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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3050 on: April 03, 2015, 10:13:14 AM »
*Making up a mediteranean lentil salad to eat at the airport today while waiting for my flight.  I know me... I would want to splurge on a bagel and chai from Starbucks...

* Driving to the closest light rail station where I can park my car for free to take the rail to the airport.  $5.00 round trip ticket and a 20 mile drive as opposed to $30 parking and a 50 mile drive.  The commuter train doesn't run on Sundays, or I wouldn't even be driving...

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3051 on: April 03, 2015, 11:12:22 AM »
* Did the math for various options needed for a new-home-location reconnaissance trip later this month, and booked the slightly more expensive but centrally located B&B instead of the cheap-o hotel on the outskirts + car rental + breakfast, saving about $50. Potential bonus: hoping to chat extensively with the B&B owners for practical, living-like-a-local knowledge.

* Made $27.66 on first bag of online clothing consignment.

* Upsold a bit of client work.

* Sardines for lunch. (Stinky but economical.)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3052 on: April 03, 2015, 02:03:06 PM »
Cleaned the condenser coils on the refrigerator. Improves the efficiency and extends the life of the fridge.

Recently sold a gift card I won't use to one of those online gift card sites. Received a check in the mail today for $18.88.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3053 on: April 03, 2015, 03:08:53 PM »
*  received/paid electric bill - $15ish less than the previous month :)
*  listed first book for sale

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3054 on: April 03, 2015, 03:33:30 PM »
Stopped at the Goodwill bin store on my way home from errands.  Picked up 10 wildly assorted cassette tapes for $2.00.  For anyone who still has the old cassette player around, this is golden moment to sample new kinds of music.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3055 on: April 03, 2015, 07:44:19 PM »
Visiting a friend tonight who is going to cut my hair. She's never done it before, but last time I picked a random person who'd never done it before to cut my hair it worked out well. I'm not fussy. I just want it shorter.

Picked up some free bricks for a landscaping project.

Picked up a free gorgeous table cloth to use at a market next week to sell some home made stuff.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3056 on: April 03, 2015, 09:14:15 PM »
Downloaded the Kindle app onto my PC. I had no idea until a couple of weeks ago that you didn't need a Kindle to use a Kindle book.

Today I signed up for www.Bookbub.com, which a librarian friend had sent me a link for. This gives access (at least in Canada) to free or very cheap books that publishers are trying to build up a readership for. Downloaded three well-reviewed mysteries by new or newish writers from Amazon. No book purchases for me the rest of the month. I don't borrow from the library because I am really bad about returning physical books I borrow from the library.

This all makes up for going to sign up for a non-resident's card at the library where my current contract is, on the understanding that I could use their amazing e-book and e-movie services. Paid the fee and then found out they are changing the license to city residents' only. They refunded the fee, but I was very sad.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3057 on: April 04, 2015, 12:24:50 AM »
1) Hand washed 3 loads of dishes.

2) Made hot cross bun bread in the bread machine .. turned out great.

3) Ate leftover soup and bread for lunch.

4) Hung a load of laundry to dry.

5) Burned some candles to keep the lights low this evening. Also, left the blinds open to let the light from the full moon shine in.



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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3058 on: April 04, 2015, 04:26:17 AM »
Updated my budget to reflect current savings (moved my zero NW date up to Oct hopefully!)

Had clearance hot cross buns for lunch (0.33c for 2), and ramen noodles for tea (.25c$) - completely devoid of nutrients granted, but it was a mega lazy day.

Meal planned for the next few days- in week 4 of only doing necessary mini shops with the goal of clearing out the freezer/cupboard- it's amazing how much is still left!!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3059 on: April 04, 2015, 12:19:14 PM »
* DH and the kids get the credit for this one. My birthday was yesterday, and they each made me an awesome gift without spending any money -- I love my family!

*I cashed in my free birthday drink from Starbucks. Ordered a venti split into two cups so I could share it with younger boy as a treat on our way to his astronomy meeting.

*DH and I are celebrating tonight by going out for my favorite cheap Chinese food. Then, oh excitement, we're going to go and compare prices between Costco and where I usually shop. Yep, I'm a cheap date.

* The Hubs decided to join me and he quit smoking yesterday - yay!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3060 on: April 04, 2015, 12:52:22 PM »
@Joshin! Both of you quitting smoking is AMAZING! You will reap the long term health AND financial benefits! Way to go!

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« Reply #3061 on: April 04, 2015, 12:56:00 PM »
I had some three day old, homemade biscuits that were a little bit too dry.  I sliced them in half, buttered them and toasted them in a skillet.  Pretty good. Also,  Kroger had a great deal on butter, so I stocked up. Should last me several months.

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« Reply #3062 on: April 04, 2015, 01:02:08 PM »
Bought a bowflex revolution 3-4 years ago at an auction for $500. Used it to help me lose 65 pounds, but haven't used it in about 2 years. Just sold it via kijiji for $1600!

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« Reply #3063 on: April 04, 2015, 01:21:27 PM »
Bought a bowflex revolution 3-4 years ago at an auction for $500. Used it to help me lose 65 pounds, but haven't used it in about 2 years. Just sold it via kijiji for $1600!

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went for a walk in the sunshine for our afternoon entertainment and found a loonie on the ground :)

Found out that the person we were buying a much newer and energy efficient used fridge for also had a basically brand new dryer, 50.00 bucks! We estimate our current dryer to be over 25 years old...came with the house.

Suggested having a potluck Easter dinner at our house instead of the suggested going out for supper. with hubby's family. Using up frozen green beans from the garden.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3064 on: April 04, 2015, 01:51:09 PM »
I planned to spend $54 on some eye shadow I wanted. Then I researched another that I thought would look nice for $29.00. Then I checked my YNAB budget…had a cup of tea…thought about it awhile…went to the drugstore and found the color I wanted for $2.82. Came home and put it on my eyelids--looks fabulous. Makes my eyes look a lot bluer. Yay!

This is kind of a girlie post. Guys might not get it.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3065 on: April 05, 2015, 12:42:15 AM »
Was brave.  Used a friends pick up truck to take a load to the dump.  A first for us.  One its heavy.  Old entertainment center(tried to freecycle it. No takers), full mattress, box springs, dead lamp, misc trash.  We're moving.  Woulda been $30 for them to pick up the mattress alone.  We dumped the whole load cost $30.  So win.

It's hard to ask other people to use their stuff though, even when they've offered.  So yea me.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3066 on: April 05, 2015, 10:00:41 AM »
Convinced DH that it would take longer to go out for breakfast than to just make it from scratch at home.

Filled out a mail-in rebate for my dog's Rx.

Made BBQ sauce from scratch with ingredients that were in the house instead of buying it at the store.  Tastes better, too!

Cobbled together the cords and crap to make DH's iPod work in the car (old one and paraphernalia was stolen last week) to keep him from running to BestBuy and paying their inflated prices for those little items.

Held out on watering most of the outside plants and lo and behold, it rained, so now they're good for another week.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3067 on: April 05, 2015, 12:24:49 PM »
Cooking FREE turkey for Easter dinner.

Made my own Caesar dressing last night for chicken caesar salad and it was so good!

Kept the bones from the chicken and made stock.

Made a 3x batch of Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day -- the batter. Will keep in the fridge for 10 days (large family=lots of bread)

Furnace has been off day and night for almost a week now. Letting the sun shine in to warm it up in the day, and doing chain baking at dinner time to add heat.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3068 on: April 05, 2015, 01:10:01 PM »
Made leftover soup yesterday and had it for dinner and breakfast today. Gave it an Italian twist and it tastes a lot like minestrone soup.

Bought a whole chicken from Costco and learnt how to cut it. We cook a lot of chicken at home and usually buy breasts or thighs. This time, I'm learning how to use all the parts of chicken. Already used breast meat. Today will use thigh meat for curry. Saving up bones and giblets for soup.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3069 on: April 05, 2015, 01:28:30 PM »
Not spending anything today. Just snuggling foster dog before she goes home with her adopters tomorrow, reading, and writing.
Yesterday I went grocery shopping. I'm down to only two large roasts left from hunting season last year. I wandered through the meat section to look at prices and couldn't bring myself to spend that much. Took a page out of the MMM forum and bought a bunch of dried beans instead. Threw them in my veggie soup. Soooo delicious.

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« Reply #3070 on: April 05, 2015, 03:00:13 PM »
@cutenila, Good for you for trying to use while chickens! I've been using them for many years now. For ease of use, I cook up a whole thawed chicken, breast side down, in the crockpot
On high. I put an onion in the cavity and typically sprinkle on some salt, pepper, rosemary and a few garlic cloves sliced on top. Cook all day. Then I let it cool on a plate and debone it. I chuck all the bones and skim and any icky bits back in the crockpot. Tomorrow those bones and juices will become stock! Yum! Add salt, basil, oregano, peppercorns, garlic, a few stalks
Of celery, a few carrots. Cook all day again. Strain and freeze or use. The meat that you pulled off keeps great in the fridge and can be used in so many dishes. Practically
Instant chicken!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3071 on: April 05, 2015, 05:08:44 PM »
I planned to spend $54 on some eye shadow I wanted. Then I researched another that I thought would look nice for $29.00. Then I checked my YNAB budget…had a cup of tea…thought about it awhile…went to the drugstore and found the color I wanted for $2.82. Came home and put it on my eyelids--looks fabulous. Makes my eyes look a lot bluer. Yay!

This is kind of a girlie post. Guys might not get it.

I get it! :)

* We had a junk-free Easter, using eggs from the backyard chickens and previously purchased food coloring.
* Picked up a plastic bin from the side of the road to use for a future worm compost bin, it came with a half-drunk bottle of Grand Marnier, 8 cans of beer, and many issues of Men's Health Magazine. Pretty sure it was someone's breakup bin, LOL. Going to use the Grand Marnier bottle (emptied and cleaned) to store homemade vanilla extract, and will recycle the beer cans for .40. (We don't drink much so I emptied them out in the garden.) Husband will enjoy the magazines.
* Listed several books at Paperback Swap and on Amazon
* Cooked at home: broccoli fried rice, 10-bean soup with home made chicken stock, coffee, and oh yeah, hard-boiled eggs. :)
* Juiced a bunch of trash-picked navel oranges.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3072 on: April 05, 2015, 09:48:17 PM »
Paid cash for everything today (just gas and minimal groceries). 
Also spent the day doing volunteer work; so no money spent for entertainment :)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3073 on: April 05, 2015, 10:03:50 PM »
My horse trailer has been missing a window pane in the tack room since I bought it 4 years ago.  Today I cut the clear vinyl out of the bag a horse blanket came in, took the interior frame off the window and installed the vinyl.  No more rain getting into the trailer!  Maybe a touch less drag from air going in through the missing pane, too.

Cooked chickpeas and used them to stretch the tuna salad I made for lunches this week.  Froze the extras to make hummus later.  Portioned out yogurt with home-canned fruits for breakfast and mixed up trail mix from nuts and dried fruit I had on hand.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3074 on: April 06, 2015, 09:28:45 AM »
+ Posted a great quality pair boots that don't fit to Craigslist. Fingers crossed for a buyer.
+ Carpooling with a friend to get plants for the season. I'm picking up some mint, which is hard for even me to kill, and some non-edibles for air quality/greenery in our apartment. I'm on the fence about attempting basil again (we never use rosemary and, unfortunately, BF is allergic to sage, which are other easy herbs to grow).
+ Using my carpooling time to drop off some items at a local thrift store. I continue to pare down my closet, and it's starting to show (and, most importantly, I don't feel any *loss* of the clothes I'm donating).
+ Crockpot mac n cheese leftovers for lunch. I'll also be dropping of three meals worth to a friend later today who has a big week of tests and little time to focus on anything else (including cooking).

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« Reply #3075 on: April 06, 2015, 11:15:11 AM »
Neighbor brought over some leftover ham last night.  It was much better than the ham I make.  I grilled her for five minutes on how to make ham so tasty.  Apparently, it involves a brown paper bag.  I plan to get a brown paper bag and a ham and drag her back over here to fill in the fine points. 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3076 on: April 06, 2015, 01:03:50 PM »
~Bought Easter candy and allergy eye drops using coupons

~Used up some OLD food coloring to make homemade Easter egg dye

~Received .61 back using Wal Mart's savings catcher

~Organized my home office gym into more of a gym since I'm basically paperless these days.  Tossed a bagful of paper.  No money saved, but the de-clutter feels great!

~Cleaned out the dishwasher filter and rinse arms for efficiency.

~Will bring filtered water from home, snacks and one meal with me on the road later on this week when traveling for business.

~Will fill up my vehicle using my grocer's value card for points off before leaving town.  I'll also bring my frequent stayer card for future hotel reward points.  :)


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3077 on: April 06, 2015, 01:52:52 PM »
Yesterday,

- Repurposed last years homemade Easter basket and another basket I had at home for Easter.
- Used 3 presents I had already purchased for Christmas then decided to scale back. They were great for Easter!
- gave inlaws a present I already had for them
- went out to dinner (in laws paid!)
- made lunch and breakfast at home. Lunch was egg salad, and used up scallion and celery needing to be used.
- ate up avocados that needed to be eaten (guac)
- used up natural dye I had at home
- used a dress someone else had bought for Easter dress for DD. Set aside my ego and didn't buy the other dress for her.
- neighbor brought us special Easter lamb cake
- only bought 1 pair of shoes for DD. Almost bought 2 but resisted the $45 pair because they weren't exactly right. Will check eBay. Used store didn't have any good ones.

Today,
- ate lunch brought from home even though I only wanted to go out. Used up leftover egg salad and tacos/guac.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3078 on: April 06, 2015, 04:29:04 PM »
Ramen for lunch.
Going to free workshop tonight (as substitute for a class I am not yet ready to pay for)
Maybe there will be refreshments at the workshop that can sub for dinner . . .

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3079 on: April 06, 2015, 05:22:04 PM »
Over the weekend: Made the trip to San Diego and back for a wedding in one day, so I didn't have to pay for overnight accommodations.

Today: Made pear sauce puree out of pears I found on sale for $0.33/lb (before they went over-ripe), and froze it for when baby starts solids in about a month.

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« Reply #3080 on: April 06, 2015, 05:23:17 PM »
- will be eating all the Easter dinner leftovers for tonight's evening meal
- hung 2 loads of laundry to dry
- reheated cold tea

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3081 on: April 06, 2015, 06:06:05 PM »
Returned 4 things to Costco.
$84.35 for 15 minutes of my time!

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« Reply #3082 on: April 06, 2015, 06:45:01 PM »
* Responded immediately about a mistaken "missed class" fee from ClassPass and got it refunded. Saved $20.
* Baked and frosted and decorated cupcakes for my son's school birthday. Mix and frosting were on clearance, sprinkles were expensive, but total cost was $4 versus $72 for 24@$3 from local chi-chi bakery. Could have done it for cheaper from scratch and with fresh fruit for a topping; will make that a goal for next time.
* Rec'd $24 from Amazon for books sold.
* Mailed a bunch of PaperBackSwap trades in saved/recycled packaging and envelopes.
* Over the weekend, used a saved/recycled birthday gift bag for a present for a girl in my son's class, tied with saved ribbon.
* Planted three sprouting red onions with the intention of saving the seeds when they flower. We'll see if that part actually happens!
* Saved shower water in a bucket and used on the garden (we are in the midst of a severe drought here in California).
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« Reply #3083 on: April 06, 2015, 07:12:45 PM »
* Made $87.38 on 3 bags of online consignment clothes. Waiting for 3 more to be processed. (Man, how I wish I had known about this sooner!)
* Sold 1 book on Amazon.
* Scanned a few hundred pages of old documents, yearbooks, and card/mementos.

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« Reply #3084 on: April 07, 2015, 01:33:08 PM »
Saved on groceries (expenses and time) by getting them on my way to work instead of on the way back. This enabled me to shop at Aldi instead of the expensive store. Will make this a habit for not too heavy groceries.

Started handstripping the dog's wintercoat, to keep her looking sharp while avoiding grooming costs. Hung a load of laundry to dry, cancelled dog training, sold a vinyl record, and cooked some kale florets from a leftover kale plant that was about to bloom.
Yay, out of debt... period :)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3085 on: April 07, 2015, 01:42:56 PM »
Snagged some vegetables and fruit that the produce man was about to throw out.  Gave some to my neighbors and am currently cooking an entirely free vegetarian bubble and squeak for dinner. 

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« Reply #3086 on: April 07, 2015, 02:55:07 PM »
A letter from TDBank stating that they are about to start charging me fees on my account was the impetuous for finally switching to Ally bank! I have been lazy about it, but will now be getting .99% interest instead of .01%.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3087 on: April 07, 2015, 03:33:50 PM »
A letter from TDBank stating that they are about to start charging me fees on my account was the impetuous for finally switching to Ally bank! I have been lazy about it, but will now be getting .99% interest instead of .01%.
that's funny... today I realized that I had a $10.95 charge from TD bank for "account maintenance".  I called them and was told it was because I was no longer a student.  whaaa?  Yes I am.  An hour and some paperwork later and the charge (will be) removed.  I'm not sure if that's saving money per-se, but I at least caught an erronous charge and avoided paying a stupid fee.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3088 on: April 07, 2015, 04:35:28 PM »
I priced out brakes for my truck - used a local offroad club's account and also got a 20% discount on top of that. Then...I priced parts out at RockAuto.

Total? ~$320 -> $260 -> $150.93.

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« Reply #3089 on: April 07, 2015, 08:01:39 PM »
*homemade lunch
*some bulk cooking tonight
*saved approx $100 by doing some research & paperwork myself rather than seeking professional help

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« Reply #3090 on: April 08, 2015, 06:34:36 AM »
Our rear windshield wiper was torn off and the whole arm assembly needed to be replaced. Convinced hubby we should at least *try* to replace it ourselves. If we couldn't, we could always take the parts to the shop and pay the labor after we gave it a try.

He is usually not too excited about DIY, but he not only agreed but did the work himself. :) $150 in labor charges saved.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3091 on: April 08, 2015, 10:50:56 AM »
Unplugged water heater for a few days
Cool shower
Hung clothes out to dry
Made soup from leftovers
Made list of what is in fridge and used up the stuff that was going to go off
No spend day
Attended free exercise class
Decided to avoid grocery store for another week and use up what we have
Hand washed dishes

A few days ago:
Repurposed a book won in a raffle into a present with a repurposed gift bag
Received donations from friend of useful stuff we would have bought (food, drinks, dry goods, etc.)
Began learning about air miles so I can start flying for free
Began process of getting money back from insurance company





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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3092 on: April 08, 2015, 11:47:45 AM »
Cut my pain patch in half last night.  Yes that's ok pharmaceutically.  It worked just fine on the pain plus the smaller patch was easier to handle and fewer square inches were subjected to potential damage thus leaving more healthy space for the next time I need.   Plus a lower dose=less tolerance development.  Win, win, win, win.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3093 on: April 08, 2015, 11:50:19 AM »
Going to walk to CVS today instead of driving my car the mile or so it takes to get there. Will get in a little exercise and get my prescriptions!

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« Reply #3094 on: April 09, 2015, 01:33:56 AM »
Another 50 euros saved by cancelling a train pass I never use (I know bike to work, yay).
BF has helped me to hopefully get 40 euros back from the dog training center. Hate it when they sneakily bill you for a service that wasn't provided and you have to make a fuss to get your money back. I should really get better in complaining and voicing my indignance in a way they don't ignore me. I'm still too polite to be taken seriously, it appears :-(
Yay, out of debt... period :)
My '16/'17 journal

Alchemilla

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3095 on: April 09, 2015, 05:11:02 AM »
Got my mobile contract down from £26 to £8.
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Mr. McGibblets

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3096 on: April 09, 2015, 08:36:53 AM »
Upped my 401k contributions from the minimum co match to 22% of my income. Should get me to the end of the year to keep the co match

Started driving 55 MPH on the hwy instead of 75 (when there is no traffic). Here in DC, that's hard to do without causing an accident.

Learned about churning ccs and will soon have 175k points to add to my existing 125k point 'stache for my SO and my honeymoon later this year

Made a crockpot of jumbalaya (from Budget Bytes) for lunch for the rest of this week/weekend

Started looking around at cheaper apartments to rent that are closer to work so I can hopefully start biking!

ShaneD

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3097 on: April 09, 2015, 04:02:55 PM »
* Saved 2 small paper bags from Chinese food to re-use for storing mushrooms. (Pitched the gross duck sauce packets; kept the bags they were in.)
* Saved 3 extra large self-sealing plastic freezer bags from commercial products for re-use.
* More yearbook scanning. (So many yearbooks.)

lunahsol

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3098 on: April 09, 2015, 11:40:22 PM »
No money spent today, even though I REALLY wanted Thai take-out - which btw, I love and and have not had in forever.  I made homemade beans/rice/tortillas instead and saved $24.

1967mama

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #3099 on: April 10, 2015, 12:01:06 AM »
@lunahsol! You have so many no spend days ... I consistently see you posting that on this board! Inspiring!

I had a no spend day today, too :-)

Also today:

-hung 2 loads of laundry outside
-made soup for lunch out of turkey stock I made -- used up some veggies from Easter dinner too
-froze the rest of the leftover veggies for future soups
-baked buns for the freezer and hamburger buns for dinner
-shopped at Costco and got good deals on sunscreen and ladies deodorant  -- earlier this year we gave up our Costco membership for a time when it lapsed, but I can see that we can save a lot of money there (just have to stay away from the treats/books/clothes)
-made guacamole out of 3 sad looking avocados from fridge drawer