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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7800 on: December 02, 2016, 01:09:48 PM »
Upped my contribution in my companies stock purchase program from 8% to 10%.
NICE!

I packed my breakfast, lunch and snacks for work.  I've started using a thermos to keep my liquids spill proof, which allows me to bring soups in (usually made with leftovers). 


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« Reply #7801 on: December 02, 2016, 02:25:54 PM »
Made double breakfast yesterday so I could get going early today, mustachian stash for snacks, and department-decorating party for a late lunch or early supper and maybe a little too much wine. Plus I brought lunch too, so now I have my next workplace meal taken care of!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7802 on: December 02, 2016, 02:28:04 PM »
Fridge being delivered today.

1- did our own haul away of old fridge (to garage. May sell to ILs if they decide on that, otherwise CL)
2- doing our own install
3- planned ahead and had easy to microwave food ready for lunch
(now really hoping it's all in and good by dinner, otherwise... I don't have a plan! Lol)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7803 on: December 02, 2016, 03:42:25 PM »
I have been salivating over a certain type of very expensive riding boots for several months now.  They're ordered from Europe, and the current exchange rate makes them especially tempting.  Well, a domestic online retailer happened to be clearing out their old boots of this brand because they don't have zippers, and people now only want boots with zippers (me included).  The original retail on these boots is $850, and they would be around $700 shipped from The Netherlands.  Usually closeout boots are only in tiny sizes or super skinny calves or whatever, but they happened to have my size for $99 and I grabbed a pair.  Then for Cyber Monday they further discounted them to $64, and had free shipping over $100, so I purchased two additional pairs.  I can have zippers installed locally for about $100, or send them out to a boot specialist for $200.  So essentially $2550 worth of boots, which won't go out of style and should last me about a decade or more, for $224 + whatever I decide to spend on the zippers.  I'll get zippers in one pair, and if I like them, will do the same with the others as pairs wear out.  If I don't like them, I should be able to resell on eBay for at least $200/pair.

So much awesome in one post! Well done.

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« Reply #7804 on: December 02, 2016, 04:11:24 PM »
Used up leftover white wine in a quick reduction, which I'll freeze for cooking.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7805 on: December 02, 2016, 04:30:29 PM »
Used up leftover white wine in a quick reduction, which I'll freeze for cooking.

What is this "leftover wine" you speak of??  :)

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« Reply #7806 on: December 02, 2016, 06:13:49 PM »
Used up leftover white wine in a quick reduction, which I'll freeze for cooking.

What is this "leftover wine" you speak of??  :)

Hehehe, I was expecting this.

I don't drink wine, just spirits, yet people love bringing wine to dinner and leaving it here. Take it home!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7807 on: December 02, 2016, 10:02:47 PM »
Got drunk at home instead of at bar. Much money saved. No need for Uber. More money banked. Used free weekend minutes to call friend and vent about work instead of quitting job. It's a win. It's also a shitty week. Mazel tov frugal peeps.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7808 on: December 02, 2016, 10:35:50 PM »
Picked up 2 pennies during the morning dog walk.

Saved 10% on my grocery bill through store sales.

Had a glass of wine from the 4.50 bottle ;)

Bought hubby a new work shirt to replace a worn polo -- goodwill, 3.00.

Found winter boots for myself -- 5.00, local thrift shop :)

Have plans to see friends at their home tomorrow.  Bringing a potato and Parmesan dish, sweet tea bought on sale, and games.  Should be a fun night in.  Bringing "Christmas gifts" for the other couples too.  AKA, thrifted baskets of cocoa packets and homemade applesauce muffins....yummy!  And inexpensive.


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« Reply #7809 on: December 03, 2016, 12:40:11 AM »
Got drunk at home instead of at bar. Much money saved. No need for Uber. More money banked. Used free weekend minutes to call friend and vent about work instead of quitting job. It's a win. It's also a shitty week. Mazel tov frugal peeps.

I'm sorry you had a shitty week but I enjoyed your post, for what it's worth.

Here's to getting drunk at home.

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« Reply #7810 on: December 03, 2016, 12:52:49 AM »
Had a meeting at Starbucks. Saved $0.10 by bringing in my own mug and took about 10 lbs. of free coffee grounds and espresso pucks for use as worm food.

(Feed the soil to feed the plant to feed the people, etc.)

(The gal at the counter said they throw away about that amount of coffee grounds every day and I am welcome to come by any time and pick them up. Yay!)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7811 on: December 03, 2016, 01:14:51 PM »
* Picked up a penny.

I love this one... I always pick up change wherever I see it.  Always seems to be a little money on the ground at the gym and in the large apartment complex parking lot I live at.

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« Reply #7812 on: December 03, 2016, 01:33:30 PM »
* Picked up a penny.

I love this one... I always pick up change wherever I see it.  Always seems to be a little money on the ground at the gym and in the large apartment complex parking lot I live at.

Great name!

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« Reply #7813 on: December 03, 2016, 02:32:17 PM »
* Picked up a penny.

I love this one... I always pick up change wherever I see it.  Always seems to be a little money on the ground at the gym and in the large apartment complex parking lot I live at.

Jeff Yeager, "the Ultimate Cheapskate," has a bit where he quips that a penny found is actually much better than a penny earned because you don't have to pay taxes on it, so it's really worth $0.013 or so instead of $0.01.

Related: "Pasquier, who is sixty-seven, is an ornithologist, who retired from the National Audubon Society in 2012. He spends every day of birding season in Central Park. But he is also an Úlite money hunter. He started out casually picking up coins, bills, and dropped MetroCards. 'But then I said, Be scientific, keep track of this.' From 1987, when he began recording his findings, through 2014, he retrieved a thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars and eighty-seven cents. From 1987 to 2006, he averaged about fifty-eight dollars a year. Then Apple introduced the iPhone, and millions of potential competitors started to stare at their screens rather than at the sidewalks. Since 2007, Pasquier has averaged just over ninety-five dollars a year."

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/23/coin-drop
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« Reply #7814 on: December 03, 2016, 04:13:09 PM »
Jeff Yeager, "the Ultimate Cheapskate," has a bit where he quips that a penny found is actually much better than a penny earned because you don't have to pay taxes on it, so it's really worth $0.013 or so instead of $0.01.

Related: "Pasquier, who is sixty-seven, is an ornithologist, who retired from the National Audubon Society in 2012. He spends every day of birding season in Central Park. But he is also an Úlite money hunter. He started out casually picking up coins, bills, and dropped MetroCards. 'But then I said, Be scientific, keep track of this.' From 1987, when he began recording his findings, through 2014, he retrieved a thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars and eighty-seven cents. From 1987 to 2006, he averaged about fifty-eight dollars a year. Then Apple introduced the iPhone, and millions of potential competitors started to stare at their screens rather than at the sidewalks. Since 2007, Pasquier has averaged just over ninety-five dollars a year."

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/03/23/coin-drop

I love this.

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« Reply #7815 on: December 03, 2016, 04:16:50 PM »
Some family members are dropping by at short notice this afternoon, so I'm throwing together afternoon tea based on fridge/pantry ingredients:

- Brie with rice crackers
- Bruschetta (using fresh basil from my plant)
- Macarons (they've been in the freezer since Wednesday).

An odd mix, but they'll be happy.

Work gave me a bottle of white wine last week, so I just put that in the fridge.

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« Reply #7816 on: December 03, 2016, 05:37:02 PM »
The gym gave me free guest passes, so Mr Tuxedocat and I want to the yoga class this afternoon.

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« Reply #7817 on: December 03, 2016, 06:30:47 PM »
Volunteered at the school today to help out at a PTO function.  They provided a light lunch.  After the event we cleaned up and got to take the leftovers home.  So free lunch today and free lunch tomorrow.  Thanks PTO.

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« Reply #7818 on: December 03, 2016, 06:46:56 PM »
I altered a long sleeve shirt my sis in law gave me and made a pillow case out of scrap fabric I from my grandparents attic. Both filled needs for free.

Spent all day at home.

Went over my bank accounts and credit cards, not unusual, but still an important step to saving money!

Cashed out ibotta money.


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« Reply #7819 on: December 03, 2016, 07:50:24 PM »
Switched to all cash for my weekly grocery shopping. I looked back over my budget for the last few months and realized this part was the biggest hole to plug. So far, so good! And it felt nice to not have to try and do as much math in my head over several days. If it's not in my wallet, it's not there.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7820 on: December 04, 2016, 08:42:19 AM »
I made it all the way to December 4th without turning on the furnace.  These last two weeks have been the toughest as the inside temps have been in the low to mid 50's. 

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« Reply #7821 on: December 04, 2016, 08:51:46 AM »
I made it all the way to December 4th without turning on the furnace.  These last two weeks have been the toughest as the inside temps have been in the low to mid 50's.

Wow... that is pretty badass!
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« Reply #7822 on: December 04, 2016, 03:17:48 PM »
For a while (like, a good four or five years) I've wanted to buy a full-length mirror for the guest room at a friend's house.

Long story, and it's hard to justify the expense.

Some family members are in the process of downsizing and mentioned they had sold one mirror on eBay and were tossing the other one because it wasn't worth selling.

I claimed it, and they delivered it in less than 24 hours. It has some marks on it, but it still mirrors things perfectly.

Saved $30+.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7823 on: December 04, 2016, 04:16:51 PM »
Talked DH out of going out forbreakfast even though he had a coupon for a free birthday meal.  No second meal and coffee purchase, tip and gas saved

Picked 5 grocery bags full of veggies from the garden today since lows will be in the teens by Tuesday.  No need to buy any veggies for a couple weeks. Roasting a big batch of the root veggies and a batch of green soup is going in the Instant pot.

Using a bottle of nasty beer to braise a pot roast

Used a  $5 off 10 coupon at Target to buy some essential lady things.

Helped DH install a new LED  bathroom light that was like $30 from Costco

Brought firewood up to the house so I can lower heating costs on days I teleworking.  The wood is from trees we had on the property

Maintained my leather shoes and boots to make them last longer

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« Reply #7824 on: December 04, 2016, 05:12:50 PM »
Altered another free shirt and hemmed a pair of pants from my sister in law.

Hemmed a piece of wool into a curtain to cover my drafty window. Not gonna win any designer awards, but it was free and will work until I find a better solution.

Have laundry drying in front of the heater.

Cooked up a big pot of beans.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7825 on: December 04, 2016, 05:24:37 PM »
Went to a tree farm for our christmas tree, where they're cheaper than the in town tree lots- plus we can pick out own. Didn't pay for the bundling, since it fit just fine in the bed of the truck and we could carry it just fine. Used hand me down ornaments- nostalgia bonus for when family is here over the holidays. Didn't buy any of the tasty food or drinks at the tree farm, even though I was very tempted- in spite of rain jackets and boots, we got soaked in the (cold) pouring rain. Made getting home feel great though!

Batch cooking for the insane week ahead: Husband has finals for his masters classes (12 credits this term, wrapping up! Only one term to go!!!), then goes straight to another state for work. And I'll be doing 3 14hr days in a row. So we're cooking: pork carnitas with rice, tuna cakes with pesto, brussel sprouts, bacon (to mix with eggs for breakfast), and fajitas. Just have the bacon left to go, and a couple things to pack once they're cool. Neither husband nor I have had to buy food out for work or school in many months.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7826 on: December 05, 2016, 09:43:41 AM »
We had a fancy work do on Saturday and was tempted to go out afterwards for a nice dinner as the husband and I were all gussied up, resisted and ate leftovers at home instead.

Wrapped presents with paper and ribbons already had in my home, despite all the gorgeous paper and boxes in stores right now.

We bought a fake tree five years ago (on sale). After setting it up this year we realized that a section of lights isn't working. My husband wanted to ditch the tree and get a new one, I convinced him to just rotate the burned out section to the back. Last night he noticed that a big middle section of our tree is burnt out too so he wants us to get a new one next year. We just decided to hold off on house buying next year, so I asked if he would rather wait until we moved so we could get a tree to fit the space in our new home. Rinse and repeat. :)

To cheer up our rather droopy looking tree, I decided we needed a tree skirt. Looking in stores showed that they run around $50- $60. No way, says I! Find some lovely cream suede and forest green flannel in the red dot bin at Joann's and bought some felt. I have a new reversible tree skirt with a mistletoe border for $15. This will least us years and years and our tree looks so lovely and chic.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7827 on: December 05, 2016, 01:54:47 PM »
Over the weekend I made two batches of broth in the pressure cooker from roasted turkey bones and scraps that I had saved in the freezer. I pressure cooked a first batch with onion, carrot, parsley stems and pepper corns for 45 minutes. After straining that batch, I put the meat and bones back in the pressure cooker with a dash of apple cider vinegar and covered with water again for another 25 minutes at pressure. I froze the first batch after cooling it as it was quite gelatinous, and the second lot I put in a large glass milk bottle in the fridge for cooking rice and beans in.

I only recently found out you can reboil the bones for a second batch of broth.

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« Reply #7828 on: December 05, 2016, 03:45:41 PM »
Sold an item on eBay, made $125.

I ordered a couple of Christmas presents online last week and they arrived broken. I contacted the company, yesterday they refunded the money and asked me to 'dispose of' the items. Pffft, no. I'm just giving them out to friends I wouldn't normally buy for.

MPP: brought home some brown paper from work to use as packing material for Christmas presents. Found it in the garbage this morning, covered in egg shells. Husband thought it was rubbish. :(

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7829 on: December 05, 2016, 03:52:50 PM »
Found a coupon code that saved us $16 on registration for our town's upcoming 5k race. We will be competing as a family.

Put my Hulu account on hold for the holidays, and dropped Netflix down to one screen. This will save about $10.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7830 on: December 05, 2016, 03:54:47 PM »
Had an all-day sports thing this past Saturday and often end up buying lunch and/or snacks out at a sandwich or fast food place.  Instead I planned ahead, baked cookies the day before, made a sandwich, and packed a day's worth of healthy snacks to bring with me.  Cheaper, easier, healthier, and more convenient the day-of.  Quadruple win!

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« Reply #7831 on: December 05, 2016, 04:06:51 PM »
Packed up a bunch of old DVDs and video games to sell back to Amazon +$50
Donated three bags of clothing and other DVDs that Amazon didn't want
Called a present truce with my sister and her SO for Christmas (saved ~$100 plus the hassle of shopping for something)
Packed breakfast, lunch, and snacks

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« Reply #7832 on: December 05, 2016, 05:13:32 PM »
Had a 60 cent gas discount from our local grocery store, so coordinated with husband so we could get the allowable 20 gallons (across 2 cars and a portable tank...) since neither of our car takes that much gas.

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« Reply #7833 on: December 05, 2016, 05:26:08 PM »
Sold an item on eBay, made $125.

I ordered a couple of Christmas presents online last week and they arrived broken. I contacted the company, yesterday they refunded the money and asked me to 'dispose of' the items. Pffft, no. I'm just giving them out to friends I wouldn't normally buy for.


The Grinch is alive and well at your house, giving broken things to people?

(Maybe they aren't broke. Beyond use, I dunno. It just sounds pretty grinchy. "Hey I got you a gift!" "Oh wow, thanks, you don't usually buy me a gift....oh... It's broken..."  "Hahaaaa!")

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« Reply #7834 on: December 05, 2016, 05:28:41 PM »
Sold an item on eBay, made $125.

I ordered a couple of Christmas presents online last week and they arrived broken. I contacted the company, yesterday they refunded the money and asked me to 'dispose of' the items. Pffft, no. I'm just giving them out to friends I wouldn't normally buy for.


The Grinch is alive and well at your house, giving broken things to people?

(Maybe they aren't broke. Beyond use, I dunno. It just sounds pretty grinchy. "Hey I got you a gift!" "Oh wow, thanks, you don't usually buy me a gift....oh... It's broken..."  "Hahaaaa!")

I do a white elephant exchange with a certain group of friends. Because these items were refunded, they are technically free, making them eligible for the exchange. ;)

Edited to add: the gifts in question are consumable, so their brokenness in no way reduces their effectiveness, they're just not as pretty as they should be.
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« Reply #7835 on: December 05, 2016, 08:01:59 PM »
Mustachepungoeshere, Consumables. I see!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7836 on: December 05, 2016, 09:23:10 PM »
Listed ten items on eBay.  Hopefully at least a couple will sell!

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« Reply #7837 on: December 05, 2016, 09:43:23 PM »
My motivation to pay off the last of our consumer debt (the car) has rubbed off on hubby!

He has started or completed the process of claiming some random funds from old accounts/hsa's that are no longer active.
He listed a couple items on ebay.
He made the suggestion that we try to pay off the vehicle within the year, and helped create opportunities within the budget to make this happen (this is a huge step!). 
He sold a bunch of pc game related stuff.
He is re-evaluating our insurance providers again.


Yay!

Me:

Listed several items on local facebook sites.
Avoiding the thrift stores.
Claimed cc rewards. 
Packed leftovers for our lunches.
Avoiding our normal "winter netflix subscription" so far -- been borrowing movies from friends who are movie buffs, and hitting up the library and the free amazon movies with our prime account.  Also hitting up the gym consistently helps avoid the temptation to veg on the couch...
Tossed a Christmas bonus into savings.
Used gym wifi for my music streaming to avoid taxing my limited data.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7838 on: December 05, 2016, 09:55:28 PM »
Signed up for the Frugalwoods Uber Frugal Month Challenge for January! Very excited. Here's the post for those interested: http://www.frugalwoods.com/2016/12/05/lets-take-the-uber-frugal-month-challenge-together/
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7839 on: December 05, 2016, 10:03:29 PM »
My motivation to pay off the last of our consumer debt (the car) has rubbed off on hubby!

He has started or completed the process of claiming some random funds from old accounts/hsa's that are no longer active.
He listed a couple items on ebay.
He made the suggestion that we try to pay off the vehicle within the year, and helped create opportunities within the budget to make this happen (this is a huge step!). 
He sold a bunch of pc game related stuff.
He is re-evaluating our insurance providers again.


Yay!

Me:

Listed several items on local facebook sites.
Avoiding the thrift stores.
Claimed cc rewards. 
Packed leftovers for our lunches.
Avoiding our normal "winter netflix subscription" so far -- been borrowing movies from friends who are movie buffs, and hitting up the library and the free amazon movies with our prime account.  Also hitting up the gym consistently helps avoid the temptation to veg on the couch...
Tossed a Christmas bonus into savings.
Used gym wifi for my music streaming to avoid taxing my limited data.

You guys are killing it!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7840 on: December 06, 2016, 01:44:28 AM »
The last few days:

-baked a pan of buns for a family gathering instead of buying them
-packed a lunch when I took the kids on a field trip
-made stock out of chicken bones and put in 1 cup freezer bags
-have reined in my Christmas spending this year by probably 50%
-a bunch of books from the library that I ordered in came in this week
-dug out our old Christmas movies to watch (Charlie Brown, Elf, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) instead of buying a new one today
-ordered 2 Christmas movies from the library that we don't own (Christmas Vacation & Prep and Landing)
-ditto for Christmas music - our library has a great selection

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7841 on: December 06, 2016, 03:52:40 AM »
-Put my whole holiday bonus into savings (45%SR this week- yay!).
-Resisted the siren song of Indian takeaway, bought tofu instead to make a curry-leftovers for lunch
-Did a survey with my health insurance provider, which reduced my premiums by $5/month.
-Regifted two boxes of chocolate I can't eat as game prizes at work, rather than buying
 -Unintentionally kept my month-long contacts for 6 weeks (missed my phone reminder to replace).
-Made dinner for 3 (burritos) with one chicken breast, bulking it up with beans and slaw).
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7842 on: December 06, 2016, 05:02:27 AM »
The boss shouted the team lunch at a pasta/pizza restaurant so saved my home-made salad for tomorrow!

As an added bonus, the pizza took 1 hour to be served, I complained, and we were given 50% off the bill! hurrah!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7843 on: December 06, 2016, 08:06:42 AM »
Got a replacement hose for my gas grill rather than replacing it. The grill can be finicky, but still has a lot of life left, so $7 to keep it running for another few years instead of $800 for a comparable new one.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7844 on: December 06, 2016, 04:35:48 PM »
Signed up for the Frugalwoods Uber Frugal Month Challenge for January! Very excited. Here's the post for those interested: http://www.frugalwoods.com/2016/12/05/lets-take-the-uber-frugal-month-challenge-together/
There's a facebook group for added accountability.

I've created a thread for this on Throw Down The Gauntlet, because I like this forum better than FB ;-)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7845 on: December 06, 2016, 07:14:23 PM »
Really small things today:

Brewed coffee and poured it into a large travel mug to keep warm instead of leaving the coffeemaker on.
Substituted extra mozzarella in a mac & cheese recipe for more-expensive asiago.
DH has to stay at work overnight so I send him with two days' worth of packed meals and snacks this morning.
Asked my neighbor to throw some holey wool sweaters in with her laundry to felt them as my front loader doesn't agitate enough and I didn't want to drag my toddler to the laundromat.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7846 on: December 06, 2016, 08:39:54 PM »
Do y'all invest the difference right away?  Sometimes I'll throw the $7.99 or whatever the amount is right into the vanguard account.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7847 on: December 07, 2016, 12:48:03 PM »
Our raclette grill broke when we moved. Today I was able to fix it.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7848 on: December 07, 2016, 01:10:55 PM »
Our raclette grill broke when we moved. Today I was able to fix it.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #7849 on: December 07, 2016, 02:05:09 PM »
Googled info on why my front windshield washer spray thingies might not be working, read up, popped the hood and found that one of the hoses wouldn't stay connected to the T-shaped thingy. My son brought me a role of electrical tape and voila! Fixed.

Grabbed leftover salad from a work function, took it home and served it with pasta for dinner.

A friend sent me a code for a free box from HelloFresh. We'll be making those this weekend.

Another friend sent me a code for a free box from BlueApron. Ordered that today and it'll be arriving next week. (Also set reminders to turn off the automatic shipments following the freebies.)