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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7000 on: August 14, 2016, 08:14:00 PM »
We just made an arrangement with our neighbors to have the wife to drop off/pick up our daughter when it starts in a few weeks. Our childcare cost just dropped from a minimum of $355 a month to $125. She'll just be driven, no other childcare responsibilities are involved.

She will still have to have other arranged childcare on school off days, but makes no real difference because those days were always charged in addition to the flat $355 at $25 a day. She will also have to still go to summer camp. But still, very pleased. It would be nice if she could ride the bus, but there are way too many utterly irresponsible dog owners on the road. It is why our neighbor also does not let her son ride the bus and drives him.

Not really for financial reasons, but we have sadly decided that we can't in good conscious keep eating as much factory farmed meat. So we are cutting way back. Not giving it up meat completely, but not eating it every single night anymore. This weekend, I've been batch cooking some things like vegetarian chili, chana masala, and I just ate these black bean burgers, which were really good. Though note, I used bulgur instead of quinoa and added some ras al hanout (first time I used this spice mix in anything and it was so good!).

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« Reply #7001 on: August 14, 2016, 08:58:51 PM »
Didn't get around to eating anything before I had to go to a volunteer event at a street festival  yesterday. Was there from 2 to 8:30, smelling funnel cake and grilled meats and pizza the whole time. Managed to walk past half a mile of food stalls and restaurants and food trucks to the El without giving in to temptation. Too tired to cook, so had a kefir smoothie to stave off temptation of ordering pizza.
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« Reply #7002 on: August 14, 2016, 10:49:41 PM »
* Picked up two pennies.

* Saved $1.50 on shampoo using a CVS store coupon.
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« Reply #7003 on: August 15, 2016, 03:41:43 AM »
I used a money off voucher in my grocery shopping, only 2.50, but every little helps. I bought a new toilet paper which was much cheaper so it all only came to 60.


Not really for financial reasons, but we have sadly decided that we can't in good conscious keep eating as much factory farmed meat. So we are cutting way back. Not giving it up meat completely, but not eating it every single night anymore. This weekend, I've been batch cooking some things like vegetarian chili, chana masala, and I just ate these black bean burgers, which were really good. Though note, I used bulgur instead of quinoa and added some ras al hanout (first time I used this spice mix in anything and it was so good!).

Good for you.:)

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« Reply #7004 on: August 15, 2016, 06:48:48 AM »
Didn't get around to eating anything before I had to go to a volunteer event at a street festival  yesterday. Was there from 2 to 8:30, smelling funnel cake and grilled meats and pizza the whole time. Managed to walk past half a mile of food stalls and restaurants and food trucks to the El without giving in to temptation.

That is superhuman willpower.
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« Reply #7005 on: August 15, 2016, 07:11:40 AM »
Not giving it up meat completely, but not eating it every single night anymore. This weekend, I've been batch cooking some things like vegetarian chili, chana masala, and I just ate these black bean burgers, which were really good. Though note, I used bulgur instead of quinoa and added some ras al hanout (first time I used this spice mix in anything and it was so good!).

Yum!  I love chana masala and it's an excellent left over meal for lunch.  I'm also a big fan of black bean burritos -- super easy to make your own taco-style spice mix and takes almost no time to put together.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7006 on: August 15, 2016, 07:23:45 AM »
*Finished reading this entire 141-page thread
*Turned off the A/C (this was the first weekend we've ran it all summer, but what a weekend it was!)
*My in-laws are taking us out to lunch at a diner we've wanted to try but couldn't justify eating out ourselves for my husband's birthday
*Day 23 of no coffee.

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« Reply #7007 on: August 15, 2016, 08:09:43 AM »
Didn't get around to eating anything before I had to go to a volunteer event at a street festival  yesterday. Was there from 2 to 8:30, smelling funnel cake and grilled meats and pizza the whole time. Managed to walk past half a mile of food stalls and restaurants and food trucks to the El without giving in to temptation. Too tired to cook, so had a kefir smoothie to stave off temptation of ordering pizza.

We have similar victories! I wasn't able to get out to a festival in a nearby town that makes one of the most amazing food items ever that comes in a pastry crust. Instead of driving out last minute (gas) and standing in a hot like for 45+ min, and then paying for one, I found a pretty good copycat recipe and made them at home. Bonus: deliciously used up a fair amount of lard I rendered last year, AND I have two left over. I am delighted.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7008 on: August 15, 2016, 08:34:53 AM »
Didn't get around to eating anything before I had to go to a volunteer event at a street festival  yesterday. Was there from 2 to 8:30, smelling funnel cake and grilled meats and pizza the whole time. Managed to walk past half a mile of food stalls and restaurants and food trucks to the El without giving in to temptation.

That is superhuman willpower.

+1 on the superhuman willpower. No way could I have done that.

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« Reply #7009 on: August 15, 2016, 09:03:13 AM »
Went without A/C yesterday. 

Though it was mostly because we found out we can't get NBC reception if the A/C is on, and we wanted to watch the Olympics...so we turned it off entirely.

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« Reply #7010 on: August 15, 2016, 10:01:23 AM »
In Massachusetts the public transit system has temporary paper stored-value fare cards and plastic cards. The paper cards expire. BUT you can mail an expired card in to the MBTA and get the balance added to your plastic card. So I did.

A friendly bus driver told me this. It's not on their site anywhere.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7011 on: August 15, 2016, 10:11:43 AM »
Didn't get around to eating anything before I had to go to a volunteer event at a street festival  yesterday. Was there from 2 to 8:30, smelling funnel cake and grilled meats and pizza the whole time. Managed to walk past half a mile of food stalls and restaurants and food trucks to the El without giving in to temptation. Too tired to cook, so had a kefir smoothie to stave off temptation of ordering pizza.
Are the food still there today? My willpower went up in poof as I was reading your post...haha.

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« Reply #7012 on: August 15, 2016, 11:15:27 AM »
In between two weekends away, so the food supply is bleak at our house.  I scrounged together stuff for dinner last night.  I also made breakfast this morning and packed my lunch. 

I think dinner this evening will be quinoa with frozen vegetables and a homemade vinaigrette.  I need to stretch the food at home for another 3 days.

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« Reply #7013 on: August 15, 2016, 12:18:09 PM »
Apparently the festival took up the last of my willpower. Stopped for breakfast on the way into our downtown office this morning. However, instead of following my plan to stop at Starbucks for coffee+sandwich, I went to the Dunkin next door instead. I mean it was still spendypants, but slightly less so. I also brought some tea bags from home so I'm not tempted to repeat-offend today.

Good news is hubs is working almost every night this week, so we're less likely to eat out. He's super picky, so cooking for myself means I can be adventurous and actually incorporate vegetables.
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« Reply #7014 on: August 15, 2016, 12:36:38 PM »
Was working from home today, so I made a mindblowing cream of tomato soup with fresh bread and brie for lunch (well, ok, the brie was leftover from a party cheeseplate). Total cost of lunch including the portion of cheese: 1$. AND we have leftovers for 3 more lunches.

Better still, I ate lunch on the porch overlooking the lake, listening to birds signing and not having to interact with a single person. If that's not happiness, I dunno what is.

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« Reply #7015 on: August 15, 2016, 12:40:17 PM »
DH's high school reunion was poorly attended, so he brought home leftover food. It fed him dinner on Saturday night, and both of us plus the little man and a visiting sibling for lunch today.

I picked up a mattress for my brother via the neighborhood buy/sell group. It came with a simple metal frame, which he doesn't need but we do. I'd planned to buy one for $20 at Goodwill, but free is better.

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« Reply #7016 on: August 15, 2016, 03:17:43 PM »
Leftover night at the Toffeehouse.  We have coconut curry soup, a couple hamburgers, and I'm frying up some tofu for kid #1 who won't eat the other options.  I raised the thermostat 4 degrees(hubby likes it at 73 during the weekend, yikes!).  Working to put together a school storage solution that doesn't look hideous in the living room, preferably from whatever's out in the garage.

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« Reply #7017 on: August 15, 2016, 04:10:42 PM »
Made another $20 on eBay overnight.

That spurred me on to come up with even more things to list.

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« Reply #7018 on: August 15, 2016, 07:43:38 PM »
Dammit. Woke up realising I'd forgotten to soak my Rolled oats overnight.
So I got a couple of hashbrowns and coffees at Maccas on the way. Damn.
So tonight I'm going to get a big jar at home and fill it with Rolled oats (dry) to leave at work. I can use boiling water to soak them for half an hour when I get to work if I forget to do it at home. Doesn't work as good but will save me money (and time) in the future.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7019 on: August 15, 2016, 08:30:31 PM »
Sold a couple of things on Ebay for about $93, which after shipping and the Ebay/PayPal fee comes out to $75!

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« Reply #7020 on: August 15, 2016, 09:06:54 PM »
* Discovered that I can access the NYT.com for free using my public library card so called to cancel paid account. This will save $15 a month or $2,595 over 10 years, as per the great MMM post Short-Term-Itis, the Bankruptcy Disease.

* Had $14.72 refunded on another purchase by emailing and asking if a coupon code could be applied retroactively.

* Picked up a $1 parking refund I was owed.

* Sharpened Fiskars hand pruner all by myself using a gizmo I just discovered called Speedy Sharp. This should save me the cost of an annual trip to the lawnmower repair shop for tool sharpening.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7021 on: August 15, 2016, 09:20:35 PM »
I couponed!
I needed Cetaphil cleanser for me face.. normal price 11.99 - but printed 2x 2$ off coupons from coupon.com
Also had a 30% off cvs coupon
Went to CVS and saw if you bought 20$ worth of cetaphil you got 10$ back.
So all in all 2 Cetaphils had 7$ something off, then 4$ off and a 10$ ECB back.
So they cost only 3$ something for the two.. NICE! :)

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« Reply #7022 on: August 15, 2016, 09:25:15 PM »
* Discovered that I can access the NYT.com for free using my public library card so called to cancel paid account. This will save $15 a month or $2,595 over 10 years, as per the great MMM post Short-Term-Itis, the Bankruptcy Disease.


There's an app called Zinio For Libraries where, if your library is signed up with them, you can get free digital access to tons of magazines. Info: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-check-out-free-zinio-digital-magazines-from-your-library/


Apparently the festival took up the last of my willpower. Stopped for breakfast on the way into our downtown office this morning. However, instead of following my plan to stop at Starbucks for coffee+sandwich, I went to the Dunkin next door instead. I mean it was still spendypants, but slightly less so. I also brought some tea bags from home so I'm not tempted to repeat-offend today.
Made up for my earlier transgression by scavenging some sandwiches and fruit that somebody had catered in (I was the last person to leave the office, and they were just out on the counter). Dinner handled!
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« Reply #7023 on: August 16, 2016, 03:24:19 AM »
I made up for my Maccas breakfast indiscretion this evening by having microwaved potato with beans and cheese tonight. Made more than enough for work lunch tomorrow too.

Today found out that we are finally moving work office locations around November. This is several km closer to home for me, so close in fact that I will be able to walk every day to work (its about 4.3-4.8km depending on the route-the longer routes are nicer, mostly through parks and quiet suburbs). I'm working hard to make this work move happen as my quality of life will much improve, and I'll save at least $10 a week just in fuel costs (and probably double the life expectancy of my car in years).

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« Reply #7024 on: August 16, 2016, 05:30:02 AM »
Dammit. Woke up realising I'd forgotten to soak my Rolled oats overnight.
So I got a couple of hashbrowns and coffees at Maccas on the way. Damn.
So tonight I'm going to get a big jar at home and fill it with Rolled oats (dry) to leave at work. I can use boiling water to soak them for half an hour when I get to work if I forget to do it at home. Doesn't work as good but will save me money (and time) in the future.

Ha! I can top that. I put my rolled oats and water and sultanas in a bowl, carefully calculated the time needed to preset the timer on my pressure cooker, put the lid on, pressed start, woke up and rolled out of bed this morning when it beeped to find... the bowl with the rolled oats and water and sultanas sitting on the bench (yes, outside the pressure cooker) and a nice hot bowl of water.

I still got it, I just had to cook it again.

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« Reply #7025 on: August 16, 2016, 09:23:58 AM »
I drove about 2 miles out of my way so I could go to the Kroger gas station and use my fuel points.  Probably spent about 20 cents in gas to get there (max) and saved about $4.20.

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« Reply #7026 on: August 16, 2016, 11:56:33 AM »
Last night, I cooked dinner with the ingredients I had in the house. 
I also made several loaves of zucchini bread because my zucchini plant is producing like crazy! 
I ran out of flour, so I froze the remaining shredded zucchini and pineapple to make another batch of zucchini bread after I buy flour.
I packed my lunch with leftovers from dinner.
I made all of my tea today from gifted tea leaves.  I have great friends!

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« Reply #7027 on: August 16, 2016, 01:10:54 PM »
4alpacas, our zucchini plants are happily producing as well!  Am going to try a low carb zucc bread recipe for the first time this evening.  We'll see how it turns out!

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Sunday night's dinner was what I fondly call Leftover Buffet at our house.

Saved 23% off our monthly grocery bill last night by using coupons, e-coupons and shopping the sales.

Made chef salads after grocery shopping instead of buying and baking the usual frozen pizza.

Oh, and I paid off my student loan yesterday.  :D
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« Reply #7028 on: August 16, 2016, 01:48:30 PM »
4alpacas, our zucchini plants are happily producing as well!  Am going to try a low carb zucc bread recipe for the first time this evening.  We'll see how it turns out!
I used a recipe that called for less sugar, but used crushed pineapple.  I also subbed in apple sauce for half of the oil, and I cut out a pit more sugar (applesauce is sweet too!).  I think the recipe turned out well, and I will probably cut back on the sugar even more the next time around.

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« Reply #7029 on: August 16, 2016, 04:15:40 PM »
i baked a dozen muffins to store in the freezer for after baby is born.  i had to buy a muffin tin ($7) but the price of muffins at the chic cafe on the corner is $3 a pop, so I figure i'm still $29 ahead.   I'm also going to reuse the muffin tin tomorrow (and a million more times, i hope!) to make a bunch of egg sandwiches to store in the freezer, which will also save me a bunch more money from avoiding the "I'm in a hurry and really need to buy an egg sandwich from the bodega for $4" problem.


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« Reply #7030 on: August 16, 2016, 04:53:00 PM »
I was going to buy concert tickets online--$30 "convenience fee." So I went to the local Ticketmaster outlet in person to avoid the fee--they charge it anyway despite the notable lack of convenience. So I hauled my butt to the United Center box office. Spent $2 in bus fare to save $30.
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« Reply #7031 on: August 16, 2016, 06:10:24 PM »
Dammit. Woke up realising I'd forgotten to soak my Rolled oats overnight.
So I got a couple of hashbrowns and coffees at Maccas on the way. Damn.
So tonight I'm going to get a big jar at home and fill it with Rolled oats (dry) to leave at work. I can use boiling water to soak them for half an hour when I get to work if I forget to do it at home. Doesn't work as good but will save me money (and time) in the future.

Ha! I can top that. I put my rolled oats and water and sultanas in a bowl, carefully calculated the time needed to preset the timer on my pressure cooker, put the lid on, pressed start, woke up and rolled out of bed this morning when it beeped to find... the bowl with the rolled oats and water and sultanas sitting on the bench (yes, outside the pressure cooker) and a nice hot bowl of water.

I still got it, I just had to cook it again.

Hahahahaha. Nice work Primm! I've done similar things with my oats in the past. Mainly forgetting to put the water in to soak them overnight. In the past I think that was because I didn't want to OVER soak them, but I've since worked out that even if I prepare them when I'm preparing dinner the night before, it doesn't matter. If I prepare them at breakfast time for the following breakfast (ie 24hours) its not a good move though as they start to ferment (or something similar!).

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« Reply #7032 on: August 16, 2016, 06:13:53 PM »
Brought in a tub (washed and reused costco cottage cheese container) of couscous, plus a couple of sachet Indian meals to work. These will go in my work food stash drawer. The Sachets are approaching their use by, and were left overs from a work field trip (so, free).

I have a date lined up Friday night. Convinced her to go somewhere cheaper than what she planned, haha.

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« Reply #7033 on: August 16, 2016, 06:18:45 PM »
I *was* going to buy a bus pass today instead of biking, beside of my sore muscles, but my biking habit is so strong that I already had my helmet on and my bike ready before I remembered. Shrugged my shoulders and went biking, saving $2.50.

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« Reply #7034 on: August 16, 2016, 09:12:43 PM »
I was shopping for a present for an upcoming wedding shower on Kohl's website.  Googled for a promo code to save 20%.  That's normal for me, but this time I thought to take the extra step and buy a discounted e-gift card for Kohls from raise.com as well.  That took another ~5% off and took about 2 minutes to do.

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« Reply #7035 on: August 16, 2016, 10:45:44 PM »
Oh, and I paid off my student loan yesterday.  :D

AMAZING. Great job, MountainGal.
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« Reply #7036 on: August 17, 2016, 12:02:47 AM »
Office lunch today to farewell a colleague, paid for by the company.

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« Reply #7037 on: August 17, 2016, 05:24:15 AM »
*Yesterday, I decided to take the bus/subway into the city, saving almost $4 over train fare

*Walked to the library to pick up a hold

*Ate a late lunch after I got home instead of buying something while out

*Went to the 2nd closest grocery store on a Tuesday to take advantage of a Tuesday-only meat special, and found that a lot of my usual produce was cheaper than the closest grocery store as well

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« Reply #7038 on: August 17, 2016, 06:34:21 AM »
-Even though I forgot to make rice to get my lunch together today, I put rice on at 5am so it would be ready to go for the next few days of lunches. (Although not sure this saved me money- I have no idea what else I would eat, no option for buying food and no breaks).

-Having "grandma" check in on the dog today rather than paying someone to do it, because both DH and I have long work days. Usually we manage not to overlap, but not this week.

-Started using a Google Sheets template for our monthly budget, because Mint stopped working for us and Personal Capital lacks the feature. And I don't want to pay for YNAB. So far I'm really happy with it. I don't need many features, just a more accessible visual.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7039 on: August 17, 2016, 06:36:08 AM »
Thought of one more: Vet recommended doggie probiotics for Old Miss Dog. Instead of buying 30 sachets for $32 at the vet, we were able to get them at a lower price and through subscribe and save for 15% off- coming to a total of a little over $22. If she has to stay on this, it'll save $10/month.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7040 on: August 17, 2016, 07:01:26 AM »
Thought of one more: Vet recommended doggie probiotics for Old Miss Dog. Instead of buying 30 sachets for $32 at the vet, we were able to get them at a lower price and through subscribe and save for 15% off- coming to a total of a little over $22. If she has to stay on this, it'll save $10/month.
I've heard from some dog owners that they feed their dogs kefir, or mix excess kefir grains in with their food (probably desperate for ways to get rid of extra). Once you have the grains (which you can get free usually), the cost is the price of the milk. However, I'm not sure if there is a difference between person and doggie probiotics, so check with your vet before switching.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7041 on: August 17, 2016, 08:20:04 AM »
My little girl ate ALL her dinner tonight! All of it! Pretty rare (I'm not trying to over feed her as she wants other snacks soon after). So, no waste! (Sometimes if I'm still hungry I'll eat some or all of her leftovers rather than putting them in compost).


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7042 on: August 17, 2016, 09:49:04 AM »
I made a lot more veggie chili than I thought. We ate it Monday and Tuesday and I still have a third of what I started with left. I think tonight, instead of chili, I'll make nachos. I have some extra corn tortillas I have to get rid of, so I'll fry those up, and top with the leftover chili, diced tomatoes, green onions, cheese, cilantro, and skyr. Then I think I might still have some left over that I will just send with my husband for lunch tomorrow.

It has been a long time since I made nachos, mostly because homemade, deep fried tortilla chips are 5490905 million calories. No seriously, it is depressing.  But my daughter will be very excited. She loves nachos.

I'm aware you can bake the chips, but unfortunately, they just haven't turned out all that great for me.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7043 on: August 17, 2016, 10:33:41 AM »
I replaced a broken door latch on my van. The cheapest I could find a new part was $165.
Dealer cost would probably be more, plus labor. Ebay had the part used for $55.
 I went to the local Pick-N-Pull and remove one from a junk van, they charged me
$21.78. It took 5.5 hrs start to finish.
BTW, this is the second time I replaced this part on two different GMC vans.
The spring breaks causing the latch to malfunction.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7044 on: August 17, 2016, 12:16:01 PM »
4alpacas, our zucchini plants are happily producing as well!  Am going to try a low carb zucc bread recipe for the first time this evening.  We'll see how it turns out!
I used a recipe that called for less sugar, but used crushed pineapple.  I also subbed in apple sauce for half of the oil, and I cut out a pit more sugar (applesauce is sweet too!).  I think the recipe turned out well, and I will probably cut back on the sugar even more the next time around.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7045 on: August 17, 2016, 12:16:48 PM »
Oh, and I paid off my student loan yesterday.  :D

AMAZING. Great job, MountainGal.

Thank you so much.  Weight lifted. :)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7046 on: August 17, 2016, 12:55:46 PM »
I found a coupon for a free Mountain House dehydrated backpacking meal.  It will be a nice convenience one night on my upcoming backpacking trip!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7047 on: August 17, 2016, 01:26:57 PM »
*Found $1.50 in change in my own house! (sigh)

*Baking for the freezer - kids will need lunches packed all of next week so trying to get ahead of the rush

*Hanging a load of towels that's in the wash right now ... I promise! (ETA: fail...used the dryer!)

*Got a $15 discount on dog training classes by signing up before the end of the month

*Keeing careful track of my grocery budget.

*Pulled more meat out of the freezer for tomorrow.

*ac is on but set 3 degrees warmer than my pre-MMM days

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7048 on: August 17, 2016, 02:39:20 PM »
Wrapped birthday gifts for my husband using squares of fabric in the manner of furoshiki. No waste from paper or gift bags and no money spent.

When I went to buy a tequila for birthday margaritas, the $12 bottle had a $5 rebate in Ibotta.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7049 on: August 17, 2016, 04:08:18 PM »
I packed lunch and ate leftovers for dinner. Also, I went to the supermarket this evening, so I have bread for tomorrow's lunch.