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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7250 on: September 16, 2016, 11:53:46 PM »
Currently selling excess stuff on eBay, including a found pair of expensive sunglasses. Just sold for $80! And yes, they were legitimately found, not stolen!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7251 on: September 17, 2016, 12:45:29 AM »
Went for another bike ride today with Mr. Tuxedocat -- we biked to the local university. They have super cool architecture, green spaces and beaches. There was a mini vendor fair and were serving free hot dogs and pop. Score!

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« Reply #7252 on: September 17, 2016, 12:54:29 AM »
*Used up a huge bag of coleslaw mix that was passing its expiry date today

*Got $20 off groceries tonight with cc points and earned more points by using the card
(always torn between doing this and paying cash, a la Dave Ramsey)




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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7253 on: September 17, 2016, 05:54:53 AM »
Literal $ saved:

Checked in on my friends Airbnb for her. $10.

Free book sold to chegg $3.24

Using loose leaf paper and three ring binder I already had for class this semester. Returned notebooks to target $6.24



Abstract $ saved:

I need several sketch books this semester. I love notebooks and sketchbooks, so this one is difficult but I am using loose drawing paper I had already. $20.

I found 2 of my 4 required textbooks through interlibrary loan. Reading an older edition copy of the third that is on the shelf in the classroom. $200 saved? 

I may break down and buy the kindle version of the 4th book.  I haven't been able to source it anywhere else. Kindle version is $100 cheaper than print. No one seems to sell this book used. Urg.

Took a cute clearance pair of sandals out of my shopping cart.

Hit a new low on the scales this morning. Real food and exercise is paying off.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7254 on: September 17, 2016, 05:58:35 AM »
We cooked 4 things in the oven at once.

I bought apples and oranges instead of more expensive fruit.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7255 on: September 17, 2016, 12:04:59 PM »
Canned up 7 jars of BBQ sauce 9 jars of habanero-plum sauce, 6 pints of pear sauce and 2 jars of tomato sauce from free fruit and garden produce.  Also dehydrating more plums for prunes.

Returning some boots that don't fit quite right.

It's riding helmet awareness day, and lots of places are offering 20% off.  I just had to pitch a helmet that was in an accident, but I still have two more, so I've talked myself into waiting until this time next year even though it means my pretty show helmet will be getting used more and probably cease to be so pretty.

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« Reply #7256 on: September 17, 2016, 01:38:59 PM »
A couple of days ago I booked an appointment for my car for a couple of safety recalls. Today I get an email from a mystery shopper service that I signed up for. It is for the exact thing I am already booked for. I can make $70 U.S. ($90 Can.) for something I need done anyway. :)

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« Reply #7257 on: September 17, 2016, 03:31:43 PM »
Checked out a plumbing instruction book from the library and fixed a leaky faucet on my own. Also plan to fix the pop-up drain and squeaky valve in the other bathroom. I figure that is all got to be worth at least $100???

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7258 on: September 17, 2016, 03:44:25 PM »
Took the dog to the local low-cost rabies vaccination clinic ($20).*  A regular checkup plus vaccination is $85.  She will get her checkup when she gets the rest of her vaccinations next spring, at another clinic.

*Essential because 1. there is the possibility of rabies in our area, and 2. I can't take her across the border without it.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7259 on: September 17, 2016, 03:51:08 PM »
Sowed vegetable seeds, and had my hub put up netting so I might actually get some plants from them.

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« Reply #7260 on: September 17, 2016, 03:53:55 PM »
Booked flights to visit family at Christmas using miles from a credit card bonus. Saved just over $1000 compared to the fares we would have booked, but we were able to get business class going one direction for the same number of miles.

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« Reply #7261 on: September 17, 2016, 03:56:19 PM »
Submitted a request for an insurance quote and got a $10 gift card for it (offer from my university alumni association).

Checked expiration date for my Amazon Prime membership -- it is coming up on the 25th.  I will place the order I have pending for DS's textbooks and some other supplies and then cancel the membership.  DS is now a college student so he is going to sign up for their reduced rate, and we'll use it for the whole household.

Got anther $10 visa gift card as a rebate for my recent car service.  Will apply that to the Amazon order as well.

Tried to place an order for some other clothing items DD and I need, but the discount code didn't work.  Sent an email to inquire about it.  Hopefully they will be able to fix the problem and I'll get the $15 discount. 

About to head out with DD to look for long sleeved shirts and an extra pair of shoes for her field trip.  Hitting two thrift stores first before I try retail. 

Edited to add that I found DD some waterproof Merrell boots in great shape for $10 (can't find this model but even the cheapest Merrell boots on Epay seem to be going for many times that), a North Face ski jacket for $20 (her winter coat from last year is getting too small -- this will work for at least two years as it is a bit big), and a lightly used sweater from the Gap for $5.  All that new retail probably would have cost over $200.....  Yay for thrift stores!  And kids who don't mind shopping in them. 
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7262 on: September 17, 2016, 06:15:22 PM »
Fixed a bifold door that was sticking. Thank you YouTube for the video with clear instructions.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7263 on: September 17, 2016, 06:55:10 PM »
Used cardpool to get 7% off a babies r' us gift card. Had already planned a $50 price point. Got a $50 GC and bought a $49.99 item. Only a couple bucks saved, but it adds up. Also sent my referral to 2 friends- it'll get them and me each $5 off our next order if they use it. (If anyone wants $5 off their first order, let me know, it just felt super presumptuous to put my referral link haha).

I'm also using cardpool to get a CC bonus- my local bank's card has a deal that I'll get $10 statement credit next month for doing 10 transactions of $10 or more this month. (Next 3 months this'll be going on). So I've been grabbing GCs off cardpool for some of the transactions, since I can get pretty close to the $10 that way, and maximize my % return on the deal.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7264 on: September 18, 2016, 08:30:01 AM »
The budgeting app I used for years has been glitchy.  Updates don't fix it. I can't find another I like that's free. So I downloaded the apple Numbers app and made myself a spreadsheet, formatted it to fit comfortably on my phone screen, got my important formulas and numbers in. I'm ready to go. No more excuses about glitchy apps. Manually entering purchases keeps me honest and on track.

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« Reply #7265 on: September 18, 2016, 11:30:09 AM »
It's been a busy weekend processing free fruit we foraged from friends and families trees. Plums, apples, pears and rhubarb. So far we have dehydrated 10 trays of plums and have 8 trays of plum honey leather going. Rest of the fruit needs to ripen a bit so I have some time to actually plan what we are going to do with it all.

Called and submitted (yet another) warranty claim about our Blentec blender (pro tip, don't get one! we got ours as a gift and had high hopes, has not been good)




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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7266 on: September 18, 2016, 06:05:03 PM »
*Bought lunch at the grocery store for the family on the way home from church instead of splurging and taking them to a restaurant. Husband is away so I was feeling sorry for myself! Haha

*Bought 3 new-to-me tops at a consignment shop

*Picked up discount canvases for my budding artist son at the Dollarstore rather than the art supply store. I realize that one day he will need to upgrade, but he is 11 and is delighted with the so far ... Lots of experimenting going on:-)


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7267 on: September 18, 2016, 08:51:49 PM »
Got home last night after a weekend away. Tired, hungry, came very close to ordering Thai for dinner*.

Instead, I raided the freezer for heatable eatables (spring rolls, etc, courtesy of BiL's last visit) and threw those in the oven while I had a shower and gave myself a talking to.

This morning, I got up early and washed and pegged (first load) and washed (second load) before work. It's dry and sunny here today after a very wet weekend, with more rain forecast later in the week, so I'm making hay, so to speak.

Last week I saved about a grand by not giving in to temptation for a new bedroom suite. I had grown to hate the style of my bed, so I spent $4 on parts and modified it.

(This means that in eight hours of driving, we didn't stop for food at all. Before we left my husband found me in the kitchen nibbling on shaved turkey. 'What are you doing?' 'Eating the turkey.' 'Why?' 'It won't be good by the time we get home, and this way we don't have to stop.' 'It's a bit weird.' 'It's weird spending money on food when we have a fridge full of it!')

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7268 on: September 18, 2016, 08:59:45 PM »
Picked the garden today. Watermelon. Cantaloupe. Cucumber. Tomatoes (many). Green beans. Soy beans (for edamame). It has been a great garden year.

Also, repaired the broken handle on my push lawn mower by scavenging the handle off the old mower. The new mower has a warranty, but it will take a few days to get the part, and the grass is LONG.

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« Reply #7269 on: September 18, 2016, 09:18:28 PM »
Cut husband's hair. I'm getting better!

Working out what home cooked / grocery foods we can bring with us on our long weekend away, to minimise spending on takeaway and very expensive convenience store groceries.

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« Reply #7270 on: September 19, 2016, 10:39:17 AM »
* Put up some garden basil for winter (we use the Ball freezer trays for small quantities of herbs, lemon zest, etc)

* Added more mulch to the gardens from our wonderful big free pile of shredded tree trimmings, which I requested and received from the city tree-trimming crew when they were on our street a couple of weeks ago.
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« Reply #7271 on: September 19, 2016, 12:37:54 PM »
Put up seven meals or so in the freezer, with my MIL's help.  I'm super-pregnant and due any day.  It will be a lovely alternative to take-out!

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« Reply #7272 on: September 19, 2016, 01:08:01 PM »
Instead of going to a store to wander around today, I wandered around outside in my neighborhood. Nearly an hour, ended up being sunny, and I discovered a street I didn't know was there that has a couple incredible gardens on it. $0 spent.

Eating leftovers for lunch.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7273 on: September 19, 2016, 07:03:40 PM »
Hey this one really happened today, and it really is small:  I always pay my light bill by phone, using my credit card so I get travel points.  Today i get stuck in a loop asking me to put in my phone number, then asking for the street number of my house, phone number, street number, lather, rinse, repeat.  So I press zero, and pay the nice customer service girl directly.  At the end she tells me there is a $3.00 convenience charge for talking to a person and wanted to make sure it was ok with me.

Well hell to the no.  Your automated system, which I always use, didn't work, causing me to talk to you instead.  She had to check with her supervisor, and what do you know, they didn't charge me. 
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7274 on: September 20, 2016, 12:43:33 AM »
*Made soup stock in my Instant Pot out of the bones from the previous night's whole chicken - after that, I hardboiled 9 farm fresh eggs in the IP too. I love how it makes fresh eggs easier to peel.

*11 year old is still ok with Walmart clothes, thankfully! Picked him up several much needed items of clothing for good prices.


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« Reply #7275 on: September 20, 2016, 01:26:21 AM »
Cancelled a $20 subscription my husband signed up for. I was stupidly under the impression it was an annual fee. Nope, $20/month. I don't know how I missed that for so long, but it's gone now.

We've been off booze (and requisite mixers) for five weeks, so that's probably saved $80.

And the power company gave me a $25 credit for being a huge pain in the arse when we moved house. (That was part one, closing our previous account. Part two, getting a meter reading and opening new account, is an ongoing saga for which I will also pursue compensation.)

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« Reply #7276 on: September 20, 2016, 02:02:40 PM »
I just made a meal plan for the next week's worth of dinners(and 1 dessert), and wrote a grocery list for all the ingredients.  I've started putting the meals in Google Calendar, so my phone can tell me what I'm making for dinner when I forget.  I even set it to alert me earlier when the meal takes longer to cook, so there are no "oops" moments.

Mild carnivore victory: Only 3 out of 7 dinners have meat in them! \o/

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« Reply #7277 on: September 20, 2016, 02:26:13 PM »
Got a .15 reusable bag credit at the grocery story and picked up .15 of recyclable bottles and cans in the grocery store parking lot.
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« Reply #7278 on: September 20, 2016, 03:49:57 PM »
I just made a meal plan for the next week's worth of dinners(and 1 dessert), and wrote a grocery list for all the ingredients.  I've started putting the meals in Google Calendar, so my phone can tell me what I'm making for dinner when I forget.  I even set it to alert me earlier when the meal takes longer to cook, so there are no "oops" moments.

Mild carnivore victory: Only 3 out of 7 dinners have meat in them! \o/

Using the calendar and phone alerts is genius!

I made pumpkin cookies using a roasted sugar pumpkin (I weighed the flesh and it came out quite a bit cheaper than canned), and homemade yogurt using the crockpot.

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« Reply #7279 on: September 20, 2016, 06:57:25 PM »
I just finished all 147 pages of this thread...and it  was glorious :D

-- picked up a dime off the ground
-- carefully checked all grocery purchases to ensure that the sizes/brands I got were the cheapest per oz/serving
-- fed sandwich to hubby because he had a meeting to get to tonight and ate leftovers myself
-- made second sandwich for husbands lunch tomorrow
-- have been committed to avoiding extra trips/stops so I have gone through less than a 1/4 of a tank of gas in a weeks time, which is a huge accomplishment in an area where most things are pretty far apart
-- have almost 500 swagbucks currently...in less than a weeks time.  I don't spend any money to earn them...just take surveys and do searches in it.  Hoping to save up for the next month or so and use for some amazon gift cards for christmas gift giving
-- Submitted for a "review" of some health expenses that we thought the insurance would cover a portion of.  It may take a month for them to review the recorded call, but if they made a mistake, they will reimburses any portion of the bills that we shouldn't be paying....


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7280 on: September 20, 2016, 08:08:04 PM »
Using the calendar and phone alerts is genius!

I made pumpkin cookies using a roasted sugar pumpkin (I weighed the flesh and it came out quite a bit cheaper than canned), and homemade yogurt using the crockpot.

D'oh, I should have bought some fresh pumpkin today instead of cans; pumpkin cookies sound delish!

Today, I admitted my husband and my need for snacks and treats(mostly his), and had the foresight to buy a box of cookies at the grocery store.  Now we won't feel the strong urge to go out for milkshakes, and he promised to stop buying snacks at the convenience store.  I also bought big bags of chips for his lunch, and parceled them out into quart-sized zipper bags, so he won't eat so much at once.

I also bought two dressers from a local yard sale facebook group, for $20 each.  I painted them white, and let my daughters each pick a sample-sized paint color to paint their own designs on the sides.  They turned out super cute, and now my daughters finally have dressers!

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« Reply #7281 on: September 21, 2016, 12:35:21 AM »
I just finished all 147 pages of this thread...and it  was glorious :D


Impressive!!!!

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« Reply #7282 on: September 21, 2016, 11:48:04 AM »
Topped off my power steering fluid by myself to troubleshoot a funny noise before taking it to a mechanic. And it worked! Fluid was low so air was getting in and making noise.

I also bought the Haynes manual for my car, which I know is SPENDING money, but hopefully that will SAVE me money down the road.

I just finished all 147 pages of this thread...and it  was glorious :D

That is a great way to save money: learning from others!

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« Reply #7283 on: September 21, 2016, 07:53:32 PM »
Went to a high-end supermarket I don't usually shop at to stock up on very reasonably priced high quality meat. Also found local squashes on sale.

I made meat and vegetables in our instant pot and it came out very well. A question -- I used 2 cups of homemade turkey broth for the recipe, and most of it is still broth. Is it safe to reuse? I wouldn't refreeze it, of course.

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« Reply #7284 on: September 22, 2016, 02:05:05 PM »

I made meat and vegetables in our instant pot and it came out very well. A question -- I used 2 cups of homemade turkey broth for the recipe, and most of it is still broth. Is it safe to reuse? I wouldn't refreeze it, of course.

Safe to use assuming it didn't sit around at room temp for a while.  At least I have refrozen liquids in similar circumstances with no ill effects.

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« Reply #7285 on: September 22, 2016, 02:57:12 PM »
Signed up to donate blood tomorrow, and was informed that after I do so I'll be given a coupon for a free haircut.
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« Reply #7286 on: September 23, 2016, 01:40:58 AM »
Very much pleased with myself today. I rewired a step-down transformer for step-up operation. Even rewired the display unit so I know exactly the output voltage. Initially called around town to get quotes for the work and the cheapest I got was $150. One tech I spoke with mentioned that I can do the work myself and confirmed my understanding of operation of transformer.

It has been at least 10 years since I did any electronics work. I busting out my old text book, did a bunch of googling and prayed nothing would blow up when I flip the switch. Plugged in the power cord, took a deep breath and flipped the switch and the display showed 230v - success!

For those curious, the designed primary is 220v and secondary is 115v, which I flipped around. It's a big unit rated for 3kva with 220v as primary. Following the operation the unit is now rated for 1.5kva with 115v as primary.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7287 on: September 23, 2016, 08:35:15 AM »
Oh how I adore my husband. Earlier this week, we drew up tentative plans and priced out building garden beds. Not too bad, and it's on the "to do list".

Yesterday I come home from work, and he gleefully informs me that I 'have a big present in the back yard'. Go into the back- it's a fully assembled, VERY well constructed garden bed. Perfect! Even better- it was FREE. I guess he was out for a run and saw it with a "free" sign in a neighbor's driveway. He showed me the picture, and it was from a house a couple blocks over that has a wonderful garden.

Now here's my chuckling-as-I-type-moment: the thought dawned on me that it is a large, heavy, fully assembled rectangle of wood. And I had the truck yesterday. And it was over 2 blocks away. "How did you get this home?" My dear husband is not a small man. I guess he decided just to heft the thing home! But he couldn't hold it sideways... I guess he had to carry it in essentially a snatch grip overhead.
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So now I'm cracking up. I was being cheeky when I named my journal "the roughest mustachians on the nicest block". We just moved in over a month ago, and my wonderful husband decided to walk 1/4 mi shirtless, sweaty from his run, with dirt raining down on his head, so that he could proudly bring me home a free present =D Well, at least we're living up to that journal title!
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« Reply #7288 on: September 23, 2016, 08:38:46 AM »
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« Reply #7289 on: September 23, 2016, 11:53:40 AM »



So now I'm cracking up. I was being cheeky when I named my journal "the roughest mustachians on the nicest block". We just moved in over a month ago, and my wonderful husband decided to walk 1/4 mi shirtless, sweaty from his run, with dirt raining down on his head, so that he could proudly bring me home a free present =D Well, at least we're living up to that journal title!

What a great gift! What a great guy!

Do you think he had that expression on his face when he was carrying it down the street?

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« Reply #7290 on: September 23, 2016, 12:17:29 PM »



So now I'm cracking up. I was being cheeky when I named my journal "the roughest mustachians on the nicest block". We just moved in over a month ago, and my wonderful husband decided to walk 1/4 mi shirtless, sweaty from his run, with dirt raining down on his head, so that he could proudly bring me home a free present =D Well, at least we're living up to that journal title!

What a great gift! What a great guy!

Do you think he had that expression on his face when he was carrying it down the street?

I vaguely hope so. It *was* after a pretty intense weight lifting workout before the run, so I'm just picturing the Olympic-like struggle to Garden Victory.
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« Reply #7291 on: September 23, 2016, 02:46:47 PM »
Picked up a penny in the parking lot

Saved .30/gal at the gas station using grocery fuel points

Saved 23% off my monthly grocery trip by shopping the sales, and using paper coupons and e-coupons

Brought the usual leftovers and coffee to the office all week

And, LOL Bracken_Joy!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7292 on: September 23, 2016, 06:39:56 PM »
Parked at Wal-Mart an Walked across the street to an event to save $5 for parking

Made soup from I ingredients I had on hand instead of going g to the store to buy stuff to make pizza.

Enjoying a drink at home instead of going out for a pint and or getting pizza ( I have pizza on the brain)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7293 on: September 23, 2016, 08:45:21 PM »
Used a coupon for weekly lunch with hubby....they let us stack on top of a 10% card too..VIP cards from Culvers.  Let's just say before I started tracking this, we ate way too much custard.

Hubby wanted to go to a movie last night...I told him that I would prefer if our date night were coffee and a walk around the park.  He agreed :)

Picked up a penny yesterday morning and a penny today.

Hubby will be out of town all week next week.  He will have the hotel covered, gas covered for his company car, and all his meals covered.  He may buy the occasional beer at dinner from his pocket, but otherwise it will be a no cost week for him.  I will be home, doing my normal work and activities, but I will try to make the week spend free.  I already planned a coffee date with a friend, but otherwise I plan to live on whats in the fridge (made a crockpot of soup for my dinners!) and avoid using any extra gas or any spending money.  Wish me luck!

Finally, I am watching movies at home tonight.  Hubby is camping with friends.  I"m working on my sewing skills, hoping to hone them into being able to sew some gifts from my fabric stash.  Stuffed birds for the nieces...or, thats the goal..lol!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7294 on: September 24, 2016, 06:57:51 AM »
This was yesterday...

Picked up a penny on my run.

Picked up a couple pounds of dry beans from a friend who had decided to stop eating them.

Similarly acquired some grass fed liver. We're not fans, but I want to try dehydrating some for dog training treats. Treats are expensive, liver doesn't seem to be. Around here, lots of friends buy meat by the quarter or half but don't eat organ meat.

Didn't quite offset the money I spent on X-rays at the vet today, but...

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7295 on: September 24, 2016, 09:34:27 AM »
I've spent most of the week washing, organizing, and packing into storage clothing for my kids(3 girls, makes it easy!).  I boxed up too-small or out of season clothing to save for the next kid, and unboxed a big tub of "new" clothes for the youngest.  She was absolutely thrilled.  This morning, a church right near my house had a clothing swap, so I dropped off the youngest's outgrown clothes, and got enough clothes to round out everyone's winter wardrobe(including a nice snow coat for the oldest!).  Free clothes shopping is best clothes shopping!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7296 on: September 24, 2016, 12:53:50 PM »
I changed the method of payment for my prepaid phone to credit card. Now I get grocery store points for it instead of nothing at no additional cost.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7297 on: September 24, 2016, 01:04:27 PM »
Daughter wanted Carl's Jr after gymnastics this morning.  I said no, came home and made bacon cheeseburgers.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7298 on: September 24, 2016, 01:29:11 PM »
My heavily used rice cooker died.  I decided to replace it with an instant pot.  Instead of buying new, I bought a used one on ebay.  Saved $40.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7299 on: September 25, 2016, 01:38:17 PM »
I rode my bike to the farmer's market instead of driving. Got some decent deals, too.