What Frugal Things No Longer Work For You ??

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rinty
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What Frugal Things No Longer Work For You ??

Post by rinty » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:26 pm

Just thinking about what Jackie said recently about looking for new frugal ideas.

Here, we have found our previous Christmas Savings ideas no longer work. We used to pop our small change in a pot and would reap about £400-£500 plus between us.

Now, we hardly use cash, as you can swipe even small amounts on your debit card.

Last year we saved around £70 :( :(

I have signed up for the more high tech version where my account does a " Save The Change " by rounding up what I spend sending it to the Christmas savings account.

I also used to read lots of blogs..............instead of magazines. Now those blogs are so moneterized they aren't readable.....either too many ads or sign up for this, sign up for that. It annoying that frugal entertainment option is gone.

Any ideas ?

icfrugal1
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Re: What Frugal Things No Longer Work For You ??

Post by icfrugal1 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:02 pm

I don't think that this is what you are looking for but ~~~~

As I am de-cluttering I really do a lot more thinking about buying stuff, trying to keep stuff from coming into the house.

On the other hand :roll: picked up a "free" puppy 8/5/2018, well you know that there is no such thing as a free dog :lol:

I love the question.

Does getting back money on all purchases count? (CC cash back)

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Re: What Frugal Things No Longer Work For You ??

Post by icfrugal1 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:16 pm

Sadly, i do know where I could save some money, but I don't do it.

Coming to mind, my AT&T bill for the phone is unlimited calling, and I don't make that many phone calls, DH doesn't use the landline at all, but otherwise I would be very nerviness about making calls, (have I gone over my mins etc) so, I pay for peace of mind.

Also, I do think (know) that I may be over insurered, I have earthquake on both houses and flood on the rental. so sleeping at night.

Also for the rental I have both the stove and fridge with warranties so that my tenant can just call to have them fixed . again sleeping at night,

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Quilter51
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Re: What Frugal Things No Longer Work For You ??

Post by Quilter51 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:38 pm

Saving cash in any form because I do t use cash. Instead I keep track each month for the saved savings gs challenge and transfer money physically.

Coupons and much of the so called rebate apps. More a question of no patience honestly. I buy personal and paper stuff ince a month looking ahead to what I need and I use mainly clicklist. My time is valuable in retirement too.

And please dont pillory but cooking from scratch at times. Supermarkets have caught up.and I can get deli chicken and frozen cooked burgers and breasts for pretty much the same as raw if I watch the sales.

Also shopping second hand at east for clothes. I understand the sustainable issues but right now i can find end of season sale items for less than ten bucks and often cheaper.

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Re: What Frugal Things No Longer Work For You ??

Post by mbrudnic » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:35 am

Now that it is only me at home, meal planning not as productive, no longer have a free-standing freezer or storage room, so bulk buying is out. I also cannot use up things. I did not renew my Costco membership this past year. I am no longer living close enough to go there for Gas most of the time. If I do want something, I'll ask my parents to take me there.

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Re: What Frugal Things No Longer Work For You ??

Post by Jackielou » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:47 am

Turning up the temperature summer, and turning down the temperature in winter. Sorry, as I age I want to be comfortable. I have tried turning down the temperature at night, almost froze my tushie off going to the bathroom.

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