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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2700 on: March 01, 2015, 07:57:12 PM »
Went for an evening stroll last night and picked up some boardgames off the side of the road that someone had put out for household garbage collection. I was pretty convinced that they would be incomplete sets but got them home to find they were basically in brand new condition with nothing missing.

Household garbage collection is my favourite time of year. People throw out great stuff. 

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« Reply #2701 on: March 02, 2015, 06:31:11 AM »
Going on tour in a week.  Instead of spending my entire per diem, I'm planning on bringing food.  So I bought a tiny rice cooker

This is clever. I admire you. One word of warning: those tiny rice cookers are more temperamental than the big ones, and it's easy for stuff to stick to the bottom and scorch. You probably wanna do a bunch of practice runs before you get out on the road.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2702 on: March 02, 2015, 06:37:59 AM »
Going on tour in a week.  Instead of spending my entire per diem, I'm planning on bringing food.  So I bought a tiny rice cooker

This is clever. I admire you. One word of warning: those tiny rice cookers are more temperamental than the big ones, and it's easy for stuff to stick to the bottom and scorch. You probably wanna do a bunch of practice runs before you get out on the road.
Good point.  I had to check the cooker and stop it manually when the rice was done.  Otherwise it would scorch.

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« Reply #2703 on: March 02, 2015, 06:55:50 AM »
My bank notified me that they are increasing fees on my credit card for international transactions. Since I'm headed overseas later in the year I took the opportunity today to sign up to a better and completely fee free offer with a different provider.

I haven't signed up to a credit card in well over 10 years and am somewhat surprised it was so easy. 

Once I have the new card approved and in my hand, I'll move a few periodic payments over and then shut down the old one down completely. Good bye $25/year fee. It took all of 5 minutes!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2704 on: March 02, 2015, 08:39:58 AM »
Cut my hair yesterday.  Brought frozen leftover chili for lunch today.  Admitedly, I was quite un-mustachian this morning by eating out for breakfast.  Now I'm trying to recover.  I had a long, sleepless night with the kids and just couldn't get it together this morning for breakfast. 
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2705 on: March 02, 2015, 08:54:17 AM »
Going on tour in a week.  Instead of spending my entire per diem, I'm planning on bringing food.  So I bought a tiny rice cooker

This is clever. I admire you. One word of warning: those tiny rice cookers are more temperamental than the big ones, and it's easy for stuff to stick to the bottom and scorch. You probably wanna do a bunch of practice runs before you get out on the road.
Good point.  I had to check the cooker and stop it manually when the rice was done.  Otherwise it would scorch.

Not to worry.  I got it last week and have done multiple practice runs with it, mostly to tweak recipes so I can be sure I'll WANT to eat the food.  As long as I'm listening for the click, it's perfect!

This morning I experimented with cooking steel cut oats in it.  They turned out perfect, so looks like I'll be making little breakfast baggies as well with oats, dried apples, cinnamon and brown sugar.  I don't think most of these hotels will have free breakfasts, so I'm bringing my own!
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« Reply #2706 on: March 02, 2015, 11:52:54 AM »
Ate up every single leftover. Made my own hummus with tahini I found in the cabinet- delish.

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« Reply #2707 on: March 02, 2015, 12:13:54 PM »
Cleaning up our fridge before I go shopping again. I'm tired of having leftovers all the time and trashing them since no one will eat it after a few days. Hope I can make it till Friday when I do my regular grocery run.

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« Reply #2708 on: March 02, 2015, 04:31:59 PM »
We have been snowed in 3 days now.  And its looking life it could be more.
The main road is cleared but my 100 ft or so driveway is impassable, a foot
and more of snow.  The old tractor won't start so I can't do anything, we are
looking at a truck with blade or tractor, hubby is gone and this is for the birds.
Used to be neighboring farmers helped each other but its about all corporate farms
here now so nobody around to help
I have ordered some items off the internet but no shopping per se.
I ordered catfood and dogfood, also a few things from No More Racks.

Cooking home cooked meals, I have enough food here to last for months, making
pinto bean soup now.


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« Reply #2709 on: March 03, 2015, 12:16:27 AM »
This week, I learned how to make sourdough bread from a batter you keep in your fridge! Amazing! And my family loves it!

This is the recipe I'm using, and it doubles beautifully too:

http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/2014/09/18/whole-grain-loaves-without-vital-wheat-gluten-and-highlights-from-the-mill-city-bread-festival

Used up shredded zucchini (in a spaghetti sauce) and raspberries from the deep freeze.


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« Reply #2710 on: March 03, 2015, 09:17:29 AM »
This week, I learned how to make sourdough bread from a batter you keep in your fridge! Amazing! And my family loves it!

This is the recipe I'm using, and it doubles beautifully too:

http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/2014/09/18/whole-grain-loaves-without-vital-wheat-gluten-and-highlights-from-the-mill-city-bread-festival
I've been trying to get into bread making for a while.  We don't eat bread very often, but I love fresh bread.  I make single serving bread-ish things like naan or soft pretzels, but no loaves.  I'll have to wait for an occasion to try to make a full loaf. 

Today I worked out and showered at the gym and used the toiletries.  I listened to a Planet Money podcast (http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/12/17/371463435/episode-590-the-planet-money-workout) last week about how gym memberships are used to make sure you're not going as much as you think you are, so I've started keeping track of how many times I go to the gym/week. 

Packed breakfast (homemade granola bar), snacks (fruit), and lunch (leftover red curry with vegetables).  I made a cup of tea using tea bags from a coworker (we have a discard area that people leave extra fruit, baked goods, food, tea, etc.).  I filled up my nalgene and have a goal to drink 64 fl oz while at work. 

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« Reply #2711 on: March 03, 2015, 10:00:25 AM »
Canceled one monthly subscription and dialed another back to a lower level, saving $14/month.

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« Reply #2712 on: March 03, 2015, 10:33:29 AM »
$150 in gift cards translated into 4 work button down shirts, a dress, skirt, necklace, pretty sleeveless tank, and a pair of skivvies.  :D

Working with Kuerig to send a complimentary replacement part for the hand-me-down machine given to me last year.

Filtered water, lunch and snacks brought from home.

Sunday's 4.94 LB smoked pork loin will turn into burritos and cowboy chili this week.

Made sure I ate the fresh raspberries before they went bad this time.  Grrr.

Paid my vehicle insurance in full for 12 months.  I received an accident free, advanced shopping, multi policy, and paid in full discount (and one other I cannot remember at this time, LOL!).  It's down to 31.42/mo for liability only.  :)

Baked a low carb cake, boiled eggs, processed fresh produce and batch cooked burritos on Sunday.

About to call the office land line carrier for an annual review to look for money savings.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2713 on: March 03, 2015, 11:19:42 AM »

I've been trying to get into bread making for a while.  We don't eat bread very often, but I love fresh bread.  I make single serving bread-ish things like naan or soft pretzels, but no loaves.  I'll have to wait for an occasion to try to make a full loaf. 


4alpacas, This recipe will yield you about 4 smallish, round loaves in 10 days. It has a hard crust and is chewy, much like a sourdough bread.

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« Reply #2714 on: March 03, 2015, 11:31:02 AM »

I've been trying to get into bread making for a while.  We don't eat bread very often, but I love fresh bread.  I make single serving bread-ish things like naan or soft pretzels, but no loaves.  I'll have to wait for an occasion to try to make a full loaf. 


4alpacas, This recipe will yield you about 4 smallish, round loaves in 10 days. It has a hard crust and is chewy, much like a sourdough bread.
Does the bread freeze well? 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2715 on: March 03, 2015, 11:46:32 AM »

I've been trying to get into bread making for a while.  We don't eat bread very often, but I love fresh bread.  I make single serving bread-ish things like naan or soft pretzels, but no loaves.  I'll have to wait for an occasion to try to make a full loaf. 


4alpacas, This recipe will yield you about 4 smallish, round loaves in 10 days. It has a hard crust and is chewy, much like a sourdough bread.
Does the bread freeze well? 


Sorry, I haven't tried :-/

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« Reply #2716 on: March 03, 2015, 12:12:21 PM »
I freeze my homemade bread all the time, it generally stays in the freezer for several days to a week, and comes out very close to as fresh tasting as it went it.

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« Reply #2717 on: March 03, 2015, 12:30:37 PM »
I freeze my homemade bread all the time, it generally stays in the freezer for several days to a week, and comes out very close to as fresh tasting as it went it.
Thanks!  I'm out of town this weekend, but I'll try to make a batch next weekend. 


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« Reply #2718 on: March 03, 2015, 02:33:06 PM »
My teenaged boys like to take Gatorade with them to floor hockey and karate class, but I don't buy it for them because its too pricey. Sometimes they buy their own.

Today my very clever 14 year old googled "homemade gatorade" and we chose this one because it is made with stevia or honey instead of sugar. Its a reasonable facsimile for store bought gatorade, and they are both very happy with the taste. One of them added a smidge more lemon and lime juice to suit his tastes. Maybe I'm a day late and a dollar short with figuring this out, but is was a small victory for our household today! And I LOVE that my 14 year old son is thinking this way already!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2719 on: March 03, 2015, 02:45:10 PM »
Years ago I packed a smaller rice cooker to take with me for my study abroad in Tokyo.  We made many delicious meals in our little apartment.  Great idea to bring up, 10dollarsatatime!

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« Reply #2720 on: March 03, 2015, 04:35:23 PM »
MIL had surgery last week.  Was going to send flowers or chocolates.  In talking with her, scents are giving her headaches and she doesn't have much of an appetite.  So the boys and I are going to make her homemade get-well cards and mail them.  In retrospect, she will love this best of all so not sure why I didn't think about it first. 

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« Reply #2721 on: March 03, 2015, 04:53:27 PM »
MIL had surgery last week.  Was going to send flowers or chocolates.  In talking with her, scents are giving her headaches and she doesn't have much of an appetite.  So the boys and I are going to make her homemade get-well cards and mail them.  In retrospect, she will love this best of all so not sure why I didn't think about it first.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2722 on: March 03, 2015, 05:54:42 PM »
I saved money today by driving directly home from work before the ice started to make the commute treacherous, and then proceeded to eat doctored-up leftovers. 
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« Reply #2723 on: March 04, 2015, 07:51:01 AM »
My next graduate school class starts Monday, and the textbook is listed to the tune of $215 dollars, with used being $175. Spent a lot of time shopping around, and a classmate discovered an e-book rental for the book for only $24! It's almost one tenth of the cost, and I don't have to worry about selling back to anyone!

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« Reply #2724 on: March 04, 2015, 11:00:15 AM »
My next graduate school class starts Monday, and the textbook is listed to the tune of $215 dollars, with used being $175. Spent a lot of time shopping around, and a classmate discovered an e-book rental for the book for only $24! It's almost one tenth of the cost, and I don't have to worry about selling back to anyone!

I hope your professor(s) lets you know these are available too. I'm always astounded by my evals when students complain that I don't order enough books in the bookstore. No, I don't; I know (and I tell you before class starts) that you can get the required texts off Amazon or eBay for a fraction of the price, even with shipping. Is the "ease" of hitting up the bookstore worth the 200% mark up? (I do order some texts for the bookstore, because there are students on scholarships that get their books covered; however, those students are rare).

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-Ate leftovers for lunch and cooking simple pasta for dinner.
-Signed up for an Amazon credit card (been meaning to do this for a while); got $70 in credit, which will cover this month's Subscribe and Save and half of our Prime membership renewal.
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« Reply #2725 on: March 04, 2015, 01:14:54 PM »
Invited neighbors over to see how we had fixed up the old greenhouse they gave us.  Nothing encourages people to give you their old stuff like letting them see you use it.

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« Reply #2726 on: March 04, 2015, 01:46:46 PM »
I biked to work today in a bad rainstorm.  Not sure it was worth it, but I feel good because of the exercise. 

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« Reply #2727 on: March 04, 2015, 01:53:09 PM »
Have not driven to work this week and baked bread last night.

I also did the math on how much said bread costs. Saves about $1.50 a loaf from a comparable store bought option. Would be more if i bake it in batches and buy larger quantities of ingredients.

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« Reply #2728 on: March 04, 2015, 02:01:29 PM »
Had already decided to buy lunch today.  Took some change from the jar as I left home this morning to cover what I thought would be the exact cost ($3.25).  Went to pay and I was 50 cents short.  Took out a $10 bill to cover it and the cashier told me that instead of breaking the ten, she would just take 50 cents of my total.  Awesome! 

This one from yesterday . . . found a $1 bill on the sidewalk.  Since there was no one else in sight who could have dropped it, I did not feel bad at all about pocketing it. 

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« Reply #2729 on: March 04, 2015, 05:36:50 PM »
I love reading everyone else's small victories! So encouraging! So motivating! All those small decisions and actions throughout our days can really add up!

Today I hung a load of laundry on the clothes line and another load on the drying rack that I moved out into the sunshine for the day.

I checked my electricity usage online and I am FINALLY seeing my averages come down. For the last 3 months I have been 2% over last years usage, but for February, it said I was 0% higher than last year! haha! Now of course, the goal is to use LESS than last year, but we are a work in progress over here at the 1967 household :-)

Bought a whole ham to slice myself instead of buying deli ham for sandwiches. I'm only doing this about every 3 weeks. We were eating too much ham! <EW!>

Turning the heater off during the day and letting the sun warm us up inside. The other night, I forgot to put it back on in the evening, and lo and behold, everyone survived the night!

Tracking library materials more carefully to avoid fines. I feel as if I have funded the new computer system there! <sigh>

Got a Dr. referral to a specialist for my son by making a phone call rather than having to drive to an appointment, wait, see the Doc and drive home.










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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2730 on: March 04, 2015, 07:37:03 PM »
I work at a mall, the 3rd highest grossing and 4th largest in the US. During lunch I went back to Macy's and did a price adjustment on the 3 pairs of shoes that I bought on Monday. I saved an additional $27 (refunded to my card) and got 3 pairs of shoes for slightly less than $50! :-D

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« Reply #2731 on: March 05, 2015, 03:35:49 AM »
I missed my train this morning and immediately started walking towards the coffee shop to grab a $4!!!! take away coffee while I waited. I was already rethinking the decision when I saw a huge line. Unable to risk missing my train again, I walked away.

Who knows what I would have done if there wasn't a line.

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« Reply #2732 on: March 05, 2015, 07:17:56 AM »
I got a $50 gift card in the mail that was apparently a rebate for the car I bought. I was totally surprised by it.

Rather than using it for fun wants (I thought of 5 or 6 ideas), I used it to buy the groceries I planned to buy yesterday anyway.


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« Reply #2733 on: March 05, 2015, 07:47:31 AM »
The water heater is off, our clothes are drying on racks and we are eating down the fridge again.

I like this thread because it inspires me to do more, I get ideas from others on what I could be doing and I also feel good when I list what I am doing.

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« Reply #2734 on: March 05, 2015, 07:57:14 AM »
Woke up early and got a lentil and hamhock soup going in the crock pot since I'll be out late tonight with the horses and it would have otherwise been a grab-a-burrito-to-go type of night


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« Reply #2735 on: March 05, 2015, 08:19:43 AM »
I finally broke down and bought a new oven.  (The old one had serious hot spots, one broken burner, and filled the kitchen with smoke when set over 350.)  I was thinking I was on the verge of needing a new hot water heater as well, but decided that wasn't an emergency and I could deal with tepid showers for a while before pulling the trigger.  When they installed the (gas) oven, they turned the gas off and back on and that fixed the hot water heater!  Hoping it will last a few more years before it needs to be replaced now.  :)

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« Reply #2736 on: March 05, 2015, 08:36:22 AM »
Bought a whole ham to slice myself instead of buying deli ham for sandwiches.

We're doing the same.  Started sub-categorizing grocery spending and was shocked how much we spent on lunchmeat.  When hams are priced at $0.99/lb, I stock up, take them home and break down into 1-2 lbs bags.  Easily saving us $20/mo in lunch costs.

Also found out I can use the ham bone to make ham and lentil soup.  Awesome.

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« Reply #2737 on: March 05, 2015, 08:41:26 AM »
not that small, but sold my second car this weekend. we dont use it much, so it was good to get it off our drive.

threatened to move my broadband service to a cheaper provider, i got offered a deal to reduce it to 33 a month from 55 if i got rid of anytime free local and national calls and moved tofree evenings and weekends calls. I dont call that much so it was not much of a sacrifice. Further reduced the bill to 30 a month by prepaying line rental for an entire year. So pretty chuffed to save about 300 pounds a year. 

My husband is finishing his 12 month sim contract this month.  Made sure to call up one month in advance to cancel the contract after the end date, so that no extra payments were made.  Moving him over to a PAYG super deal, which i am also on currently. He mainly calls me from his phone, so we decided to use google talk on wifi to chat instead of direct calling.  The top up amount does not expire on this deal, so i hope he can eke out the 10 pounds initial top up for many months, instead of paying 16 pounds a month as he did previously for unlimited calls and 3G.

Decided not to buy cornflour in the supermarket, which is used as a thickener in a recipe i wanted to do. Decide to use existing rice flour (even if it wont be as effective).  another 75 pence saved.


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« Reply #2738 on: March 05, 2015, 10:57:19 AM »
Paid off another credit card in full this morning, thus eliminating any more interest on it.  One more card to go (at 1.99%) . . .

Brought two meals of leftovers from the freezer to get myself through this long work day without spending any money.

Enjoying and appreciating what has become an overall shift in my mindset about letting money leave my wallet!  Paying off that card this morning was an awesome feeling and I could not have done it without the inspiration from this thread over the past several weeks.

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« Reply #2739 on: March 05, 2015, 01:05:02 PM »
Queried my new contract with Virgin Media and got 5/month off it. Woo!

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« Reply #2740 on: March 05, 2015, 05:49:31 PM »
Removed app. a dozen partial packages of bread, bagels and English muffins from the freezer and made bread crumbs. First I pulverized everything in a food processor then I baked them in the oven to remove moisture and get them crispy. This made app 15 cups of thick panko-style crumbs. I don`t think I`ll ever purchase them again.

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« Reply #2741 on: March 05, 2015, 07:20:18 PM »
Cut SO's hair. This isn't anything new, we've done this from the beginning of our relationship, but it still saves money. Especially with how quickly his hair grows! I just wish I had bought my Wahl trimmers sooner and not wasted money on replacing norelco's every year when they died.
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« Reply #2742 on: March 06, 2015, 10:45:15 AM »
Had the itch to shop, so loaded cart on amazon . . . BUT!  I removed my credit card from their records two months ago, so in order to pay, I would have to unfreeze the remaining card and enter the info . . . and that all just seems like too much trouble . . . . so $167 saved because I am lazy! 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2743 on: March 06, 2015, 02:09:22 PM »
Paid off one high interest credit card. Did a monthly survey of the remaining cards (40k, sadly all from legal expenses), adjusted my automatic payments to them to account for the paid off card and to continue my snowball. Earlier this month I opened a 0% card and moved the largest balance to that card (two cards, actually). Managed to pay my lawyers bill this month with cash (since it was "only" $1300, instead of the 7k-8k it is sometimes run).

Continued on my money "diet" and bought no clothing in January or Feb, made dinner and packed lunches every day for those two months (no pizza, no dinners out, no fast food, etc.).

If the stupid legal BS would stop I'd be in fine shape.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2744 on: March 06, 2015, 02:52:42 PM »
Didn't go out to eat.   I decided no eating out 3 weeks ago, and not until end of March.  (Exception: pre-paid things like gift cards, and ordering pizza for my son's birthday party).

Well, we had layoffs today, and I knew it was coming.  Still, I packed a random assortment of raw veggies, fruit, cottage cheese, and a muffin to take to work.  And some of my coworkers went out (both laid off and not), but I opted to just stay in the office and not-work.  It would have been pretty depressing.  Already is.

My husband went out for lunch, but he just got back from a long business trip (which are also exempted from the no-eating-out, obviously).  There wasn't any food ready for him, really.

I did have hubby get beer at Costco.  Generally I try to not keep alcohol in the house for diet and $ reasons, but today is going to have to be an exception.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2745 on: March 06, 2015, 03:30:12 PM »
Made sour dough flat bread instead of yeast flat bread.  Thus saving 1 Tbs yeast.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2746 on: March 07, 2015, 08:32:56 AM »

Hemmed 2 pairs of pants by hand instead of taking them in for alterations, as I had originally planned to do. I would have had to drive the pants to the alterations shop, pay $32 (on top of the costs of the clothes themselves), wait 7-10 days, and then drive back to pick them up. Too expensive.
I am not an experienced sewer, but my work is passable and previous hand-sewn projects have held up nicely. 

Immediate savings of $32, plus the instant gratification of having them ready to wear as soon as I cut the last piece of thread :)

I'm already planning to fix the sleeves on one of my jackets.   


 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2747 on: March 07, 2015, 10:26:55 AM »
I just wish I had bought my Wahl trimmers sooner and not wasted money on replacing norelco's every year when they died.

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I baked bread, which I now do about twice a week. And slow-cooked kala channa to get me through the work week.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2748 on: March 07, 2015, 10:41:10 AM »
*  going to the ballet today with a free ticket
*  eating from the freezer
*  soaking garbonzo beans to put in the crockpot later . . . which will then be frozen for future meals

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2749 on: March 07, 2015, 01:04:39 PM »
I also baked  a  loaf of bread, but i'm not sure how much that saves.  It may only cost 1/4 as much, but it gets eaten 4 times as fast.  A loaf of store bought bread will last all week.  A loaf of home baked bread is lucky to make it two days.