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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13450 on: October 31, 2019, 09:57:40 AM »
Got paid $150 to attend a focus group for 2 hours - and they provided a lovely appetizer bar so no dinner costs. Got a free taco from Taco Bell World Series promotion yesterday. Though that may "cost" me in other ways...

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13451 on: November 01, 2019, 07:45:39 AM »
I'm driving 7 hours to attend a workshop this weekend.  I have the cooler packed so I should only need to go out to eat 1-2x over 4 days (one night I'm meeting an old friend for dinner).  The workshop will hopefully pay for itself over time by giving me skills to do at least part of some horse stuff I've been paying for monthly.

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« Reply #13452 on: November 01, 2019, 12:47:23 PM »
Feeling proud of myself!

I grew a pumpkin in the garden this year, sowing 3 seeds taken from a pumpkin someone else bought for Halloween in 2018.  From the seeds I got 100% germination but only one good sized fruit from the 3 vines, a beauty about 15" diameter.

I carved it Wednesday to put out last night for Halloween, then roasted the seeds.  Today I am roasting the flesh and will freeze the pureed pumpkin in 2-cup allotments so I can do pumpkin pie, breads, muffins, and soups.  2 cups seems to be the standard need for most recipes so that is a convenient portion and I think I will get maybe 10 cups of puree for the freezer when done. 

Cost:  $0

I am absolutely doing this again.  A unexpected benefit is that the pumpkin was so incredibly crisp and easy to carve, it made me realize just how long those store bought pumpkins have been sitting around by the time we buy them in October.  A lesson learned is to start more seeds to see if I can get additional pumpkins either to give away or process for the freezer.  I now have heirloom organic seeds to start next year's patch from this 2nd generation grow.   

So fun!     

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« Reply #13453 on: November 01, 2019, 09:26:10 PM »
Someone smashed the driver's side mirror of the family car while she was parked on the street at a kid's birthday party.  Presumably just hit it with their own mirror while driving too close, without the common decency to even leave a note.

That in itself certainly didn't save us money, but I found a used replacement off of eBay for $70 and did the repair myself rather than paying $400 to the dealer (plus wasting time and gas driving there). 

Got to add a new skill to my toolkit, too!

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« Reply #13454 on: November 02, 2019, 03:01:02 AM »
Saw a book that I wanted. Checked price new.  Not to bad.  Checked used books at various sites.  No luck.  Found it a distant library but still within my own country, so I remoted ordered it to my own library, which is free of charge in my neck of the woods.  Score. :)

Also planning for some refurnishing and design change of my home office.  Need to plan, almost bought a laser distance meter to assist, since they are on sale at a local store.  But wait, one of my friends has one.  Borrow please?    :)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13455 on: November 02, 2019, 06:33:01 AM »
I had to make a trip yesterday involving multiple airline connections which resulted in a long travel day.  Ticket was paid for with miles, and I packed my own food and drank water from the airport drinking fountains.  Total cost for the whole trip -- $6 in fees on the points-bought ticket.

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« Reply #13456 on: November 02, 2019, 07:49:20 AM »
Found some apples that were getting brown and wrinkled, so I baked an apple cake using only ingredients I already had at home. As a bonus the heat from the oven warmed up the house. It was a little chilly but not enough to turn the heating on, now it's nice and cosy and the house smells like apple cake.

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« Reply #13457 on: November 02, 2019, 09:11:34 AM »
Hmmm...this one sounds unethical also.

Why? Starbucks gladly gives customers ice water or hot water for free

If you arenít buying anything, technically you arenít a customer. You are just saving yourself money by taking from someone else.

Exactly what would you be taking from someone else? The water? That seems minimal enough to not be a consideration.
Assuming no purchase:
Cup
Water
Energy to heat the water
Staff to heat and serve water
Space where water is heated/served i.e. rent
Cost of keeping place clean
Other overhead such as stocking and maintaining bathrooms
Napkin (if used) + dispenser + staff to source and fill dispenser and napkin
Permits
Insurance
ETA: Lid, if taken

Sure, your portion of these costs is minimal, but it ain't free.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2019, 04:58:51 PM by Dicey »

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« Reply #13458 on: November 02, 2019, 09:57:53 AM »
Hmmm...this one sounds unethical also.

Why? Starbucks gladly gives customers ice water or hot water for free

If you arenít buying anything, technically you arenít a customer. You are just saving yourself money by taking from someone else.

Exactly what would you be taking from someone else? The water? That seems minimal enough to not be a consideration.
Assuming no purchase:
Cup
Water
Energy to heat the water
Staff to heat and serve water
Space where water is heated/served i.e. rent
Cost of keeping place clean
Other overhead such as stocking and maintaining bathrooms
Napkin (if used) + dispenser + staff to source and fill dispenser and napkin
Permits
Insurance

Sure, your portion of these costs is minimal, but it ain't free.

I agree this is unethical for the reasons Dicey lists, but I would take it further. I'm not directly familiar with Starbuck policy, but when I see this in local shops often it is implied, if not stated, that free water is for customers with a blind eye toward, or direct generosity toward those in need. I see those in need being the homeless, or someone near or at rock bottom. If so many frugal people take free water that the cost becomes too much for the business, then they will no longer offer it and those truly in need will no longer receive.  There are so few places where homeless people can spend time and be treated with respect. During a hot summer free water could be life saving.  Taking away from someone truly in need is unethical to me.

At the same time, I've heard people use that same argument to avoid shopping second hand. That is silliness!  The market for second hand goods is saturated and so much goes into the landfill.  I feel some moral obligation to slow the stream by shopping second hand! 

Our world is really messed up. 
« Last Edit: November 02, 2019, 09:59:44 AM by PMG »

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« Reply #13459 on: November 03, 2019, 05:46:46 AM »
Yesterday I bought a beautiful fleece vest for my brother's birthday at the thrift store -- looks like it's never been worn -- for $8.  He's a thrift shopper himself, so he loves that it's second-hand. 


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« Reply #13460 on: November 05, 2019, 08:59:57 PM »
Going to take my friend to a movie tonight. I will use my points for both our tickets which will save $20.00.

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« Reply #13461 on: November 06, 2019, 10:37:01 AM »
I had an umbrella on my wish list because mine broke recently.  At today's free product lunch they were giving out free umbrellas (in addition to the usual free lunch and free continuing education points that I need for maintaining my professional license).  I like when stuff I need magically provides itself, and it's a better umbrella than I would probably have bought...even though it's orange and has advertising on it.

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« Reply #13462 on: November 06, 2019, 08:14:17 PM »
-Drove electric car for work, & charged for free.
-Used all of my international travel miles accrued from work trips to book flights for four to Whistler over ski break. I ended up paying about $300 for the taxes, fees, & a thousand or so miles I was short.
-Made dinner out of leftovers (freezer)
-Stocked up on gift cards for a restaurant we frequent (particularly when I travel, my husband takes the kids). While dining out it & of itself isn't a money saver, this is a planned for expense as part of my travel, and it's great to be able to save a bit on our yearly spend.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13463 on: November 09, 2019, 10:31:25 AM »
Achieved a 50% discount on something I wanted to purchase online (replacement jeans because I'm down to one good pair). Stacked a discount code, a discounted gift card (after searching 4 different sites), and free shipping by picking up in-store (which I can reach with my transit pass).

Bonus: should be more eco-friendly/less packaging waste to have the jeans delivered to their store than individually shipped to me.

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« Reply #13464 on: November 09, 2019, 12:40:34 PM »
This morning I bought some 4-pound  bags of sugar for $1.50 which is 37.5 cents/pound.

Right next to them was a 25-pound sack priced @ $19.95 which is  ~80 cents per pound.

This seemed odd because usually bulk pricing is lower than for  the same stuff in smaller amounts.

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« Reply #13465 on: November 09, 2019, 02:18:21 PM »
This morning I bought some 4-pound  bags of sugar for $1.50 which is 37.5 cents/pound.

Right next to them was a 25-pound sack priced @ $19.95 which is  ~80 cents per pound.

This seemed odd because usually bulk pricing is lower than for  the same stuff in smaller amounts.

Our grocery stores have to post unit pricing.  Sometimes the store brand is as expensive or almost as expensive as a name brand, especially if the name brand is on sale.  It is always educational - and as you found, often the smaller packs are cheaper by unit.  Plus easier to carry.

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« Reply #13466 on: November 11, 2019, 02:05:49 PM »
This morning I bought some 4-pound  bags of sugar for $1.50 which is 37.5 cents/pound.

Right next to them was a 25-pound sack priced @ $19.95 which is  ~80 cents per pound.

This seemed odd because usually bulk pricing is lower than for  the same stuff in smaller amounts.

Our grocery stores have to post unit pricing.  Sometimes the store brand is as expensive or almost as expensive as a name brand, especially if the name brand is on sale.  It is always educational - and as you found, often the smaller packs are cheaper by unit.  Plus easier to carry.

When I look at toothpaste, I sometimes see that the biggest tubes are the cheapest per unit, and other times the extra small sizes. So at home we very between the different sizes. Next time also a different brand, because that was the cheapest last time I shopped it.

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« Reply #13467 on: November 11, 2019, 04:27:21 PM »
Went to my ceramics class- which is costing me $50 a year- including materials. Started making Christmas ornaments for a retiree lunch Iíll be going to- they havenít been fired yet- but look pretty good.
Used coupons and CVS bucks to get  $20 worth of toiletries for 1.99.
We had been renting a router for cable internet at $13 a month. Husband bought a new one for $86 and replaced it.

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« Reply #13468 on: November 13, 2019, 10:19:36 PM »
-Today called in a referral for my tv/internet bundle and got both of us $50 credit. That will give me about 9 months free due to our super low current fees!
-At the grocery store, I picked the checkout clerk that I know is the most efficient. She saw my chicken with $5 off sticker and asked if there were more on the shelf. I thought she might want to buy some after her shift (we've traded tips before), but actually she wanted to tell me they are 2 for 1. I quickly grabbed another and got $25+ worth of premium chicken for less than $7. Cooked up into a great dinner that night with leftovers for lunch and second dinner ready to go.
-On vacation last week I wanted to book a massage and the price list wasn't posted they just offered their 'favorites' list.  I asked for the full price list and got many pages including a few specials such as 2-for-1 pricing if you come before noon. An easy 50% savings since we are early risers.
-Before vacation changed our own tires. Usually do this, but it was the first time doing it garage-less and bringing each tire down from a 3rd floor walkup, then bringing the other ones up at the end. Still only took 30 min total and saved so much time and hassle since the tire places get a huge appointment backlog as soon as the weather turns.

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« Reply #13469 on: November 14, 2019, 01:08:09 AM »
-Before vacation changed our own tires. Usually do this, but it was the first time doing it garage-less and bringing each tire down from a 3rd floor walkup, then bringing the other ones up at the end. Still only took 30 min total and saved so much time and hassle since the tire places get a huge appointment backlog as soon as the weather turns.

It is very easy to have the tires stored at home, but preferably on ground level. Then you can change yourself, even if there is unexpected early snow. Having to drive to some other place for changing tires is a hassle, but we do it sometimes if we need new tires.

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« Reply #13470 on: November 14, 2019, 04:33:41 PM »
Stopped procrastinating and knocked out a couple necessary evils:
- Shopped car insurance and will be saving ~$20/mo for the same coverage levels (was on a pay per mile plan since I donít drive much, but rates have been creeping up- surprised to find traditional car insurance is now cheaper!)
- Dealt with expired promo rate with internet company- will save $25/mo over non-promo rate

All told both chores only took about 1hr- definitely worth it to save $540 over the next year!

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« Reply #13471 on: November 14, 2019, 07:41:00 PM »
Neither of us went down off the mountain today.

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« Reply #13472 on: November 15, 2019, 04:03:13 AM »
DH replaced the Xenon headlight in the subaru himself. 150$ saved.
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« Reply #13473 on: November 15, 2019, 10:13:33 AM »
Nagged Mr. Poundwise until he put more insulation in the roof over our living room. Now it is toasty warm, our energy bill should be lower, and the cost of the nagging was free!  (but the resentment is forever :) )

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« Reply #13474 on: November 15, 2019, 08:16:51 PM »
Replaced the broken "sun-visor clip" in our little Honda.

Harvested apples and pomegranates from the backyard.

Was gifted several pairs of pajamas in my daughter's size through our community Buy Nothing Group.

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« Reply #13475 on: November 17, 2019, 02:15:29 AM »
Brewing beer today.

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« Reply #13476 on: November 17, 2019, 02:57:12 AM »
Cleared out the pantry yesterday, came across some potatoes that had started to sprout so we had them for dinner.

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« Reply #13477 on: November 17, 2019, 07:04:00 AM »
Made a batch of vegetarian samosas to freeze. They'll make for tasty comfort food on days when I don't want to cook.

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« Reply #13478 on: November 17, 2019, 07:33:26 AM »
Got cauliflower and potatoes on sale at the cheap supermarket yesterday and today I made cauliflower, ginger soup which we ate for lunch and will be good for a few work lunches this week.

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« Reply #13479 on: November 17, 2019, 10:24:00 AM »
Got cauliflower and potatoes on sale at the cheap supermarket yesterday and today I made cauliflower, ginger soup which we ate for lunch and will be good for a few work lunches this week.

Cauliflower ginger soup sounds great, need to write that down for maybe next week. Cauliflower is cheap now and it's really versatile.

We also went to the cheap supermarket today and bought food for the whole week. Spent about Ä30 for the whole week and have everything we need for fresh, quick, healthy homecooked meals. The last couple of weeks I was too busy for meal planning but having a plan really saves a lot of money (and energy, and stress, and time). Tomorrow we'll eat mashed potatoes mixed with raw endive, which is probably the most Dutch meal on the planet.

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« Reply #13480 on: November 18, 2019, 09:29:37 AM »
Got cauliflower and potatoes on sale at the cheap supermarket yesterday and today I made cauliflower, ginger soup which we ate for lunch and will be good for a few work lunches this week.

Cauliflower ginger soup sounds great, need to write that down for maybe next week. Cauliflower is cheap now and it's really versatile.


It's from Madhur Jaffrey's easy Indian cooking recipe book.  Yum.

And here's to eating the local foods (in your case Dutch).  At the moment we're gorging ourselves on fall foods that our local to our part of Italy - artichokes, new olive oil, cauliflour, broccoli, cabbage, pears, apples, mandarins etc.  Good and cheap.

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« Reply #13481 on: November 20, 2019, 09:56:51 AM »
- DH can earn points for Delta air fare with his work flights.  I will be flying back to family by myself this christmas due to a job change on his part (RIP free air fare points...lol).  We used up the last of them on my flights.  By flying into my sisters town and riding with her to and from family (1 hour away) I am only needing to pay the 11.00 service charge!   If I had flown into the smaller town instead, we would have paid an additional 119.00.  I'll contribute to gas, so its a win win for both of us.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13482 on: November 20, 2019, 10:15:32 AM »
Got cauliflower and potatoes on sale at the cheap supermarket yesterday and today I made cauliflower, ginger soup which we ate for lunch and will be good for a few work lunches this week.

Cauliflower ginger soup sounds great, need to write that down for maybe next week. Cauliflower is cheap now and it's really versatile.

We also went to the cheap supermarket today and bought food for the whole week. Spent about Ä30 for the whole week and have everything we need for fresh, quick, healthy homecooked meals. The last couple of weeks I was too busy for meal planning but having a plan really saves a lot of money (and energy, and stress, and time). Tomorrow we'll eat mashed potatoes mixed with raw endive, which is probably the most Dutch meal on the planet.

I never thought to mix mashed potatoes with endive! I like them with sautťed cabbage.

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« Reply #13483 on: November 21, 2019, 02:10:22 PM »
Used my free bonus of 50,000 miles from my capital one venture card along with other accrued miles to pay  for 2 round trip flights to Iceland for the GF and myself.

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« Reply #13484 on: November 22, 2019, 03:07:40 AM »
Filled up the car with diesel for a very low price.

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« Reply #13485 on: November 22, 2019, 08:44:32 AM »
Fixed my bike myself! The front derailleur had suddenly stopped shifting properly - it would mostly go straight from 1 to 3 without catching on 2, and when it did catch on 2 it made a horrible grinding noise. I thought I might have to take it in (I'm still a beginner at bike repair), but I took a look at it and found that a piece of the derailleur cable cover (a metal piece that sits on the cable) had popped out of the little socket where it enters the bike frame, which probably messed up the tension. I popped it back in and everything shifts now.

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« Reply #13486 on: November 24, 2019, 05:21:45 PM »
Ordered Christmas gifts in a batch with an item I needed to hit the website's free shipping threshold. The site was offering 50% off. I went through TopCashBack.com and used my 2% rewards credit card. I ended up saving 55% off the listed price, not including the shipping that was avoided. And I've knocked a few gifts off my list!

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« Reply #13487 on: November 25, 2019, 12:10:10 AM »
I am not exactly saving money today, as I'm going to the shop to buy a KitchenAid! But I've wanted one for maybe 10 years and have actively tracked prices and prices of used ones for years. That leads me to buying a new one today for the lowest price I've ever seen one at a shop that I know had good customer service. I'm saving more than Ä100 compared to the normal price and I know I will use it a lot. I used to bake my own bread but it became physically too hard to knead the dough all the time. Now I can do that again. I'm also an enthusiastic amateur baker. 

Not saying this is in any way a mustachian purchase, but buying this big ticket item for the best possible price, after researching all possible options, has saved me a lot compared to sticker price and tracking price levels over a longer period left me able to identify a really good deal, not just a "25% off after we increased the price by 30% last week" type of deal that you see a lot.

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« Reply #13488 on: November 25, 2019, 12:47:23 AM »
*Breakfast for dinner when I didnít get a meat thawed and cooked into a meal. We had waffles, sausages and scrambled eggs

*Didn't order a new waffle maker when the first waffle stuck to it. Instead will do a light coating of oil when I start it up from now on

*Washing laundry in cold water

*Drove 5 minutes for much cheaper gas

*Got drug store supplies on sale


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« Reply #13489 on: November 25, 2019, 04:21:51 AM »
Short-story: I will be involved in testing a new brand of snake "repellent" (both liquid and granular) in the next few days. Does anyone have information or previous, similar experimentation that could help in my creating a series of worthwhile tests? How about just some suggestions, general advice, or scenarios?

Also, you should know that I am not being paid by the company for positive results. Either way will be valuable to me, if nothing else just to say it was done.

Thanks

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« Reply #13490 on: November 25, 2019, 08:00:38 AM »
-Added a lot of veggies to a chicken curry to help it stretch further. I'm feeding two teen boys (in addition to two adults) & they have been particularly ravenous lately
-Joined a gym (not free), but the kids are too old for traditional camps & I don't want them sitting at home on breaks using electronics. There are also a lot of great classes for me. Used an offer for no sign up fees, and we've been 4x in 4 days since joining. Will continue to monitor usage to ensure we are getting value. Either way, it would take six months of gym costs to equal one camp, so looking like a promising tradeoff.
-I typically drink nice wine (a real anti MMM behavior)on weekends, but the cost is getting to be too much. Instead, I now have one Truly or similar (hard seltzer) & then one glass of wine. I typically have this during cocktail hour with my husband, while we're faking a date night & cooking dinner together. Much cheaper. Not as cheap as giving it up altogether, but an easy cost savings.
-Bought Delta gift cards on Costco.com for an upcoming trip. Saved $180 by pre-purchasing the gift cards.

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« Reply #13491 on: November 26, 2019, 01:09:06 AM »
I walked to work and will walk back again in the afternoon.

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« Reply #13492 on: November 26, 2019, 01:34:50 PM »
~Saved 22% at the grocery store shopping the sales and using e-coupons
~Saved IDK how much by utilizing the grocery pick up option vs going inside and the possibility of buying extra items
~Used a $2 lotion coupon at Wally World
~Received a $10 refund from a cooking class I didn't attend
~Received a $20 bonus at work
~Saved .03 per gallon at the gas pump using my grocery value card
~Earned 50 fuel points for next time by taking an online survey
~Stayed within the Christmas budget
~Bundled my in town errands in one swoop last night before the storm hit
~Used a gift card at Starbucks, and used up the small amounts on several gift cards at Starbucks this morning as another way to simplify clutter
~Packed food we had on hand rather than make a special grocery stop for a recent weekend trip
~Procured a few leftover bottles of adult beverages for the above trip from a party my sister had this summer
~Been using leftover Cranberry Juice Light from our Halloween party in my cocktails
~Making sure I use every bit of toothpaste, soap, etc. before opening a new one
~Bought 1/4 cow which will save on beef costs in the long run and the product is delicious.
~My tablet is finally paid off so the Verizon bill is $10 less.  I might call and cancel the service for it as I never use it which will result in another $10 less monthly.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13493 on: November 27, 2019, 08:00:24 PM »
- Rode my bike to/from work, as usual, even though we're finally into our rainy season.
- Took kids to see Frozen 2.  Obviously, that didn't save money, but I managed to find a showtime where tickets were $9.00 each after service fee instead of all of the other showings which were $15-$18/ticket. 
- Brought snacks for the kids to the theater.  Ate a late lunch at home afterwards.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13494 on: November 27, 2019, 08:34:58 PM »
I walked one subway stop to avoid the $5 airport surcharge. Turned out to be a neat walk, through a part of Vancouver I'd never really seen.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13495 on: November 27, 2019, 09:48:03 PM »
I walked one subway stop to avoid the $5 airport surcharge. Turned out to be a neat walk, through a part of Vancouver I'd never really seen.

Iím going to try that next time I visit Vancouver!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13496 on: November 27, 2019, 10:19:20 PM »
I walked one subway stop to avoid the $5 airport surcharge. Turned out to be a neat walk, through a part of Vancouver I'd never really seen.

Iím going to try that next time I visit Vancouver!

The $5 surcharge only applies when leaving the airport, not when traveling to the airport. If you start anywhere on Sea Island, it applies, but I believe that if you take the train from the airport to Templeton (the easternmost stop on Sea Island), the fare is free since it's airport parking. From Templeton you should be able to walk to Bridgeport (the nearest stop not subject to the airport surcharge).

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13497 on: November 28, 2019, 03:28:06 AM »
Found half a bag of wholemeal flour in a cupboard and baked bread with it. Also baked a Christmas fruitcake. The warmth of the oven warmed up the house so I didn't have to turn on the heating.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13498 on: November 28, 2019, 11:11:33 AM »
I have been consistently having issues with call quality on my lower end android phone. It's so bad no one can hear me well and I was going to plop down a few hundred dollars tomorrow on a new one.

Cleaned my mic area and it is much better! Phone is still shitty and slow but it can keep working for awhile!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #13499 on: November 29, 2019, 12:44:06 PM »
It rained again and the soil is absolutely drenched so I was able to reset our irrigation rain delay to the maximum 9 days.