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I try to use coupons but in Canada there doesn't seem to be as many available. I get my gas at zehrs or Canadian tire and save the Canadian tire ones to help with larger purchases or Christmas.

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12/29/13 9:52 A

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2014 I am going to try my best to use coupons. My dh does most of the shopping these days and doesn't use them or try. So I will have to get more involved with that which I would rather not do, yet to save money we need to do what we need to do.
I also am putting my budget on excel to track where the money goes.


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Great ideas. I shop the sales and try to only buy what is needed. I was taking out a certain amount of cash for two weeks and that worked well but with Christmas it went by the wayside.
So that is my new years resolution take out a certain amount of money weekly and if I have any left put it in my high interest savings account. Hope everyone has a great 2014.

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I too am a baking soda fan. I clean with baking soda and vinegar. I do my weekly face scrub with a baking soda paste, whatever is leftover cleans my sink. I make my own laundry detergent. The link says $28 a year, I think it's much cheaper if you use coupons to buy the ingredients and cheap at the Dollar Tree. Incidentally, here's the link http://www.howdoesshe.com/cheaper-and-bett
er-diy-laundry-detergent/

I save good plastic and glass containers for other projects. My Keurig coffee grounds go into a bottle to be used on plants and in the compost bin. I do the same with egg shells. I started saving fruit and vegetable scraps to grow more. I love plants. I buy them off season or at Marc's (a discount grocery store in Ohio). I also use local buy, sell, swap groups on Facebook and Freecycle to get them free, cheap, or to swap them out.

I coupon. Love it. Those that expire or I won't use I give to the local VFW to send to our troops overseas. They can use them up to 6 months past date.

I am a fan of Pinterest as I've learned how to make many gifts, cleaners, products, etc all from that site.

I also borrow items to use from my parents. It's actually been a great bonding experience for us all.

Aldi's, it's not just food! I have bought plants, a 10 person, 3 room tent, a pressure washer, steam cleaner, and quite a few other things from there. As long as you know prices elsewhere, you can get some amazing deals.

Last, but not least, Sam's Club. Yes, I pay $40 a year; however, I buy my paper towels, cat food, dog food, water, toilet paper, and vitamins from there. I can get a2 90 count bottles of my GNC vitamins for cheaper than I could get 1 bottle at GNC! For items I fly through or can store, it's worth a trip. Plus, I only go a few times a year.

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1/26/13 10:47 P

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I don't waste food, use baking soda to scrub face, use cloth dish towels, make own glass cleaner and bathroom cleaner.

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MY3NTHEPUNKIN Posts: 418
1/26/13 9:56 P

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Couponer!

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VERY frugal!
I volunteer for a charity and pick up produce for them.
I get to keep some of them for myself.
Haven't had to buy much in the way of produce since.
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1/9/13 3:25 P

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I don't know about you, but it seems like every time we go shopping, we are asked if we would like to apply for a store credit card in exchange for 10-20 percent off of our bill. We have learned to say "No" to credit cards and find that over all, cash is king. If we haven't got the money, we do with out. The nice thing is that there are no bills to worry about and we know that we aren't paying interest to anyone. emoticon

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10/25/12 7:58 A

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We also dropped our satelitte tv down to almost nothing.
Also, cut our cell phone cost, just look at your bill and consider what your using, you might find some savings there.
We read our paper online these days, one less bill and no messy papers to deal with

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10/25/12 7:49 A

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1.I take things to the resale shop, then I have credit when I make purchases there. I save so much on items there. Many times items are still new!
2.I use the track n spend app on my ph to keep track of my cash
3.I also use the snipsnap app which has coupons available for various stores. Love this app. Saves me so much.


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.stay within calories range
.three fruits and 3 veggies a day
. no eating 2 hrs before bedtime
. no white foods
. get 8 hrs of sleep


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10/21/12 12:27 P

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Yes...I think that was a really wonderful and creative idea too! Instead of paying money to the banks for cashing your check...which puts money in their pocket...you found a wonderful way to put money in "your pocket"...which all helps.
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10/21/12 10:29 A

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Getting out of debt is always a great choice! Way to go on coming up with a creative solution to the currency exchange dilemma.

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I'm not sure if this counts as frugal or not but for my birthday my parents usually send me a check. Since they are in the US and I've now moved to France, a check is problematic...I can't really cash it and depositing it in my account will take a long time and the bank will charge me a fee. So this year I sent my Mom a payment coupon for my credit card and asked her to mail my birthday money to them, as an extra payment to pay down the balance a little faster. I've also started doing the with unexpected $$ that comes my way and using it to pay down my debts instead of blowing it like I would in the past...like the refund from the gas company when I moved (I was on the Budget plan where I paid a set amount each month & settled up once a year so had $ sitting in my gas co. account).

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10/18/12 1:18 A

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I've figured out how to create a meal for $3 that feeds three people.

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9/8/12 11:03 A

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Has anyone noticed that "Fall" is in the air? Now is a good time to start thinking about winterizing. While the weather is still nice, how about checking your windows and see if they need caulking. We live in an older home and our windows are the old style windows that are not efficient. Until we can replace them, we make due and make sure cracks are sealed and that the bad windows get covered with the special mylar type sheets to help insulate. These little steps can really help reduce energy costs.
How about you? Any special steps that you take to get ready for winter and lowers costs?
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8/21/12 10:49 A

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Here's another nice way to save $$$...
Blackberries are in season now and I will be picking them and making freezer jam. Even if you don't have berries growing in your own backyard, you can always get some at a farmers market and can them. Having your very own canned jam is delicious and easy to make.
You could also make a day of it and perhaps get your kids involved if you have any. Give them each a basket and let them fill them up.
When we were young...we used to drive out into the country and find them growing along road sides. Nothing like free berries!
We were also lucky to get them home because they tasted so good, we wanted to eat them right then and there. ha ha.
You can also turn these nice jams into Christmas Gifts! There is some more money saved!
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6/26/12 2:58 P

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My husband and I recently went on a low carb/sugar free diet...Ughhh...I don't like the word diet, so let's say..."New eating lifestyle". ha ha.
Anyways...In the process of doing so, we have started using "Crystal Light" or "Wylers" powdered drinks (sugar free), as a way to satisfy our quench for something other than water.
Well...These drinks come in a canister, simular to a pringles can and I have started saving them to use as a future gift container. I plan on redecorating the outside of the can with some pretty paper and then it can be used to gift cookies in, or other great treats...Perhaps socks, cash money, treasure maps...who knows. All you need is a little imagination and you have yourself a pretty nifty container. No need to go out and buy a special container at Christmas time for that. You could even decorate it and use it to store things like small loose batteries, pencils, paper clips. Just label the container and you have something special.
So...The next time you have a container from the store, ask yourself before just throwing it away..."Can this be re-purposed into something special?" You might surprise yourself...and save yourself some money in the process! emoticon emoticon

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6/7/12 2:32 P

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Went to Kohl's last night and found (2) summer dresses from last season on the 80% off rack - originally $54/ea now $10.80/ea and a Vera Wang summer night gown from last season on the 80% off rack marked down to $4.00. I had a 30% off coupon to use which brought my total to around $17.36 and tax. I had a $10 Kohl's cash to use from a previous shopping trip so for around $8.00 I got the (2) dresses and night gown which would have cost me $128.00 if purchased at their original price. In order to use the 30% off discount, I did have to use my kohl's charge card which previously had a zero balance. After checking out, I asked to make a payment on my credit card and paid the $8.00 to bring my card balance back to zero. :-)

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That is a super bargain! Way to go! It goes to show what a little patience can do for you!
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I bought a brand new coat with tags at a Good Will last week for $19.99 that would have been $119.00 in the catalog. The coolest thing is that I have been eyeing it all year. Now someone has saved me the shipping plus $100. It is for next winter and I guess that is a real bargain!

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3/8/12 10:46 P

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My husband and I are knuckling down and staying home. We are now limiting ourselves to no more than 1 trip to town per week. This really saves on gas...and now with prices climbing again, it's money in our pocket. emoticon

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Here's another way to save...Review all your incoming bills and ask yourself if there is a way to reduce any of them.
In order to save some money, I reviewed our TV Satelite bill and decided that it was more than what we wanted to pay, so I found a way to shave approx 21.00 off of it by changing the packaging and going with automatic bill payment. This is a savings of 252.00 in just one year, and I know it feels good having that in our pocket.
We will also be recieving a special box that will allow us to download movies from the internet at no extra charge and where approx 80 percent of the movies are free.
Works for me! Money in our pocket and extra movies to watch.
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I'm sure everyone already does, but I was able to save a ton on my wedding last month by using groupon and living social. I got $250 off of our catering, and various other things.
Also, this will probably only apply to some people but there was a non-profit near me, http://www.stanthonysbridal.com/St_Anthony
s_Bridal_a_501c3_Organization/home.html that rents wedding gowns, table linens, plates/flatware, even a chocolate fountain! This saved me so much money over the course of the wedding/reception.

Also, and this sounds kinda dumb, but I often get picked to be the person to pick up food for my office (I get reimbursed mileage so no money wasted there) so when I have to go to a place where they have those "frequent user" punch cards, or rewards points, I put the entire order on it. I often get a free sandwich or something similar out of being the person to pick it up!

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I like to shop at estate sales and pick up stuff for the holiday s. It saves me a bundle on shopping for Christmas gifts

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I have always been frugal - living well on less is a fun game for me.

When my kids (DS-22 and DD-19) were little, all of their clothes and toys came from rummage sales. I enjoyed going to rummage sales, so I went to A LOT of them. The more yard sales you attend, the better the stuff you find. (Also, get there early!) My kids always had brand-name, beautiful clothing.

I had not been to a rummage sale in a few years, but noticed one at a house I know to have great taste. On my way through town I stopped and found a treasure trove of goodies.
All sorts of brand new makeup, for 95% off retail. It was so exciting!!!!!


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I like to save glass jars and re-use them by freezing soups, etc., in them. It helps keep them out of the land fill and helps save energy all the way around.

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I use coupons and my kroger card. I'm always looking forcoupons. Even when we go on vaction. We save cans and we take them off and sell them, we use the money for my 11 yr old daughter to have some spending money too. I need to work on stop eating out and cooking more. I'm going to try to cook extra and freeze it. Good ideas here.

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These are all wonderful ideas! Thanks so much for sharing! emoticon

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I have always been frugal doing things like using coupons, hanging the laundry out on the line on days when it's not raining, re-purposing things like glass jars, and containers for food storage in my pantry instead of buying containers from the store, etc.
Now I have gotten a dehydrator, and started dehydrating fruits and veggies that are close to going bad, and using it for my herbs from my herb garden when there is an abundance, too much to use before it goes bad. I have also taken a canning class at our county extension office, so now I will also be canning to save money. I have also begun to make my own bath, beauty, and cleaning products from things I already have in my kitchen. Another thing that I do, is before when I paid the bills, for example if the electric bill was $104.27, I would round up, and pay the electric co. $105. Now I still round up in my check book, but instead, I keep a running total of all of the rounding up, and transfer it to out savings account at the end of each week. In the last 3 months we have saved up $136.27, just doing this.

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That's a rather interesting idea! I may give that a try the next time I happen to do some baking and I have peelings on hand. I do currently put them in compost though which is also good for the soil. emoticon

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Potato & veg peelings...bin or compost normally but i have found if the skin is clean a hot oven thats cooking your meat etc if u put the scattered peelings on a baking tray with a lil oil and a lil seasoning u can make your own veggy crisps. i normally cook them a bit till they start to crisp the ones on the top then shake/turn them over a bit and put back in to crisp up the ones on the underside. Just store in an airtight container and eat within 2 days or so. both healthier for the envirnoment and you.

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Here's an idea...
I've decided that this weekend I'm going to prepare extra food when I cook a meal and then freeze the extra. The extra will be put into small mason jars and frozen. That way in the future when I'm tired, I can just pull out one of the jars from the freezer, remove the lid and heat it in the microwave.
This beats cooking something twice. It takes just as long to cook for 4-6 people as it does 2 people, so why not save some energy by doing just that?
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Did fairly good with my grocery shopping today. I was actually hoping to do better, but with a combination of sales prices and using coupons, I was able to save 38%. I aim for at least a 40% savings, but that just did not happen today.

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I am actually saving more by shopping more! We used to go get a lot of stuff on sale each week. I would end up not using most of it...even though it cost me little. Now I am doing menus and shopping sale flyers each week and ONLY getting what is needed for the menus. It keeps 'junk' food outta my house so I am loosing weight, and costin me much less. Only things I stock up on now is meat (only what's on sale) and cereal (which we eat a lot of) and then what I can get for super cheap using both store AND manufacturer coupons.

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I have made saving money at the grocery store a "fun" challenge--trying to see just how much I can save. Being an avid coupon clipper, every week I review the sales flyer and match up coupons (both manufacturers and store coupons) to any sale items I have on my grocery list. Because I keep a price book, I am able to check that the sale item is being offered at a price I am willing to pay. Most items on my weekly shopping list are either sale items, items for which I have coupons, or a combination of both. My weekly savings usually average 33%--40% (sometimes more, but very seldom less).

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We just bought some dwarf/semi-dwarf fruit trees that we will put in when the weather gets a little better. We got some nice apple trees with 3-4 different kinds of apples grafted to them, a pear tree with 3-4 different kinds of pears and a cherry tree with 3-4 different kinds of cherries on it. Now I just need to stock up on my canning lids. Having fresh fruit straight from the garden is a wonderful way to go.
I encourage anyone out there that has a little space to consider doing the same thing. Not only does the tree provide shade, but a nice little reward that is healthy and enjoyable afterwards.
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I just replaced the gasket on my upright freezer so that would help with the electric. I was getting a lot of ice build up. My biggest challenge is a mind set change. I need to thing frugal. But some other things we are doing is planting some more fruit trees, going to try and do more veggie gardening. And a really big on is to stay out of book stores!!!! We are out of beef in our freezer but old Burger Boy should be ready this fall.

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Well...this week my husband and I went shopping at Costco and purchased two packages of the energy efficient light bulbs for our living room and bathroom. We were already using some, but still needed some for our ceiling lamp and the bathroom. We got a really good deal on them and have now reduced our energy consumption on those lights by 75 percent.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could lower our overall energy bill by that much? Well...Every little bit helps! emoticon

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1/18/11 10:12 P

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I search for deals with coupons at the grocery store and buy things when they are free with coupon or much much cheaper than the regular price. For example, I just bought like 50 or so bottles of hand soap, which seems like a lot, but I got them for less than $.50 each. We now do not have to pay full price for them (at almost $2 each) and we have plenty to last us a long time. I pay nothing for toothpaste and toothbrushes so we also have a ton of that in the house. I do this with most of the things we use that won't spoil, like detergent, foil, cough drops, etc. just to name a few.

We are also canning our own vegetables. I have a pantry full of fresh vegetables and fruits that we have canned ourselves. We have, pickles, relish, chili, potatoes, spaghetti sauce, chicken, beef, elk, corn, green beans, pineapple, applesauce, apple pie filling, peaches, and pears. These are just some of the things we keep in the house all the time and we supplement with frozen when we have to.

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1/17/11 1:24 P

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It sounds like you have a really nice plan for your garden this year. My husband and I also do composting. It saves on having to buy additional ammendments for the soil. Just remember not to add grease or meats to your materials.
We have decided this year that we want to can and freeze a lot of our own goods too. But to really save money, we are going to need to replace our current chest freezer. It is a big one that is very old and not very energy efficient. We know it is one of the appliances that is causing our electric bill to go up because it runs more than it should.
If any of you out there have an old appliance, you may want to consider getting a new updated one. It will really save you money in the long run.
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I haven't posted to this team for awhile, but this topic intrigued me. I live in the northeast and am eager to see gardening season come around. I have decided to be an even better gardener this year to put more food away in the freezer. Toward that end, I have been saving countless gallon milk jugs (and lids) and plan to make holes in them, then sink them into the ground near plants, and fill with water for irrigation instead of wasting water with the sprinkler. I have also been saving eggshells to crush and sprinkle on the ground when I turn the soil.

Are there any other frugal gardeners out there? What will you do different this growing season? What did you do last year that was a great success? emoticon

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I'm with JOYGON - I try to just stay out of the stores until necessary.

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I'm trying to stay out of stores unless I need something. Even thrift stores, as I will find something I just want, and didn't know I wanted till I went in the store. lol

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Since I enjoy crafts and scrapbooking, I have found ways to come up with new craft supplies without having to go out and buy them all the time. It's great when you can "Re-cycle" items, such as cereal boxes, cat food cans, buttons off of old worn out shirts and even the fabric off of some old worn clothing items that are not good enough to donate.
There is a lot of money saved and with some imagination, you can turn those items into some useful things. emoticon

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I've been consolidating my errands for sure, that makes a difference. Some of the errands can be about a half hour drive, now, I try to combine all my errands as I have to pass through on the day I have to go into work.

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This year we will be monitoring our driving. There will be a lot less of it and we will make sure that we aren't making unnecessary trips to town. That will mean less wear and tear on our vehicle, less money spent on gas...which is on a rapid rise...and more money in our pockets! Yay! emoticon

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This year we are tracking EVERY SINGLE purchase that we make.
However, we will also track how much we save as well.

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We have always tried to be frugal, hanging up the laundry, cooking at home etc., but we still seemed to spend more than we had planned; even if it was only at a thrift store. So this year I am going to use a modified envelope system for four of our bugdet items, and just not spend money unless there is a need. And then try to get the best price for whatever we need.

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It seems that everyone I talk to is talking..."Frugal" for the year of 2011. I know it is on a lot of peoples minds.
If you have done something to be frugal today, let's post it here. It will be nice to see what people are doing to accomplish that. Let's see what we can do to be frugal, how often and who does it the most!
This could be a lot of fun and who knows...we may all learn something from one another. emoticon

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