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SCROSS6
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1/8/14 12:34 P

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I use coupons, store coupons and e coupons, you can stack some together and save even better.


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SHERYLP461
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12/3/13 10:06 A

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So glad to help

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12/3/13 7:40 A

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Sheryl, this is a great idea! Reading this sparked a thought on a larger ticket item I want to purchase next year. Your comment made it so clear! emoticon

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SHERYLP461
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12/3/13 7:17 A

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Just another thought, I was buying salad dressing when it was buy one get one free. Soon I had a cupboard full of salad dressing. Note how often your item goes on sale, some times it doesn't pay to buy every time it happens, choose another item. Tip two, if an item is bogo check the expiration date, sometimes if you can't use it pretty quick it is out of date.

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DADDYS_GIRL6
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12/2/13 1:05 P

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Thanks for sharing.


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SHERYLP461
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12/1/13 7:24 A

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That is a good question, another consideration. I would say it would depend on the product. Dry goods, shampoos, things like that are less likely to be used faster. You know yourself the best, you have to answer this one. BTW you are welcome.

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HOUNDLOVER1
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12/1/13 1:02 A

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Thank you Sheryl, I think that might work, at least for those items where I know ahead of time that they will be on sale. For some things I may have to spend the money to buy in bulk and then know that I won't have to pay for those things so soon again.
The other thing to consider is whether having a bigger supply of something makes us more likely to use it faster. For this reason I am now hesitant to buy some things in bulk.
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11/30/13 10:03 P

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I think Sheryl has a good idea. one I think I will use. I had been doing that for a different item. But, had been figuring it in every month. In case something would come up. I would have enough money aside to cover everything.

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I would do this the same way I fill out a financial statement, if it is a monthly budget and you purchase quarterly, divide the total expense by 4, set aside each month the amount you would have spent if buying monthly, at the end of the quarter wyou will have set aside enough to purchase in the quantity you wish.

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HOUNDLOVER1
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This one has been a problem for me for a long time now. I realize the benefits of having a budget and am willing to deal with the inconvenience of recording all our expenses. But I find myself struggling with knowing how to stay within a budget when stocking up on good sale items that don't go on sale very often. Some of these items, often food items, pet food etc. I only buy every couple of months. How do you fit those in your budget?
Birgit

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 11/30/2013 (14:24)
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