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Old 07-19-2019, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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When my wife and I go out for dinner, we order one dinner and share it. We save a few bucks and a few calories too
We do that too, mainly because portions are too large for us. Or, if we want something totally different I make sure to order something that is good as leftovers.

FWIW, I was told on this forum that splitting a dish is extremely poor manners, but I've never had anyone give it a 2nd thought. Heck, I even had a waitress advise to it with some things.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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Thank you for that late-breaking news flash.

I'm an atheist and I support the Salvation Army.
Another nice thing about the Salvation Army is they will pick things up at your home. There's no need to load a bunch of boxes or furniture into your car or truck and drive it there.
A good friend of mine lost her home in a CA wildfire many years ago. The two organizations that stepped up to help her and her small children when they needed it most were her local church and the Salvation Army.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:16 PM
 
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I have taken my toaster and/or cooler on vacation. When I thought about taking the slow cooker my husband said "No!" He spoils the frugal fun at time, but I love him for it. I figure if I bring a loaf of bread and stick of butter, I have breakfast everyday. I can also buy sliced turkey from the deli for a few lunches. I like to eat out for dinner while traveling.

If we rent an air B n B condo or other residence, they usually have a kitchen. Love saving money on breakfasts and lunches.
On a trip to Hawaii several years ago, we stayed on the Big Island at Hilton Waikoloa Village. We discovered a Costco, and bought a microwave to use in our room, and coffee, breakfast fixings, etc. When we left, we gave the MW to one of the cleaning ladies. We figured we spent less for the MV, etc for 7 days breakfast than it would have cost for ONE morning breakfast at the hotel
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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I'm not hoarding my money. I have no intention of dying with a fat bank account while depriving myself of everything.
Same here. I intend to leave this world the same way I came into it. Penniless.
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:34 PM
 
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Anyone here use Ebates? Its an online rebate company. There's no membership fee, no monthly fee, etc.


You just sign up, then, when you make an online purchase if you go through their portal, you get a percentage of the purchase price deposited to your ebate account. The percentage varies. I've have it as low as 1%, and as high as 20%! Usually, its about 3% -- 6%, so you aren't getting rich from this, but it does give you a nice little bonus.


You get your money in a check (no funny money coupons), 4x a year. This next check I will get $110. I usually get about $100/quarter, or $400/year, so, nice little bonus!
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Old 07-19-2019, 08:40 PM
 
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I'm another one for thrift stores! When we moved about 4 years ago, we probably donate half our household to various thrift stores. They picked up for us, so we figured we saved the cost of moving all that stuff!


Then, when we moved into our new home, I bought a lot of decorator items, etc from thrift stores. Pictures, wall hangings, etc. I bought 10 decorator items, like vases, pictures, etc for less than one such item would cost new! Just remember to peel off the GW tag, and who knows the difference!
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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FWIW, I was told on this forum that splitting a dish is extremely poor manners, but I've never had anyone give it a 2nd thought. Heck, I even had a waitress advise to it with some things.
Nobody's ever said a thing to me, and we do it all the time. And really, if somebody has a problem with it, it's their problem not mine.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:30 PM
 
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We do that too, mainly because portions are too large for us. Or, if we want something totally different I make sure to order something that is good as leftovers.

FWIW, I was told on this forum that splitting a dish is extremely poor manners, but I've never had anyone give it a 2nd thought. Heck, I even had a waitress advise to it with some things.
That would never work for me. I'm too selfish and love food too much to split a plate with anyone
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:32 PM
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Location: Shreveport, LA
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I'm not hoarding my money. I have no intention of dying with a fat bank account while depriving myself of everything.
Iím so anxious about money that I feel pulled in two polar opposite directionsóI worry both about not having enough money as well as not enjoying the money I save. When I finally break down and spend something to feel better about life, I feel guilty for spending money instead of saving it, so I donít really get the enjoyment I was craving. I fear this tendency will follow me into retirement and leave me unhappy no matter if I save or if I spend.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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We save coupons and buy things we need that are on sale or discounted wherever we can. Then use that savings for doing things we enjoy like eating out and short trips or even long trips once in awhile.

BTW: Many seniors get caught up in the 'casino gambling' fun, that's where they lose a lot of money.
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