long to decide he despised the pestering and renewal demands. He has since cancelled about 3 subscriptions. I told him now you know why I was crabbing all the time about these STUPID magazines! Then there are bogus companies that get your name and try to get you to renew thru them instead of the magazine itself. Do not renew thru those jerks!

I got scammed on a low cost subscription by this company that seemed legit. I never got a renewal and never got my money back even though I contacted the BBB and other agencies. These people were evil. They kept telling these agencies they would refund my money and never did. By the way, they were from Arizona. So beware of any magazine renewal companies from there.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11573 on: May 31, 2018, 10:51:23 AM »
ETA: I sauteed the carrot greens in some mushroom and sage-infused olive oil and they were...edible. Barely. I don't think I'll make them again, unless someone has a tried-and-true recipe to share.


I've always found carrot greens too bitter to eat alone.  Small amounts can be added to soups or when you're making broth.  If you grow radishes or get them fresh at the farmer's market, those greens are delicious to me when sauteed.

I save carrot greens in a ziplock bag in the freezer along with onion ends, carrot peelings. When the bag is full, I saute in oil, add water and beef or chicken bones, then simmer for a few hours for stock.

Not a recipe, but, a neighbor made pesto out of carrot tops and gave us a few jars.  Not too shabby.  :)

I recall reading someplace that carrot greens are toxic and contain strychnine. Asked the google and it seems the advice is mixed.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11574 on: May 31, 2018, 12:40:42 PM »
I hate magazine subscriptions. They always want you to renew like 9 months before the subscription ends and they keep pestering you. I used to get so annoyed with my Hubs magazine subscriptions that he insisted I take care of. Hahahaha, when he retired, I told him to take care of them. Well, it didn't take him long to decide he despised the pestering and renewal demands. He has since cancelled about 3 subscriptions. I told him now you know why I was crabbing all the time about these STUPID magazines! Then there are bogus companies that get your name and try to get you to renew thru them instead of the magazine itself. Do not renew thru those jerks!

I got scammed on a low cost subscription by this company that seemed legit. I never got a renewal and never got my money back even though I contacted the BBB and other agencies. These people were evil. They kept telling these agencies they would refund my money and never did. By the way, they were from Arizona. So beware of any magazine renewal companies from there.

So true. I used to have a subscription. When I cancelled it, they kept calling me with offers for other magazines. After a year or two it finally stopped.

I am slightly thinking about taking a 3 month for cheap subacription offer for a financial magazine. But it is not motivating to know they won't leave you alone after that. I guess I'd better continue to listen to the free podcast from that magazine.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11575 on: May 31, 2018, 01:27:05 PM »
Spent $34 on plants and DH planted them garden last night (we're in the Rockies, hence the short growing season).

Fingers crossed for a successful harvest and reduced grocery bills later this summer!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11576 on: May 31, 2018, 03:10:24 PM »
ETA: I sauteed the carrot greens in some mushroom and sage-infused olive oil and they were...edible. Barely. I don't think I'll make them again, unless someone has a tried-and-true recipe to share.


I've always found carrot greens too bitter to eat alone.  Small amounts can be added to soups or when you're making broth.  If you grow radishes or get them fresh at the farmer's market, those greens are delicious to me when sauteed.

I save carrot greens in a ziplock bag in the freezer along with onion ends, carrot peelings. When the bag is full, I saute in oil, add water and beef or chicken bones, then simmer for a few hours for stock.

Not a recipe, but, a neighbor made pesto out of carrot tops and gave us a few jars.  Not too shabby.  :)

I find that they can be mixed with spinach or other greens and either sauteed or made into pesto. They are not edible alone IMO! Need to be blended with more mild-flavored greens.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11577 on: May 31, 2018, 04:17:07 PM »
A neighbor is moving and I mentioned to her that I'd be interested in a any food she was going to throw away. She gave me the contents of her giant freezer. I kept half (threw the bread away) and got tons of meat, fish and veggies. Took all the open bags of fruits and veggies that were freezer burnt and fed them to the chickens. She said she's emptying the fridge tomorrow - I will have to see if I can score that too.

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« Reply #11578 on: June 01, 2018, 12:29:38 PM »
Had a meeting in the next town over, so come home via Aldi & Wal-mart. I returned an item to Aldi that I bought for just one recipe that I never made, for $6 back. My closest Aldi is closed for remodeling, so they handed out $5/$30 coupons right before they shut down. I used my return and coupon to save $11 on my shop. There's no Aldi close by anywhere I travel until a new store opens later this month, so I was happy to have a meeting 20 miles away so that I could combine the trips!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11579 on: June 01, 2018, 03:25:09 PM »
I haven't been sleeping well because the sun rises so early here this time of year.  I decided I needed to upgrade my window treatments beyond the cheap Ikea shades that weren't blocking any sunlight.  First I was going to get more expensive shades.  Then I thought about buying some black out curtains.  Then I discovered black out fabric.  Went to the fabric store and got about 2 yards of black out fabric at $7/yard.  Employee informs me they have a 50% off online coupon if I download their app.  Got the fabric home, cut to window size and mounted with push pins.  Their are prettier window treatments but none more price effective.  I've got two black out "curtains" for $7 total and they work amazing.  I had my best night sleep in weeks last night! :)

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« Reply #11580 on: June 01, 2018, 03:48:53 PM »
Husband is fixing our AC unit. God I love being married to an electrical engineer. This is twice now he's saved our butts on this front. When we moved in, they basically said expect to replace it anytime, it's over 20 years old, parts aren't made anymore, etc etc. 2 years on and it's still working =)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11581 on: June 02, 2018, 07:18:22 AM »
I got a notice that my internet provider would be raising the monthly cost by $5 to $80/mo. I decided that enough was enough, and called to cancel. After 50min on hold, a lovely man offered to permanently knock $30/mo off of the cost. While $50/mo is still a lot, it's sufficiently less galling for me to keep the service.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11582 on: June 02, 2018, 08:33:19 AM »
Made dinner out of the fridge vs going out, even though I'd just flown back from an international flight & I was crazy tired.

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« Reply #11583 on: June 02, 2018, 04:25:49 PM »
Packed a good lunch for an all-day volunteer retreat instead of relying on a local restaurant.

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« Reply #11584 on: June 02, 2018, 04:48:10 PM »
Signed up for the public library summer reading program. If I log 10 hours this month, I get rewarded with $6 in fine credit, which could last me a long time. Finally, I found a way to get paid for reading!

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« Reply #11585 on: June 02, 2018, 07:06:21 PM »
I had a lot of free time today, so instead of taking a taxi to meet my parents for dinner (because the subway was fucked in such a way that I would have to take something like five trains to get there) I left 90 minutes for transit time and took a bus the whole way. It was actually pretty pleasant, most of the trip was along beautiful Central Park and I was never stressed about traffic delays because I left so much time. I ended up getting there a little early.

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« Reply #11586 on: June 02, 2018, 07:22:54 PM »
I mathed. 

I am going to paint my garage and needed to figure out how much paint to buy.  I guessed that I would probably need 4 gallons by thumbing it. 

i am so glad I actually figured out the surface area and checked the label for coverage estimates.  Even with two coats and accounting for thirsty cedar shakes I calculated that I only needed 3 gallons and would still have some left for touch ups.  The garage is just not as big as I thought when I really got out the tape and did the area calculation. 

Saved about $50.   

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« Reply #11587 on: June 03, 2018, 01:34:13 AM »
Got a free ticket to a two-day festival. Knew the person working behind the bar, so got some free drinks. Had a proper breakfast and lunch before I went so didn't have to eat a lot of food while there. Stayed over at a family member's place at night so I didn't have to pay for accomodation. Got a free CD there too. All in all, I spent 28 on food and drinks for the entire festival and it happened to be the best one in years.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11588 on: June 04, 2018, 10:30:34 AM »
Waited until the leopard sandals I've had my eyes on went on sale to buy. Grabbed them today at 25% off!

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« Reply #11589 on: June 04, 2018, 12:37:08 PM »
I wasn't organised enough to make my lunch this morning, but I cycled home at lunch instead of buying something at work.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11590 on: June 04, 2018, 12:43:53 PM »
Instead of replacing my reel mower with a new electric or gas mower, I watched a few Youtube videos and adjusted the blades a bit, so now it works much better. I also returned a shirt and shorts that I had bought on impulse.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11591 on: June 04, 2018, 02:23:53 PM »
Changed my homeowners insurance deductible to $5000, saving $337/year.

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« Reply #11592 on: June 04, 2018, 09:50:50 PM »
* Found six unopened packages of disposable diapers in the baby's size at Goodwill. Grabbed them all. Grandparents and babysitters will be very pleased with us for the foreseeable future!

* Refilled the gas tank at the cash-or-debit-only station, which is reliably cheaper by .15c/gallon
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11593 on: June 05, 2018, 02:01:15 AM »
Walked to work. Will walk back again this afternoon.

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« Reply #11594 on: June 07, 2018, 03:44:58 PM »
Entered a contest to win tickets instead of buying tix to a concert I want to see... and I won! Again. I think this is the 5th or 6th time I've won tickets in the last 6 months. I must be the only one entering these things.

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« Reply #11595 on: June 07, 2018, 05:15:58 PM »
Saved $18 on a flight through a combination of buying discounted gift cards & a rebate

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11596 on: June 07, 2018, 08:34:40 PM »
Not a very frugal month or so with a move to a new state and whatnot.  Here I am, back again though!

-- Working on learning good iphone photography skills and editing tricks.  Want to be able to take shots of my art for the website without having to buy anything fancy right away.  We will see how it turns out....
-- Found a free website theme that I liked rather than paying for one
-- Walked the dogs around the neighborhood with a friend.  Mine are smiley and friendly looking, so they always get spoiled from walkers and local business owners.  They got lots of free treats and petting.
-- Went to lunch on a dog-friendly patio.  Restaurants locally are a little pricier than i am used to in our new area, but I managed to get lunch for 12.00 including tip (I tip reasonably well when I have my dogs with me....) by choosing a "smaller plate" option.  The bonus was that it was satisfying without being overfilling, and I had no leftovers to take with me on our trip to the dog park.
-- Biked 4 miles round trip in the afternoon to get to the post office to mail a birthday gift for the niece.  Working hard to avoid gas prices and bus costs. 
-- Made baked chicken legs for dinner with frozen veggies.  Easy and cheap. 
-- Popcorn for an evening snack.  Filling and cheap on the stove!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11597 on: June 08, 2018, 01:01:41 AM »
A convoluted savings today. We are having a holiday interstate in a few weeks time to watch our daughter play state representative  sport.  We are doing it cheap by camping, even though it will be midwinter.  But - our 25 year old cheap sleeping bags will not be up to the task.  So after much agonising, we fou d a couple we like that can be zipped together, and rated down to -12 degrees Celsius.  $180 each on special, but a good investment for another 20 years or so.

I went to thw shop to look more closely at them, and perfect.  When I enquired about price, having already checked it online, I was quoted half price.

Two sleeping bags purchased immediately and a $180 savings made.  Note to self, always ask for the price.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11598 on: June 08, 2018, 01:53:02 AM »
Got a free lunch yesterday, when visiting another company. I was smart enough not to bring my own sandwiches, as I had anticipated it.

Walked to work.

Took home some leftover kiwis from work. And as today is Friday, I will look if there is some more fruit left over at the end of the day that I can take home.
In the past few weeks I have been eating jam on my bread, made with plums or kiwis that I took home from work. It is not a lot of work making this jam.

I have also been eating self-picked stinging nettle at home, together with spinach (the frozen type from the store).

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11599 on: June 08, 2018, 03:57:52 AM »
Okay Linda_Norway, what is self picked stinging nettle? Sounds dangerous to eat. Reminds me of a cactus! LOL!

I am from USA, never heard of it!