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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10850 on: February 03, 2018, 07:52:27 PM »
I went to the library and got a library card and 4 books! I haven't been to the library since I was a kid. It was beautiful, and so clean and high tech, and it had the latest in the series I'm reading. Once again, basic mustache but SO EXCITING.

I just found out my suburb is getting a new beautiful, high tech library.

New Aldi last year, new library this year, it's a Mustachian's paradise!

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« Reply #10851 on: February 03, 2018, 07:54:39 PM »
I made my own chicken korma curry for dinner instead of getting takeaway Indian as I’ve been craving. Cost about $10 for 3 hearty servings instead of the $20 (or realistically $30) I would have spent. Really hit the spot and I packed the leftovers in single servings so I don’t overindulge.

Got my TSA/Global Entry interview done and the $100 fee was credited back to my account because it’s a credit card perk.

Finally restocked the fridge so I’ll be eating healthier and cheaper this week. Work had gotten away from me and I was buying takeaway dinners as I worked all last weekend out of town and get home at 630 after a 10 hour day so I’m too drained to think about cooking. I’m going to pre-make individual dinners for the week tomorrow (including the korma) so it doesn’t happen again.


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« Reply #10852 on: February 03, 2018, 07:56:26 PM »
I went to the library and got a library card and 4 books! I haven't been to the library since I was a kid. It was beautiful, and so clean and high tech, and it had the latest in the series I'm reading. Once again, basic mustache but SO EXCITING.
I did this in December! If you like ebooks and audiobooks, get Overdrive and Libby (apps). You put in your library card and can digitally check out virtual materials! Best part: they auto-return so no late fees. I’ve been through 6 books this year already!

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« Reply #10853 on: February 03, 2018, 08:14:53 PM »
We had leftover last night, for lunch today, and for dinner!  I'm going to have to cook again tomorrow....after my hike.

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« Reply #10854 on: February 04, 2018, 06:24:51 AM »
Repairing a wardrobe door with badly running wheels, without buying new wheels. Turned out there was a lot of sticky stuff in the aluminium rail. We took of the doir and I cleaned the rails. Now it runs okay.

(Written in another thread as well)

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« Reply #10855 on: February 04, 2018, 11:58:33 AM »
Cut DH's hair, like I have done for more than 20 years.

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« Reply #10856 on: February 04, 2018, 01:00:27 PM »
Look at all this library love. :D

Last night I finally got around to submitting my expense claims for extended health benefits - 3 massages I'll get for 'free', thanks Canada!, got the $100 cheque deposited from my glasses reimbursement, and heard back from one of the annual fee providers that they'll pro-rate a refund for me if I cancel now, so I expect another $100 on my statement.

This thread is very motivating. :)

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« Reply #10857 on: February 04, 2018, 01:17:19 PM »
We didn't buy a treat. We even walked into the candy shop then back out. Then had to exit the "mall" through a bakery that smelled amazing.

We made it home and made oatmeal and flaxseed pancakes that we covered with jam. Mhmm. And champagne.

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« Reply #10858 on: February 04, 2018, 01:44:23 PM »
Iím new to MMM and have loved reading this thread for inspiration!

- Took coffee and breakfast to work (this is a big change for me!  I always treat myself to Starbucks when itís my weekend to work!)
- Made all meals at home this weekend (also a big accomplishment in our house!)
- Used a coupon to take my son ice skating and only paid $11 for 2 including rentals
- Made a menu plan based on what we have already and only spent $90 at the store for the weeks groceries instead of the $150 we normally spend.
- My husband wanted to take the kids out for hot chocolate but I made some at home instead.

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« Reply #10859 on: February 04, 2018, 02:05:03 PM »
Iím new to MMM and have loved reading this thread for inspiration!

- Took coffee and breakfast to work (this is a big change for me!  I always treat myself to Starbucks when itís my weekend to work!)
- Made all meals at home this weekend (also a big accomplishment in our house!)
- Used a coupon to take my son ice skating and only paid $11 for 2 including rentals
- Made a menu plan based on what we have already and only spent $90 at the store for the weeks groceries instead of the $150 we normally spend.
- My husband wanted to take the kids out for hot chocolate but I made some at home instead.

Good for you!

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« Reply #10860 on: February 04, 2018, 02:15:23 PM »
If you spend a lot of money at the grocery store but eat all your meals at home, wouldn't that be considered frugal? For instance, If I spend $1,000 a month for two people and there are 93 meals in a month. $1,000 divided by 93 equals $10.75. Then divide that by 2 people that equals $5.38 per meal per person each month. That is pretty frugal! If two people ate out 8 dinner meals and had a few glasses of wine the bill would be at least $60-$75. Multiply $75 times 8 would be $600. So, I think if you area eating well at home and are eating good meals of fruits, veggies and proteins, it is a bargain eating at home, and much more healthy.

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« Reply #10861 on: February 04, 2018, 02:20:00 PM »
If you spend a lot of money at the grocery store but eat all your meals at home, wouldn't that be considered frugal? For instance, If I spend $1,000 a month for two people and there are 93 meals in a month. $1,000 divided by 93 equals $10.75. Then divide that by 2 people that equals $5.38 per meal per person each month. That is pretty frugal! If two people ate out 8 dinner meals and had a few glasses of wine the bill would be at least $60-$75. Multiply $75 times 8 would be $600. So, I think if you area eating well at home and are eating good meals of fruits, veggies and proteins, it is a bargain eating at home, and much more healthy.
$5.38 is a very reasonable amount for a dinner meal, but for breakfast or lunch I think that's rather expensive. But hey, I'm on a $100/month food budget as a single person and I don't even feel deprived.

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« Reply #10862 on: February 04, 2018, 02:53:58 PM »
I made a triple batch of 3-ingredient dog treats (helps to get through some of the heaps of frozen pumpkin purťe we have). Husband made yogurt - $5 for 4L of milk, an hour of time, and enough yogurt for two or three weeks. I enjoy days like this of puttering around the house and getting stuff done/saving $$.

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« Reply #10863 on: February 04, 2018, 03:07:05 PM »
If you spend a lot of money at the grocery store but eat all your meals at home, wouldn't that be considered frugal? For instance, If I spend $1,000 a month for two people and there are 93 meals in a month. $1,000 divided by 93 equals $10.75. Then divide that by 2 people that equals $5.38 per meal per person each month. That is pretty frugal! If two people ate out 8 dinner meals and had a few glasses of wine the bill would be at least $60-$75. Multiply $75 times 8 would be $600. So, I think if you area eating well at home and are eating good meals of fruits, veggies and proteins, it is a bargain eating at home, and much more healthy.
$5.38 is a very reasonable amount for a dinner meal, but for breakfast or lunch I think that's rather expensive. But hey, I'm on a $100/month food budget as a single person and I don't even feel deprived.

This. We're in the $2ish range. We definitely have some more expensive meals, and also occasionally have nice wine. But, on average, we try to spend less on our regular meals.

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« Reply #10864 on: February 04, 2018, 03:08:37 PM »
-Packed a lunch for the kids at their activity (vs them buying junk at the concession stand)
-Will make a feast for the Super Bowl using things we have around the house
-Bought avocados 3/$1 & will make guacamole. Tortilla chips were also on sale for the big game
-Made $31.61 on eBay & got my packages mailed off

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« Reply #10865 on: February 04, 2018, 03:21:58 PM »
No spend day today. Stayed in and did some work from home, trying to get a bonus this month for extra income.
Bathed my dog at home (like always, but still!).
Ate leftovers from last night's $10 curry instead of having no leftovers from takeaway.

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« Reply #10866 on: February 04, 2018, 04:04:44 PM »
-Packed a lunch for the kids at their activity (vs them buying junk at the concession stand)
-Will make a feast for the Super Bowl using things we have around the house
-Bought avocados 3/$1 & will make guacamole. Tortilla chips were also on sale for the big game
-Made $31.61 on eBay & got my packages mailed off

The kids both won trophies at their BMX races today. Each day of racing costs $10. If you come in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, you get a trophy. Alternatively, you can get $3, $2, or $1 towards future racing. Both chose the credit towards future racing vs another trophy. They are listening! My 10 year old actually said, "I already have a bunch of trophies, so another would just be clutter. But, the $1 is money towards more fun". . . . ah!!!

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« Reply #10867 on: February 04, 2018, 04:47:03 PM »
House across the street is going up for sale. Realtor stuck the sign in the lawn yesterday, but it's not online yet. Spent some time primping our house a bit- mowed, weeded, washed the cars. We're thinking long game here. The better the street looks, the higher the price on that house, the higher the price if we opt to sell soon. (Plus, it just seems like a nice thing to do for someone when they're trying to sell.)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10868 on: February 04, 2018, 04:51:31 PM »
House across the street is going up for sale. Realtor stuck the sign in the lawn yesterday, but it's not online yet. Spent some time primping our house a bit- mowed, weeded, washed the cars. We're thinking long game here. The better the street looks, the higher the price on that house, the higher the price if we opt to sell soon. (Plus, it just seems like a nice thing to do for someone when they're trying to sell.)

That's smart. The townhouse next to ours is for sale, so we should probably think about moving the pile of doggy bags that's on our front patio. (In our defence, we've been super sick.) Though since it's an identical unit to ours that's listed $250K higher than when we bought two years, this market may not care about dog poop.

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« Reply #10869 on: February 04, 2018, 04:58:35 PM »
House across the street is going up for sale. Realtor stuck the sign in the lawn yesterday, but it's not online yet. Spent some time primping our house a bit- mowed, weeded, washed the cars. We're thinking long game here. The better the street looks, the higher the price on that house, the higher the price if we opt to sell soon. (Plus, it just seems like a nice thing to do for someone when they're trying to sell.)

That's smart. The townhouse next to ours is for sale, so we should probably think about moving the pile of doggy bags that's on our front patio. (In our defence, we've been super sick.) Though since it's an identical unit to ours that's listed $250K higher than when we bought two years, this market may not care about dog poop.

Yeah that's been similar to our experience... (although by #s I'm guessing you're in PDX or Seattle, we're not in a big city). We bought less than 2 years ago. This place is smaller, with a smaller lot, worse layout, very generic looking, ones less bedroom, and backs up to a really ugly highway sound wall... and it'll probably list for more than we paid for our place- exact number TBD. We took a little gamble option to buy when we did and take PMI, instead of waiting and doing a full downpayment. I am very, very glad we did. We lucked out and read the market right on that one!

Still. Go throw away that dog poop ;) Haha.

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« Reply #10870 on: February 05, 2018, 03:13:18 AM »
A couple of small things and some bigger wins:
- brought the cheapest fuel of the week.  We're also pleased to have one tank last us two weeks now we're FIRE'd
- milk at half price thanks to a helpful tip from till operator when paying for the fuel. An extra 4c/L off if spending $5 instore.  As I already had some milk to buy it was easy enough to purchase some more which will go into the freezer.  They sell the milk at supermarket prices. Saved $3.
- Popped into the Kebab shop for some Turkish bread, they only had day old at 50% off so I brought two as I toast it anyway. Saved $2.
- Resisted icecream ALL day.  Saved $4
- Cleaned the fridge of bits and pieces for lunch.  Everything tastes good with/on Turkish bread!
- Dinner is a cheapie. Pasta with pesto from homegrown basil and rocket with a mostly homegrown salad.  It's Summer where I live.
- I had notification from our library that they will buy a new publication that I suggested.   It's selling for $85.  You may be interested, it's written by the co-creator of Permaculture, David Holmgren, 'RetroSuburbia'. 
- Brought early bird tickets to our once a year music festival.  Early bird prices saved us $60 (15%). This is our favourite weekend of the year, listening to so many talented musicians from around the world and it's on our doorstep nearly.

Thanks everyone for your inspiration. I really appreciate all the tips and encouragement.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10871 on: February 05, 2018, 03:41:25 AM »
Put my car insurance details into a price comparison website. I've rolled with the same company for years and their prices have always seemed very reasonable, but this time I found myself thinking, "Why has the price gone up slightly when my car is a year older and I haven't had any claims?" and had a look at the competition. I've ended up saving £80, which is almost one-third of the original quote, and my new policy includes breakdown cover so that's another £70 I won't need to spend in three months' time.

Not bad for 15 minutes' work.

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« Reply #10872 on: February 05, 2018, 03:59:38 AM »

- Resisted icecream ALL day.  Saved $4


Does this work in the long run?

I often notice that if I have something on my mind that I want to eat, that I keep thinking about for days, until I buy it and eat it... :-(

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« Reply #10873 on: February 05, 2018, 06:14:10 AM »
- Menu planned for the week, and spent £20 in Lidl, including a free range chicken
- Roasted said chicken, have enough meat for 5 meals and started a stock in the slow cooker
- planning a no spend week, other than £1.60 bus fare and £5 for soda water and lime on Friday night as I'm attending an ex-colleagues leaving party in the pub.

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« Reply #10874 on: February 05, 2018, 08:07:44 AM »
Dropped off my husbands 13 year old car to have tires replaced.  Walked the 2.7 miles back home rather than call a Lyft or Uber.  Extra benefit: exercise taken care of for the day!

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« Reply #10875 on: February 05, 2018, 10:30:37 AM »

- Resisted icecream ALL day.  Saved $4


Does this work in the long run?

I often notice that if I have something on my mind that I want to eat, that I keep thinking about for days, until I buy it and eat it... :-(

If you'd eaten it directly at the same day you might've craved something else 2 days after. If you manage to keep yourself craving at a single ice cream till the end of the week you've prevented yourself from 2 other cravings :D

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« Reply #10876 on: February 05, 2018, 03:03:51 PM »
Found out I can claim Ä0,19/km in travel costs for a course I'm attending, even when I'm cycling. It's 8 km from home, so that's Ä3 extra income every week.

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« Reply #10877 on: February 05, 2018, 07:20:17 PM »
I replaced the car radiator today.  We have been topping it up with water for a while now, but with my 18 year old daughter contemplating some long drives in it, time to fix it.  A new quality one was priced at $307, but Repco have a sale for $220.  But, RAC discount reduces the price to $176.  And half an hour of labour from me, and its fixed.

Savings at least $131, without factoring in labour costs.

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« Reply #10878 on: February 05, 2018, 07:49:13 PM »
-Made dinner with leftovers (as planned). Kebabs, rice, yogurt sauce + salad
-Applied car insurance refund directly to unfunded 2018 goals. I've been tracking all random money (sidehustle, unexpected stock payout, insurance refund, money someone owed me from 2017 that finally got paid off, work reimbursements) & am applying them directly to our unfunded 2018 goals. It's amazing how much more fun it is to track & then immediately funnel into one of our goals. So far, we're at $2251 for the year! Prior "me" would have allowed the money to mingle with other funds, and get frittered away.
-Drinking a cup of my least favorite tea (Ginger Snappin'). I loathe it. But, thought of all of you drinking the Sugar Cookie tea, and am making it happen. Cleaning out my cupboard!

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« Reply #10879 on: February 05, 2018, 11:46:31 PM »
I'll be working in a different city next Mon + Tue. It's halfway my current place and my parents and as I can claim travel costs for the work days I'll visit my parents over the weekend and get costs of the way back refunded as a work related travel expense :D

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10880 on: February 05, 2018, 11:51:21 PM »

- Resisted icecream ALL day.  Saved $4


Does this work in the long run?

I often notice that if I have something on my mind that I want to eat, that I keep thinking about for days, until I buy it and eat it... :-(

Lucky for me, the craving did pass.  Actually icecream gives me a tummy ache so, for once, logic and good health choices trumped my desire for instant gratification. Not craving sweets today so all is good, until the next time ;)

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« Reply #10881 on: February 06, 2018, 09:18:25 AM »
We're in the process of eating down on refrigerator and freezer, so we have spent very little $$ on food this month.  Ate breakfast at home, packed my lunch and a snack, made tea at home, drinking water out of my refillable bottles.

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« Reply #10882 on: February 06, 2018, 12:50:04 PM »
Dropped off my husbands 13 year old car to have tires replaced.  Walked the 2.7 miles back home rather than call a Lyft or Uber.  Extra benefit: exercise taken care of for the day!

Aaaannnnd walked back the 2.7 miles to pick up the car when the tires were replaced. 

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« Reply #10883 on: February 06, 2018, 02:06:09 PM »
Walked to volunteer at my son’s school and pick up a prescription.

Found $0.26 along the way

Line dried a load of laundry

Picked three lemons off our tree to use for cleaning and cooking

Composted all our food waste

Watered a potted fruit tree with gray water.


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« Reply #10884 on: February 06, 2018, 08:22:14 PM »
Made a delicious open faced sandwich out of leftover pork, topped with handmade mozzarella from raw milk source.  Low on veggies, just had cabbage and carrots so I whipped a yummy lime-honey slaw with cilantro and it worked great.  (It would have been very easy to call my husband on his way home from work and ask him to pick up salad mix....and then $24 later, he'd come home with two plastic bags fulls of random shit). 

Hung laundry.

Picked up free peanut butter from my Buy Nothing group.  My preschooler eats a PB sandwich every single day, so 4 extra jars will help the budget.

Leftovers for the adults today for lunch (as always).

Breakfast was instapot steel cut oats but instead of milk I put in whey leftover from cheese making.  Made oatmeal slightly sour, but the kids didn't notice when I added some honey.  Next time, I'll do half whey / half milk and see if it helps.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10885 on: February 06, 2018, 10:45:33 PM »
I'm still in the 'big things' stage of taking control of my money, so a few wins:

- Decided to expense the company for my larger than normal phone bills over the past few months... will get $400+ back.
- Returned something purchased on Amazon for the first time, $40 back!
- Also ate home-cooked meals all day again. :)

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« Reply #10886 on: February 06, 2018, 11:40:59 PM »
Walked to work and will walk back in the afternoon.
Washed my hair at work.
Brought my own lunch from home (as usual, apart from that I forgot it yesterday).

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« Reply #10887 on: February 07, 2018, 12:04:33 AM »
Had pubquiz at work yesterday that included food/snacks/drinks. Even though I only ended up eating soup, nuts and beers (rest of the food was gone by the time I finished my lab work, meh) I didn't eat dinner anymore once I got home. So I had a free night out AND saved money on dinner.

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« Reply #10888 on: February 07, 2018, 12:07:27 AM »
* Used soap to shower that is left over from our holiday in December.
* Put a plug in the sink to catch and reuse hand washing water.
* Planned a meal for dinner with less meat (1 chicken breast for four, swapped out tofu -http://www.planbuycook.com.au/cook/coconut-noodle-soup/#more-2573)
* Left the air conditioner off till after lunch time.
* DH had to go to the doctor to get a blood test referral to check his low iron and high cholesterol were improving. We made sure to get all the advice on how to go off his medication etc and told the doctor to ring us as we didnít want to come back in and pay another fee for results.
* Let my daughter take our one car to work rather than driving her to save on the back and forth driving.

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« Reply #10889 on: February 07, 2018, 07:43:46 AM »
A couple of day's worth:
-Got a few things taken care of at the same time at a doctor's appt (flu shot, TB test for school volunteering & xray). Avoids repeat trips.
-Charged electric car for free at work
-Free breakfast/snacks/lunches
-Got home late last night (12 hour day) & avoided takeout. Waited until I got home to eat the remainder of leftovers everyone saved for me

Pretty regular week so far

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« Reply #10890 on: February 07, 2018, 08:56:41 AM »
Finally figured out how to cut my own hair.

No.2 up the sides to the temple/No. 6 over the top then No. 4 to blend.

Surprisingly, it doesn't look bad.
(Not sure any one really notices or give a shit really.... as long as it looks tidy.)

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« Reply #10891 on: February 07, 2018, 12:09:33 PM »
Enjoyed 2 hot hazelnut cappuccinos from the break room for free.

Went to the grocery store for my lunch and only bought two big chicken tenders ($2.80) instead of a meal, totally satisfied, although packing lunch would have been better.

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« Reply #10892 on: February 07, 2018, 12:37:01 PM »
Brought lunch from home (somehow homemade pizza dough got better leftover ... that rarely happens)
Drank my coffee at work with reusable Keurig cup (the guilt of those throw away pods ...)
Finished taxes and will get $20 off Turbotax if I file soon and 7.5% back from ebates, not shabby
Tracked down three orders on ebates that hadn't credited to my cash back yet, about $3

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10893 on: February 07, 2018, 03:03:10 PM »
Rode my bike to work, then home. Then walked to the dentist to have a tooth pulled(didn't exactly save money there haha!)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10894 on: February 07, 2018, 03:26:40 PM »
* Spread another five gallon bucket of worm castings over the raspberry bed. Eyeballing it, I *think* this is a $20 value? It's made from household food waste and garden prunings, so yay for making something from nothing.

* Accepted my mom's gift of a padded bedcover for my toddler.

* Watered potted plants and herb bed with graywater.

* Eating down those leftovers.

* Cleaned and repaired ($20) our used jogging stroller in hopes of keeping it on the road for the foreseeable future.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10895 on: February 07, 2018, 08:50:56 PM »
-Free meals at work
-Created yet another meal out of leftovers. The kids had leftover taco fixings, and the adults had leftover kebabs & rice. I might make pizzas out of the very last smidges of both dinners. I find naan pizzas are a good way to use up the last of everything.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10896 on: February 08, 2018, 12:21:09 PM »
Gave a spare 12-month Qantas Club membership (worth $800) to a colleague for a bottle of whisky.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10897 on: February 08, 2018, 01:59:12 PM »
* borrowed a sander from the neighbour to do our floorboards rather than buying one
* cooked with less meat (added two cans of beans to 500g of mince to make 8 dinners with rice or baked potato)
* cooked an apple crumble for dessert in the oven at the same time as I cooked the potatoes to go with the chilli, saving gas.
* washed with left over holiday soap again as we have since December. Thank you Hawaii hotel for resupplying every day!
* my daughter needed paintbrushes for craft as we had thrown hers out, but after searching through my supplies I found a set, so I didnít have to buy any. Previously I would have just put it on my shopping list.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10898 on: February 08, 2018, 03:06:37 PM »
- Brought back leftovers from a work dinner from my conference and ate them for lunch today.

- Bought my sister theater tickets using my cash back card. She got a discount because I'm a subscriber and I get cash back on the transaction. She'll pay me back via venmo.

- Husband agreed to go to no cable!!!!!! We are going to "try it out" and just use our streaming services (netflix and Amazon video). My parents who share my netflix subscription said we could log in with their info for anything we want to watch on normal cable. Should save me around $50 a month.

- He also agreed to throw some money at our mortgage principal so we can get out under PMI. We've set aside money for a fence, but I've talked him into putting that towards the mortgage so we can enjoy the view longer. Our dog has survived the past 6 years without a fenced in yard, he can hold out til summer. This also gives us more time to see if either of our neighbours will put one up saving us from fencing that section.

- Planning out the use of a bunch of birthday coupons. 2 are for a free meal without additional purchase so will save for work/travel lunches.

- Valentine's Day is Ash Wednesday so no fancy dinner for us.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #10899 on: February 08, 2018, 03:13:06 PM »
- Valentine's Day is Ash Wednesday so no fancy dinner for us.

@marty998, that means Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday, the one day of the year we acknowledge our baptism pancakes, begotten, not made.