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Old 09-10-2013, 06:26 PM
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This technique works wonders for me.

I wait for a week before buying a product that I really want. Take note that that is a want and not a need. If I still like it after giving it a week, then, I will buy it. Most of the time, I end up brushing off the idea.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:09 PM
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I know someone who uses several accounts and requests free samples with these accounts. Or I know someone else who robs free toothpastes and feminine products at her school and sells them online for pure arbitrage profit
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:45 PM
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Wow---I do this when camping, but only when we don't have full hook-ups. Do you save that much on your water bill?
I don't pay a water bill as I live in an apartment, but I shower like this to save on the hot water electric costs.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:16 PM
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Read every single post and I really enjoyed all of your sharing and techniques to save money, wish our gvts. used methods to save us taxpayers money. I am not into saving money too much but I will share with you what I do.
I bought a water dispenser from Costco, I get cold and hot water instantly. I fill up 15 gallons of water every 3 weeks at a cost of $3.25. No bottled plastic water because not good for environment and plastic leaks into water.
I bought a Oma phone system that works like Magic Jack, I pay $4 a month and I get all the features of my landline phone and more, long distance throughout US.
I have a cell phone with Virgin Mobile and I like the Android phone, I pay $45 a month for 1200 mins, unlimited text (don't use) and unlimited internet.
I use my credit cards for everything. I get cash back when I use them for gasoline and eating out. I also try to put my utilities bills on them. I average $300 a year cash back plus I get my gasoline discounted.
I shop at Costco for coffee, paper products, laundry soap,etc.
I never buy coffee at a coffee house, I am too cheap to pay the price.

I having been buying clothes on Amazon. I also purchase toiletries, aspirin, vitamins, etc from Amazon, as I am a Prime Member. I try to get my oil changes with coupons, discounts, etc.

I do go to car wash you drive through but I get the less expensive one. The other day it rained and I put my car out in rain and wiped it down in the rain and pulled it into garage for final drying.

I do spurge on other ways but my wants and needs are limited.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:30 AM
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Well, when people give me gift cards as a holiday or birthday gift, I don't spend them on myself, I save them as use them as my money to give gifts back to them and others. I may not directly buy an object with them, but may buy cookie making supplies so I can give them a batch, or fudge supplies so I can wrap up a tin as a gift.

I look at it as them giving me the gift of being able to give a gift.
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