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Old 12-09-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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We need a frugal thread. Some light hearted tips usefully frugal, humorous or desperate will do. I was inspired when I saw ornamental kale and thought that it was best for some soup.
Even now, I am eating jerked turkey breast from those 65 cent per pound birds sold at Thanksgiving stored in a zip locked bag that came with the brown rice I bought at Aldi.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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save every 5 dollar bill you get.
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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"No less than ten percent of what I make is mine to keep."

Reps if anyone knows the source...
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Toilet paper is wasteful, reuse a rag or some leaves!

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Old 12-09-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Don't buy it if you can't pay in cash.

Shop for clothes at thrift stores.

Make your coffee and lunches at home and bring them with you.

Use your library(it's free) for books, DVDs, and Cd's.

Stock up on grocery sales. Plan your meals around sales.

Eat at home. Learn to cook.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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buy frozen apple juice from concentrate, instead of shelved apple juice. Same taste.

Double cheesburgers are no longer on the dollar menu at Mickey D's. You have to order the double cheesburger w/only one slice of cheese, not two....I think its called a mcdouble??

Wash out and reuse plastic cups...don't throw them out after one use.

Refill water bottles w/tap water...

those are just some off the top of my head
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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Join freecycle and get some free stuff. Also give away things you no longer need. In the past 3 months I received
one upright freezer
one leather sectional
one basketball hoop with stand
one full size headboard
All FREE!
I also use the grocery game and clip coupons to get my groceries very cheap or free.
I have no credit cards and try to not use my debit cards except when fueling up. I carry cash.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Sitting on a bar stool. Guinness in hand.
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Drop net flix and find a alot of the movies online for free. Even though it's probably not exactly legal.....there are out websites out there with the latest and I mean "latest" movies. Some sites I've see have stuff that still in the theaters. And Yeah some the "latest" movies shown are off somebody's camcorder....but others are pretty high quality.

And no I not going to tell you what the websites are....that would get me into trouble.

But to be honest it not that hard to find these sits.

Anyways that my frugal idea.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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Come on we can do better than this. This year alone I have done the following.

1 Recharge batteries at work.
2 Find an apple tree in the park littering the walk, picking the good ones and making pie.
3 Using plastic net that comes with onions as a scour pad.
4. Duct taping internal hard drives to the chassis.
5. Using scrap wood to make black beans in cast iron.
6. Used tire repair equipment( vulcanizing cement and truck patches) to repair a tread on my shoe and an inflatable mattress . (hey I used to sell it 15 years ago to tire shops).


That does not even include that I commute on human power in all weather which is kind of boring except for the time a car hit me and my folding bike last Jan.


I am looking for real lunes here, someone who filters rain water through wood ash and boils it down because they are too cheap to buy Draino.
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Old 12-09-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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Join freecycle and get some free stuff. Also give away things you no longer need. In the past 3 months I received
one upright freezer
one leather sectional
one basketball hoop with stand
one full size headboard
All FREE!
I also use the grocery game and clip coupons to get my groceries very cheap or free.
I have no credit cards and try to not use my debit cards except when fueling up. I carry cash.
Yes! Nailed it. Freecycle sounds good.
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