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2goofycampers
07-31-2008, 01:27 PM
Seems like the "crunch" has hit us all in some way. I thought we could compile some $ saving tips.

Here's #1 check out Ms. Cheap's 101 tips for saving $.

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008807270314

Pinkee77
07-31-2008, 02:11 PM
"96. Wash your car in the rain." . . . . and here I thought my husband was the only one who did that . . . (click here for the full story) (http://pinksbrain.blogspot.com/2007/06/its-man-thang-chapter-one_12.html)

And let's not forget the money saving pantyhose trick....(I didnt see it on her list) . . . . when you have two pairs of hose with a run in each leg, you cut off the bad leg of each and wear both pairs. If you use the control top kind, you'll look like you lost 10 pounds! :rotfl:

big kahuna1
07-31-2008, 03:19 PM
The CHEAP always comes out EXPENSIVE!!

2goofycampers
07-31-2008, 03:26 PM
"96. Wash your car in the rain." . . . . and here I thought my husband was the only one who did that . . . (click here for the full story) (http://pinksbrain.blogspot.com/2007/06/its-man-thang-chapter-one_12.html)

And let's not forget the money saving pantyhose trick....(I didnt see it on her list) . . . . when you have two pairs of hose with a run in each leg, you cut off the bad leg of each and wear both pairs. If you use the control top kind, you'll look like you lost 10 pounds! :rotfl:

Cute blog.

lucy_love
07-31-2008, 03:38 PM
I really wish my mom would stop smoking :(

Born 2 Fish
08-01-2008, 06:33 AM
If your gonna rob banks,,split one pair of pantyhose down the middle, then you'll have 2 masks to wear to do 2 bank jobs ! :thumbsup2

2goofycampers
08-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Before you buy check this site for a coupon.


http://www.couponcode.com/

Pinkee77
08-03-2008, 04:33 PM
If your gonna rob banks,,split one pair of pantyhose down the middle, then you'll have 2 masks to wear to do 2 bank jobs ! :thumbsup2

Now, you are thinking! :lmao:

PolynesianPixie
08-03-2008, 09:17 PM
This is great. I just bought a weeks worth of groceries for my family of 5 for $280. Somethings gotta give!


I didn't think anyone actually admitted to doing this: :lmao:

72. Time your trip to Sam's or Publix or other stores to take advantage of samples and make it lunch.

VACAMPER
08-03-2008, 09:29 PM
I feel your pain Ami. Groceries are killing us. I spend about $200.00 a week.

PolynesianPixie
08-03-2008, 09:35 PM
I feel your pain Ami. Groceries are killing us. I spend about $200.00 a week.

And we shop at the same Wal-Mart! :lmao:

I admit, part of that $280 was pool chemicals and school supplies. Did you go for tax-free weekend?

AuburnJen92
08-03-2008, 09:38 PM
They canceled tax free week in Florida this year. I thought that very unrecessionlike of them.:headache:

VACAMPER
08-03-2008, 09:42 PM
No, i bought them last week when we were shopping for court shoes.

Jen, that wasn't very nice of them.

PolynesianPixie
08-03-2008, 09:53 PM
That wasn't very nice! They probably thought people would buy back-to-school stuff anyway, so why give anybody a break? Next month there will be a tax-free-weekend on DVDs, magazines and nail polish as a ploy to stimulate the economy and "apologize' for taking away your back to school weekend.

AuburnJen92
08-03-2008, 09:54 PM
That wasn't very nice! They probably thought people would buy back-to-school stuff anyway, so why give anybody a break? Next month there will be a tax-free-weekend on DVDs, magazines and nail polish as a ploy to stimulate the economy and "apologize' for taking away your back to school weekend.

No, then they would be nice to the touristas...that couldn't happen either...;)

tinah159
08-03-2008, 11:42 PM
This is great. I just bought a weeks worth of groceries for my family of 5 for $280. Somethings gotta give!


I use the grocery game and save alot of money!

Pirate-Jeff
08-04-2008, 07:45 AM
They canceled tax free week in Florida this year. I thought that very unrecessionlike of them.:headache:

Come visit Delaware everyday is tax free shopping

stacktester
08-04-2008, 08:06 AM
Florida is so messed up right now I'm not surprised about the no tax free week. Our governor decided to cut property taxes so now the local govs set up new fees (taxes) to make up for the shortfall. Now ain't that a good idea. I voted no on the bill because I knew local gov. was going to do this and it probably will be more now than with the property tax. It gives our local gov an unlimited supply of bs to hit us up with now. Thanks Charlie Crist.

PolynesianPixie
08-04-2008, 09:22 AM
This is great. I just bought a weeks worth of groceries for my family of 5 for $280. Somethings gotta give!


I use the grocery game and save alot of money!

What is the grocery game?

AuburnJen92
08-04-2008, 12:24 PM
Florida is so messed up right now I'm not surprised about the no tax free week. Our governor decided to cut property taxes so now the local govs set up new fees (taxes) to make up for the shortfall. Now ain't that a good idea. I voted no on the bill because I knew local gov. was going to do this and it probably will be more now than with the property tax. It gives our local gov an unlimited supply of bs to hit us up with now. Thanks Charlie Crist.

Yeah, they also said it wasn't going to affect the education budget either...yeah right...that was the first thing to go!:headache:

tinah159
08-05-2008, 08:09 AM
What is the grocery game?

Sorry it took me awhile to respond. I have a new trainee at work and am not allowed to DIS.:mad: Anyway, the grocery game is a site that you subscribe to that matches weekly grocery store sales to the coupons that you get from the Sunday newspaper insert. It costs very little and I save alot of money. They have a trial for $1.00. www.grocerygame.com

PolynesianPixie
08-05-2008, 08:35 AM
Sorry it took me awhile to respond. I have a new trainee at work and am not allowed to DIS.:mad: Anyway, the grocery game is a site that you subscribe to that matches weekly grocery store sales to the coupons that you get from the Sunday newspaper insert. It costs very little and I save alot of money. They have a trial for $1.00. www.grocerygame.com

That looks like a great site! Thanks for the link!

PrincessNana
08-05-2008, 10:40 AM
Sorry it took me awhile to respond. I have a new trainee at work and am not allowed to DIS.:mad: Anyway, the grocery game is a site that you subscribe to that matches weekly grocery store sales to the coupons that you get from the Sunday newspaper insert. It costs very little and I save alot of money. They have a trial for $1.00. www.grocerygame.com

My DIL plays the grocery game and really saves alot of money. There's actually competition between grocery stores in her area and they still triple coupons. We only have one grocery store in my town so they only honor face value. Still, every little bit helps.

Tent Camping Mom
08-05-2008, 01:38 PM
Just cut out the skid marks then....Voila!

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/TentCampingMom/Recycle.jpg

jrandtysmom
08-05-2008, 01:52 PM
Just cut out the skid marks then....Voila!

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r164/TentCampingMom/Recycle.jpg

Sexy :scared:

VACAMPER
08-05-2008, 03:07 PM
:lmao: What some people will do.

terri01p
08-05-2008, 03:42 PM
Please tell me that's a joke :scared: but that does give me some ideals for our next WDW vacation...haha :rotfl:

PolynesianPixie
08-05-2008, 04:56 PM
My DH has undies like that and they're already holey. I wouldn't even have to cut! :rotfl:

stacktester
08-05-2008, 05:08 PM
That's TMI Ami.

PolynesianPixie
08-05-2008, 05:25 PM
That's TMI Ami.

Then it would also probably be TMI if I said that I looked at those undies and it just isn't going to work. It appears that my "girls" are bigger than my husbands butt. So, I pitched them.

VACAMPER
08-05-2008, 09:47 PM
:lmao: I'm guessing your husband likes that ratio.

Gatordad
08-05-2008, 10:09 PM
lol @ Amanda.

AuburnJen92
08-05-2008, 10:14 PM
Damn, my hubby wears boxers so this will just not work for me...I HAVE TO HAVE SUPPORT HERE!:lmao:

g8trmom1
08-05-2008, 11:23 PM
Then it would also probably be TMI if I said that I looked at those undies and it just isn't going to work. It appears that my "girls" are bigger than my husbands butt. So, I pitched them.


:happytv:

g8trmom1
08-05-2008, 11:53 PM
Oh, and another thing...I did the grocery game, but found out about couponmom.com. You register and then go into "deals by state" and you can find out the same information about the sales at the grocery, coupons out there, % savings, etc. Once I got the jist of the whole thing, I cancelled the grocerygame. ;)