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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11300 on: April 21, 2018, 01:26:28 PM »
Baked a double batch of homemade burger buns to freeze for later in the spring/summer.

Could you please share your recipe? I'm learning how to bake but I haven't been able to bake soft fluffy types of bread yet.

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« Reply #11301 on: April 21, 2018, 02:39:46 PM »
Baked a double batch of homemade burger buns to freeze for later in the spring/summer.

Could you please share your recipe? I'm learning how to bake but I haven't been able to bake soft fluffy types of bread yet.

I use this recipe: https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/beautiful-burger-buns-recipe.

I had most of a beaten egg leftover from an egg wash for empanadas a few days ago, so I used that to brush the tops of the buns. I guess that makes another small thing I did to save money - and what is left of that egg will go into this coming week's batch of the mini frittatas my husband eats for breakfast. :-)

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« Reply #11302 on: April 21, 2018, 07:08:18 PM »
Negotiating with the local power company saved me $2200. That was pretty cool.

Bought some land last year and am starting to do work on it. I really need to get the land graded but before I can do that I need the power company to remove old poles and power lines that sit on the land that aren't currently being used for anything. First they wanted to charge me $2200 for the work of removing the poles. After negotiating earlier this week they dropped the price down to $1600. It was a thing I didn't feel like I should have to pay for, so I kept pushing at it. Finally they are now being willing to do it completely on their own dime. Not only that, but they're not only doing everything I wanted them to do (they are removing both poles and ALL of the lines, which they kept trying to fight, because they wanted to keep "right of way" on my land), but they are installing a pole transformer on an existing pole by the street which will service my house whenever it is built.

I'll still probably have to pay for them to do underground wire installation to go from the pole transformer, down to the ground, underground, and then to where my house is when I'm ready to start building. That's fine and I accept that. But I didn't think I should have to pay for the poles/wires removal on top of that, especially when it's literally impossible to grade or build on the land with their stuff in the way.

It was really worth all of that negotiation!
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« Reply #11303 on: April 21, 2018, 08:37:12 PM »
I went to Costco and didn't buy the rotisserie chicken I planned to (I forgot). 

Though I honestly think this was a miss; you can barely get a raw chicken for $4.99 much less a roasted one that will produce an additional gallon of stock from its picked carcass.

Ah, shit.
I always go for the chickens! I usually get two, immediately shred and freeze one, and use the other. That said, if you can eat a few meals out of the pantry instead of using the chicken you’re still coming out ahead.

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« Reply #11304 on: April 21, 2018, 08:51:34 PM »
Love those Costco chickens!

I did recover today though.  The prior owners of the house I bought left a bunch of sprinkler-hoses (soaker hoses that spray rather than sweat).  One had a big tear near the fitting and it gushed all over.  I was able to carefully remove the threaded hose fitting and remake the end!  This was great since from looking online for a replacement everyone said they can't be repaired.  I suppose if the tear had been way in the middle it would have left me with a very short hose but in this case I was left with almost the full original length.  $17 saved and all the good DIY feelings are coursing through my veins.  Tilled the garden and planted peas.  Good day.     

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« Reply #11305 on: April 22, 2018, 04:52:41 AM »
Dissassembled a fancy packaging for correct recycling and discovered two magnets inside. Have used some of my crafts material to make nice and usable magnets of them.

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« Reply #11306 on: April 22, 2018, 05:34:14 AM »
Negotiating with the local power company saved me $2200. That was pretty cool.

Bought some land last year and am starting to do work on it. I really need to get the land graded but before I can do that I need the power company to remove old poles and power lines that sit on the land that aren't currently being used for anything. First they wanted to charge me $2200 for the work of removing the poles. After negotiating earlier this week they dropped the price down to $1600. It was a thing I didn't feel like I should have to pay for, so I kept pushing at it. Finally they are now being willing to do it completely on their own dime. Not only that, but they're not only doing everything I wanted them to do (they are removing both poles and ALL of the lines, which they kept trying to fight, because they wanted to keep "right of way" on my land), but they are installing a pole transformer on an existing pole by the street which will service my house whenever it is built.

I'll still probably have to pay for them to do underground wire installation to go from the pole transformer, down to the ground, underground, and then to where my house is when I'm ready to start building. That's fine and I accept that. But I didn't think I should have to pay for the poles/wires removal on top of that, especially when it's literally impossible to grade or build on the land with their stuff in the way.

It was really worth all of that negotiation!

Congrats @redbird -- this is great!  Good on you for not giving up. 

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« Reply #11307 on: April 22, 2018, 09:52:59 PM »
Made raspberry jam today. For the price of (part of) a $5 bag of sugar and some (enjoyable) time, we have four large jars of delicious jam. We had the garden-grown berries in the freezer from last summer; while Id normally use them for other purposes, we had our freezer try to die a couple weeks ago. We caught it in time (husband was able to diagnose and fix immediately - thank goodness!!), but some of the stuff on the top shelf had started to thaw. The tray-frozen berries were now a big glob and not good for scooping out into breakfast things; jam was the perfect solution for them.

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« Reply #11308 on: April 23, 2018, 06:24:35 AM »
I booked a sh*tload of books at the library:
- books for me to learn to recognize trees (as I am interested in mushrooms and they often grow under certain trees)
- sewing books for DH
- a cookbook about cooking seaweed (as DH is a freediver and can pick it for free in the sea)

This is all instead of buying a book myself. I have been looking at the cookbook for a longer time, but am not sure about what is inside. Let's try it out first.

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« Reply #11309 on: April 23, 2018, 10:41:19 AM »
I was going to go to the store to buy a plastic container for a plant. I have a lot of those standard plastic pots and also a lot of creative solutions (margarine or yoghurt cups) but I needed a size that I couldn't find in my own collection and this plant is quickly growing out of its current container. I was already feeling bad about buying plastic crap while biking to the store. When I got there, there was a large stack of exactly the plastic pot I needed outside, but they were used, so they were FREE! The free stuff is on the pavement outside the shop so you don't even have to go in.


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« Reply #11310 on: April 23, 2018, 11:32:10 AM »
Today, since the weather is finally nice outside, I decided to ride my bike to campus instead of taking my car and having to pay for parking. I try to do this whenever the weather is nice enough which saves a lot of money over time!

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« Reply #11311 on: April 23, 2018, 12:42:07 PM »
I took in the waistband of my work pants instead of buying new. So there people who say losing weight costs money!

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« Reply #11312 on: April 23, 2018, 12:46:31 PM »
Spent money on necessities over the weekend, but saved wherever I could:

~Used a BBB coupon and saved $10.  Bought much needed towel racks and hooks for the new house on clearance.
~Used a $3.95 rewards coupon at Office Depot.  I will have $16 in future rewards because of the recycled ink cartridges I brought in.
~Bought 3 reference books at an actual brick and mortar bookstore (!), two of which were on clearance.  Saved at least $20.
~Went major clothes shopping for the first time in 15+ years.  The first place was at a store which is closing it's doors nationwide.  Saved 20% off all items except for one, which was 30% off.  The next store was also having a sale, and my scores included a pair of slacks for $9.99, and several buy one get one 50% off items.  Went to a third store because I had a coupon.  Saw nothing I liked, and exited without buying anything.
~Avoided going to Sam's Club for another month. I have spent wayyyyy too much money again this month buying food and stocking up. I do need to buy a bit of fresh produce tonight, however.  I paired that mini list way down.
~Comparison shopped for toner for the office. A new cartridge is $192 at Office Depot!!!!! I can buy it refurbished from them online at $75, or via Sam's Club online at $29. Sheesh what a difference.

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« Reply #11313 on: April 23, 2018, 01:16:17 PM »
This weekend:
- Scratched the book itch by going to our Friends of the Library book sale. 19 books for $13. Unfortunately I got home and realized I bought doubles of 2 books I already had, but it's not too bad; they were 25 cents each. My to be read shelf is nice and full and some of these new books will join me on my 8 hour flight next week saving me from emergency airport book buying.
- I had taken cash out at the ATM for the sale since they don't use credit cards and redeposited what we didn't use instead of letting that cash fritter away un-tracked.
- Bought a patio umbrella off ebay for a third of the price I saw them for in store. Now our patio is safe for fairskinned friends who come over!
- Resisted buying new flowerpots when I bought plants this weekend. Found plants that will fit in the pots we already own. (did splurge on a $5 plant stand that was not on my shopping list.)
- Am still under the $500 budget we had set for the new patio. Only thing missing is some citronella plants to keep the mosquitos away. They didn't have it at the plant sale I went to this weekend, will keep an eye out.

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« Reply #11314 on: April 23, 2018, 05:52:02 PM »
I used a birthday coupon for a free sub and drink to have Jersey Mikes for dinner.  This was from a list of establishments that give free birthday coupons to customers, that I read about on a frugal website awhile back. 

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« Reply #11315 on: April 23, 2018, 06:03:58 PM »
Signed up for Acorns. I know a lot of you guys might be saving every penny, but I was only saving the dollars, not the pennies. Fixed!

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« Reply #11316 on: April 23, 2018, 08:01:12 PM »
This one's a stretch, but I'm taking it. This morning, I threw on yesterday's clothes because I was going hiking. Who needs to sweat in 100% pristine clothing, I ask you? Then I hung out with a friend doing our NYT Sunday Crossword Puzzles, the way we usually do on Mondays. Just as we were finishing, I got a phone call. I had to go back to where I was yesterday. Erp. There is a new TJMaxx (and a small chunk of time) between point A and point B, but no thrift stores, alas. I could find nothing I liked. I finally went over to the Men's section and found a shirt for DH. I bought it, had them take the tags off and I wore it to the meeting. It looked fine (he wears a Medium and I'm tall), different than the day before, and smelled considerably better, for the win (-ish). Oh, and the shirt was $15.00.

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« Reply #11317 on: April 23, 2018, 11:09:12 PM »
My home contents insurance was due at the end of the week. It was already pretty cheap. But twenty minutes on the phone to my car insurer and they are covering my contents now too.


Saving = $40/yr. Pretty happy with that :-)

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« Reply #11318 on: April 24, 2018, 06:20:58 AM »
I just received a renewal for an American Express card and I owe $50 membership fee. I have not used this card in years and want to call and cancel it but have heard it affect your credit rating. Is this true and why would credit be affected by getting rid of a credit card? My credit rating is way, way up there so I am not really that concerned. Anyone have advice?

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« Reply #11319 on: April 24, 2018, 06:44:16 AM »
Resolved my snack attack with raisins instead of buying snacks.

Didn't go to the canteen for lunch with co-workers, which could've tempted me to buy a soup (A Whole Shocking 0.70 saved).

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« Reply #11320 on: April 24, 2018, 08:04:16 AM »
-Called about our home owner's insurance & saved $55/year
-Agreed to give our old car to my parents. We were planning to sell it, but they really need the car, and I'm desperate to get it off of our car insurance. My parents help us out with the kids, so it's nice to be able to return the favor.
-Cobbled together a freezer dinner last night.

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« Reply #11321 on: April 24, 2018, 08:44:00 AM »
Turned down a work lunch (where I would have to pay myself), which means it has been almost 3 months since the last time I bought something at lunch (same for DH). Even if I had only gone out 1x per week, still looking like ~$350 in savings (minus the cost of the food we do eat for lunch).

We have also not bought coffee...all year? Makes me so happy!

This weekend DH and I were in an all day course and we packed coffee/snacks/lunch etc. Savings of approx ~$25.

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« Reply #11322 on: April 24, 2018, 01:14:05 PM »
I just received a renewal for an American Express card and I owe $50 membership fee. I have not used this card in years and want to call and cancel it but have heard it affect your credit rating. Is this true and why would credit be affected by getting rid of a credit card? My credit rating is way, way up there so I am not really that concerned. Anyone have advice?
Average age of credit will decrease and will affect your credit score. If it’s one of only a few that you have, see if they can downgrade to a few-free product instead of closing the card.

Which Amex card do you have?

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« Reply #11323 on: April 24, 2018, 01:17:11 PM »
• No spend day today.
• Eating leftovers from the fridge.
• Working extra hours at home to meet my monthly goal (likely won’t exceed it this month for a bonus because of personal reasons).
• Does saving others’ money count? Letting my mom park at my house and driving her and her BF downtown (1mi) for a concert and picking them up again. Saving $15 in parking for them, and taking her car so it’s no cost to me but 10 minutes there and back.

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« Reply #11324 on: April 24, 2018, 01:31:39 PM »
lexde, my mistake. It is a Citibank AAdvantage Gold Card. I used to travel a lot and would accumulate FF miles on it but the AAdvantage miles are zero now.

I also have a Citi bank Costco Visa card that I use extensively for bonus bucks. I use this card exclusively.

Would they give me another Citi card that required no yearly fee? I have to decide by April 27th so I am torn on what to do. I don't want to pay the $50 yearly fee since I don't use this card at all! I don't want another card but I don't want my credit score to go down either.

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« Reply #11325 on: April 24, 2018, 01:53:47 PM »
Borrowed a trailer from our friends to go to our town's FREE compost center. We shoveled the first load ourselves, took that to the garden, spread that, then went back to get more...this time we spent the $4 it costs to have them load it with the industrial equipment. So, all told, a little gas, a little muscle, and $4 spent for a mountain of glorious compost!

off to see which of out friends has a tiller to loan out...

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« Reply #11326 on: April 24, 2018, 04:24:29 PM »
lexde, my mistake. It is a Citibank AAdvantage Gold Card. I used to travel a lot and would accumulate FF miles on it but the AAdvantage miles are zero now.

I also have a Citi bank Costco Visa card that I use extensively for bonus bucks. I use this card exclusively.

Would they give me another Citi card that required no yearly fee? I have to decide by April 27th so I am torn on what to do. I don't want to pay the $50 yearly fee since I don't use this card at all! I don't want another card but I don't want my credit score to go down either.

Go in to Citi and ask.  Just be up front with them.  Tell them what you want to do and why.  They will help.  I have done this several times at Chase and other banks without any trouble.  They want to keep you as a customer after all.  You can also call but I find going in is more effective.

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« Reply #11327 on: April 24, 2018, 07:58:20 PM »
Used up the remains of a Costco lasagna + some cheese pizza I found in the fridge for dinner. (Did serve with salad).

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« Reply #11328 on: April 24, 2018, 09:52:48 PM »
Planted a large wildflower garden today using seeds I saved from last year's flowers, and 25-cents-a-pack seeds bought from Walmart. About $5 total in bought seeds.

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« Reply #11329 on: April 25, 2018, 12:38:19 AM »
lexde, my mistake. It is a Citibank AAdvantage Gold Card. I used to travel a lot and would accumulate FF miles on it but the AAdvantage miles are zero now.

I also have a Citi bank Costco Visa card that I use extensively for bonus bucks. I use this card exclusively.

Would they give me another Citi card that required no yearly fee? I have to decide by April 27th so I am torn on what to do. I don't want to pay the $50 yearly fee since I don't use this card at all! I don't want another card but I don't want my credit score to go down either.
Oh, @RoadRunner, this just happened to me! I was so pissed that my miles disappeared (for the second time) that I pretty much decided to get rid of the card. But I dithered past the due date, because it was my oldest account. Even though they apparently can no longer charge late fees or interest on annual fees, they can use it as the basis to refuse to offer you any other options. Plus, they can report you as delinquent. Assholes.

Right after I pulled the plug, rather unexpectedly, after 2+ years of looking, we found our next project house. I was a little worried about the hit to my score. Yep. It dropped all the way to 777. I can live with that. The lender doesn't care. We close Friday.  Moral of the story: Don't delay. Make a decision and act on it promptly.

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« Reply #11330 on: April 25, 2018, 06:44:54 AM »
I needed a few new items of clothing, so I went to my favorite consignment shop and got jeans, a new skirt, and a couple of sweaters, and used part of the $200 store credit I have from trading in my used clothing. Zero spend, and I only used about 1/3 of the credit!

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« Reply #11331 on: April 25, 2018, 06:48:35 AM »
Dicey, I am on the fence on paying that $50 membership fee. GRRRR, I have to pay it today or call Citi. I have no Citi office around here. Thanks for the heads up!

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« Reply #11332 on: April 25, 2018, 11:51:04 AM »
-"Returned" onions to Costco. They all turned moldy and started to liquefy within a week of getting them home. I say "return" because I threw them away but got the refund- I guess "refunded" would have been more accurate. It's frustrating- I gave up buying the costco onions last year because they molded too quickly (even with good storage practices). But these ones looked great! Shows me =( So I'm back to not buying costco onions. SIGH. $5.99 back.

-My usual combine trips approach. Return, gas, and groceries at costco, all in one go.

-Garden year 2 at this house is underway. Planting what we eat and what would be expensive to buy.

-Last time we bought rice, costco didn't have our usual type. We bought a different one. We HATE the texture. Even tinkering with the cooking times, etc, it doesn't absorb water quite right. Still, we have gone through nearly all of it, and are sticking it out to the end. Something like 15-20lbs of this stuff. I refuse to waste any though. And I've been working it into recipes it does better, like soups.

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« Reply #11333 on: April 25, 2018, 11:52:02 AM »
So I called Citi and downgraded to a Double Cash Back Card. No annual fee and the $50 membership on the AAdvantage card will be wiped out.

Glad I did this. I guess the AAdvantage card had many more perks but since I don't use it, the perks don't mean much.

I was crabbing about this last year and I just paid the $50 and then this year it comes again and now I am really annoyed. So now it is over and done with!

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« Reply #11334 on: April 25, 2018, 01:15:43 PM »
lexde, my mistake. It is a Citibank AAdvantage Gold Card. I used to travel a lot and would accumulate FF miles on it but the AAdvantage miles are zero now.

I also have a Citi bank Costco Visa card that I use extensively for bonus bucks. I use this card exclusively.

Would they give me another Citi card that required no yearly fee? I have to decide by April 27th so I am torn on what to do. I don't want to pay the $50 yearly fee since I don't use this card at all! I don't want another card but I don't want my credit score to go down either.
Oh! I have three of those. Call and ask to downgrade to Citi  AAdvantage bronze. They don’t advertise it but it’s fee free. Done!

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« Reply #11335 on: April 25, 2018, 01:38:32 PM »
Citi bank AAdvantage was $50 membership fee.

The Double Cash Back Card is fee free.
You get 1% on purchases and another 1% back when you pay your bill on time.

Unless they have some good deals I probably won't use it much anyway. The guy said they have promotions now and then.

I use my Costco Visa to charge everything to get the bonus bucks. This year was $581.00

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« Reply #11336 on: April 25, 2018, 01:40:29 PM »
Citi bank AAdvantage was $50 membership fee.

The Double Cash Back Card is fee free.
You get 1% on purchases and another 1% back when you pay your bill on time.

Unless they have some good deals I probably won't use it much anyway. The guy said they have promotions now and then.

I use my Costco Visa to charge everything to get the bonus bucks. This year was $581.00
Nice. I missed your previous update post and didn’t see you already product changed. Either way, good call!

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« Reply #11337 on: April 25, 2018, 01:52:04 PM »
* Line-dried two loads of clothes

* Found a nickel on the street

* Menstrual cup

* Made coffee at home, grounds go to the garden

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« Reply #11338 on: April 25, 2018, 01:56:10 PM »
I scored a 2 month / 2 credit Audible trial with a bonus $10 Amazon gift card. :)

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« Reply #11339 on: April 25, 2018, 02:04:31 PM »
I scored a 2 month / 2 credit Audible trial with a bonus $10 Amazon gift card. :)

Me too!

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« Reply #11340 on: April 25, 2018, 02:13:49 PM »
I scored a 2 month / 2 credit Audible trial with a bonus $10 Amazon gift card. :)

Me too!

*googles* *signs up*  Me three! :-) 

I used the first credit on an audio-exclusive book I've been wanting to hear that normally costs $30.

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« Reply #11341 on: April 25, 2018, 02:23:10 PM »
I scored a 2 month / 2 credit Audible trial with a bonus $10 Amazon gift card. :)

Me too!

*googles* *signs up*  Me three! :-) 

I used the first credit on an audio-exclusive book I've been wanting to hear that normally costs $30.
Add me to the list. I'm not much of one for audiobooks, but the free $10 gift card is too hard to pass up! I'll find something fun to listen to while knitting.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11342 on: April 25, 2018, 06:36:33 PM »
I wanted pizza for dinner in the worst way but instead went home and ate homemade hamburger stroganoff and lemon custard from my fridge. 😀

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11343 on: April 25, 2018, 09:39:53 PM »
Made a batch of homemade corn tortillas and a batch of sangria (using homemade wine) for dads birthday gift. Hes in his late 60s and really difficult to buy gifts for (he never wants anything), but these are two of his favorite consumables and e would never make either for himself.

I desperately wanted diner breakfast food for dinner so I got out the food processor, shredded a bunch of potatoes, and made hash browns. They were exactly what I wanted alongside a pile of eggs scrambled with peppers+onions.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11344 on: April 26, 2018, 03:25:14 PM »
I wanted pizza for dinner in the worst way but instead went home and ate homemade hamburger stroganoff and lemon custard from my fridge. 😀

But but....Pizza is so cheap and easy to make at home!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11345 on: April 26, 2018, 03:59:02 PM »
Didn't save money but went to Costco and finally cashed my Costco Visa bonus buck check for $581! Then spent almost $200 at Costco. However, I don't spend my bonus bucks, I bring them home and put them in a jug.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11346 on: April 26, 2018, 04:48:56 PM »
Didn't save money but went to Costco and finally cashed my Costco Visa bonus buck check for $581! Then spent almost $200 at Costco. However, I don't spend my bonus bucks, I bring them home and put them in a jug.

Jug money!  It's the best.  Now take that jug and bury it in the back yard.  20 years later you will still have a better return on your "investment" than most people.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11347 on: April 26, 2018, 07:53:57 PM »
Hahaha, Jug money! Well, this year I turn 65 and in 20 years I will be 85 so I don't think burying a jug with money in it would benefit me!

LOL!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11348 on: April 26, 2018, 08:46:05 PM »
We've been out of sorts with the meal plan this week (I was gone over the weekend), so I've been scrambling to keep everyone fed. But, made it happen again tonight! Some nights it really does feel like a victory.

-Got up & did a free workout at home this morning
-Free breakfast/lunch at work
-Found leftovers in the freezer, & served that with a salad for dinner
-Ended up being able to cancel a $200 flight for my husband for a trip in June. Turns out he needs to go to the same place as our family event - on a work trip! Yes!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #11349 on: April 26, 2018, 09:01:32 PM »
Got $16 refunded from an online purchase for taking 2 minutes to send an email requesting a price adjustment.

When making dinner tonight (chicken and white bean soup in the Instant Pot), I made a second batch of the same soup as a freezer meal. Twice the chopping today for a dinner that will only require opening a can of tomatoes and pushing a button one day later in pregnancy!