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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4200 on: August 24, 2015, 01:29:01 AM »
Children had dental appointments today.  Miss11 needs an orthodontics referral, so when I got home I looked up our health insurance coverage.

Orthodontics covered (at least partly), AND general dental covered (up to a point).  I did not know about the dental coverage.

We'll be getting $300 back from the Mr's dental work earlier ths year. :)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4201 on: August 24, 2015, 09:29:30 AM »
Cut DirecTV including NFL Sunday Ticket and NHL Center Ice.  $101 a month plus $199 for NFL Sunday Ticket and $120 for NHL Center Ice.

Replaced with Android TV Box with streaming subscriptions.  Box cost $40, Subscription $10 a month, IP VPN $30 a year.

So from $127 a month to $13 a month.  CHA-CHING!
You either cut expenses, raise income, or both.  Simple as that.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4202 on: August 24, 2015, 06:58:55 PM »
I shattered my iPhone screen last week. Had iPhones for five or six years, never cracked a screen before, so I was annoyed at myself for that.

My battery is also a bit funny (I just never go anywhere without a charger), so my slightly less mustuchian husband immediately suggested I get a new phone.

(His iPhone 6+ is required for work and is tax deductible. I have a 5 on a $30 plan, and my phone subsidy from work is, wouldn't you know it, $30/month, so my phone is free.)

I looked at new plans but I couldn't do it. I didn't even want to do it. I've worked so hard to get our monthly expenses down, renegotiating every set expense, and it would all have been wasted if I turned around and signed up for an $90/month phone.

Instead, we arrived at our destination for our long weekend away, found the nearest shopping centre, and had my screen placed in half an hour.

(Someone on here will tell me they did it themselves. Maybe next time.)

I also fixed my $25 umbrella when the button stopped working last night. Then I opened and closed it repeatedly to test it. In my house. Here's hoping the bad karma doesn't get me.



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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4203 on: August 24, 2015, 08:03:49 PM »
I got glasses from Eyemart Express instead of using my eye doctor's office. Saved about $50 on 2 pairs.

But then I blundered into JoAnns and got 3 yards of fabric to make a Christmas nightgown for my daughter... at $8 a yard, and I couldn't find a JoAnns coupon. I could have waited until I could get one, but this wasn't my local JoAnns and I didn't want to have to stress out about tracking down the fabric later and whether the location near me carried it and blah blah blah, so I could have probably saved about $8-$12 there if I'd had a coupon. Blah.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4204 on: August 24, 2015, 09:07:14 PM »
I switched to Geico and saved a bundle on my car insurance today . . . seriously. $240 per year less.

Next I shall tackle homeowner's insurance to see if I can do better. . .

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4205 on: August 24, 2015, 09:11:21 PM »
I switched to Geico and saved a bundle on my car insurance today . . . seriously. $240 per year less.

Next I shall tackle homeowner's insurance to see if I can do better. . .

You took my place.  I just switched from Geico.  They tried to raise my policy >9%.  All of the insurance companies are doing price optimization so I have ended up switching about every 2-3 years.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4206 on: August 25, 2015, 12:45:16 AM »
*Made a huge double batch of granola

*Made chocolate chip cookies with my 8 year old son - he did it mostly by himself

*Stopped at produce market for fruit and veggies -- had the realization, in the store, that this was a better place to go for produce than our nearby Walmart Supercenter because all I could buy was the produce! No videos, no potato chips, no clearance kids tee shirts, etc. DOH!

*Husband took 3 kids on a nice long evening bike ride while I cleaned up from dinner.  I got some peace and quiet, he got some exercise and kid time, they got a fun adventure with their dad and it all cost $0.

*Found an old visa gift card on my wallet with a small amount on it (maybe under $20). Tmw I will go to the website to find out what is left on it


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« Reply #4207 on: August 25, 2015, 12:56:29 AM »
Managed to limit myself to one treat this morning at the chocolateria with my colleagues (it was a special trip as we're farewelling a member of our team), which means I "only" did $8.95 damage.

Placing an order today with the online shop for slightly cheaper nuts, seeds etc instead of paying full price at the local supermarket.

Walking 4km home from work to save $2.25 compared to the bus fare (and it's good for my health!).

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4208 on: August 25, 2015, 03:30:00 AM »
Visited the hospital on the cheap today: rode my bike on the way there (13 km) and parked it for free instead of paying in the garage. Had BF pick me (+bike) up for the way back, which was no unnecessary luxury unfortunately. Still, saved 5 euros and a lot of time vs. bus. And I feel good knowing I already have my exercize in for the day ;-)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4209 on: August 25, 2015, 03:39:29 AM »
saved 20 cents per gallon on gas

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« Reply #4210 on: August 25, 2015, 03:43:44 AM »
Bought some nice sausages today as they are on 50% off today and a bottle of picante sauce that was on 75% off.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4211 on: August 25, 2015, 05:01:11 AM »
- returned some unused stuff to Staples and got $22 back
- cooked up a batch of pesto pasta and grilled chicken. Should make a few lunches for the wife and I the rest of the week.
- bumped my TSP contributions up to 10%. Will try to set it to max out starting in January depending on how things go.
- sold some video game stuff on eBay and a message board I follow for a total of $80.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4212 on: August 25, 2015, 05:30:53 AM »
- returned some unused stuff to Staples and got $22 back
- cooked up a batch of pesto pasta and grilled chicken. Should make a few lunches for the wife and I the rest of the week.
- bumped my TSP contributions up to 10%. Will try to set it to max out starting in January depending on how things go.
- sold some video game stuff on eBay and a message board I follow for a total of $80.

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« Reply #4213 on: August 25, 2015, 06:29:36 AM »
Nice! A fancypants grocery store in my neighbourhood is trying to get people hooked on using "pick up points" by giving out coupons for 10 euros off the next order. I don't usually shop there (Aldi's for the win), but since they currently have a lot of nice deals for 50% off products we actually use, I ordered this time. To my surprise, there was also a promotion cancelling the service fee. I ordered via an online credit point system to get additional points that I can cash in later.
So, it's getting my groceries 10+ euros cheaper and I get someone to do all the heavy lifting for me. This feels so lazy and unmustachian! Yet, if tallying it all up, I still save money vs biking to Aldi's. I don't mind to do it the lazy way for once, I just have to watch out I don't become to accustomed to it ;-)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4214 on: August 25, 2015, 08:07:26 AM »
I visited the local fair yesterday, and I saw lots of nearby parking lots charging people $4-$6 each for fair parking. ...... I found free daily street side parking not even half a mile away along a tree-lined, shaded sidewalk. Hardly anyone else parked out there and it was less than a ten minute walk, while people were fighting for spots in the paid parking lots. What a racket.

Actually sounds like a great Mustachian sidehustle to me!!! The buyers aren't as smart, though!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4215 on: August 25, 2015, 08:56:17 AM »
Our apartment's central AC died at the height of high August temperatures, and it took over a week to get the problem diagnosed, parts ordered, and unit fixed. Held out 3 days using only wet bandanas, a desktop fan, and a window fan, and jockeying fans and blinds to keep apartment as cool as possible. But by night 3, our computers -- which make our livelihood (we work from home) -- started exhibiting signs of overheating. Went out and picked up the 2 cheapest window ACs to be found locally ($140 each): 1 for the office, 1 for the living space. But only installed the office AC. After night 3, the living space got up as high as 96 degrees and never fell below 83, but we spent most of the next 5 days in the relatively cool (though now loud as hell) office, while spending the evenings and nights doing the bandanas/fans dance for dinner and sleeping. No doubt saved on electricity that week, and yesterday returned that 2nd, unopened AC unit.

Bonus: We already used windows instead of AC as much as possible, but after a week of forced adaptation, we now have central AC set to an even higher temp than we used to and are using it even less.

Other small things:

* Returned unopened OTC meds to pharmacy (~$20).
* Sold a book I'd gotten for free at work ($8.50), and used old wrapping paper turned inside out to cover up a used FedEx box for shipping it.
* Started process of moving an old 401k to Vanguard.
* We'll be moving in the next few months, so already starting to eat down the freezer and cabinets. Made dinner last night using miscellaneous vegetable stems from last year's CSA (kale, spinach, chard, beet greens, etc) and a bag of frozen strawberries so old I can't remember buying them. (Still good.)
* Took husband on a virtual tour of a possible relocation location via Google Street View rather than spend 2 days and a couple hundred dollars on hotel and gas. We're both familiar enough with the general area that we agreed we could take the look and vibe as a given.
* And just sold another book! ($28)

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« Reply #4216 on: August 25, 2015, 01:14:34 PM »
Sold some samples and a gift card I had been given on ebay.

Sent away (2) $4 NBPR (No Beer Purchase Required) rebates.

DD was give a brand new set of All-Clad mixing bowls from a shoot she did.  Wrapped that up for a bridal shower gift.

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« Reply #4217 on: August 25, 2015, 01:16:29 PM »
I visited the local fair yesterday, and I saw lots of nearby parking lots charging people $4-$6 each for fair parking. ...... I found free daily street side parking not even half a mile away along a tree-lined, shaded sidewalk. Hardly anyone else parked out there and it was less than a ten minute walk, while people were fighting for spots in the paid parking lots. What a racket.

Actually sounds like a great Mustachian sidehustle to me!!! The buyers aren't as smart, though!

When they have/had the Ryder Cup and LPGA here, many opened their yards for parking at a few dollars less.   Those spots fill up before the regular parking.  People know the drill.

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« Reply #4218 on: August 25, 2015, 03:43:24 PM »
Cleaned out and reorganized my bookcase.  Wanted to get some boxes to store gift books on the bottom shelf.  Took my tape measure to Costco and searched for the tallest box.  Took 2 home and filled them up.  Now the full of gift books boxes are sitting on the bottom shelf of my bookcase.  Saved money on buying fancypants boxes.  If I do want to make the outside of my boxes pretty, I'll either use the inside of a brown paper bag or I may wait until I get a gift wrapped in wrapping paper that's big enough to repurpose.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4219 on: August 25, 2015, 04:18:12 PM »
Resisted the urge to use the right-next-to-daycare shipping center and pay their upcharge. Went to actual post office even though it meant an extra round of unbuckling car seats.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4220 on: August 25, 2015, 06:28:50 PM »
*big batch of homemade spaghetti meat sauce bubbling away

*low power usage days are here... No a/c, no heat. Love the shoulder seasons.

*tea with a friend allllll afternoon at my house. Minimal cost due to not meeting at Starbucks!

*looks like it will be a no-spend day :-)

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« Reply #4221 on: August 25, 2015, 08:39:28 PM »
This has to be one of the worst ways to not spend money, but I ended up with an all-day migraine, which means I kept the lights off (saved electricity) and all my food in the cabinets and fridge (extending groceries for the month).

So... there's that, which is nice.

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« Reply #4222 on: August 25, 2015, 09:29:41 PM »
Got 2 college football game tickets free for getting an auto insurance quote. Will take kid to the game as a hopefully memorable mother-son experience.
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« Reply #4223 on: August 25, 2015, 09:39:02 PM »
Resisted the urge to use the right-next-to-daycare shipping center and pay their upcharge. Went to actual post office even though it meant an extra round of unbuckling car seats.

You are not just a frugal paragon, you are a 21st-century hero. The car seats are an intense part of modern life with kids.
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« Reply #4224 on: August 26, 2015, 12:38:19 AM »
This has to be one of the worst ways to not spend money, but I ended up with an all-day migraine...
Hope you feel better soon!

Got 2 college football game tickets free for getting an auto insurance quote. Will take kid to the game as a hopefully memorable mother-son experience.

This is lovely, jengod!

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« Reply #4225 on: August 26, 2015, 03:14:18 AM »
Comparison shopped for a curriculum item for Miss11.  I remembered to check BetterWorldBooks.com and found the book 2nd hand AND with free shipping.

Being in New Zealand means shipping can easily be double the price of the book, and can make comparison shopping slightly tedious in that you usually have to go almost all the way through the purchase process before they calculate shipping.  So I'm glad I remembered about BWB
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4226 on: August 26, 2015, 06:28:40 AM »
This has to be one of the worst ways to not spend money, but I ended up with an all-day migraine, which means I kept the lights off (saved electricity) and all my food in the cabinets and fridge (extending groceries for the month).

So... there's that, which is nice.

I guess that's an upside to a migraine... good job of looking on the bright side.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4227 on: August 26, 2015, 07:45:07 AM »
This has to be one of the worst ways to not spend money, but I ended up with an all-day migraine, which means I kept the lights off (saved electricity) and all my food in the cabinets and fridge (extending groceries for the month).

So... there's that, which is nice.

I guess that's an upside to a migraine... good job of looking on the bright side.

No, DON'T look at the bright side, it'll make the migraine worse! (I am so sorry, I couldn't resist).
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4228 on: August 26, 2015, 08:05:14 AM »
* Woke up early to fit more billable hours into today.
* Trimmed hair to go further before needing a professional haircut. More out of laziness/hatred of going out for appointments, but extra savings is a bonus.
* Made $24.95 on ThredUp.
* Convinced spouse, who is learning a new skill/hobby/potential side gig but is unsure of it yet, to build a small room for the purpose out of our existing bookshelves (and a couple of existing walls) rather than buying materials and constructing something from scratch. If the education turns into a thing he wants to pursue, we can easily invest more in it later.


This has to be one of the worst ways to not spend money, but I ended up with an all-day migraine, which means I kept the lights off (saved electricity) and all my food in the cabinets and fridge (extending groceries for the month).

So... there's that, which is nice.

I guess that's an upside to a migraine... good job of looking on the bright side.

Seconded. Hope you're feeling better, midweststache.

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« Reply #4229 on: August 26, 2015, 09:00:20 AM »
Inspired by the latest Frugalwoods post, I spent some time rounding up tax info about DH's masters in the fall. Hopefully, juicy write-offs will occur and save $$.

Made a quadruple batch of chickpeas, which I will shortly turn into a quadruple batch of delicious hummus.

Trying to psych myself up to sell another round of things on craigslist. I should really figure out ebay, but I hate mailing large items... some day I'll get around to this.

Cutting DH's hair again today. That man is like a chia pet. I'm pretty sure our Wahl clippers have paid for themselves 100 times over by now.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4230 on: August 26, 2015, 09:56:22 AM »
This has to be one of the worst ways to not spend money, but I ended up with an all-day migraine, which means I kept the lights off (saved electricity) and all my food in the cabinets and fridge (extending groceries for the month).

So... there's that, which is nice.

I guess that's an upside to a migraine... good job of looking on the bright side.

Seconded. Hope you're feeling better, midweststache.

ETA: Per Bracken_Joy: Truth!

Thanks for the sympathy everyone. Much better today, including some standard money-saving measures:
1. Walked to work (and will walk home), so no transit costs.
2. Oatmeal for breakfast; homemade leftovers for lunch; meal plan using some near-the-end-of-its-life produce for dinner. Coffee from home/free department coffee pot.
3. Charged my computer at work.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4231 on: August 26, 2015, 04:10:46 PM »
*We are back on the oatmeal-for-breakfast train. I like it cold with plain yogurt and stevia sweetened. I made a big batch on Monday that lasts maybe till Thursday or Friday.

*In other oat related news, I made a 16 cups of oats batch of granola this week.

*Served popcorn to my kids and the neighbour kids for a snack along with a jug of koolaid. Not the healthiest drink, I know. I usually serve ice water but found some koolaid lingering in the back of my pantry and wanted to use it up!

*Cooked a whole chicken for several dinners this week. Bones will be were boiled for stock.

*Started a crockpot rice pudding with leftover brown rice that was quite dry and would have soon ended up in the compost. Out of raisins so improvised with craisins. Daughter will complain. Haha

*Hanging a load of laundry when it's all done

*Used up the last of some fabulous loose tea that I save for special occasions. Had son's girlfriend for tea. Yes it was a special occasion! Also, she brought me a whole salmon, frozen, that a friend had caught!

*Phoned for balance on an old MasterCard gift card ($10) and how many grocery store points I have ($40 in free groceries) so we will make it till Monday -- bank acct dangerously low

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« Reply #4232 on: August 26, 2015, 08:18:12 PM »
Two days ago I left a note on a stranger's door asking if I could pick their plums. They said yes, and today I picked, halved, and froze twelve cups of plums.

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« Reply #4233 on: August 26, 2015, 09:16:30 PM »
I was able to get $50 free clothes from  Schoola

The steps are:

1. click on the link or copy and paste into browser and you will receive a $15 credit:

https://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3X5bkm34N

2. Click the Collection tab at the top, and at the bottom of the drop down: Create New Collection. A new screen will pop up and on the left side where you can click create a collection and select your preferences. Save the collection!!! - Doing that will add another $10 to your account.

3. Browse the website and add $50 worth of clothing to your cart. You can sort from cheapest to most expensive.  Look carefully at the condition, as it varies WIDELY!

4. Once you’re ready to check out, go to your bag and input your name, shipping information and payment information.

5. Use promo code ‪#‎schoolasummer‬. Remember to include the #. This coupon will takes 50% the total price. Half of 50 is $25, but you have earned $25 in free credit, so it ends up free.  I bought $52 and it ended up being less than $2.  If you get it close to exact, it is FREE.

Please consider using my link.

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Don't know how long this is good for.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4234 on: August 27, 2015, 08:25:05 AM »
I was able to get $50 free clothes from  Schoola

The steps are:

1. click on the link or copy and paste into browser and you will receive a $15 credit:

https://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3X5bkm34N

2. Click the Collection tab at the top, and at the bottom of the drop down: Create New Collection. A new screen will pop up and on the left side where you can click create a collection and select your preferences. Save the collection!!! - Doing that will add another $10 to your account.

3. Browse the website and add $50 worth of clothing to your cart. You can sort from cheapest to most expensive.  Look carefully at the condition, as it varies WIDELY!

4. Once you’re ready to check out, go to your bag and input your name, shipping information and payment information.

5. Use promo code ‪#‎schoolasummer‬. Remember to include the #. This coupon will takes 50% the total price. Half of 50 is $25, but you have earned $25 in free credit, so it ends up free.  I bought $52 and it ended up being less than $2.  If you get it close to exact, it is FREE.

Please consider using my link.

Disclaimer:

Don't know how long this is good for.

I'm looking at this now, but the referral code didn't add anything for me. Making a collection gave me $10.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4235 on: August 27, 2015, 09:38:08 AM »
I was able to get $50 free clothes from  Schoola

The steps are:

1. click on the link or copy and paste into browser and you will receive a $15 credit:

https://www.schoola.com/stitch?ref=cp-3X5bkm34N

2. Click the Collection tab at the top, and at the bottom of the drop down: Create New Collection. A new screen will pop up and on the left side where you can click create a collection and select your preferences. Save the collection!!! - Doing that will add another $10 to your account.

3. Browse the website and add $50 worth of clothing to your cart. You can sort from cheapest to most expensive.  Look carefully at the condition, as it varies WIDELY!

4. Once you’re ready to check out, go to your bag and input your name, shipping information and payment information.

5. Use promo code ‪#‎schoolasummer‬. Remember to include the #. This coupon will takes 50% the total price. Half of 50 is $25, but you have earned $25 in free credit, so it ends up free.  I bought $52 and it ended up being less than $2.  If you get it close to exact, it is FREE.

Please consider using my link.

Disclaimer:

Don't know how long this is good for.

I'm looking at this now, but the referral code didn't add anything for me. Making a collection gave me $10.

Mine didn't show up until I went to checkout.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4236 on: August 27, 2015, 03:43:09 PM »
I was able to get $50 free clothes from  Schoola

The steps are:
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I'm looking at this now, but the referral code didn't add anything for me. Making a collection gave me $10.

Mine didn't show up until I went to checkout.

In the end, I got the referral discount but not the collection discount. Maybe I just needed to add enough clothes to take off both discounts. Anyway, I got a dress and a polo shirt for $0.00 including shipping. Thank you for sharing this!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4237 on: August 27, 2015, 04:00:02 PM »
*Hosting a church youth group party here tonite -- they ordered port-o-potties to save my septic tank! Sweet! And that means the whole party will be outside - we are on acreage - and my house won't be trashed! haha! Possible opportunity for leftover food :-)

*Spaghetti leftovers for dinner

*No spend day

*Left off a/c even though I was tempted to put it on when I was tidying up for the party

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4238 on: August 27, 2015, 04:26:56 PM »
I was able to get $50 free clothes from  Schoola

The steps are:
. . .

I'm looking at this now, but the referral code didn't add anything for me. Making a collection gave me $10.

Mine didn't show up until I went to checkout.

In the end, I got the referral discount but not the collection discount. Maybe I just needed to add enough clothes to take off both discounts. Anyway, I got a dress and a polo shirt for $0.00 including shipping. Thank you for sharing this!

Thank you thank you! 5 shirts, a pair of vibram five fingers, and a skirt, all for freeeee.

I'm very excited.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4239 on: August 27, 2015, 04:38:38 PM »
Um, that totally worked! I feel like I'm stealing...plus you'll get $15 credit too. Free clothes all round. I was able to get a Madewell black cotton sleeveless blouse, a J Crew Oxford button-up and an Aeropostale cold-weather vest for $0.

It is such a great deal for us both, right?

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4240 on: August 27, 2015, 07:30:54 PM »
I was able to get $50 free clothes from  Schoola

The steps are:
. . .

I'm looking at this now, but the referral code didn't add anything for me. Making a collection gave me $10.

Mine didn't show up until I went to checkout.

In the end, I got the referral discount but not the collection discount. Maybe I just needed to add enough clothes to take off both discounts. Anyway, I got a dress and a polo shirt for $0.00 including shipping. Thank you for sharing this!

Thank you thank you! 5 shirts, a pair of vibram five fingers, and a skirt, all for freeeee.

I'm very excited.

This is one of the best deals that I have seen in a long time.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4241 on: August 28, 2015, 09:20:50 AM »
I avoided buying a new garage door opener, or even a new logic board for mine.  It stopped working the other day, and after a quick google search I found a fix online.  Took out the logic board, found a bad joint, cleaned and resoldered it, and Wah-Lah!  Back in business!   I did buy a $12 soldering iron, some electrical solder for about $7, and also a $4 magnifying glass.  Less than $25 spend, and the whole thing didn't even take much of my time.  Yay!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4242 on: August 28, 2015, 09:45:11 AM »
I was able to get $50 free clothes from  Schoola

The steps are:
. . .

I'm looking at this now, but the referral code didn't add anything for me. Making a collection gave me $10.

Mine didn't show up until I went to checkout.

In the end, I got the referral discount but not the collection discount. Maybe I just needed to add enough clothes to take off both discounts. Anyway, I got a dress and a polo shirt for $0.00 including shipping. Thank you for sharing this!
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Yes, the web site is good for helping schools too.

You can send in your own clothes too and it can help your local school.

Take care!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4243 on: August 28, 2015, 09:49:26 AM »
I avoided buying a new garage door opener, or even a new logic board for mine.  It stopped working the other day, and after a quick google search I found a fix online.  Took out the logic board, found a bad joint, cleaned and resoldered it, and Wah-Lah!  Back in business!   I did buy a $12 soldering iron, some electrical solder for about $7, and also a $4 magnifying glass.  Less than $25 spend, and the whole thing didn't even take much of my time.  Yay!

I am SO impressed with your technical skills.

Bravo!! Clap! Clap!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4244 on: August 28, 2015, 11:07:39 AM »
I avoided buying a new garage door opener, or even a new logic board for mine.  It stopped working the other day, and after a quick google search I found a fix online.  Took out the logic board, found a bad joint, cleaned and resoldered it, and Wah-Lah!  Back in business!   I did buy a $12 soldering iron, some electrical solder for about $7, and also a $4 magnifying glass.  Less than $25 spend, and the whole thing didn't even take much of my time.  Yay!

I am SO impressed with your technical skills.

Bravo!! Clap! Clap!

Thank you!  It was a bonus learning to solder (which I've never done before).  It's so great having so much info readily available on the internet.  Would not have figured this out without it!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4245 on: August 28, 2015, 05:08:46 PM »
Downloaded the free trial of YNAB.

Asked for all my parents financial info so I can *hopefully* help them be better prepared for retirement. The more money they have, the less I have to save up to help them out?

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4246 on: August 28, 2015, 08:10:24 PM »
I rode my bike to work today.  The weather was great and it was a low-impact day so I could afford to adjust my schedule a bit.  It was 7 miles one way and took me about 45 minutes.  There are three significant hills on the route which kicked my ass and a couple areas where the traffic got dicey, but I think I will make the journey once a week or so depending on the weather.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4247 on: August 28, 2015, 09:46:44 PM »
I rode my bike to work today.  The weather was great and it was a low-impact day so I could afford to adjust my schedule a bit.  It was 7 miles one way and took me about 45 minutes.  There are three significant hills on the route which kicked my ass and a couple areas where the traffic got dicey, but I think I will make the journey once a week or so depending on the weather.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4248 on: August 29, 2015, 02:19:19 AM »
Bought a new to me refurbished office chair for my home office when my old broke.  Same price as the IKEA stuff but much higher quality.  :)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #4249 on: August 29, 2015, 07:26:47 AM »
Finally got things worked out 100% with the new health insurance (thanks, marriage)! Went to go pick up a monthly prescription, which went from around $20/month to $0! WOOT!