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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6300 on: May 03, 2016, 05:43:33 PM »
Basically, do this: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-homemade-sauerkraut-in-a-mason-jar-193124

The plate in bigger crocks is really only used to keep the cabbage submerged in the brine (it'll go off if part of it is exposed to air, hence weighing it down) I've also used ziplock baggies filled with brine to keep the cabbage under.

The salt-to-water ratio is the same no matter the quantity of cabbage, so... A half head vs 6 heads doesn't change the 'recipe', just the amount and size of the crock. :)

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« Reply #6301 on: May 03, 2016, 07:48:08 PM »
Discovered the other day that my truck was completely dead.  So dead that the power door locks wouldn't work.  It wouldn't take a jump, but the battery showed as charged on the trickle charger as well as my multi-meter.  I went and bought a test light to start going through the fuses and ignition cable, etc. before giving in and having it towed.  The test light lit up on my running vehicle, but nada on the truck battery, so took the battery to AutoZone, where they charged it and pronounced it D.O.A.  Before going to collect it and buy a battery, I looked online and found that Napa had a 10% discount for placing an online order for store pickup, plus they had a better warranty.  Ordered the battery and gave them a call to ask about turning in the old battery.  They confirmed that the core charge would be waived if I brought the old battery, so I went and collected it from AutoZone and saved $18.  Now to put the receipt somewhere I will be able to find it should the new battery go bad within the next 65 months.  Popped the new battery in and the truck roared to life again without a tow and mechanic's bill. 

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« Reply #6302 on: May 04, 2016, 09:30:18 AM »
Now to put the receipt somewhere I will be able to find it should the new battery go bad within the next 65 months. 

I keep my car pretty clean, so things like this usually go best in an envelope in my glovebox. Just my two cents.

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« Reply #6303 on: May 04, 2016, 09:45:21 AM »
Now to put the receipt somewhere I will be able to find it should the new battery go bad within the next 65 months. 

I keep my car pretty clean, so things like this usually go best in an envelope in my glovebox. Just my two cents.

... That's brilliant. Much more likely to actually be found when needed than trying to remember to file it in the house. Thanks for the tip!

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« Reply #6304 on: May 04, 2016, 08:28:05 PM »
Took Big Brother (age 5) to buy undies. Explained that the Spiderman undies were more than the plain ones, and if he wanted Spiderman, he could cough up the $3 difference.

Now, obviously "his" $3 had come straight out of my wallet last allowance day. But I am expect this groundwork to yield future dividends--he'll be used to making choices with "his" money!
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« Reply #6305 on: May 04, 2016, 08:39:28 PM »
Now to put the receipt somewhere I will be able to find it should the new battery go bad within the next 65 months. 

I keep my car pretty clean, so things like this usually go best in an envelope in my glovebox. Just my two cents.

... That's brilliant. Much more likely to actually be found when needed than trying to remember to file it in the house. Thanks for the tip!

Absolutely!  I was thinking glovebox, but a separate envelope for those sorts of things would be best.

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« Reply #6306 on: May 05, 2016, 07:16:40 AM »
Cancelled out stupid expensive gym membership $105 per month.  Savings of $1,260.  add that to our savings from Time Warner and we're up $2,772 this year - its like getting a 4% raise just cutting out these expenses, but that is not how we are thinking.

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« Reply #6307 on: May 05, 2016, 07:23:47 AM »
Got the bank to stop taking 4.95$ out ever month for an 'inactive bill payer' fee. God damned bullshit. But finally got my thumb out of my butt and dealt with it!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6308 on: May 06, 2016, 07:47:18 PM »
Just changed  my phone plan from $50 a month to $35. 
Can still reduce, but at least it was an improvement while I do more research about what's available.

We changed to Ooma years ago.  Right now, it's $14.82 per month.  I have the premium version which is $10/month more but gives you many more features.  If you don't want that it's $4.82 per month.  May be different for you since thr $4.82 is mostly taxes and fees which are locality dependent.  You do need to buy an Ooma Telo but you can find good deals on them and it pays for itself quickly.

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« Reply #6309 on: May 06, 2016, 08:21:56 PM »
Have been loving my 40oz hydroflask for work. Unfortunately, when I say "my", its actually my husband's. Who also likes it for work. Used a local contact to get a wholesale sourced 40oz bottle for $17.50 (at cost before customization) instead of $30. Now we can both have our big fantastic water bottles!
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« Reply #6310 on: May 06, 2016, 08:25:23 PM »
Made my own BBQ sauce from an online recipe, tweaked to our taste.  Everything was on hand, yay for a well stocked pantry!

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« Reply #6311 on: May 06, 2016, 08:36:14 PM »
My toddler spent the night with her grandparents... So my husband and I stayed home instead of going out, and spent some time *aahem* in bed, made an awesome dinner (roast duck in brandy and cherry sauce) out of pantry/freezer food, and watched a Netflix show.

... I can pretty much guarantee that we had more fun than we would have going out

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« Reply #6312 on: May 06, 2016, 09:01:37 PM »
Not small, and not me, but wonderful husband dug up and troubleshot the malfunctioning septic system and cleaned out the clogged effluvia filter (nice word for a true horror, that). Now all fixed. Would have been free but he broke a sewer pipe fitting and the replacement (better one with a cleanout) was $10.99. That's at least $500 we didn't spend on a contractor, there. Probably worth it, but if he ever decides he wants to hire that done, I'll pay and smile because worst job ever. Really.

Dug up how? By hand, or with some machine? I am dreading the day my septic system goes bad.

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« Reply #6313 on: May 06, 2016, 09:04:58 PM »
I planted sweet corn and beans today. I used saved seed from last year, so cost was essentially zero. I will buy some sweet corn seed and add to the mix. If you are saving seeds you need to add some genetic variety every now and then with corn.

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« Reply #6314 on: May 07, 2016, 04:05:14 AM »
Not small, and not me, but wonderful husband dug up and troubleshot the malfunctioning septic system and cleaned out the clogged effluvia filter (nice word for a true horror, that). Now all fixed. Would have been free but he broke a sewer pipe fitting and the replacement (better one with a cleanout) was $10.99. That's at least $500 we didn't spend on a contractor, there. Probably worth it, but if he ever decides he wants to hire that done, I'll pay and smile because worst job ever. Really.

Dug up how? By hand, or with some machine? I am dreading the day my septic system goes bad.


By hand because the backhoe can't get to the small flat area in front of the house without either going over the edge and  down the mountain (well, okay, lodging against trees) or crushing the field line.


Most of the digging was diagnostic, not required for repair; he located and checked all the pipes for blockages and snaked to be sure before deciding he had to go into the tank itself. That was very little digging, likely the case with yours, too. You'd rather dig, though, trust me.

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« Reply #6315 on: May 07, 2016, 07:13:31 AM »
Some weeks ago I fixed my laptop. Windows wasn't running anymore, so I decided to install a linux operation system. But some update must have disabled my sound, so today when I started the laptop, I couldn't hear anything. So I fixed this today. Now the laptop works again perfectly and I was even able to get Netflix to run, so we can use the account for two people that we have.

I also warmed some food for lunch, but I do this almost daily because I don't like the convenience products.

And I won a 100 CHF coupon for a grocery store. Free food for almost a whole week :)

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« Reply #6316 on: May 07, 2016, 11:55:45 AM »
A new parcel tax has recently been adopted in our city. Becuase we are in an area of the original townsite, we have two parcels as they were super small back then, everyone has two or more, and they are assessing tax on each.

This would cost us an extra 150.00 a year. Looked into getting the internal property lines erased and the parcels combined and were getting quotes of 1% of the assessed value of the house to have this done - which would cost us over 2,700.

Discovered you can file the paperwork yourself online with the Land titles registry office for 87.00. But you have to know where to look and what form you are looking for to be able to do this (Thanks, mom!) So we are saving a bunch of money :)


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« Reply #6317 on: May 07, 2016, 09:06:08 PM »
No-driving day today: Walked and took bus w 3yo to downtown Santa Monica, shopped the children's book sale at the library, played at a park.

Put leftover chicken carcass in crockpot yesterday, made chicken-noodle soup today, and the bones are back in the crockpot for the remouillage round.

Collected onion seed and borage seeds from the garden; saved some cantaloupe seeds from a grocery store fruit and will bury them shortly in hopes of some late summer canteloupe.
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« Reply #6318 on: May 07, 2016, 09:41:43 PM »
On holiday in New York, waked everywhere saving on transport and also bought water bottles in bulk from Walgreens less tha $1/bottle as opposed to $3+ a bottle in food carts etc, still spent money on some things but was well spent


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« Reply #6319 on: May 09, 2016, 09:46:32 AM »
I hired a housecleaner.

Which allows me to free up a weekday, which allows me to increase the hours I work (instead of cleaning the house and running errands), which means that, after taxes and paying hte housecleaner, I will make an extra 480$/month.

AND I don't have to clean the house. ;)

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« Reply #6320 on: May 09, 2016, 10:59:50 AM »
I added a credit card with no foreign transaction fee in preparation for my upcoming trip to Brazil. Will save us 3% on all our purchases and from having to carry around too much cash. I don't travel much outside of work (this upcoming trip notwithstanding) and will use the rewards from the card to cancel the cost of my business trips while also getting reimbursed for my costs.

This weekend was finally my sister's baby shower and so I finished all the projects and crafts I had done leading up to it. Getting home yesterday I was exhausted, but I dragged my butt off the couch and returned all my unused supplies to 3 different stores. $40 back in around half an hour worth of work. There's also a bolt of tulle and a spool of rope that still need returning, but those are back in my hometown. I'll have my family bring it up when the come visit next weekend.

 

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« Reply #6321 on: May 09, 2016, 03:38:42 PM »
Forget if I posted this, forgive me if I already did! Hold your face punches, please, I know it's expensive. But our dog is our baby... whine.

What we had been doing. Monthly: Bubble bath, with ears, teeth brushing/gel, anal gland expression, nail clipping and grinding, hypoallergenic shampoo, and comes home stuffed full of organic freeze dried liver treats. $25, plus $5 tip, so $30.
I already knew this was expensive, but we kept doing it, because denial our dog loves the place, always comes back so so soft, and they're great with her nails- when we got her (rescue), they were grown in a circle back into her paw pads. They've worked the quick back so they're almost normal, but 3 are still very funky and hard to work with.
Last month when we went in, they told us they were raising her price $10! So now we would be looking at $40 per month. That I just couldn't swallow, so it finally pushed me to change to...

Monthly: just nails, $10. I bathe her at home. Still need to figure out teeth cleaning and anal glands though. Sigh. Her breed is not notorious for cooperation with grooming!

This $30 savings per month will partially offset our $100 rent increase starting July or August. (PS- don't move to Portland guys. I am elated about a $100 increase, since it could have been so much worse. DO NOT MOVE HERE. I beg you).
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« Reply #6322 on: May 09, 2016, 03:59:00 PM »
Today I went and visited the current tenant in my future flat and agreed to buy his furniture. It's all very sensible, wood, like-new Ikea stuff, and 300 for the whole apartment, pre-delivered. It seems like a good deal. I will have to work on making it girlier, but one thing at a time.


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« Reply #6323 on: May 09, 2016, 06:58:01 PM »
I hemmed and made new back pockets for a pair of jeans.  Yeah. These are fancy quick dry travel jeans that I picked up for a dollar at a thrift shop two summers ago. I convinced myself they were snug. No, they were way too small and just languished on my shelf. But now I've lost weight and they fit, but the pockets were too small to be useful and made my butt look pitiful.  I used the extra couple inches I cut off the hem to make new pockets. They've gone from "mom jeans" to "boyfriend jeans".


Edited to add:  10 minutes after I posted this the boyfriend commented that the pocket placement in my jeans was odd.  Haha. Granted he was more referring to the feel of the high waist.  But. Hah. Maybe I'm not as clever as I thought.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6324 on: May 09, 2016, 09:42:04 PM »
I was too lazy to leave my hotel room to go get ice cream tonight.

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« Reply #6325 on: May 10, 2016, 03:12:23 AM »
Forget if I posted this, forgive me if I already did! Hold your face punches, please, I know it's expensive. But our dog is our baby... whine.

What we had been doing. Monthly: Bubble bath, with ears, teeth brushing/gel, anal gland expression, nail clipping and grinding, hypoallergenic shampoo, and comes home stuffed full of organic freeze dried liver treats. $25, plus $5 tip, so $30.
I already knew this was expensive, but we kept doing it, because denial our dog loves the place, always comes back so so soft, and they're great with her nails- when we got her (rescue), they were grown in a circle back into her paw pads. They've worked the quick back so they're almost normal, but 3 are still very funky and hard to work with.
Last month when we went in, they told us they were raising her price $10! So now we would be looking at $40 per month. That I just couldn't swallow, so it finally pushed me to change to...

Monthly: just nails, $10. I bathe her at home. Still need to figure out teeth cleaning and anal glands though. Sigh. Her breed is not notorious for cooperation with grooming!

This $30 savings per month will partially offset our $100 rent increase starting July or August. (PS- don't move to Portland guys. I am elated about a $100 increase, since it could have been so much worse. DO NOT MOVE HERE. I beg you).

Teeth brushing is easy enough. Anal gland expression shouldn't be done routinely though- it can cause soft tissue trauma and can stop the gland working effectively on its own. Maybe just have it done if the glands get impacted/blocked? Most dogs are fine without it though.
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« Reply #6326 on: May 10, 2016, 06:40:29 AM »
Forget if I posted this, forgive me if I already did! Hold your face punches, please, I know it's expensive. But our dog is our baby... whine.

What we had been doing. Monthly: Bubble bath, with ears, teeth brushing/gel, anal gland expression, nail clipping and grinding, hypoallergenic shampoo, and comes home stuffed full of organic freeze dried liver treats. $25, plus $5 tip, so $30.
I already knew this was expensive, but we kept doing it, because denial our dog loves the place, always comes back so so soft, and they're great with her nails- when we got her (rescue), they were grown in a circle back into her paw pads. They've worked the quick back so they're almost normal, but 3 are still very funky and hard to work with.
Last month when we went in, they told us they were raising her price $10! So now we would be looking at $40 per month. That I just couldn't swallow, so it finally pushed me to change to...

Monthly: just nails, $10. I bathe her at home. Still need to figure out teeth cleaning and anal glands though. Sigh. Her breed is not notorious for cooperation with grooming!

This $30 savings per month will partially offset our $100 rent increase starting July or August. (PS- don't move to Portland guys. I am elated about a $100 increase, since it could have been so much worse. DO NOT MOVE HERE. I beg you).

Teeth brushing is easy enough. Anal gland expression shouldn't be done routinely though- it can cause soft tissue trauma and can stop the gland working effectively on its own. Maybe just have it done if the glands get impacted/blocked? Most dogs are fine without it though.

This. With my old golden retriever, we would know it needed to happen when she'd start dragging her tush over the grass. Looked absolutely ridiculous.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6327 on: May 10, 2016, 06:48:23 AM »
- Sold some baby gear on kijiji

- Walked quite a bit yesterday instead of taking the bus (even though it was unseasonably cold and I was not dressed for it)

- Leftovers for lunch yesterday, today and tomorrow

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« Reply #6328 on: May 10, 2016, 02:35:51 PM »
I cut my own hair and made left over chicken fajitas and rice for lunch today. Also walked my kiddo to school instead of driving.

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« Reply #6329 on: May 10, 2016, 02:47:21 PM »
Was pouring when I left the house. Normally, rain = take the bus to the train station because sitting on a freezing train with wet shoes/pants is miserable and I'm not hardcore. Today, however, I just went the long way (subway -> urban commuter bus). It's 2 hours (as opposed to 1:40), but I only paid subway/bus fare ($2.50) instead of bus+train ($2+$5.50). And I stayed much drier.
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« Reply #6330 on: May 10, 2016, 06:31:11 PM »
* Got my free Zippo repair back from the factory; they replaced the insert, returned the old broken one and included two extra flints. I packed the old broken insert (for parts) and all my extra Zippo stuff (fluid, wicks, flints) in an old coffee can and put it away for future fixes.

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« Reply #6331 on: May 11, 2016, 10:14:11 AM »
Good luck with your baking, jengod!!

Yesterday I hung laundry on the line instead of using the dryer for a couple of loads.

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« Reply #6332 on: May 11, 2016, 10:44:56 AM »
We only needed produce for groceries this week, so DH walked to our local market instead of driving to the grocery store.

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« Reply #6333 on: May 11, 2016, 10:50:16 AM »
Had to bring my wife's car in to get the rear wheel bearings replaced and the repairs were free since the car is still under warranty. While I was there, I got a free breakfast of coffee and donuts in their waiting room, so basically they paid me to get the car repaired. Going there and back required no gasoline since the car is a plug-in hybrid and I know how to hypermile. The electricity to run the car didn't cost anything either due to our solar panels. Then I got home and cashed out a completely free $10 comp for Caesars Entertainment from Social Rewards to use for our Vegas vacation this summer. That should get us a bit of free food. I like free stuff.

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« Reply #6334 on: May 11, 2016, 12:46:58 PM »
Out of town for work next week. Today I'm going to WalMart to buy cheap frozen meals for hubs to prevent gratuitous pizza ordering while I'm gone. Will be making him a huge batch of slow cooker pulled pork as well.
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« Reply #6335 on: May 11, 2016, 04:59:26 PM »
Reduced my internet expense by about 57%.  Moved from Comcast cable to a Sprint WiFi hot spot.  We loose TV but that is no big deal.  We do not watch much anyway and can move to streaming if necessary.

Edit: My actual saving is much more as long as I keep working because they reimburse part of my internet expense.  The reimbursement is capped and only covered about half of my Comcast bill.  It will cover 100% of my new bill.
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« Reply #6336 on: May 12, 2016, 07:37:25 AM »
I've been in a hotel all week for work and brought my own coffee making supplies, but ran low on grounds for this morning's last cup, so I opened up a Keurig pod and added it to my grounds instead of hitting g Starbucks to get a reasonably strong cup.  Also brought food and have only been out to eat twice since Sunday night.

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« Reply #6337 on: May 12, 2016, 03:23:56 PM »
Babysat a neighbor's kid. She paid me, so I guess it's not exactly "saving," but I deposit all checks directly into my Ally account, so it kind of is!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6338 on: May 13, 2016, 07:51:28 AM »
You guys! I'm so stoked! I just replaced my passenger mirror on my car door with the help of YouTube! It involved ordering the new mirror and taking apart my car door to install, but it was no problem! It took a total of 30 minutes and i feel like a freaking superhero! MMM has empowered me to ask "why can't it do this myself?" and with all these awesome YouTube videos I totally can... AND SO CAN YOU!!!


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6339 on: May 13, 2016, 10:00:22 AM »
I picked up a dollar I found on the ground.

I ate free breakfast at a work meeting.
I made a new journal: Ramona's World

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6340 on: May 13, 2016, 12:46:17 PM »
My prof has been bringing in snacks to share. I skipped then the first week. I'm eating well and losing weight. No need for snack food.  Then I remembered I have two big trips coming up when snack packages will be desirable. Now I'm working on building a little collection of cookies and crackers!  Today he had raisins out along with cookies.  They were in my grocery list. I brought 2 packets home and made a nice batch of granola. May put off grocery shopping another week. 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6341 on: May 13, 2016, 08:03:20 PM »
Took my lunch to work every day this week.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6342 on: May 14, 2016, 06:30:05 AM »
You guys! I'm so stoked! I just replaced my passenger mirror on my car door with the help of YouTube! It involved ordering the new mirror and taking apart my car door to install, but it was no problem! It took a total of 30 minutes and i feel like a freaking superhero! MMM has empowered me to ask "why can't it do this myself?" and with all these awesome YouTube videos I totally can... AND SO CAN YOU!!!
That hella rocks TootTootBeepBeep! MMM has been similarly inspirating for me, but this fix is badass!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6343 on: May 14, 2016, 11:28:44 AM »
mixed up some single acting baking powder from baking soda and cream of tartar I had already instead of buying a new container. This cream of tartar expires this year and I only use it for one occasional recipe.  Happy to use it instead of having to toss it out.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6344 on: May 15, 2016, 09:41:22 AM »
My housemate is out of town so I unplugged the modem and water heater. I shower at the gym anyway so I don't need hot water at home. I plug the modem in only in the evenings. The refrigerator, the microwave, the stove and my alarm clock are the only appliances that are still plugged in.

I packed a big container of hearty vegetable soup and brought it to work on Monday. I ate from that bowl all week and didn't eat lunch out.

I focused on eating down my pantry and avoiding grocery stores.  I love cooking and I often think of new combinations that require "just one" more ingredient, which often leads me to stopping at a grocery store on weeknights and leaving with a whole grocery bag instead of that one item. Yesterday, Saturday, I did stop by the grocery store but left with only green beans and one jalapeno, for a total grocery bill of $3.49 for the week.   

The freezer is now half empty. Half of that is beans that I cooked from scratch and froze this week.  Today, Sunday, I made an Indian chickpea dish called channa masala for work lunches. For dinner, I am stretching a canning jar of pasta meat sauce by adding black beans, sriracha sauce, and high fiber white whole grain pasta to turn it into a spicy, meaty, and filling soup.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6345 on: May 15, 2016, 04:19:46 PM »
Remembered to use our 2x fuel points coupon at Fred Meyer today.  Limited vegetable purchases based on veggies starting to come in from the garden.

I'm cooking a turkey breast sous vide, and using the carcass part to make stock for green soup from various garden veg, so almost free pot of soup.

Opened the house up and turned on fans last night instead of turning on the A/C.

Did much of our grocery shopping at CostCo, which was cheaper for capers, cottage cheese, artichoke hearts and butternut squash, none of which I've bought there before.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6346 on: May 16, 2016, 12:14:35 PM »
Remembered to use our 2x fuel points coupon at Fred Meyer today.

If you've got a rewards card you can just load the digital coupon directly on it -- and then try to remember to shop on F/Sat/Sun...

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6347 on: May 16, 2016, 12:25:15 PM »
Lunch was couscous from the pantry mixed with leftover pull pork from our lunch out on Sunday. Lunch out was a bit of a splurge, but I had a coupon and ate 3 meals out of it.
I haven't actually done this yet and it's less SAVING than it is UN-SPENDING, but I'm going to Ross after work to return the 2 lovely maxi dresses I bought yesterday. I don't really need them and once I got home and tried them on again, the small things that bugged me when I was at the store really blared at me. Back they go!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6348 on: May 16, 2016, 12:36:49 PM »

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #6349 on: May 16, 2016, 04:15:29 PM »
I added my UK accounts on Mint so I can see my total spending better. It doesn't do currency conversion, but still good to see where things are going.

Lunch was leftover cheese, sausage, and crackers that I bought for a potluck picnic over a week ago. That's been lunch a lot of days lately, and I've had omelets with leftover cheese and sausage. I'm getting a little tired of it, but it's still nice, filling, and quick.