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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5150 on: December 11, 2015, 11:42:01 AM »
Today, I opened up my lunchbox and stared at the "food" I had prepared. It looked unappetizing. I googled nearby restaurants, but in the end I told myself to just eat it and move on. So I did. It was about as tasty as it was attractive, but I banked $8 by avoiding eating out. I did make a note to never pack that particular meal again.

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« Reply #5151 on: December 11, 2015, 12:47:44 PM »
Worked from home rather than filling up on gas to drive 30 miles!

Bonus points: Cooked breakfast and lunch at home since I was already here!
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« Reply #5152 on: December 11, 2015, 01:49:32 PM »
...snip...

And, I made it through the Christmas gift wrapping season with only purchasing tissue paper ($1). Other than that, I used what I already had on hand. If I had waited, I wouldn't have had to buy any; my mom brought over a bag of tissue paper, tags, and gift bags. These were a little bit of her "extras". She seems to think all the stores will close forever and she won't be able to purchase any wrapping products - she hoards like crazy! No way can she use it in her lifetime.

My daughter was like that.  When she moved out, she left me her wrapping paper collection.  Seven years later I still have massive amounts.  I doubt I will need to buy wrapping paper again in my lifetime.

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« Reply #5153 on: December 11, 2015, 02:32:13 PM »
A big group that I was in got "stranded" in the city when our shuttle bus was a no-show.  We waited 20 minutes for it and then were told it would "be a while."  I found online that our destination was only 1.7 miles away, so I announced that I was going to walk it.  People were incredulous.  "Walk?!  You're going. to. walk?!" 

"Sure," I said.  "And I'll probably beat the bus there," I said over my shoulder as I exited.

Once I got to the destination, I found that a couple of the others had opted for a taxi, and still others had decided to walk right after I left, and arrived shortly after I did, telling me that they did so because they heard my announcement that I was doing it and that it really wasn't that far.  They were, for some reason, drenched in sweat, but maybe the experience will teach them that they should opt for leg-based transpo more often.

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« Reply #5154 on: December 11, 2015, 03:00:09 PM »
*  so far today have successfully resisted buying a camera that I have been coveting forever.  It is in the amazon cart, but my credit card number is not saved, so I am powerless to purchase it unless I dig out the card. 

*  found a nickel on the ground

Guys, I am 1471 away from zero credit card debt . . . I have been sooooo good this year and I "deserve" the camera and it would only set me back a month . . . . but I cannot do it.  I want deserve the ZERO more.

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« Reply #5155 on: December 11, 2015, 03:04:58 PM »
Brought my own lunch to work.

Bolt of Linen arrived- making linen towels for Christmas gifts this year for the family. Would cost $30-50 to purchase retail. To make is costing 10-13 dollars in materials, time not included since that is a labor of love.

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« Reply #5156 on: December 11, 2015, 03:48:07 PM »
A big group that I was in got "stranded" in the city when our shuttle bus was a no-show.  We waited 20 minutes for it and then were told it would "be a while."  I found online that our destination was only 1.7 miles away, so I announced that I was going to walk it.  People were incredulous.  "Walk?!  You're going. to. walk?!" 

"Sure," I said.  "And I'll probably beat the bus there," I said over my shoulder as I exited.

Once I got to the destination, I found that a couple of the others had opted for a taxi, and still others had decided to walk right after I left, and arrived shortly after I did, telling me that they did so because they heard my announcement that I was doing it and that it really wasn't that far.  They were, for some reason, drenched in sweat, but maybe the experience will teach them that they should opt for leg-based transpo more often.

Inquiring minds need to know - when DID the bus get there?

Good for you! You got a few others to walk too, though if they got all sweaty they may be cursing you....

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« Reply #5157 on: December 11, 2015, 04:43:04 PM »
Cooked a bunch of onions out of the 50lb. bag I bought this week by caramelizing them in leftover bacon fat.  Also made flat breads.  Caramelized onions on flatbread topped with a little cheese and stuck under the broiler will be our go to snack when we are running in and out this weekend.  Who wants to stop for crappy fast food on the way home when you can have that 10 minutes after walking in the door.

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« Reply #5158 on: December 11, 2015, 04:52:10 PM »
Roasted two bpvery large sweet potatoes that seemed to be approaching their 'best by' date (peel, dice, toss with olive oil, cumin, sage, cardamom, celery salt, salt, and minced garlic).

Made pinto beans and rice, using red pepper that has seen better days (dried pinto beans, basmati rice, salt, garlic, celery, red pepper, leeks, cumin)

Topped beans and rice with some of the roasted sweet potatoes - pretty yummy!

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« Reply #5159 on: December 11, 2015, 06:35:16 PM »

Guys, I am 1471 away from zero credit card debt . . . I have been sooooo good this year and I "deserve" the camera and it would only set me back a month . . . . but I cannot do it.  I want deserve the ZERO more.

Yes! You do deserve the zero more! So awesome!

Today:

*cooked dinner from food on hand, even though we were out for hours and I really just felt like ordering in -- I'm so weak!

*invited to friends for coffee and dessert -- love having equally frugal friends where there's no expectation of fancy.

*skating with the kids today -- prepaid for the year and received a huge discount -- we've already recouped our costs so the rest of the year (January to March) are effectively free

*free staff Christmas party -- plan to take full advantage of the lovely appetizers and 4 course dinner -- also, wearing a dress from 2009 that fits me again! Saved me big $$$ and I think its still in style/timeless.


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« Reply #5160 on: December 11, 2015, 07:58:14 PM »
Called my gas supplier to cancel. Turns out they charge about double/therm as another supplier. I think I'm going to start a thread on this, as it was so dumb to leave it so long.

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« Reply #5161 on: December 12, 2015, 03:01:24 PM »
Called our insurance to negotiate the rates for home and car insurance as it went up by quite a bit this year, and was able to save $100!!! Also asked our condo board if I could get one of the bikes that was left on the bike rack in the garage. It's a nice pistachio coloured Trek bike that will just need a bit of maintenance (and some air in the tires) next spring. I'm keeping it in our locker for now.

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« Reply #5162 on: December 12, 2015, 03:27:49 PM »
Turned off the central gas central heating's power. Not the gas, but the electricity. Words, they are not happening this morning. Anyway, it's summer and we won't be using the heating for a number of months so no point in using vampire power on the thermostat.

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« Reply #5163 on: December 12, 2015, 03:54:49 PM »
*  found a dime on the ground
*  turning a batch of cookie dough into  3 gifts for a party tonight
*  donated 80 hotdogs (not mine, but from an organization I know that needed to get rid of them) to an animal shelter

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« Reply #5164 on: December 12, 2015, 05:54:20 PM »
I'm not feeling very Mustachian these days, with Christmas spending for my large family reaching a fever pitch. I am, however, trying to at least be mindful in the kitchen by using the meat from the freezer each day, and planning meals 2 days in advance (enough time for meat to thaw in the fridge). I bought 50 chickens in the summer and 2 sides of beef in the fall. The only thing I should be buying to fill in the gaps is fish (from Costco).

Tonight we had chicken and potatoes. Tomorrow night is a sirloin roast with carrots and broccoli. Saturday is spaghetti. I've always liked that saying that "failing to plan is planning to fail." It is certainly true for me with meal planning.

I have been getting a loaf or two of bread going in the bread machine each day.

I have been using up sad looking vegetables in a Roasted Vegetables side dish -- olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and rosemary.

Is your home freezer a walk-in?

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« Reply #5165 on: December 12, 2015, 06:39:44 PM »
Both of us stayed on the mountain all day, grading and studying for final exams, respectively. (He does not need any classes in my field, fortunately.)


Showed him how to buy my Christmas present with the gift card balance on Amazon I built up over the summer doing focus groups. Silly, but I'll enjoy the present more. (A device to hold up a tablet, which I sort of need with my neck issues - will make the grading much less painful and exhausting.)


Combined with his Christmas present so we get free shipping.


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« Reply #5166 on: December 12, 2015, 06:47:41 PM »
Made a huge batch of yogurt from marked down dairy and portioned out 5 breakfasts of yogurt, fruit and chia seeds in Mason jars.

Cut up all my 99 cent pineapples and froze them, with the cores in a separate bag to use in smoothies.

No spend day

Soaked hay cubes and fed them to the chickens

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« Reply #5167 on: December 12, 2015, 11:30:14 PM »
Booked my husband flights to see this family this week, paid with points, saved about $400.

More nights home alone for me, which will be cheap since I'm predicting 14-hour days at work before we shut down over Christmas.

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« Reply #5168 on: December 12, 2015, 11:39:27 PM »
Changed the brake rotors, pads and oil & filter on my wife's 2005 Honda Accord.  Used a $5/off coupon for the oil & filter on the already discounted $23 oil & filter deal :).  And did it all in about an hour and a half...

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« Reply #5169 on: December 13, 2015, 04:20:00 AM »
Got quotes to restructure our insurance after marty998 kicked my arse over what we're paying for our contents policy.

After switching contents policies and adding public liability coverage and accident and illness coverage (both necessary under husband's new work arrangements) with the same insurer, we're still in front by $470/year.

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« Reply #5170 on: December 13, 2015, 05:57:48 AM »
Looked to see what a repair manual would cost for our "new" vehicle, gasped,and found it though a library database instead. Will print a bit at a time and come out way ahead (yay laser printer, and this because the library is running out of money and is likely to have to dump that database at any time).

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« Reply #5171 on: December 13, 2015, 08:05:09 AM »
found a small plastic jar and dumped my extra face cleaner into it from the dregs of the larger bottle that no longer had enough to pump.

Yesterday I wanted to ice skate after my daughter's lesson. So I decided not to pay (keep reading, I'm not a leech)  My rationale was that I signed up for lessons, and have missed 3 out of 4 due to being sick (or DD being sick). So I was going to just tell them I was doing a make up lesson that day, because after a lesson you can keep skating and the lesson includes skating fee. It worked out fine, and it turns out my instructor was out skating and he gave me a short private lesson. sweet! Helps make up for the missed lessons, hopefully next Tuesday I will actually be able to go.

My last savings was ast night I wanted to read some books on finance and was tempted to buy a Kindle book. Instead I borrowed a couple ebooks from my library via OverDrive app: Suze Orman's latest, "The Money Class", and some of "Stop Acting Rich Start Acting like a millionaire" or something like that.

It was almost a no spend day. But paid $1 for daughter to have hot cocoa after class.

Oh and my last one. I just downloaded iBotta the other day, and had one recipet to scan. But I had already recycled the egg cartons and I needed to scan them. So I went out in the snow and dug through the recycle bin and pulled them out so I could save 75 cents.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5172 on: December 13, 2015, 08:11:58 AM »
Changed the brake rotors, pads and oil & filter on my wife's 2005 Honda Accord.  Used a $5/off coupon for the oil & filter on the already discounted $23 oil & filter deal :).  And did it all in about an hour and a half...
I'm about to do the same, but for my 2000 Accord V6.  Bought OEM parts online for a savings of over $100 (shipping was free, too).  Also plan on replacing the front bearings.  Should be like a new car after the first of the year.

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« Reply #5173 on: December 13, 2015, 08:46:24 AM »
This was yesterday, but close enough. ;)
I was reorganizing my art space (read: actually organizing for the first time in forever jesus what a mess) and the area clearly needed some additional light source. I had an extra lamp from an old DIY light table I made (tupperware+canabalized lamp+scanner glass+tracing paper = MacGuyered light table) that I no longer needed (got an actual and much more portable version as a gift from some too-generous friends).
But the lamp didn't have a base, since I'd kinda... repo'd it for the makeshift appliance.
No problem.

Nailed it to the wall.

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« Reply #5174 on: December 13, 2015, 08:47:04 AM »
Our 10 year old microwave has been arcing at random times for a few months now.  Usually when I'm trying to soften small amounts of butter or coconut oil, so I've been avoiding using it for that.  But the other night it did it with a mug full of soup, and this morning with a mug of coffee.  So I stomped upstairs and started looking online at new microwaves.  Then it occurred to me to Google the problem.  Most likely culprit is the waveguard which is just a little plate that is held in place with one screw inside the oven.  Got on eBay and ordered a sheet of mica to cut a new replacement (actually enough for two plates) for $2.97.  Way cheaper and hopefully the microwave will stay out of the landfill for another 10 years.

On a similar vein, I have a fancy digital bathroom scale that I thought had died because I replaced the batteries and it was still saying "Low Batt" and then shutting off.  Last night I picked it up and heard something sliding around inside.  Turns out, it takes 4 batteries, but only two are visible when the battery compartment is opened up.  So it's been operating off two of the original cheap batteries for almost 5 years (put two new ones in a year or two ago).  Just popped in four freshly charged batteries and it's working again.  I feel like and idiot for almost tossing it.

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« Reply #5175 on: December 13, 2015, 08:49:15 AM »
Our 10 year old microwave has been arcing at random times for a few months now.  Usually when I'm trying to soften small amounts of butter or coconut oil, so I've been avoiding using it for that.  But the other night it did it with a mug full of soup, and this morning with a mug of coffee.  So I stomped upstairs and started looking online at new microwaves.  Then it occurred to me to Google the problem.  Most likely culprit is the waveguard which is just a little plate that is held in place with one screw inside the oven.  Got on eBay and ordered a sheet of mica to cut a new replacement (actually enough for two plates) for $2.97.  Way cheaper and hopefully the microwave will stay out of the landfill for another 10 years.

On a similar vein, I have a fancy digital bathroom scale that I thought had died because I replaced the batteries and it was still saying "Low Batt" and then shutting off.  Last night I picked it up and heard something sliding around inside.  Turns out, it takes 4 batteries, but only two are visible when the battery compartment is opened up.  So it's been operating off two of the original cheap batteries for almost 5 years (put two new ones in a year or two ago).  Just popped in four freshly charged batteries and it's working again.  I feel like and idiot for almost tossing it.

Hee! Those are both great fixes! Goes to show you how worth it is to just stop and think for a minute. It's so easy and tempting to just to chuck it...
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« Reply #5176 on: December 13, 2015, 12:14:30 PM »
Orvell, your picture is so peaceful. What a great work space, with the cat. :)

Today: home day (oldest is still not 100% better). Finished knitting a scarf, which will go in the basket for future gifts I may need. Started searching thru cross stitch patterns for bookmarks to make for next Christmas. I unearthed the blank bookmarks when I was looking through the craft stash - I figure it will be a good project and use up what I have (since yeah, I have a bit of dmc floss too).

Dinner will be leftovers from last night.

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« Reply #5177 on: December 13, 2015, 12:34:21 PM »
Systematically searched for coupon codes before ordering Christmas presents (found 20% off almost everything, on top of the advertised rebates).

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« Reply #5178 on: December 13, 2015, 05:55:37 PM »
Orvell, your picture is so peaceful. What a great work space, with the cat. :)

Today: home day (oldest is still not 100% better). Finished knitting a scarf, which will go in the basket for future gifts I may need. Started searching thru cross stitch patterns for bookmarks to make for next Christmas. I unearthed the blank bookmarks when I was looking through the craft stash - I figure it will be a good project and use up what I have (since yeah, I have a bit of dmc floss too).

Dinner will be leftovers from last night.

Thanks!
(And props to you! Finishing up and using up project supplies is pretty much the hardest thing ever... :/ )
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« Reply #5179 on: December 13, 2015, 06:45:50 PM »
Butchered our first backyard rabbit today... quite an experience, but it was sure delicious!

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« Reply #5180 on: December 13, 2015, 07:11:29 PM »
the cores in a separate bag to use in smoothies.

Great idea! I freeze strawberry tops for smoothies but never thought of saving pineapple cores. Thanks for the inspiration.

Butchered our first backyard rabbit today... quite an experience, but it was sure delicious!

Good on you! I just butchered our first backyard chicken and agree on both the overwhelming nature of the experience and the unique value of eating animals with which you had a personal relationship.
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« Reply #5181 on: December 13, 2015, 07:13:08 PM »
My transport arrangements were disrupted just as I got into the city this morning, so I walked the final two kilometres to work.

I should (pack appropriate footwear and) do it every morning.

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« Reply #5182 on: December 13, 2015, 07:47:31 PM »
Ate leftovers and packed my lunch..... got to start somewhere

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« Reply #5183 on: December 13, 2015, 08:35:13 PM »
Made a big batch of refried beans (in Instant Pot) for the week.
Didn't leave the house today, so saved on gas and no money spent.
Looked through coupons but saw nothing I needed or wanted to save . . . so instead piled the papers one by one on top of the cat next to me on the couch.  Free entertainment for the cat as he enjoyed ripping them and free entertainment for me because he is hilarious.
Also spent a good portion of this rainy day watching personal finance videos on youtube - free education and inspiration!

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« Reply #5184 on: December 13, 2015, 08:36:48 PM »
I dragged my old bread machine up from the basement and actually made my own loaf of bread, instead of paying a dollar for one. I used to bake all our bread, then for some reason got out of the habit.

I biked to the store and cashed out beer cans I found in my commute this week for a bag of marked down whole wheat hamburger buns, and pocketed the extra change.

I pulverized 16 dehydrator trays of pumpkin mash, and spread out 8 more trays that are running now.

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« Reply #5185 on: December 13, 2015, 11:54:46 PM »
My in-laws texted me to ask for more Christmas gift ideas for my husband. (They're just really feeling for him over the work situation.)

A flurry of texts later, and they surprised him with a voucher for another advanced rider training course.

This will lower his bike insurance premiums, and reduce our monthly expenses.

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« Reply #5186 on: December 14, 2015, 12:46:37 AM »
1) Rewore a fancy floor length dress from 2009 to work Christmas party.

2) BBQ'd hamburgers for dinner tonight instead of ordering in, which we wanted to do.

3) Fitting a bunch of my daughter's old clothes since we've both lost weight doing a Whole 30.

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« Reply #5187 on: December 14, 2015, 06:36:46 AM »
Looked to see what a repair manual would cost for our "new" vehicle, gasped,and found it though a library database instead. Will print a bit at a time and come out way ahead (yay laser printer, and this because the library is running out of money and is likely to have to dump that database at any time).

Try CutePDF (free software) and 'print' to PDF instead?

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« Reply #5188 on: December 14, 2015, 11:18:41 AM »
Rebooked with Southwest after a fare dropped - picked up $87.
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« Reply #5189 on: December 14, 2015, 11:44:23 AM »
Looked to see what a repair manual would cost for our "new" vehicle, gasped,and found it though a library database instead. Will print a bit at a time and come out way ahead (yay laser printer, and this because the library is running out of money and is likely to have to dump that database at any time).

Try CutePDF (free software) and 'print' to PDF instead?
Printing to Microsoft .xps files also saves to disk and saves paper.

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« Reply #5190 on: December 14, 2015, 02:42:44 PM »
Looked to see what a repair manual would cost for our "new" vehicle, gasped,and found it though a library database instead. Will print a bit at a time and come out way ahead (yay laser printer, and this because the library is running out of money and is likely to have to dump that database at any time).

Try CutePDF (free software) and 'print' to PDF instead?


  Not a bad idea, actually, but I have acrobat professional for work anyway, so I can just do it  with no software hassles.  Think I will then we can only print the parts we actually need to carry out to the vehicle. (Note it's not healthy for tablets to be in close proximity to my husband when he's working on a car.)
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« Reply #5191 on: December 14, 2015, 04:26:14 PM »
Our back security/flyscreen door was getting increasingly difficult to open and close due to one of the three locks jamming open.

This morning DH couldn't even lock the door once he finally got it closed. So we bit the bullet and got out the folder containing the House Maintenance receipts and manuals, and found the invoice from 5 years ago when I got the door installed so I could ring the installers (could not remember the company name without the invoice).

I rang the company this morning and described our problem, thinking we'd have no chance of getting it fixed before Christmas. Turns out there was a faulty batch of locks from 5 years ago for that particular door and the door manufacturer is covering all repair costs. We should hear from a locksmith within the next few days and the repair will be free!!! Awesome.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5192 on: December 14, 2015, 08:00:13 PM »
Our new spare bed (yes, new, we decided to pay extra for the storage component, punch on) was missing struts when it was delivered on Saturday.

I contacted the store. They're now sending me two $240 latex pillows.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5193 on: December 15, 2015, 01:24:54 PM »
Last night I listed over 50 items on ebay as buy them now.  Three sales already of over $50, and while decent stuff, they are things I won't use and will be making a nice profit on (maybe $35 profit).

I'm continuing to eat more left overs from three Christmas parties I went to (Thursday through Saturday).  My food expenses for the week will be near $0.

Last night I need a few specialty items at CVS and checked out the sales first.   Using strategic buying I was able to get a bottle of dish detergent for free (and I paid for the rest using a CVS gift card I got as a bonus from CC signups).

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5194 on: December 15, 2015, 01:42:26 PM »
Instead of buy a snowblower or hire someone to shovel snow from my driveway which is way too damn big, I just shoveled a metric shit ton of snow.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5195 on: December 15, 2015, 04:07:27 PM »
I went to the hardware store yesterday to buy a new pair of secateurs, but instead found a replacement spring to fix the old pair. $2.50 instead of $35!
Late to FI; but better late than never!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5196 on: December 15, 2015, 05:27:54 PM »
Canceled my Amazon Prime!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5197 on: December 15, 2015, 05:35:52 PM »
Started grocery shopping at Aldi....WOW I have been overpaying for food

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5198 on: December 15, 2015, 06:43:45 PM »
Volunteered to do the shopping for the office Christmas party (and expense it, obv - I'll have the $ back by the end of the month, to pay for the credit card bill due end of next month).

Meant that I got to leave work an hour early to go to the 2 places I needed to run errands at anyway and didn't have time to make it to after work, plus, I get 2% cash back, plus the volume of wine purchases got me a 15% discount at the liquor store (so I added on the bottles we needed for holiday presents - yay 15% off), PLUS I can read ingredients before buying to make sure I'm not allergic to the ingredients in the party food. Minor $ savings, but major savings on time, hassle, and convenience.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #5199 on: December 15, 2015, 07:25:09 PM »
I ate my yogurt (packed in my bag with lunch) in the whole foods cafeteria even though it was dinner time and I love their buffet.  And I only bought Christmas presents while I was there