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SECOLEM0305's Photo SECOLEM0305 Posts: 146
6/14/08 7:16 P

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Wow that really IS a good deal! Too bad I don't have any extra $$...or a man to buy the clothes for, for that matter! =)

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6/13/08 8:09 A

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WOW, that is a pretty good deal with Sears & Dockers!

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6/12/08 11:22 P

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Sears and Dockers have teamed up to offer a $75 Shell Gas Card when you mail in your receipt and their form. The deal is that you have to purchase $100 worth of Men's Dockers clothing (belts, socks, pants, shorts, shirts)at Sears. I went with my hubby today, and we each spent just over $100. The limit is 2 per household, 1 per person. When we checked out, the cashier told us that we would each get a $10 Sears Gift Card, too. So, we spent about $230 and will get back $150 in gas, plus $20 to Sears. So, that boils down to $60 for 2 pair of jeans, 3 button-up short-sleeved shirts, 4 pairs of shorts, and a reversible leather belt. Not too bad, huh?

The deadline is to make the purchases by Sunday (Father's Day) and mail in the rebate by about the 28th.

They had quite a few pants and shorts left this afternoon, but not too many shirt style to pick from (more of the smaller sizes, of course).

I'm going to get my envelopes ready. :)

Let the good times roll!


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SECOLEM0305's Photo SECOLEM0305 Posts: 146
6/12/08 9:48 P

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Some of the best things I've ever purchased - A window fan and a space heater. The space heater was fantastic (and safe, too!) because it used just a bit of electricity and my gas bill NEVER got past $60 this winter. I also use a lot of fans then whatever room I'm in, I put a fan on instead of running the a/c so much. I keep my thermostat set at 77/78 depending on the humidity but just got my first "summer" electric bill and it was already 102...Also, I'm really tempted to start riding my bicycle to work. It's about 3 miles, but it's mostly hills. If my backside could handle it, my wallet would love me!

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TAMMYKIRK71's Photo TAMMYKIRK71 Posts: 1,565
6/11/08 4:59 P

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Here is a cool website that I just remembered while Carrie and I were chatting.

www.Allthingsfrugal.com

It has alot of $ saving ideas on there.

To cut home energy costs I am thinking about getting a laundry line to hang my clothes out to dry. I know it will take more time but I remember my grandfather always used to have me hang clothes out to dry even in really cold weather. When they "freeze dried" he had my put them in the dryer for just 10min and they were nice and soft.

Has anyone used a window air conditioner to cut the cooling costs of thier heat pump? I have heard that this works but never tried it. Our electric bill has been crazy high this winter. I would like to cut alot of expenses without sweating to death this summer. Any ideas?

I have to remember to stop and think.


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The only thing we've implemented so far is carpooling. We live on "the farside" (lol..snort!) of Elkins, so it's a pretty good distance of us. Neither car gets better mileage, but I don't mind saving the wear & tear on my "baby" and putting it on his! Plus his is 7 years newer than mine, but I'm missing my Jeep! lol

I'm thinking about putting the $$ that we'd normally fill up my tank with into the vacation account - since that's what we're going to use it for, but this week we'll just take the cash since we're off to Roaring River Friday afternoon.

We also got a gas credit card. I hate having credit cards, but this one we really do pay the balance off every statement & it gives us $$ back for the gas we fillup from the Shell stations. With gas prices, we've already got a $20 credit to our account last month and should get another this month. It helps a little.

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6/11/08 11:00 A

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Here are a few money saving ideas that really work if you stick to it.

When you get paid set back 10% in a general savings. My mother always said that no matter how many bills you have to pay you should pay yourself first. Anything else you want to do like a cool family vacation start a separate family vacation fund. That way you do not touch your savings and you can build on it. Its hard but so worth it.

Make a menu of things you will be making for dinner a week at a time. This way you will have a list of things you need to purchase when your at the store. Do not purchase anything that is not on the list. This way you will cut down impulse buying while in the store or at the checkout counter.



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6/11/08 10:06 A

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Well, I live in Gravette so everything is a commute for me. Since I've been out of school for the summer I've been trying to just buy locally and not leave town. I also walk around town when possible to run errands here. When I do have to drive in to "civilization" I try to get everything done in one day.

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6/11/08 10:04 A

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Frank is driving our minivan to work instead of his truck which is saving us money on gas. And, by him taking my van then I don't have the temptation to go anywhere or spend any money, lol.

"Eat to live, NOT live to Eat"

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I think everyone here is in the same boat on the extra cost of gas, so I thought we could come up with a list of money & gas saving ideas that might help one another out.

What are you & your family doing to help with the gas crunch?

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