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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10300 on: November 30, 2017, 06:24:24 AM »
Not today technically, but next week:
Childcare sent an e-mail telling parents that next Friday "Santa" will come to the crèche, so please prepare a present that he will deliver to your child. Now, my child is 1. She doesn't know what's happening, and she won't remember it. So I'll wrap one of the toys she already likes in paper from a present I received, and that will make the deal.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10301 on: November 30, 2017, 07:20:26 AM »
-Sent a rebate for $100 for our new pool pump. The new pool pump was purchased to cut down on our hugely expensive electrical bills. The pump is from the previous owners, and is really old. Technology has made a lot of improvements, which will cut down on the costs. The pump was expensive, but will pay for itself in reduced energy costs in about a year. So, the $100 rebate is a nice upfront reduction in cost from our energy company.
-Ate breakfast, lunch & snacks at work, for free
-Planned leftovers for dinner, but ended up staying late at work, so my husband threw together different options. Should have done a better job of communicating the plan. That said we didn't eat out. We all sort of had different dinners, but no eating out happened, at least.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10302 on: November 30, 2017, 07:28:07 AM »
I changed by cell phone subscription to one that costs 1/4 less and has half the data. Since I had the previous subscription I have never used up the whole 1 GB data per month. And I transfer the leftover from last month to the next. So from today I have only 0,5 GB per month, plus leftover from last month. DH just changed to a subscription that has 5 GB so I can occasionally use his data when we are away from home.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10303 on: November 30, 2017, 08:31:42 AM »
Not today technically, but next week:
Childcare sent an e-mail telling parents that next Friday "Santa" will come to the crèche, so please prepare a present that he will deliver to your child. Now, my child is 1. She doesn't know what's happening, and she won't remember it. So I'll wrap one of the toys she already likes in paper from a present I received, and that will make the deal.


I love this so much!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10304 on: November 30, 2017, 01:50:41 PM »
Felt really tired this evening after three morning shifts, and wanted to get a takeaway so badly.  Had a stern word with myself about the food I had bought already, dragged myself into the kitchen, and really enjoyed my Sausages and mash for dinner.

Spent nothing.

Noticed dividends had built up in my ISA (UK tax free investing account). Bought more funds in time to get a bigger dividend in January.  Snowball is starting to move a little.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10305 on: November 30, 2017, 02:56:30 PM »
Had leftovers from the freezer for dinner.
Am going to make my s/o a birthday cake tomorrow, bought ingredients from Aldi. Noticed that our Aldi has extended their opening times and will now also be open during evenings and on Sunday. This allows us to go to Aldi much more often!


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10306 on: November 30, 2017, 07:37:06 PM »
Not today technically, but next week:
Childcare sent an e-mail telling parents that next Friday "Santa" will come to the crèche, so please prepare a present that he will deliver to your child. Now, my child is 1. She doesn't know what's happening, and she won't remember it. So I'll wrap one of the toys she already likes in paper from a present I received, and that will make the deal.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10307 on: November 30, 2017, 08:04:25 PM »
Had a really stressful day at work (after 2 straight weeks of stress), convinced myself I was going to hit the coffee cart at lunch because I COULDN'T TAKE IT ONE MORE MINUTE.

Talked myself down from the ledge, and used that work angst to imagine saving $4 extra towards my retirement as the ultimate "HAHA I hate you, job!" . Survived the last 3 hours and went home to make my latte.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10308 on: November 30, 2017, 08:07:54 PM »
Unusually, failed to make a plan for dinner. Husband assumed we had enough leftovers (he didn’t realize I’d taken half of them for lunch). I was ready to stop for a grocery store pizza on the way home (truly not a bad option), but he cooked some rice, thawed some cooked black beans, and we had really tasty rice and bean bowls!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10309 on: December 01, 2017, 08:35:44 AM »
Pretty standard:
-Ate free breakfast, lunch & snacks at work
-Charged my car for free at work
-Unexpectedly had a couple of kid free hours with my husband. Pondered going out. Instead, made cocktails at home, had some laughs, and ate leftovers by candlelight
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10310 on: December 01, 2017, 11:04:39 AM »
I made a packed lunch for myself for the first time in awhile. I've got to pack a bit more or something with more protein next time; I was a little lightheaded by the end of the day and used 30 minutes leave to go home early and eat. I just need a little more practice. New Year's resolution is to pack lunch daily in 2018.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10311 on: December 01, 2017, 11:16:42 AM »
I made a packed lunch for myself for the first time in awhile. I've got to pack a bit more or something with more protein next time; I was a little lightheaded by the end of the day and used 30 minutes leave to go home early and eat. I just need a little more practice. New Year's resolution is to pack lunch daily in 2018.

In the meantime, I am using trail mix to get me through the transition.

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« Reply #10312 on: December 01, 2017, 12:05:26 PM »
I made a packed lunch for myself for the first time in awhile. I've got to pack a bit more or something with more protein next time; I was a little lightheaded by the end of the day and used 30 minutes leave to go home early and eat. I just need a little more practice. New Year's resolution is to pack lunch daily in 2018.

In the meantime, I am using trail mix to get me through the transition.

That's a good idea. I have a bag of trail mix, so I should at least take it to work.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10313 on: December 01, 2017, 12:12:22 PM »
I found a recipe online for this pasta dish I really wanted for dinner tonight. The original recipe would've required me to go buy 3 items at the grocery store. I've decided I'm going to improvise with what I have in the fridge and pantry and hope it works out. The items I needed were going to cost at least $10; so that's $10 saved today on top of what I saved from eating breakfast at home and bringing a sack lunch to work.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10314 on: December 01, 2017, 12:21:35 PM »
Had a really stressful day at work (after 2 straight weeks of stress), convinced myself I was going to hit the coffee cart at lunch because I COULDN'T TAKE IT ONE MORE MINUTE.

Talked myself down from the ledge, and used that work angst to imagine saving $4 extra towards my retirement as the ultimate "HAHA I hate you, job!" . Survived the last 3 hours and went home to make my latte.

This brightened my afternoon quite a bit, thanks for sharing!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10315 on: December 01, 2017, 03:06:59 PM »
Today I walked to the doctors rather than take the car.

The last payment for my car went out of my account, and cancelled the direct debit straight away (bought the car on interest free finance before I'd discovered MMM.  No plans to replace it any time soon!). £211 per month extra to go into savings - hurrah!!!!

Filled up the car, but otherwise, no spending.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10316 on: December 01, 2017, 04:48:46 PM »
-Ate breakfast & lunch out of the freezer stash today
-Avoided going shopping for an outfit for a work event. I leave tomorrow & don't feel great about any of the options. I'm presenting an award during a televised event. Everything I have is "okay", but not great. In reality, I don't feel great because of my weight, so a new outfit isn't going to help that. Gave myself a pep talk & worked out instead of blowing a bunch of money on a one time use outfit.
-Dug up $25 (USD equivalent) of money leftover from other business trips. Had no idea I had that much. Will spend this & get reimbursed from work.
-Paid off our car. We took out a loan in order to secure the best price, and were required to keep the financing for 90 days. All done & paid off!
-Making tacos for dinner, using prepared taco meat (freezer).

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10317 on: December 01, 2017, 04:52:47 PM »
Should have added that there was work involved in this one. I'm going to both Japan & Korea, and can't visually distinguish the coin currency without investigation. So, spent about 10-15 minutes looking up pictures of each, and separated/sorted for the trip.

-Dug up $25 (USD equivalent) of money leftover from other business trips. Had no idea I had that much. Will spend this & get reimbursed from work.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10318 on: December 01, 2017, 06:54:35 PM »
Two good days :)

-Yesterday was a no spend day. Only left the house to go to class, stayed in and watched a library movie with the family. Also, continued to put off grocery shopping. Made a french toast bake with the bread ends I stash in the freezer. Served it with apples we have stored that we picked back in September.

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- I discovered that in my state contacts prescriptions are good for three years, not two, and that mine doesn't expire for another two months. Stacked a free shipping promo, first time customer promo, and student discount to get four boxes - a 1 year supply - for $70 instead of $100. (My scrip hasn't changed in 15 years and I notice no eyesight changes, so not concerned.) This will let me stretch it to 4 years so I also save on the exam fee.

- Took younger son out for a mom date. Used a $6.99 coupon for a foot long meal at his favorite treat place, Subway. We split the sub, he had the chips and drink, I enjoyed free water. ;) Cheap bonding time is well worth the cost!

- Managed to put off groceries one more day, again! Potato and cabbage hash, with some pesto zucchini noodles on the side. The zuke was noodled and dehydrated from our garden this last summer. I don't think I can put off the grocery shop any longer, though!

-Thanks to something I read on this forum, I installed the pretirement app on my phone. Very motivating!

-Another night in watching a library movie. I also stacked all the library goodies by the door and clipped my keys to the handle of the library bag so I don't forget to grab it and return it tomorrow while I am out, thus avoiding late fees!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10319 on: December 01, 2017, 11:39:02 PM »
Put an old phone with a dodgy screen up on ebay. I should get at least $50 for it.

As its cool weather today I have all my windows and doors open, cooling down the thermal mass of my house and the floor as much as possible before it gets hot again. This will reduce the amount i need to use the airconditioner as much as possible.

Continued working in the garden on removing a Bougenvillia. I think I've managed to cut off all the branches from the stump now, the top which is over our powerline is dyeing. Once I get this all out, I can start the spot as a veggie patch, the spot gets the most sun. This will help me save $$$ for years to come.

Discovered behind the other four units that the tree there, which is covered in rampant Ivy at its base, is in fact a Mulberry, and is producing tons of fruit! This will probably save me at least $15 a year in nice fruit at this time of year. I'll get to work on removing the Ivy from it soon so that it can continue to prosper.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10320 on: December 02, 2017, 12:58:33 PM »
I just finished making 3 quarts of Kim Chi and one quart each of green fermented Tabasco and green fermented habanero hot sauce.  I already made a pint each of red cayenne hot sauce and chocolate habanero hot sauce, so shouldn't need to buy any this year (we are hot sauce junkies). 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10321 on: December 02, 2017, 01:41:24 PM »
- We're going away for a few days next week and I'm trying to empty the fridge so we can unplug it while we're gone. I made a cheese sauce and threw in a few scraps of cheese I had lying around. Tomorrow I will make egg salad to use up all the eggs and smoothies to use up yoghurt, bananas and berries.
- Went somewhere where we got free cans of soda. Didn't drink them there but took them home.
- Girl at the grocery store made a mistake while ringing up my purchases. Went to the customer service desk and got €3,50 back.
- All health care products were buy 1, get 1 free. Plasters and vitamin D were on my shopping list and I only buy them once a year anyway. I won't have to buy them for a long time now.



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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10322 on: December 02, 2017, 02:22:22 PM »
Resisted the Fish and Chip run at work, and enjoyed the dinner I'd brought in with me.

No Spend Day.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10323 on: December 02, 2017, 05:06:15 PM »
Was gonna toss some leftover Pork Chops and Brown Rice and instead turned it into pork fried rice. Turned out delicious. Pleasant surprise as the family loved it better than the dinner the night I made the Pork chops!
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10324 on: December 02, 2017, 05:36:52 PM »
Went to a bake sale / lunch event and managed not to buy anything, just did my volunteer shift.   The baking did look good, though!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10325 on: December 03, 2017, 02:34:34 AM »
This weekend: cut my hair, Netflix and running for free entertainment, cleaned jars for re-use, dug out some saved gift bags for Christmas, and started writing Christmas cards using the boxes I bought on sale in January.

I don't think I will buy any cards after this Christmas. I'm not feeling it as much this year-  writing them out of obligation (and sunk cost) rather than anything - so I'll play it by ear after this.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10326 on: December 03, 2017, 02:57:27 AM »
Got up early (on a Sunday!) and baked a banana-berry bread and made egg salad for breakfast, all from ingredients I want to use up before we are away for a week.
Found a fried rice-ish dish in the freezer which we are going to eat tonight.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10327 on: December 03, 2017, 06:04:50 AM »
Went home after church to eat leftovers instead of going to brunch. Usually that's a treat I allow for, but today it would have been rushed in any case.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10328 on: December 03, 2017, 01:39:17 PM »
Filled up the diesel tank of the big car. We are going on a long drive next weekend en the fuel will probably become more expensive later in the week. We haven't made this trip since September, while in other years we go there once a month. I guess that saved something...

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10329 on: December 03, 2017, 01:55:58 PM »
- Got the group tickets for the train again to get from hometown to current city for 1/3th of the price.

- Went to a conference and subsequently to Belgium to visit a friend. As uni reimburses my travel costs, I hope they'll reimburse the trip to Brussels as I didn't have a 'normal' return trip home (the bus to Brussels was cheaper than the train home would've been anyways..).

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10330 on: December 03, 2017, 01:59:46 PM »
Took the kids to a free museum as entertainment.  Ate lunch at home and packed snacks/water.  Am now making bean soup in the pressure cooker to eat this week for lunch.

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« Reply #10331 on: December 03, 2017, 03:33:51 PM »
-- Made pumpkin soup for dinner with three pumpkins a friend gave us
-- Did the weekly grocery shopping and stuck exactly to the list, no extras or impulse buys

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10332 on: December 03, 2017, 04:39:54 PM »
-Used Uber credits (purchase yielded grocery store reward) to take transportation to airport for work trip. Will get reimbursed.
-Made lunch, snacks & water for the boys to take to a soccer tournament. Got up at the crack of dawn to get this sorted before my flight.
-Spending $0 on myself, as I'm out of the country on a work trip.

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« Reply #10333 on: December 03, 2017, 06:03:37 PM »
Didn't go grocery shopping today. I still have a lot of food in the fridge and it's probably a good idea to downsize the pantry and freezera bit. I just found out I need tires for my car so I'm going to try to make it a lean couple of months budget-wise.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10334 on: December 03, 2017, 07:49:59 PM »
I went to the Apple store. I have an old Macbook from 2009 that was no longer working (did not support current iOs). Was looking to update current replacement laptop (hand-me-down Asus) with a newer version. Turns out they can do a full factory setting reset on the computer and put it as good as new. The 8-years-old computer is now as fast as any other on the market, and I was surprised that they did it for free!

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« Reply #10335 on: December 03, 2017, 08:20:07 PM »
sold unused mini fridge,
repair linen shirt,
no shopping today, needed bread but we made do with  potatoes or oatmeal

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« Reply #10336 on: December 04, 2017, 12:33:00 AM »
Due to all kinds of circumstances, both me and my s/o needed on-the-go food for lunch today. We didn't have anything homemade in the freezer or fridge. I went to the grocery store to get something readymade so at least we didn't have to buy lunch somewhere. Pasta salads were on discount and I found some that were marked 35% off as well. Pre-packed pasta salads sell for 3,50 each. The deal for this week was 2 for €4, which is itself a massive discount. And it seems the cash registries are programmed so they take the 35% off the original price, so in the end we paid about €1 each for our lunch salads.

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« Reply #10337 on: December 04, 2017, 12:52:30 PM »
^ That's probably even cheaper than making them yourself!

I forgot to bring my lunch to the animal facility at work. However, they apparently always have free soup for lunch there, so I just had two mugs of soup instead! Gotta spend more hours there around lunch time :p

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« Reply #10338 on: December 04, 2017, 03:30:53 PM »
I went to the Apple store. I have an old Macbook from 2009 that was no longer working (did not support current iOs). Was looking to update current replacement laptop (hand-me-down Asus) with a newer version. Turns out they can do a full factory setting reset on the computer and put it as good as new. The 8-years-old computer is now as fast as any other on the market, and I was surprised that they did it for free!

Excellent!

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« Reply #10339 on: December 04, 2017, 03:38:20 PM »
Today for work I'm wearing a lightweight black knit top a friend gave me (BNWT).

It's really pretty, and perfect for a cool, drizzly December day (what the fuck, Sydney?).

I wasn't familiar with the brand but I just looked it up - dresses are $239.

Got my power bill - down on last quarter, and also this time last year.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10340 on: December 04, 2017, 04:52:57 PM »
Canceled HBO and my second DVR today.

For a few years, we really found entertainment value in HBO, but in the past few months, we haven't watched it enough to justify keeping it. The second DVR was in the workout room and kept me motivated for a long time, but now I tend to listen to podcasts in there, so no point in paying for the extra equipment or service.

I would like to cancel our cable TV altogether, but DH isn't on board. We don't watch a lot of TV, but he loves the NHL and is not impressed with the options for streaming. Baby steps.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10341 on: December 04, 2017, 04:56:11 PM »
-Registered for a double points promotion for the hotel I'm staying at (work trip)
-Found a credit card reward for Panera, which is where my son had his end of the soccer season party, after their finals. Also, packed a huge lunch for everyone, so the total spend at Panera was really small, as the kids just had a snack vs a full lunch. Saved about $30 that way. Will probably save about $1 on the credit card reward.
-Declined the offer to shop with my coworkers while we're in Tokyo. I don't need anything, and would rather save my $$.

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« Reply #10342 on: December 04, 2017, 06:40:43 PM »
Ug, must preface by saying we were awful Saturday night. Blew almost every cent in our entertainment budget on one pub night with friends. But, this lead to some good Sunday morning conversations:

1) We need to rethink how we enjoy our Saturdays. Both wife and I work from home. I have the benefit of getting out of the house for school, though. Wife gets cabin fever and then we splurge (too much) come our night out. This isn't a summer problem, since long days and warm nights lead to hiking, camping, and backyard entertaining. We need solutions for winter, though! So, we sat down and made up some plans for entertaining at home as well as some winter outside fun -- all inexpensive or free.

2) Wife is going to get back into brewing (an old hobby that fell by the wayside, but she still has the equipment). We are much more likely to invite friends over for a cheap night in when there is a new home brew to tap!

3) We decided that we just have to buckle down and accept we have only $30 left of our December entertainment budget to last till January first. No filching from the savings account to pad it out!

On to today's frugals:

- Lentil stew in the slow cooker and homemade rolls on the side. Most of the veg in the stew was from our summer garden and preserved for winter meals.

-Thawing out some rice and premaking a tray of vegetarian enchiladas for tomorrow's dinner. It's the start of finals for me, so I want food ready to eat when I get home in the afternoon so we aren't tempted by outside options.

- Decided not to get a parking pass at the school next quarter. Going to use the bus pass that student's receive for free. It's silly I haven't. The bus stop is literally 8 houses down from my house and the bus comes by every 15 minutes - half the time I am driving behind it to the campus! I have 4 remaining quarters, so this will save me $140.

-Eldest son made some repairs to our artificial holiday tree. We got it at a garage sale when the same son was 2 years old, he is now 17. With the new repairs, it still looks very nice!

-Staying home, studying, and decorating the tree this evening. Probably some holiday music on the free Spotify and cocoa from a bulk-purchased mix, as well!

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« Reply #10343 on: December 05, 2017, 12:47:44 AM »
Despite the road being snowy and the lack of daylight, I walked to work. Took the way through the forest and used a headlight. Showered and washed my hair at work, using the shampoo and towel provided by my employer. Brought my own sandwiches to work as almost always this year. Ate a banana provided by my employer.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10344 on: December 05, 2017, 12:46:59 AM »
Despite the road being snowy and the lack of daylight, I walked to work. Took the way through the forest and used a headlight. Showered and washed my hair at work, using the shampoo and towel provided by my employer. Brought my own sandwiches to work as almost always this year. Ate a banana provided by my empoloyer.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10345 on: December 05, 2017, 07:06:32 AM »
I got a flat on my MTB, and instead of replacing the tube and chucking the old one, I patched it and put it back on the bike. #score

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10346 on: December 05, 2017, 07:41:47 AM »
My boyfriend has to book a flight for work overseas, so we are using my new Chase card. Now I can meet my minimum spend no problem and get $150+ cash back since you essentially get 4.5% back to use for travel.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10347 on: December 05, 2017, 01:58:50 PM »
Finally sold a saddle I purchased with intent to flip this spring.  Profit was more modest than I'd hoped - just over $100 after eBay fees, but at least it's a profit (and I got some use out of it in the meantime).

I'll pack it up and get an official weight at the post office, then purchase postage from home to get the discount.

Going back to Fred Meyer today to get refunded for the $2 coupon the checker and I both failed to see stuck to a package.

Drinking tea instead of wine on weeknights

Lowering the thermostat another 2 degrees (down to 60 in evenings and 56 the rest of the time)

ETA:  this weekend picked a cabbage, parsley, small heads of broccoli and a huge armful of collards before temps started dropping too much.
Got tipped off that feed store coupons ($10 off) regularly come with emails from the local stadium/event center, and finally got and used one this weekend.  Will test re-printing and using it again.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10348 on: December 05, 2017, 09:07:20 PM »
Skimmed cream from raw milk that I treated. I can't do anything with it this week (too busy) but I'm going to pop it in the freezer and make some butter.  Youtube + heavy cream+ Christmas vacation down time = homemade butter.  Hopefully.

Ate leftovers, made a delicious salad out of odds and ends, including a strawberry sauce I pulled from frozen garden strawberries.

Salad for the adventuresome:  mixed greens topped with ground beef, bacon, sauteed strawberry mush, green onions, a little peanut butter, and a dash of balsamic.  Super yummy!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10349 on: December 06, 2017, 01:33:49 PM »
The last few days haven't been particularly spendy or savey - just average.

Mr Hen and I will be spending Xmas with friends this year, and we've been asked to supply the fizz.  I spent 5 minutes googling discount vouchers for a wine selling chain here in the UK, and found one that gives £20 off orders of £60.  That's ON TOP of the 25% discount for ordering 6 bottles or more.

Result:  £160 worth of fizz (12 bottles) for £98.  Happy dance!!!
Then went and made breakfast and lunch for work tomorrow.

And I've now passed a month of no smoking - VERY proud of that.