(Closed) NWR: Obscure ways to save $$?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I totally save plastic containers! My fiance’s co workers make fun of him for bringing “sour cream” to lunch everyday! lol

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Haha, I do a lot of the same things.  I have a whole mess of snickerdoodle cookies in an old ice cream tub 🙂 Darling Husband doesn’t mind though, I buy sticky labels and write what is in the tub. 

We wash everything on cool too, except towels.  I shop a lot at the outlet mall, and print coupons if I can.  Especially at Ulta and Sephora.  I google coupon codes when ordering online, etc. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mrs_pugetsound:  Yeah, my fiance always leaves them which is annoying. When I DO buy containers (rare, but occasionally all the sour cream containers are in the freezer full of stock), I buy them at the Dollar Tree, where I can usually get a 3-pack for $1. Not a bad price, but I still cringe paying for them when I know I can get them for free.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I do A LOT of the same things or if I’m getting ready to go shopping I look to see if the stores have coupons. I thrift a lot of my clothes too. Ebay and Plato’s closet are amazing!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We clip coupons every week – on Sunday we first clip the coupons, then look at the sales in the grocery store that week, then I plan out the weeks meals based on what we have + what we have coupons for and if it is on sale at the store.  Yes, it is a bit time consuming, but Fiance and I have made a habit of eating sunday bruch then doing the coupon thing.  It’s a nice way to start a sunday!

Also, we don’t regularly buy anything except groceries and gas.  Everything else goes on our “wish list” and we wait until we have a little extra money (from clipping coupons).  OR we ask for gift cards for holidays/birthdays.  We rarely go out, and when we do, it is usually to the movies using a gift card from Christmas.

Edit: Also – saving money by re-using bags/containers (we do this to) usually goes hand in hand with “being green.”  I always try to think of another way to use whatever I was about to throw away to save it, if possible.  So – yay (!) to all of you for saving $$ and the environment!!

Post # 11
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711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

my Fiance takes “butter” to work for lunch lol..i reuse containers too! my mom did it so i picked it up from her and i wash out baggies lol. i shop at places like walmart, dollar general and dollar tree, i LOVE to go yard saleing, i LOVE to shop and second hand kids stores like once upon a child….my friends and I had down clothes to each other for our kids lol….I wash everything except linens on cold, I buy store brand stuff all the time, we dont keep alchohol in the house unless its a special occasion, we try not to eat out but if we do we like to hit family friendly places that have free kids nights, we have netflix which saves a ton on cable, and movie rentals…..

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I resuse the containers & ziploc bags, too.  My Fiance grew up in a house where saving money wasn’t really an issue, so he thinks I’m nuts.  I do the other savers like you ladies too – dollar tree, clip coupons, wash on cold (though I do whites on warm sometimes) etc.

I never thought of googling codes, though. Thanks for the tip!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i am strict about turning off the lights when we are not using them. before i lived with Fiance, my old roommates would never turn off any light ever…it was bad. i’m talking go on vacation for a week and leave 3 lamps on in the bedroom bad! so wasteful and so not green.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use grocery bags for all my trash bags in the house, even the kitchen.  Most everything is recyclable, so anything that actually goes in the trash is small… and I actually like that the trash goes in such a little bag and right out of the house every few days instead of a big bag smelling up the kitchen waiting to fill up.

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