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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8500 on: February 18, 2017, 11:35:40 AM »
Such a simple one today. I needed some more oil for my butcher block counters. Hardware store, food grade oil $22 / 500ml, mineral oil in the health department at Walmart $4.67 / 500ml. That's a no brainer.

I was going over my 2017 budget where I track every expenditure in detail and I can not believe how much I was able to cut back already just by being super aware of every dollar spent. Knowing exactly how much I am spending and on what specifically has made me rethink every purchases before I make it. I have always been frugal, but it's pretty amazing how even a frugal person can make small mindless "want" purchases that easily add up to bigger numbers.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8501 on: February 18, 2017, 01:53:49 PM »
Today for the first time I used digital coupons and close attention to sales while grocery shopping. (Before I would just buy whatever, whenever.) I saved $25 off what would otherwise have been a $125 trip. And the only thing I bought extra of "because it was on sale" was chicken, which will go in the freezer and feed me well into next month.

Also, today was such a beautiful day--61F! which is weird in February! but still beautiful--I really wanted to go out somewhere and walk around, but I couldn't decide where to go. In the end, I stayed home and took a long walk around the neighborhood. So I didn't spend money on gas--or on the drink and/or snack I would inevitably have wanted to pick up on the way home. Victory!

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« Reply #8502 on: February 18, 2017, 02:20:29 PM »
Today for the first time I used digital coupons and close attention to sales while grocery shopping. (Before I would just buy whatever, whenever.) I saved $25 off what would otherwise have been a $125 trip. And the only thing I bought extra of "because it was on sale" was chicken, which will go in the freezer and feed me well into next month.

Also, today was such a beautiful day--61F! which is weird in February! but still beautiful--I really wanted to go out somewhere and walk around, but I couldn't decide where to go. In the end, I stayed home and took a long walk around the neighborhood. So I didn't spend money on gas--or on the drink and/or snack I would inevitably have wanted to pick up on the way home. Victory!

That all sounds like a very good day!  Well done...
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8503 on: February 18, 2017, 04:25:01 PM »
Wednesday, made chicken broth. Today, crossed it off the grocery list. Friday, made spaghetti with jar sauce instead of ordering takeout, despite having many available excuses. Today, got DW's iPad (5 years old) fixed for free at the Apple store (she wanted to send me to the app store at first, lol). DD16 remarked that she now doesn't like the mall either. Woohoo! Tonight, having leftovers instead of cooking or takeout.

Not buying any meat until our freezer is empty of meat, and then only one pack at a time, no more stocking up.

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« Reply #8504 on: February 18, 2017, 08:52:47 PM »
I put red pepper jelly on the shopping list last week for an appetizer I want to make next weekend. My husband picked some up and I was shocked at the price ($5.79 for a 300g jar!). Since we had time before it was needed, and he really enjoys doing this kind of stuff, he made a batch today. Red peppers were on sale, so less than $3 for all ingredients (the balance of which were on hand anyway),under two hours of total time including cleanup, and we have SIX x 300g jars of the stuff. Might be our go-to contribution for family potlucks for a while (with crackers and cream cheese, of course)! And now we can take the overpriced jar back to the store...
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8505 on: February 19, 2017, 12:32:26 AM »
At work, we get a bowl of fruit twice a week. This week, at Friday afternoon there were lots of apples left. I took the apples home and made an apple cake.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8506 on: February 19, 2017, 01:29:54 AM »
-made chicken wraps for dinner from leftover meat from a whole chicken cooked the day before. Will make soup stock tomorrow with the bones in instant pot

-daughter made a triple batch of banana muffins with 1/2 priced spotty bananas I bought Thursday.

-finally figured out a way to keep an accurate grocery list. I'm terrible at remembering to bring my list to the store. I've found a free app called "Buy me a pie" and it's been working great for me for around 3 months now. (No I don't work for them - it was a random find)

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« Reply #8507 on: February 19, 2017, 01:56:09 PM »
-made chicken wraps for dinner from leftover meat from a whole chicken cooked the day before. Will make soup stock tomorrow with the bones in instant pot

-daughter made a triple batch of banana muffins with 1/2 priced spotty bananas I bought Thursday.

-finally figured out a way to keep an accurate grocery list. I'm terrible at remembering to bring my list to the store. I've found a free app called "Buy me a pie" and it's been working great for me for around 3 months now. (No I don't work for them - it was a random find)

Can you share it with your family? My husband and I found an app called Wunderlist, that can be shared between iPhone and Android and we keep the shopping list on that. I find it a bit bothersome to have to type stuff on my phone while cooking, but it is very practical when shopping.

Today we filled the car with fuel on the cheapest day at a cheap petrol station, while we were driving past anyway.

And I ate some self picked mushrooms that I found in the freezer.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8508 on: February 19, 2017, 02:41:42 PM »
We went through our book and DVD collection and pulled out anything we don't think we'll ever read/watch again, and yesterday I sent the things that were eligible in to Amazon Trade-In to get a gift card we'll use on stuff we would have bought anyway, and took the rest to Goodwill, getting a receipt for a tax write-off.

Today we listed some stuff around the house we want to get rid of (shelving units we don't use, snow tires that don't fit our current car) for sale on a Facebook yard sale group, and they've already sold. I also did my grocery run and bought dried beans instead of canned and a head of romaine instead of pre-washed bagged salad greens, and noted down some more prices for the spreadsheet I'm building up of which items are cheapest at which stores.

Of course, I also bought some new houseplants for the kitchen, and ordered new valences for the kitchen windows off Etsy. I'm justifying this to myself based on the fact that we save a lot of money by cooking most of our meals at home, so it's worth making our kitchen a pleasant place to spend time.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8509 on: February 19, 2017, 02:49:48 PM »
Decided against the fancy kiinde breastfeeding system.I had gotten a starter pack for $6 shipping only. Sold it for $15.
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« Reply #8510 on: February 19, 2017, 05:34:56 PM »
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« Reply #8511 on: February 19, 2017, 05:35:16 PM »
My work shoes were looking rough, so I brought them back to the store and they polished/reconditioned them.  Now they're looking quite sharp again and I don't need to replace them.

One of the great things about buying quality is that the brand stands behind them, polishing is free, and the shoes look great for years.
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« Reply #8512 on: February 19, 2017, 08:46:06 PM »
Linda Norway,
I haven't tried sharing the list with family members so I'm not sure! One thing I like is that it remembers my things as I type.

-made pancakes, bacon and hash browns for dinner even though I didn't want to cook.



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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8513 on: February 19, 2017, 10:38:20 PM »
Cooked instead of buying for a potluck.

Harvested lemons and eggs from the yard.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8514 on: February 20, 2017, 07:30:53 AM »
Went to a party on Sunday, brought pot luck items that I bought on sale, with coupons, using my grocery points! (so free)

At work today (it's a holiday) to catch up on stuff and work in a super peaceful environment. So I am not only savings money, I'm earning some extra money today!

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« Reply #8515 on: February 20, 2017, 10:31:42 AM »
I'm having friends over for lunch rather than going out.  Even though I'm cooking for 4, it will still be cheaper than an inexpensive lunch out. 
Made tea at home with homemade biscotti (made using gifted dried fruit)

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« Reply #8516 on: February 20, 2017, 11:09:54 AM »
Well... it was on a spendy pants thing, but it will save us money over the year.
My dog gets a barkbox ($20 a month, which is insane- but keeping him with good toys means he doesn't chew up the house- and good toys cost a lot, it's hard to find anything that will last more than a day for under $10, and bark box toys usually last a week, a month if I mend or trim them, so it is cheaper to get the subscription than find something every month).

They offered me a discount to $17 a month if I paid the remaining 8 months now.  So I did.
That's $24 saved.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8517 on: February 20, 2017, 01:43:10 PM »
Had half a red cabbage leftover from making vegetable soup, so shredded and quick-pickled it so that it'll keep a good long while in the fridge. This'll probably make its way into rice bowls for lunches next week, along with the leftover black beans that will produced by another meal in our plans for this week. (Why cook one can's worth of dry black beans in the crock pot when I can cook a whole pound of beans and freeze the rest for later?)

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« Reply #8518 on: February 20, 2017, 06:03:24 PM »
*Made some more noodles for the kids to use up the spaghetti sauce in the fridge at lunch

*Made my own Nak'd bars (a health food store item - $1.79/tiny bar in Canada) In the food processor, combine 1 3/4 c. medjool dates,  1/4 c. raisins, 1 1/2 c cashews, 2 Tablespoons cocoa, 2 teaspoons vanilla- push down into parchment lined 8x8 pan and refridgerate. Sooooo good!

*Kids are using up yesterday's pancakes for snacks today - one covered his in Nutella

*Chopped up fresh veggies with our casserole for dinner (made a double batch so we could eat it again in 2 days)

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« Reply #8519 on: February 20, 2017, 06:34:31 PM »
My mom made us roast beef on Sunday (aka: I'm pregnant and a week overdue and not really up for going anywhere, so she brought ingredients and cooked in our house, which was AMAZING and so kind of her and so appreciated). So a) yay free Sunday meal and good company!

And then we wound up with a half-jar of mustard-heavy pan gravy from the freakin' amazing roast beef. So savings b) I fried up an onion, the mushrooms that were starting to look dubious, and the spinach that'd been in the fridge for a week, added the pan gravy, and added a smidge of cream. Made a thoroughly excellent pasta sauce, used up all the leftovers AND dubious-looking fridge veggies, and provided a fantastic dinner that was ready in less than 20 minutes. Omnomnom.

And this is a 'make the best of it' 'not really savings but at least less spending than it could have been': I had a pre-induction appointment at the hospital today. At 8am. Which was supposed to take half an hour, so we didn't bring lunch. By the time we finally got seen and were able to leave (in summary: this kid ain't in a hurry to move but he's doing fine and if he doesn't budge before then they're inducing Thursday THANK GOD GET OUT), it was past 1pm and we were both starving and an hour from home. So... we went to a Vietnamese restaurant we both adore, and for the price of ONE fast food meal we got a thoroughly amazing beef and lemongrass salad to split. AND it was something I could eat without the gluten-induced Rash Of Doom. So... Kinda like a half-priced lunch, AND it was healthy and amazingly good and pleasant and with good company? I mean, we'd have brought a lunch if the appointment was later, but a half-hour appointment at 8am didn't lead me to think it was necessary, so: next-best!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8520 on: February 21, 2017, 08:06:22 AM »
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8521 on: February 21, 2017, 08:14:02 AM »
Made sauerkraut! Cabbage and salt, both crazy cheap. Now to let it sit in the basement for a few weeks.

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« Reply #8522 on: February 21, 2017, 09:50:02 AM »
(in summary: this kid ain't in a hurry to move but he's doing fine and if he doesn't budge before then they're inducing Thursday THANK GOD GET OUT)

Been there, ugh... I hope the delivery goes smoothly and you have a healthy baby and quick recovery! The food all sounds divine, too. You have the best food posts.

I used BookBub to find an eBook to send my brother for his birthday for $1.99. Also got him an Amazon egift card to put towards an Instant Pot. Still money spend but the eBook let me add something more tangible onto the gift I was going to get him anyway for minimal cost.

Making a new batch of Instant Pot yogurt today. Milk has been the big loss leader at our Aldi lately ($1/gallon, holy cow) so the cost savings over store bought are pretty big right now.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8523 on: February 21, 2017, 04:14:57 PM »
I'm using up the toiletries my husband gets in his first and business class flight kits.

Had to laugh when he asked me, "Why do you smell like Old Spice?"

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8524 on: February 22, 2017, 12:57:29 PM »
Used Amazon's "BIGTHANKS" coupon code to get $8 and change off a gift card to a grocery store I like, using Amazon credit I'd bought when trying to meet a minimum credit card spend.
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« Reply #8525 on: February 22, 2017, 02:50:58 PM »
(in summary: this kid ain't in a hurry to move but he's doing fine and if he doesn't budge before then they're inducing Thursday THANK GOD GET OUT)

Been there, ugh... I hope the delivery goes smoothly and you have a healthy baby and quick recovery! The food all sounds divine, too. You have the best food posts.

I used BookBub to find an eBook to send my brother for his birthday for $1.99. Also got him an Amazon egift card to put towards an Instant Pot. Still money spend but the eBook let me add something more tangible onto the gift I was going to get him anyway for minimal cost.

I'm so done with this pregnancy nonsense. So done. Fortunately, it looks like I can actually BE done soon, since I'm at the hospital at 6pm tomorrow at the latest. So done. So ready to have a baby instead of hobbling with hip pain.

And thanks! Food is kind of A Thing for me and my family, and definitely also my husband, but we're on a budget right now (well, we always are, but my husband is currently unemployed and I'm on maternity leave and so income is tighter than usual) and so there's some joy to be found out of making amazing food out of next to nothing. Feels like the hight of luxury. Especially when you add candles in candlesticks on the table.

Seconding Bookbub as a resource for ebooks - so much of my reading is from there, from free to occasionally 1.99 for a book I've been wanting to read... definitely good value!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8526 on: February 22, 2017, 03:20:31 PM »
Used Amazon's "BIGTHANKS" coupon code to get $8 and change off a gift card to a grocery store I like, using Amazon credit I'd bought when trying to meet a minimum credit card spend.

cool, just used this coupon code too!
Was so annoying though trying to get things that were eligible. ahh

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8527 on: February 22, 2017, 03:23:36 PM »
Used Amazon's "BIGTHANKS" coupon code to get $8 and change off a gift card to a grocery store I like, using Amazon credit I'd bought when trying to meet a minimum credit card spend.

cool, just used this coupon code too!
Was so annoying though trying to get things that were eligible. ahh

Doesn't it just need to be $50? Am I missing a requirement?
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8528 on: February 22, 2017, 03:25:26 PM »
Used Amazon's "BIGTHANKS" coupon code to get $8 and change off a gift card to a grocery store I like, using Amazon credit I'd bought when trying to meet a minimum credit card spend.

cool, just used this coupon code too!
Was so annoying though trying to get things that were eligible. ahh

Doesn't it just need to be $50? Am I missing a requirement?

There were some eligibility requirements, e.g. it can't be an Amazon gift card. I didn't read the whole thing since I knew what I wanted and it worked fine.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8529 on: February 22, 2017, 04:26:04 PM »
This weekend I used Uber for the first time for $8.55.  They emailed me a code for $20 for a friend's first Uber ride, so DH used that for a free ride to the airport yesterday, and they sent me a $15 off code for the referral.  I'll be needing to take a car a few times on an upcoming vacation, so this will cover most of that.

Bowed out of going to happy hour for National Margarita Day today.  Too much food and alcohol at home needing to be consumed and I didn't really feel like hanging out in a noisy restaurant anyway.

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« Reply #8530 on: February 22, 2017, 04:32:25 PM »
A local drug store is having a promotion this week, spend $30 get a $10 GC. I found an early copy of their flyer online and checked out what was on sale. I need some toiletries and household items, so I figured out a plan to spend $32 for items I need on sale, using coupons. The gift card will give me another 33% off, as long as I don't spend more than the $10 when I use it. 

About 5 minutes of effort on my lunch break, pretty good savings I think.

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« Reply #8531 on: February 22, 2017, 04:38:32 PM »
-Signed up for a couple genetic studies relating to fertility. If I'm accepted and fill out the questionnaires, I'll get $110 from one and $75 from the other.

-Rode my bike to the library to check out a book. Double mustache points.

-Using old bananas to make 2-ingredient cookies. http://www.theburlapbag.com/2012/07/2-ingredient-cookies-plus-the-mix-ins-of-your-choice/

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8532 on: February 22, 2017, 05:49:38 PM »
There must be a glut of old bananas - like Bracken Joy I needed to use up old bananas (7). Double batch of banana bread in the oven now!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8533 on: February 23, 2017, 02:29:41 AM »
Bought milk, eggs and potatoes at the farm shop. I calculated that this is 25% cheaper then at the grocery store and I know where it is from. Also I won't have to carry those items later when I will go to the grocery store for the rest on my list.

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« Reply #8534 on: February 23, 2017, 10:23:19 AM »
Packing snacks and sandwiches for our flight this evening. 
Used up most of the perishable food items before our trip

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8535 on: February 23, 2017, 11:04:09 AM »
Husband biked to work today, which means our single car is available for my use during the day for a change. So, I went and bought all the groceries we'll need through the beginning of next week today, because my favorite grocery store (already the cheapest place around by far for produce & dry goods) offers an extra 5% off everything on Tuesdays & Thursdays, I guess to get people to come in on slow days. Going to finish February averaging about $3.50 per meal for the two of us!

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« Reply #8536 on: February 24, 2017, 01:22:59 AM »
My 11 year old son put down a hardcover novel he was reading from the library on something sticky on the counter. Hours later, when we lifted it up, the page stuck and a chunk of it stuck to the counter. I carefully removed it and used clear packing tape to verrrrry carefully tape the chunk back on, aligning it almost perfectly.

Today, we took the book back and we showed the page to the librarian (honesty is the best policy...smile) and she showed it to her supervisor and they both agreed that the repair was excellent and that they wouldn't charge us for the book and returned it into circulation.

Since it's a brand new book, it would have been expensive! I just looked it up and its $17.99 on Amazon now, so the price has come down a bit, but I'm so happy! It was a win/win ... didn't have to pay for the book and taught my son a good lesson.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8537 on: February 24, 2017, 03:21:57 AM »
Brought lunch from home even on a Friday. All previous Fridays I spent a lunch on myself in the cafeteria at work. Not today.

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« Reply #8538 on: February 24, 2017, 10:17:08 AM »
Well done, Linda!  Now you've broken the habit, and maybe you'll do that again, at least occasionally.  :-)
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« Reply #8539 on: February 24, 2017, 01:22:34 PM »
Planned to go to the Newseum for my last weekend here in DC and complained to a Mustachian co-worker about ticket prices.  She emailed me a source for $8 off the ticket.  Score one for whining.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8540 on: February 24, 2017, 01:31:46 PM »
I requested a free pack of wildflower seeds to support bee life. I usually plant a section of windflowers in my hard, so this will save a few dollars.

I realized today I have a massive amount of yard projects to do this year, but in the spring I also work an insane amount of overtime so I am hoping I can use some of the "extra" money to accomplish some of my yard plans. I'm also very lucky that I got two free rain barrels last fall so will be able to avoid any additional water costs by setting them up as soon as I can.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8541 on: February 24, 2017, 02:45:05 PM »
We had 20-year-old beige carpet in our walk-in closet. I replaced it with these carpet squares:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Versatile-Assorted-Pattern-Commercial-24-in-x-24-in-Carpet-Tile-10-Tiles-Case-NCVT002/204594243

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8542 on: February 25, 2017, 12:57:29 AM »
Sold some old winter wear today and made $60. Used it to buy some groceries and had an ice cream sundae party for the kids!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8543 on: February 25, 2017, 05:51:57 AM »
Saved $20 on a book on minimalism by finding a free copy online!

Friday night worked overtime instead of going out on so saved $$. Went out for coffee Saturday morning instead of the usual breakfast so spent $7 instead of $45 for Mr. Piggybanks and myself. Had breakfast at home and stayed at home all day. Sydney weather is a bit glum and rainy this weekend so will stay in tomorrow as well and eat my way through the fridge.

Also bulk-cooked last weekend so have a stock-pile of frozen laksa and green curry lunches to last me through the working week!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8544 on: February 25, 2017, 07:28:27 AM »
Shopped veggies on my way home from work, so that we didn't need to shop in the weekend.
Today I went for a walk in the forest. I chose a walk from home instead of driving anywhere and using fuel. Brought own lunch and warm drink.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8545 on: February 25, 2017, 10:58:12 AM »
Went to the library this morning with the kiddos. We all got some great new books. Staying at home besides that. It's kind of cold and dreary here. I'm catching up on some grading, cleaning and doing laundry. My husband is fixing some furniture and taking care of the animals.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8546 on: February 25, 2017, 11:25:15 AM »
Continued experimenting with the sous vide thingamabob.  Cheap, good steaks from chuck.  :)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8547 on: February 25, 2017, 07:07:20 PM »
Had a class at school today.  Instead of going out to lunch I pulled out a frozen meal that I got on sale for $1.75 and had that and a can of green beans.  Cheap, filling, quick and easy.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8548 on: February 25, 2017, 07:27:22 PM »
Filled up the cars together so we could get the full 20 gallons the fuel saver rewards allowed...58 cents off per gallon.

Took home tons of sandwich meat leftovers from my baby shower. Should be enough for a week.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8549 on: February 25, 2017, 08:40:58 PM »
In the past couple days:

I didn't buy $50 on Amazon to get 8 off.  I combed through my lists and had plenty of wants but not enough needs. I was sad though, I had just bought toilet paper or I might have stocked up.

I did however order several swimsuits from target. Hoping one fits. Will see. Their returns are easy and I decided to start early while there are many options.  This is supposed to save me money because I'll find one that fits and not buy one in a panic the day I need it, then buy another... and another... because none of them fit.

Sewed a pair of jeans into skinny jeans.

Sewed a thrifted sheet into pillowcases, including one to fit my body pillow.

Picked up free items at Kroger and got a pile of discounted fruits. Bananas for 38c a pound. Apples 6 and oranges 6 for 99c. Woohoo. Was also thrilled when the register printed out some coupons for products I actually buy.

As usual, walked to the grocery. I am getting a lot of use out of my travel backpack. Groceries, laundry. It makes carrying a load easy.