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    Default Fluff. What cheapskate things do you do?

    Time for some Friday fluff. What cheapskate things do you do?

    I reuse stamps! If i get a letter or a parcel where the stamps have not been watermarked, i cut them off to reuse.

    What about you? What cheapskate / moneysaving things do you do?

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    I buy Mayver's peanut butter in bulk when its on special. Recently we had 10 jars waiting to be used. I've put myself on a ban from buying it until we're down to 2 jars.

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    Default Fluff. What cheapskate things do you do?

    I think my cheapskate ways are so ingrained in me that I can’t even identify them anymore it isn’t until someone does something different to me I’m like “that’s quite cheap of me”! However, as long as you’re not sponging off other people, I think it’s great to be a cheapskate
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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    I buy Mayver's peanut butter in bulk when its on special. Recently we had 10 jars waiting to be used. I've put myself on a ban from buying it until we're down to 2 jars.
    I do the same 😂 I just opened our last jar today so I'm hoping it goes on special soon!

    We also save stamps, but it's extremely rare that we send any mail so we have a huge backlog!

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    A genuine rice bubbles or coco pops box and the cereal I refill it with is from Aldi. They’ll never know

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    I usually only ever buy the coles brand or home brand toilet paper, I find we go through the more expensive stuff quicker anyway.
    I water down the last cm or 2 of hand soap before getting a new one.
    I bulk buy long life milk rather than buy fresh all the time, helps to not run out of milk as well.
    And because I grew up in an area affected by drought.. if it’s yellow I let it mellow

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    I always check the supermarket fridges for meat mark downs. I often find stock 50-80% off with short use buy dates which goes into the freezer if it won't be used in time. I currently have a freezer full of salmon, lamb racks, porterhouse etc that were 80% off within a few days of the best before. It's funny because a couple of years ago I wouldn't dream of buying marked down meat but now I love looking for a great score.

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    I trawl the supermarket catalogues and plan my shop by what’s on special. I got cranky a few weeks back at DH for buying something at the wrong supermarket. Was cheaper at Woollies but bought it at Coles because he was there. Even though I had stipulated on the shopping list to buy from Woollies.

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    There are some items that I will only ever buy on sale. Mostly cleaning products and non-perishable items. eg toilet paper, Omo, dishwashing tabs. I wait until I can get them 40-50% off and then stock up big time and challenge myself to make them last until the next sale.

    When it comes to major purchases, I buy the best quality products I can afford and then look after them. Works out cheaper that way. For example, I paid $2200 for a Miele washing machine in 2010 and it is still going strong and looks brand new. I expect to get another 10 years out of it. Prior to that a machine I paid $1000 for only lasted 5 years, so I am saving money in the long run and sending less stuff to landfill.

    I just own less stuff all round and don't really buy consumable items anymore. Saves heaps.

    Always bring my own lunch to work. I think I've missed about 2 days this year, which is pretty good. Ditto for takeaway. Haven't bought any for months and my thighs and bank account are thanking me. I have to be organised and have a good stock of standby meals in the freezer.

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    I recently took my girls to Max Brenner as it was my younger daughter's birthday. I also sussed out the menu on what we would probably order.
    We caught the city hopper rather than city cat into Southbank. City hopper is free.
    I brought my own coffee from home. I also brought my own strawberries, pretzels, biscuits bread sticks to dip into the chocolate. 😏🤣😂
    Again to due to daughter's birthday I took them to doughnut king, brought cinnamon doughnuts. Kept all the extra sugar &cinnamon a nd made a tea cake with it
    🤣😂😅


 

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