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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8800 on: March 24, 2017, 12:59:39 PM »
Ate some crackers and tea for breakfast/lunch because we didn't meal prep enough food. Meal prepping sucks when one person is working five 12 hour night shifts.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8801 on: March 24, 2017, 02:07:36 PM »
Intended on going out to meet friends at the park and then swinging by the store on my way home to grab ingredients for a marinade.   Instead, friends met us here, and I came up with a new marinade recipe online that didn't require extra ingredients.  Will have husband grab drinks for our dinner with guests while on the way home from work, but saved the gas and money for the other trip.

Still babysitting...last shift of the "spring break" week.  He comes here though...so no leaving the house for me.

Planning a trip to the farmers market tomorrow morning.  Local pork chops will be on sale -- stocking up!

Had to replace our wireless router...other one went completely kaput and did not respond to several attempts for revival.  Put it on the cash back card at least....


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8802 on: March 24, 2017, 04:58:28 PM »
Had to be out of the house early (for us) and were pretty rushed as well. Still managed to take breakfast with us instead of eating out. Then when we should have been able to return home, we could not, therefore pushing our home lunch to the curb, or so we thought. Since we both had no real appetite, we lasted the additional hour and had our delicious lunch (leftovers) at home. Sometimes just a little patience yields some real savings, both in the wallet and for our health.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8803 on: March 24, 2017, 04:59:42 PM »
Today I killed our term/whole life insurance policy (we were paying $35 a month for 100,000 in coverage) and replaced it with 1 million for me for $25. It is a little thing.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8804 on: March 24, 2017, 09:41:29 PM »
Put up 15 jars of pickled asparagus.  And then cooked dinner for myself and the friend who came over to help.  He's my 'eating out' friend, but I think I can win him over with homecooked food.

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« Reply #8805 on: March 24, 2017, 11:45:53 PM »
There was discounted beer on the closeout shelves at the supermarket. Rotating inventory is good news for our party next week. Saved $16.

Saved $0.10 bringing my own mug to our monthly Cub Scout planning meeting at Starbucks. Rode my bike to said meeting and brought home a bag of espresso pucks for our earthworms to turn into good soil.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8806 on: March 25, 2017, 01:26:13 AM »
*Made pizza from scratch and Caesar salad for dinner

*Started another double batch of refrigerator dough

*Husband and daughter did groceries from my list


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8807 on: March 25, 2017, 03:25:15 AM »
Picked up 12 buckets of compost as a freebie from the cities waste disposal. They want to separate trash from compostables because it's cheaper and better for the environment, we'll be using it for the veggie garden so double win for us!
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« Reply #8808 on: March 25, 2017, 03:43:06 AM »
Wen to the movies using one of two Christmas gift cards.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8809 on: March 25, 2017, 08:59:09 PM »
Wen to the movies using one of two Christmas gift cards.

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Us too!   At the concession, DH said "It seems like we aren't paying for anything"..   He forgot how the passes worked.  (We won them before christmas, I guess I don't watch movies as much as I thought we did)

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« Reply #8810 on: March 25, 2017, 10:37:20 PM »
* My boys helped wash and clean out the car! Saved $5 over the drive-through carwash on Wacky Wednesday. (Facepunches for paying for carwashing, I know, I know.)

* Made 8 servings of baby food for the freezer, saving at least $8.

* Added some strawberry tops to a green smoothie, reducing food waste.

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« Reply #8811 on: March 26, 2017, 02:53:46 PM »
I bought some more glass food storage containers today that were 50% off. I just bought some in January but have found because I am bulk cooking at least one meal a week on Sunday and freezing for quick lunches/dinners I am using a ton of storage dishes. So small investment upfront has saved me a lot in groceries/eating out and I am eating much healthier, not to mention saving cooking time.

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« Reply #8812 on: March 26, 2017, 04:21:55 PM »
* Added some strawberry tops to a green smoothie, reducing food waste.

This is a good idea! I'll throw whole strawberries in there, but I just saved the tops from the strawberries I sliced for tonight's dessert for a smoothie tomorrow.

Lots of really cheap family fun this weekend: bike rides, walks, trips to the playground, and the library.
Bulk cooking so we have lots of leftovers for the week.
Made homemade chorizo using ground pork and spices we already had.
Used gift cards to buy fancy ingredients for a celebratory meal later this week from Whole Foods, and to buy two new trains for our toddler's train set.
Inventoried kid clothes and determined we didn't need to go to the kids' consignment sale this weekend.
Made homemade hair gel using flax seeds.
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« Reply #8813 on: March 26, 2017, 06:15:48 PM »
I know it's only Marc, but global warming had us mowing our own yard this weekend, saving the $80-$120 our neighbors pay.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8814 on: March 27, 2017, 07:24:26 AM »
Spent a cheap weekend outside. Saturday we went to an old ski mountain that is no longer in use. Skin-tracked up and skied back down three times. Went home, napped, got some work done, ate, and went to bed at 9h30.
Sunday we went to a family park with cross-country skiing trails with some friends. Paid 10$ for the entrance fee, and spent the day on the trails. Went by the grocery store to pick up a few items for a BBQ dinner together.
Total weekend spend: 32$
Total weekend fun: way more than that

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8815 on: March 27, 2017, 07:36:37 AM »
This is a few days old (fie on me) but my computer died, and rather than replacing it with a refurbished iMac (the type of computer it was), I built a PC. Between Amazon credits put to valiant use, a used monitor that belongs to my Roommate, and the general cost-savings of building a PC that fits my needs (and not filling it with things I don't need, like a graphics card) versus buying even a refurbished iMac, I saved at least $600. Probably more like $700.
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« Reply #8816 on: March 27, 2017, 08:51:07 AM »
Our carpets have been looking rather dingy so on Saturday we took the day to do an intense spring cleaning. The carpet cleaner is one we went in on with several of my husband's classmates 4 years ago and we still had the shampoo left from the last time we did this so it was $0 out of pocket. Our neighbors we were chatting with told us they had paid over $200 for the service last fall!
We saw Beauty and the Beast Saturday night and paid for the tickets using gift cards. Resisted the urge for popcorn/sodas.
Sunday we decided to go kayaking for free at the university's recreational lake. An hour's worth of exercise, enjoyment of a beautiful day and we even got to see a gator in the water with us.
Making plans on Tuesday to see Get Out with a friend and will use ATT's promotion to get BOGO tickets. 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8817 on: March 27, 2017, 09:46:17 AM »
After a very, very spendy week, I finally have something to add!
Husband and I moved across the country, and shipped our stuff... So that means no kitchen equipment :(
First couple of days I let hubby take charge of purchases, going out to dinner etc.  While very tasty, that much eating out was not making me feel great.  So I lobbied for a Costco run- bought a bunch of their pre-made dishes (lasagna, stuffed peppers etc) that can be cooked in the container and several premade salad kits!  Is it the cheapest/ healthiest thing I could do- nope-  But here is to not letting perfect be the enemy of done!

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« Reply #8818 on: March 27, 2017, 11:23:46 AM »
I walked to and from work -> no petrol spent. In total about 3 hours.
Are as usual homemade lunch at work and fruit provided by my enployer.

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« Reply #8819 on: March 27, 2017, 03:43:42 PM »
Lately I:

Have been trying to catch up here, am behind by about 15 pages!

Because of a new service deal with my home office, I'm receiving an additional $1,000/mo this year indefinitely.  I immediately called a financial advisor and am putting the entire amount into an IRA.  I've got some retirement funding to catch up on!

Found a penny while taking the long way to the office mailbox.

Called my cell phone carrier and changed plans for an annual savings of nearly $300.

Combined some things with DH to help save on our insurance.

Batch baked yesterday:  Almond flour cookies, flax muffins, and a few other things for work day lunches.

I saved 25% on my monthly grocery bill by using coupons, e-coupons, and shopping the sales.

Gave a certain airline some "feedback" when they made me miss my connection last month.  They refunded my overnight expenses, and gave me $150 gift card.  I re-gifted the latter.  :D

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« Reply #8820 on: March 27, 2017, 11:02:18 PM »
* Checked out an ebook from the library for free

* Added thinned pumpkin seedlings to today's green smoothie to reduce food waste

* Cleaned out the coop of the season's worth of "deep litter" and spread the well-rotted fertilized bedding beneath five different fruit trees in the yard, saving ~$50 versus purchasing store compost.

* Spent $50 less than I thought I'd needed to on a new set-up for our chicks.
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« Reply #8821 on: March 28, 2017, 04:45:45 AM »
I'm over a week now of consuming only powdered milk! I'm determined to turn this into a permanent habit! It saves me about 25c/L here in Aus. I also don't have to worry about buying fresh or UHT milk as its easy to keep a stash in the Pantry.

Yesterday at a discount store I bought a second milk jug. Plastic, 1.5L, $2.50... actually made in Australia! I'm stoked about that, I was of course expecting made in China. Now when I make milk I can do two jugs at once, 1L and 1.5L, so I don't have to do it as often.

Bought a new fridge. Its a 250L Samsung model. I bought a watt metre, and worked out that my old fridge (which I got for free from my Grandad a year ago) was chewing about 3.5kwh per day...I only use 5kwh/day in my unit, in any case thats a ton! It was a 500L fridge, way too big. I worked out that this new Samsung at $539 delivered (I shopped around, this is a couple of hundred below retail) based on its energy rating and my electricity costs (100% green energy, 34c/kwh here in Adelaide, South Aus), would pay itself back in just over 18 months. Warranty is 2 years plus 10 years for inverter. So it was a no brainer! Basically halving my household electricity useage, which will also make going solar and battery easier in a couple of years.

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« Reply #8822 on: March 28, 2017, 05:52:21 AM »
I've checked out and read nearly 50 books from the library so far this year. I've also borrowed books from friends and reread some books on my shelves.

Money spent on books in 2017: 0

Considering my reading addiction, this is a big deal. :)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8823 on: March 28, 2017, 06:32:50 AM »
I worked out that this new Samsung at $539 delivered (I shopped around, this is a couple of hundred below retail) based on its energy rating and my electricity costs (100% green energy, 34c/kwh here in Adelaide, South Aus), would pay itself back in just over 18 months.

18 month pay back is awesome! And wow, 34c/kwh. I guess I'm lucky with the 11-13c/kwh I get in the southern US.

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« Reply #8824 on: March 28, 2017, 06:39:32 AM »
I've checked out and read nearly 50 books from the library so far this year. I've also borrowed books from friends and reread some books on my shelves.

Money spent on books in 2017: 0

Considering my reading addiction, this is a big deal. :)

Well done.

My challenge when it comes to books is that I can download a free Kindle book every month from the Samsung deal with my phone. Via some annoying app that is sending me Kindle commercials on a daily basis and I cannot turn it off. :-(
But the point is that most of these books are the first in a sequel. And of course, when the books is good, I want to read the rest of the sequel as well. And some writers have discovered this as a good business to make a decent length part 1, a pretty short part 2, an even shorter part 3 and 4. And the prices go up from part 1 to 4. (tip for those who want to publish a book as a side-gig). I should try to focus on choosing books that are not part of a sequel.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8825 on: March 28, 2017, 07:21:06 AM »
Ate breakfast at home

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« Reply #8826 on: March 28, 2017, 09:17:21 AM »
I've checked out and read nearly 50 books from the library so far this year. I've also borrowed books from friends and reread some books on my shelves.

Money spent on books in 2017: 0

Considering my reading addiction, this is a big deal. :)

Well done.

My challenge when it comes to books is that I can download a free Kindle book every month from the Samsung deal with my phone. Via some annoying app that is sending me Kindle commercials on a daily basis and I cannot turn it off. :-(
But the point is that most of these books are the first in a sequel. And of course, when the books is good, I want to read the rest of the sequel as well. And some writers have discovered this as a good business to make a decent length part 1, a pretty short part 2, an even shorter part 3 and 4. And the prices go up from part 1 to 4. (tip for those who want to publish a book as a side-gig). I should try to focus on choosing books that are not part of a sequel.
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« Reply #8827 on: March 28, 2017, 11:36:14 AM »
I've checked out and read nearly 50 books from the library so far this year. I've also borrowed books from friends and reread some books on my shelves.

Money spent on books in 2017: 0

Considering my reading addiction, this is a big deal. :)

Well done.

My challenge when it comes to books is that I can download a free Kindle book every month from the Samsung deal with my phone. Via some annoying app that is sending me Kindle commercials on a daily basis and I cannot turn it off. :-(
But the point is that most of these books are the first in a sequel. And of course, when the books is good, I want to read the rest of the sequel as well. And some writers have discovered this as a good business to make a decent length part 1, a pretty short part 2, an even shorter part 3 and 4. And the prices go up from part 1 to 4. (tip for those who want to publish a book as a side-gig). I should try to focus on choosing books that are not part of a sequel.
Depending on your version of android you can disable notifications from specific apps. For me this worked great since a very annoying app kept notifying me so i friggin blocked it :D

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8828 on: March 28, 2017, 11:54:18 AM »
I just saved $60 on toner for the office by shopping around and buying refurbished.  :D

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« Reply #8829 on: March 28, 2017, 01:11:31 PM »
I bought the cheapest while wheat bread from the shop, even though it didn't feel like the freshest. Save about 1 dollar a bread. I also bought some packs of flour. 2 kilograms can probably make 4 loafs and the price is less than 1 bread that I usually buy.

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« Reply #8830 on: March 28, 2017, 01:45:20 PM »
I had a spendy day, but I worked some of the details to be frugal. It could have been worse!

I bought an all day ticket to the local (well televised internationally) tennis tournament in town. That was the spendy part.

But instead of following their directions and parking at the lot 3 miles away and taking a shuttle bus to the tournament (the required method of parking) for $15, rather I drove past the traffic jam this parking lot was creating, past the location of the tournament to a park 1 mile away and parked for free all day and had a very pleasant 1 mile walk to and 1 mile walk back to the tournament. Considering I was going to be sitting most of the day watching professional tennis, the walk was a nice addition to the day. The line of cars into and out of the regular parking lot, plus having to wait for the shuttle buses probably saved me time (and aggravation) too.

I also brought my own lunch/dinner and snacks instead of paying for overpriced food. And I refilled my brought-from-home water bottle in the bathroom sink instead of buying bottled water.

I probably saved between $30-$50 by not paying for parking or food.

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« Reply #8831 on: March 28, 2017, 02:33:34 PM »
Our humidifier started making a grinding/grumbling noise and wouldn't mist anymore. I figured there was literally zero risk in trying to fix it, since otherwise it would go in the trash. Googled it, found a YouTube video about how to fix it, tried the fix, voila - a working humidifier that cost $0 and only about 10 minutes of work.

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« Reply #8832 on: March 28, 2017, 06:32:10 PM »
Bought paint for my bathroom -- unneeded I suppose, but certainly wanted -- off of Lowe's oops shelf.  9.00 vs. 31.00!  Its the nice stuff too..lol.

Bought a 1st birthday gift for my niece from a clearanced stash of Melissa and Doug stuff.  Saved 15.00 and got a quality, non-crap kids gift

Bought a brand new book at the thrift store for a dollar. Its a gift, and will be paired with a gift card to a local shop :)

Babysat today after my work shift. 

Turned off heat/AC the last few days.  Trying to keep this coming month's bill low...electricity costs are going up locally :(

Cloth pads -- i figure they save me/pay me back 4-5 cents each one I use ;)  I wear them with a menstrual cup...because I'm paranoid.  If i use cloth, I buy less pantyliners.

Got another 5 off 25.00 coupon from family dollar.  They have the cheapest toilet paper prices around...so I'll stop by there and buy 25.00 worth of toilet paper and stack the savings ;)

Not driving tomorrow...yay!  Its been a while since I've had a no drive day.

I've been superglueing cracks in the battery cover of my phone for months.  Finally broke down an ordered one on ebay.  6 bucks, verses Amazon's 18.00 price tag...

Hung laundry to dry.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8833 on: March 29, 2017, 12:14:41 AM »
I drove to work, but will walk home in the afternoon (7,5 km). And then walk back the next morning. This fitted best with the weather forecast.

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« Reply #8834 on: March 29, 2017, 01:08:35 AM »
I worked out that this new Samsung at $539 delivered (I shopped around, this is a couple of hundred below retail) based on its energy rating and my electricity costs (100% green energy, 34c/kwh here in Adelaide, South Aus), would pay itself back in just over 18 months.

18 month pay back is awesome! And wow, 34c/kwh. I guess I'm lucky with the 11-13c/kwh I get in the southern US.

Yeah when I realised how much electricity my fridge might be using, I went out and bought the watt meter (about $20). Confirmed my suspicions. 18 months is a pretty incredible return on investment! Pretty hard to beat it.

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« Reply #8835 on: March 29, 2017, 01:11:14 AM »
I'm three days into awesome Moustachian commuting. A few weeks ago I moved into my one bedroom unit very close to work (its an amazing spot near the city, parklands, etc). Monday our research group moved into our new space on the Uni's main campus.

My walk is amazing, its not awful city streets, but parklands, a beautiful cricket stadium, crosses a river. Glorious!

21minutes walk for me. I walk fast, this is at 6.5kph. I'll get faster as I get fitter (relatively to my former self I'm quite unfit cardio wise at the moment).

Not even worth using a bike for this. Loving it!

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« Reply #8836 on: March 29, 2017, 09:46:56 AM »
Yesterday, talked my boyfriend into "shopping" from our fridge/freezer/pantry when he made dinner, rather than drive to the supermarket. Saved money! Had great food! He even cleaned out the freezer...we have space in there now. Whoo!

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« Reply #8837 on: March 29, 2017, 09:48:20 AM »
Our humidifier started making a grinding/grumbling noise and wouldn't mist anymore. I figured there was literally zero risk in trying to fix it, since otherwise it would go in the trash. Googled it, found a YouTube video about how to fix it, tried the fix, voila - a working humidifier that cost $0 and only about 10 minutes of work.

That's great! YouTube repair videos have saved me so much time and money over the years. They're one of the reasons I'm delighted to be living in the future.

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« Reply #8838 on: March 30, 2017, 06:33:04 AM »
I changed my TSP contribution (government 401k) so that I'll withhold the max this year! I didn't think I could afford that but after many many small increases suddenly maxing out is only $42 more per paycheck! :D

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« Reply #8839 on: March 30, 2017, 10:31:13 AM »
Picked up 31 cents on my walk this morning.

Packed lunches. 

Heat/AC both still off.

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« Reply #8840 on: March 30, 2017, 10:34:11 AM »
Yesterday we can an event at work that included lunch so free lunch day 1. Then I got to take home leftovers so I had a big container of broccoli and carrots and spinach which let me push back on going to the store for another few days. Today's lunch was some of the other leftovers and tomorrow we have a state of the company meeting that will include pizza. Most excellent week for saving.

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« Reply #8841 on: March 30, 2017, 02:44:04 PM »
Superglued the lid of my butter dish back together.

The company prides itself on being environmentally friendly and reducing waste so I emailed them to ask if I can buy a spare lid rather than replace the whole dish. Nope. So superglue it is.

Made a chocolate truffle cake for a friend's birthday out of ingredients on hand.

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« Reply #8842 on: March 30, 2017, 08:15:35 PM »
I am sitting on a bus, while it drives away from my house, because it will eventually drive to my house. After 45 min standing in freezing rain, I was seconds from taking a taxi, before I talked myself into this plan
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8843 on: March 30, 2017, 10:05:15 PM »
Forgot to add...

Went out for dinner for a friend's birthday last night. A rare dinner out, cost <$25 for the two of us, and I brought half my meal home and ate it for lunch today.

I've been thinking about buying new coasters, as it didn't seem like they were doing a very good job. Then a guest broke one while I wasn't here. He did such a horrendous job of sticking it back together that I'm determined not to buy new ones because the repair is so bad I want to be able to show people.

Anyway, I've started using a folded cloth placemat as a coaster. It's brilliant! Soaks up all the condensation, looks cute, and I can just throw it in the wash.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8844 on: March 30, 2017, 10:36:25 PM »
I'm going to be out late for nine days in a row, and have reached the point (day 6) where things like having groceries on hand and being able to prepare lunches in advance is just not happening. But I had a brainstorm today at work and realized that I could get two meals for the price of one at the Tex-Mex place by my office, which serves absolutely enormous portions of relatively healthy food (I got brown rice, beans, chicken, veg, salsa and cheese). So I spent $8 and got both lunch and dinner out of it, which meant that I wasn't ravenous when I got home at 11PM and was able to swing by the grocery store and pick up a couple of things to tide me over until this crazy week is over.

I am sitting on a bus, while it drives away from my house, because it will eventually drive to my house. After 45 min standing in freezing rain, I was seconds from taking a taxi, before I talked myself into this plan

I lost this particular battle tonight. The bus only runs every 30 minutes and I missed it by about 30 seconds (watched it pull away!). But I only spent $5 on a rideshare service so it wasn't too terrible.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8845 on: March 30, 2017, 11:31:55 PM »
* Made a cake for my son's birthday using ingredients on hand, saving $15-$25 and a trip to the store.  Got  good reviews too!

* used homegrown thyme and garlic in a Parmesan peppers dish


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8846 on: March 31, 2017, 01:31:01 PM »
Received my natural gas "equal billing" bill today. They adjusted me down $30 because they always charge me too much. Which means for four months I will save $30 and the fifth month I will likely not have a bill at all because it's the reset month and then I will be back to what I normally budget.

It's my favourite bill of the year, when they realize I am way more frugal then their algorithm. :)


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8847 on: April 01, 2017, 10:43:55 AM »
Bought 17.00 worth of summer clothes at goodwill.  My summer stock is refilled and besides another pair of shorts, I should be good for the spring/summer season!  My job involves lots of outdoor/summer camp/messy kid stuff...so my summer clothes often don't last past a season or two...

Picked up 2 pennies today off the ground.

Our friend that we trade dog sitting with has been needing way more dog sitting than we have been in the last six months.  Its not a big deal to us -- but invited us over for a rented movie and bought us pizza last night for it, so that was cool.

Hung dry laundry.

Cleaned out pantry and made mental note of what NOT to buy in the future.  I have a weakness for overbuying quantities or simply buying things we don't end up using.  I've been improving a lot, and our pantry is getting emptier for it :)  In a good way.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8848 on: April 01, 2017, 10:48:24 AM »
I didn't plug in my car yesterday when I got home since I'm not planning on driving today. Instead, I'll charge my car in the middle of the night tonight when rates are low.

We're talking pennies saved here, but still...

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #8849 on: April 01, 2017, 05:54:58 PM »
I cleared out my veggie basket this morning. Made sweet potato, carrot and chickpea soup, baked sweet potato and carrot for salads, and shredded hash browns.

Put two serves of bolognaise and four serves of taco mince in the freezer yesterday.

Dropped off donations at an op shop and picked up two new pairs jeans for my nephew for $3.