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    I looked at the yogurt makers today. They didn't seem worth it. $3.50 for the plain (unsweetened). Or $4.30 for the flavoured. It's $4.50 for a a tub of flavoured yogurt. Even if I flavour the plain I don't knew if I can do that for $1.00 and if a can is still a lot of effort lol.

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    We also use the woolies loo paper, its the cheapest there and quality is acceptable lol

    I only use vinegar to clean and cheap ajax lemon cream bleach cleanser for the toilet ( its $2 something a bottle) The amount and cost of cleaners is mind boggling

    Also laundry liquid is expensive but I discovered eart choice brand 1L for about $2.20. Bargain!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    I looked at the yogurt makers today. They didn't seem worth it. $3.50 for the plain (unsweetened). Or $4.30 for the flavoured. It's $4.50 for a a tub of flavoured yogurt. Even if I flavour the plain I don't knew if I can do that for $1.00 and if a can is still a lot of effort lol.

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    Where did you price the yoghurt sachets I picked one up at coles yesterday after reading this. Their sachets were from 3.20-3.90 which is heaps cheaper than the 6-7 a tub I was paying for the good brand full cream yoghurt with lower sugars etc.
    I also second snugglers nappies we have just changed to them in the last month and love them and $20 a box at big w at the moment just stocked up.

    We also use the quilton toilet paper the $10 for 20ish rolls. Lasts us ages and is soft

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    I looked at the yogurt makers today. They didn't seem worth it. $3.50 for the plain (unsweetened). Or $4.30 for the flavoured. It's $4.50 for a a tub of flavoured yogurt. Even if I flavour the plain I don't knew if I can do that for $1.00 and if a can is still a lot of effort lol.

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    Do the sachets make more though??

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    On the yoghurt maker thing, you can make it without maker and without the sachets.

    http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/yoghurt-L2270.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummy12 View Post
    Where did you price the yoghurt sachets I picked one up at coles yesterday after reading this. Their sachets were from 3.20-3.90 which is heaps cheaper than the 6-7 a tub I was paying for the good brand full cream yoghurt with lower sugars etc.
    I also second snugglers nappies we have just changed to them in the last month and love them and $20 a box at big w at the moment just stocked up.

    We also use the quilton toilet paper the $10 for 20ish rolls. Lasts us ages and is soft
    Woolies. They did have flavoured non brand for $4.00 According to the thing they make 1L. I bought a L tub to divide for lunch box. I have to get at more than 12 serves out if it or it will be the same as the indv tubs.

    Eta: the dearest 1l tub was 5.99 on special. I just liked at vaalia, ski ect. I bought ski which was $4.90.

    Anewme ill have a look at that on my computer tomorrow. Thanks

    Another thing is cooking oil. We usually buy Woolies brand olive oil. Wet don't ever cook with vegie oil. Is the hb oil better or is it good to buy quality?


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    I only use the hb olive oil or the spray oil, i haven't noticed a difference. I do that is because of big bum not the price oh and having a wog for a dh that thinks olive oil and tomato paste sandwiches are yum.

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    I'll just make a note on my ignorance about all this. My mum was a single mum and we never went without. I know she skrimped abs saved but she was great with budget. I never paid attention.

    Dp and I earn a lot. So in the 7yr we have been together we havent ever needed to look at prices or find cheaper aternatives. Recent events have forced us to change everything. We still earn the same amount but have overwhelming debts. So now we have to start thinking about this stuff and I've never had to before so it's a learning curve. I should have paid attention to mum.

    So thank you everyone for helping me. Sorry if I sound silly with all these questions. I appreciate all the help and thanks for taking the time to write out posts

    I've written everything down off this thread and when I go shopping in going to start making changes (with our budget, eg bulk food might have to wait a bit).

    Oh ftr our budget for food is $300 a fn. This fn I've spent $240. Add to that $20 for one maccas feed lay night add I had to go to hospital and feed the kids at the same time. stoked with that Di I hope I can get it down further. Though this fni have to buy nappies for both kids.

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    Gosh that makes me sound hoity toity. I'm not I swear lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndigoJ View Post
    Gosh that makes me sound hoity toity. I'm not I swear lol.

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    Not at all. Just honest

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