What frugal thing did you do today?

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Post by dm200 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:27 am

Br26193 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:41 am
I earned $50 for test driving a Hyundai and then I didn’t buy a new car.
Wow! Did you get cash on the spot? How much sales pressure and hassle?

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Post by Br26193 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:18 am

I received an electronic VISA gift card for $50 in my email. (Or you can opt for a physical VISA with a $47 value, but I was too frugal for that). I enjoy shopping and learning about new cars and this took 45 mins of my time, so this was the perfect deal and there was not much sales pressure ( I got the paperwork for the gift card taken care of before the test drive to limit post test drive selling.)
They do have nice cars—I drove the Palisade. I would consider buying one used in about 15-20 years once it has depreciated enormously and others have tested reliability for me!! :D

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Post by dm200 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:24 am

I am a regular at Silver Diner. I have and use the "card" where I get $5 off after five visits. In addition, at my last visit for lunch, my bill had an offer that if I went to the Silver Diner website and did a quick survey (using the survey code on my bill) - I will get a $5 discount the next time I go.

I do not see this "offer" every time - but in the past, when I saw it, I had not done the online survey. Now, I will be more attentive to doing such surveys.

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Post by anonenigma » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:30 am

We took advantage of AMC $6 Tuesdays to see KNIVES OUT last night - a very smart and funny film. We saved about $10 per ticket and had a nice evening out.

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Post by dratkinson » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:17 pm

Serviced my Craftsman 24" track-drive snowblower *after* last snowstorm.

Was a PITA to use---speed lever didn't want to shift, forward motion didn't want to disengage. Didn't know why. So after use and it had dried out, upended it on its auger housing and removed bottom cover. Serious lack of lubrication. Checked instruction booklet and lubricated as required. The beastie is again civilized.

Can't remember when I last serviced the Craftsman, since snows have been lighter in recent years so have been using a corded electric snowthrower*. (* Toro 1800, nice toy, much lighter and easier/faster to use in lighter snows.)
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Post by BarbBrooklyn » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:44 pm

Changed out the brake light bulb on my 2012 Honda Fit. I have no idea what this costs to have someone else do, but the two-pack of bulbs was $9. at AutoZone.
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Post by dm200 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:15 pm

I like Chipotle very much.

Earlier today, I went to a Chipotle just over the county line - where there is no added "meals tax". That saved me 6.00% of the cost of my Veggie Bowl.

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Post by LilyFleur » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 pm

dm200 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:15 pm
I like Chipotle very much.

Earlier today, I went to a Chipotle just over the county line - where there is no added "meals tax". That saved me 6.00% of the cost of my Veggie Bowl.
I love my Veggie Bowl (guacamole included with no extra charge)! I have started ordering online so I accumulate points. It's great--you just walk in, grab your bag from the shelf by the cash register, and you're out of there.

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Post by 1130Super » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:02 pm

Now that winter has started in MN I fill rinsed out juice containers and set them outside to freeze so I can put them in fridge later to cut down on electricity

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Post by Kiter » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:08 pm

Tuned and waxed my skis , cut down ski poles to fit .

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Post by unclescrooge » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:11 pm

likegarden wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:15 am
We had 17 and then 6 inches of snow in 2 days, had an emergency declaration by the state. It took me a total of 3 1/2 hours behind my snow blower, on our double-wide driveway, and I am nearly 80, had some good exercise. I had to blow about 6 inch width at a time. The first pass and the deep and wide pile at the road left by snow plows were challenging. But I paid nothing, and had 2 beers.
Good job!

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Post by tooluser » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:13 pm

unclescrooge wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:11 pm
likegarden wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:15 am
We had 17 and then 6 inches of snow in 2 days, had an emergency declaration by the state. It took me a total of 3 1/2 hours behind my snow blower, on our double-wide driveway, and I am nearly 80, had some good exercise. I had to blow about 6 inch width at a time. The first pass and the deep and wide pile at the road left by snow plows were challenging. But I paid nothing, and had 2 beers.
Good job!
I live in Los Angeles now, but grew up in snow country. My Dad taught us to anticipate the snowfall and get out there and shovel it bit by bit, every few hours if large amounts were coming down. It seemed like a pain to go out multiple times, but as I learned a few other times, shoveling 12-18 inches of wet heavy snow first thing in the morning is no fun at all, much worse.

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Post by ARoseByAnyOtherName » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:31 pm

likegarden wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:15 am
We had 17 and then 6 inches of snow in 2 days, had an emergency declaration by the state. It took me a total of 3 1/2 hours behind my snow blower, on our double-wide driveway, and I am nearly 80, had some good exercise. I had to blow about 6 inch width at a time. The first pass and the deep and wide pile at the road left by snow plows were challenging. But I paid nothing, and had 2 beers.
Hopefully you had the beers AFTER you were done with the snow blower! God bless America!

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Post by abuss368 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:36 pm

Did not press the gas pedal as hard today!
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Post by dm200 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:38 pm

Got my "Senior Coffee" this morning at McDonald's!

Oddly (to me) there are two McDonald's within a mile of each other - both in the same jurisdiction. The same "Senior Coffee" at one is 20 cents less than the other! BUT - the same Oatmeal is 20 cents more at the one with the lower Senior Coffee??

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Post by Caduceus » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:43 pm

ARoseByAnyOtherName wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:31 pm
likegarden wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:15 am
We had 17 and then 6 inches of snow in 2 days, had an emergency declaration by the state. It took me a total of 3 1/2 hours behind my snow blower, on our double-wide driveway, and I am nearly 80, had some good exercise. I had to blow about 6 inch width at a time. The first pass and the deep and wide pile at the road left by snow plows were challenging. But I paid nothing, and had 2 beers.
Hopefully you had the beers AFTER you were done with the snow blower! God bless America!
It would be easier just to move to a state with no/less snow. :D I hate the snow, except if I'm only visiting for a few days.

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Post by dm200 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:39 pm

Caduceus wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:43 pm
ARoseByAnyOtherName wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:31 pm
likegarden wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:15 am
We had 17 and then 6 inches of snow in 2 days, had an emergency declaration by the state. It took me a total of 3 1/2 hours behind my snow blower, on our double-wide driveway, and I am nearly 80, had some good exercise. I had to blow about 6 inch width at a time. The first pass and the deep and wide pile at the road left by snow plows were challenging. But I paid nothing, and had 2 beers.
Hopefully you had the beers AFTER you were done with the snow blower! God bless America!
It would be easier just to move to a state with no/less snow. :D I hate the snow, except if I'm only visiting for a few days.
Yes! I grew up in "snow country" (over 100 inches of snow average per year - some years over 150 inches) - then in my mid 20's moved where there is much less annual snow - but still some.

The older I get, the less I "like" snow!

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Post by dm200 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:58 pm

From the postings on tipping folks at the Holiday Season (such as the cleaning lady), my wife and I do not have any of this regular type of providers where we might provide a tip or annual/Holiday bonus.

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Post by SrGrumpy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:31 pm

1. Chose Uber Pool instead of UberX - $5.15 vs. $7.11
2. That includes the "Short Walk" option for a $1.39 saving.
3. Chose to be dropped off 10 minutes later in exchange for $1 Uber Cash back.

Bonus: Had the car to myself.

P.S. This was after spending $1.75 to take 3 trains from LAX to Hollywood.

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Did not buy any of the useless tech that Amazon insisted are best sellers that people like me might like.
Logged out of Amazon.

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Post by Cheez-It Guy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:28 pm

I cleaned the leaves out of my own gutters and avoided falling off the roof and breaking my neck for another year. Perfect lifetime record.

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Post by Cheez-It Guy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:30 pm

dm200 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:38 pm
Got my "Senior Coffee" this morning at McDonald's!

Oddly (to me) there are two McDonald's within a mile of each other - both in the same jurisdiction. The same "Senior Coffee" at one is 20 cents less than the other! BUT - the same Oatmeal is 20 cents more at the one with the lower Senior Coffee??
Get your coffee at one and your oatmeal at the other.

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Post by SrGrumpy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:51 pm

dm200 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:38 pm
Got my "Senior Coffee" this morning at McDonald's!

Oddly (to me) there are two McDonald's within a mile of each other - both in the same jurisdiction. The same "Senior Coffee" at one is 20 cents less than the other! BUT - the same Oatmeal is 20 cents more at the one with the lower Senior Coffee??
The price variations are frustrating. I track different outlets on the McD. app, wasting way too much time in the process. The outlets in question may be "in the same jurisdiction," but possibly have different ownership. The app, by the way, offers you a free coffee after you have consumed five. Other deals are also available - but again, it may depend on the outlet.

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Post by DesertDiva » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:47 pm

Did mani/pedi for myself and my husband (without polish :P). Saved about $100. Picked oranges from my tree and juiced them.
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went to an event today. parked in a large parking lot of a supportive local business where I took a free shuttle (3 minute ride) to the event instead of parking at the event. Saved $10.
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Post by dm200 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:54 am

One of our cars is at a body shop for repairs - covered by our State Farm Uninsured motorist coverage. State farm is paying for a Hertz rental car. Since the only cost to us with the rental car is fuel (and the rental car is a hybrid) - we drive the rental car whenever we can - instead of our other car. :happy

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Post by dm200 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:58 am

SrGrumpy wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:51 pm
dm200 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:38 pm
Got my "Senior Coffee" this morning at McDonald's!
Oddly (to me) there are two McDonald's within a mile of each other - both in the same jurisdiction. The same "Senior Coffee" at one is 20 cents less than the other! BUT - the same Oatmeal is 20 cents more at the one with the lower Senior Coffee??
The price variations are frustrating. I track different outlets on the McD. app, wasting way too much time in the process. The outlets in question may be "in the same jurisdiction," but possibly have different ownership. The app, by the way, offers you a free coffee after you have consumed five. Other deals are also available - but again, it may depend on the outlet.
It is only 20 cents different - but really seems odd to me. I will get the app - and maybe get the sixth cup free.

It also puzzles me that the McDonald's Oatmeal almost seems to be a "secret". In the last several years, at least, I never see the oatmeal on any signs, rotating menu displays, etc. I wonder why? At just over $2.00 - seems like it must be profitable?

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Post by SrGrumpy » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:38 pm

dm200 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:58 am
SrGrumpy wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:51 pm
dm200 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:38 pm
Got my "Senior Coffee" this morning at McDonald's!
Oddly (to me) there are two McDonald's within a mile of each other - both in the same jurisdiction. The same "Senior Coffee" at one is 20 cents less than the other! BUT - the same Oatmeal is 20 cents more at the one with the lower Senior Coffee??
The price variations are frustrating. I track different outlets on the McD. app, wasting way too much time in the process. The outlets in question may be "in the same jurisdiction," but possibly have different ownership. The app, by the way, offers you a free coffee after you have consumed five. Other deals are also available - but again, it may depend on the outlet.
It is only 20 cents different - but really seems odd to me. I will get the app - and maybe get the sixth cup free.

It also puzzles me that the McDonald's Oatmeal almost seems to be a "secret". In the last several years, at least, I never see the oatmeal on any signs, rotating menu displays, etc. I wonder why? At just over $2.00 - seems like it must be profitable?
Twenty cents is a modest percentage. Glad to know about the oatmeal. I thought it was toast, so to speak. Those confounded rotating menus have to be bad for business.

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Post by dm200 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:58 pm

Twenty cents is a modest percentage. Glad to know about the oatmeal. I thought it was toast, so to speak. Those confounded rotating menus have to be bad for business.
Those promotional displays seem to me are probably effective in getting more folks to choose what is being promoted. I don't eat much of any of the regular and most promoted McDonalds items (I think they are unhealthy).

Yes - get the oatmeal - and see what you think. It comes with chopped apples and dried cranberries and grapes.

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Post by chuckb84 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:23 pm

Installing new door handles throughout the house myself. The hardware is cheap (wayfair sale!) and I'm skipping the expensive labor.

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Post by Woodshark » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:51 pm

Two things today. We have a rewards credit card where they give you bonus reward points and the first year is free. After the first year there is a $95 annual fee. It's been a full year and we still had unused points remaining so I called the credit card company and asked them to waive the $95 annual membership fee one more year. I figured it does hurt to ask. To my surprise they did.

The other is that several weeks ago I had signed up for a different card to earn a $500 bonus after $XXXX spending within 90 days. Being so close to Christmas, I knew that wasn't going to be a problem. Today I placed an online order that put me over the minimum purchases on the card and thus earned an easy $500.

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Post by MathIsMyWayr » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:43 pm

My favorite bagel chain is running a Christmas special promotion. A bonus card of $5 for a purchase of a gift card of $25. I bought about 1/2 year supply. I buy a baker's dozen every Monday at 30% off. Net savings over 40%. Sorry, I forgot the credit card rewards.

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Post by dm200 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:33 am

I have never purchased these - but at the holiday time I often see chain restaurants (Ruby Tuesday, Silver Diner, etc.) offer gift cards for that chain, say $50, and if you pay $50 you get the gift card plus another card worth, say, $15 - that has a one month or so window to be used. Seems like free money if I buy a card for my own use and also use the bonus card. Is there any catch? I do notice that the Ruby Tuesday $15 card must be used all at one time.

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LilyFleur wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 pm
dm200 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:15 pm
I like Chipotle very much.

Earlier today, I went to a Chipotle just over the county line - where there is no added "meals tax". That saved me 6.00% of the cost of my Veggie Bowl.
I love my Veggie Bowl (guacamole included with no extra charge)! I have started ordering online so I accumulate points. It's great--you just walk in, grab your bag from the shelf by the cash register, and you're out of there.
We get a salad. I choose my toppings put on one side (sour cream with chicken) and my wife the other side (extra corn with fajitas), then ask for a tortilla. We put my wife's side of the toppings and she eats it as a burrito. 2 meals for the price of one.
This is not legal or certified financial advice but you know that already.

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Post by dm200 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:10 am

We get a salad. I choose my toppings put on one side (sour cream with chicken) and my wife the other side (extra corn with fajitas), then ask for a tortilla. We put my wife's side of the toppings and she eats it as a burrito. 2 meals for the price of one.
I always chose the Chipotle Bowl because it looked to me that there was more in a bowl than in the burrito. [never did a weight measurement, though]. After getting just the bowl for a long time, I then realized that with a bowl - you get the large tortilla at no charge - just ask for it! I always choose the veggie bowl (no cheese, no sour cream, etc.) - and with a veggie bowl the Guacamole is no charge. That seems to be a lot of food for the price - brown rice, either black or pinto beans, fajitas, corn, salsa, green salsa, lettuce and guacamole.

Since I do not choose to get sour cream or cheese, I wonder if they might give me a bit more of the things I choose?

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Post by LilyFleur » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:00 pm

harrychan wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:30 pm
LilyFleur wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 pm
dm200 wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:15 pm
I like Chipotle very much.

Earlier today, I went to a Chipotle just over the county line - where there is no added "meals tax". That saved me 6.00% of the cost of my Veggie Bowl.
I love my Veggie Bowl (guacamole included with no extra charge)! I have started ordering online so I accumulate points. It's great--you just walk in, grab your bag from the shelf by the cash register, and you're out of there.
We get a salad. I choose my toppings put on one side (sour cream with chicken) and my wife the other side (extra corn with fajitas), then ask for a tortilla. We put my wife's side of the toppings and she eats it as a burrito. 2 meals for the price of one.
That is a great idea! :mrgreen: I see some of the bowls of people going through the line loaded up with the really caloric items (beans, rice), and that would be enough food for me for two days.

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Post by dm200 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:09 pm

That is a great idea! :mrgreen: I see some of the bowls of people going through the line loaded up with the really caloric items (beans, rice), and that would be enough food for me for two days.
When I finish my Veggie Bowl and tortilla - I am very full!

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Post by FrugalConservative » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Trev H wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:06 pm


I have been on Paleo diet since March.. lost 30+ pounds, got off blood pressure and cholesterol meds too.



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Very nice!

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Post by JAZZISCOOL » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:08 pm

FrugalConservative wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Trev H wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:06 pm


I have been on Paleo diet since March.. lost 30+ pounds, got off blood pressure and cholesterol meds too.



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Very nice!
Congrats! :beer

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Post by Nicolas » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:49 pm

JAZZISCOOL wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:08 pm
FrugalConservative wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Trev H wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:06 pm


I have been on Paleo diet since March.. lost 30+ pounds, got off blood pressure and cholesterol meds too.



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Very nice!
Congrats! :beer
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Post by dm200 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:37 pm

Nectarineman wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:05 pm
Since frugality seems to be a way of life, what did you do today that was frugal?
As for me, worked out at the gym, but shaved and took an extra long shower there to save on my utilities.
:D
Went back to the first and original post!

This is exactly what I do on a regular, almost daily, frequency.

I also like, very much, the "disabled" shower with the hose/showerhead that can be moved just about anywhere on my body! When we next remodel our bathroom, we will have showerhead(s) like that!!

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Post by CrossOverGuy » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:09 pm

Thought about and started the thread on "Places to Go Out Without Spending Much or Any Money" on Bogleheads and am starting to get additional suggestions! :happy

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Post by Trader Joe » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:17 pm

I did not tip the Uber driver. I did give 5 stars.

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dm200 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:09 pm
That is a great idea! :mrgreen: I see some of the bowls of people going through the line loaded up with the really caloric items (beans, rice), and that would be enough food for me for two days.
When I finish my Veggie Bowl and tortilla - I am very full!
Me too!

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by SrGrumpy » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:54 pm

My socks never last for long - even the heavy hiking socks develop holes in the heel and toes way too soon. Sick of replacing these socks, I decided to wear a second pair over them, using the multitude of thin airline and hospital socks that I have hoarded over the years.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by hmw » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:49 pm

The serpentine belt in my 2012 Subaru Outback slipped off because the bearings in the idler pulley failed. I replaced the idler pulley myself and also replaced the bearings in the auto tensioner. Parts cost about $40. Probably saved me a few hundred dollars if I took it to the dealer.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by System1 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:21 am

dm200 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:10 am
I always chose the Chipotle Bowl because it looked to me that there was more in a bowl than in the burrito. [never did a weight measurement, though]. After getting just the bowl for a long time, I then realized that with a bowl - you get the large tortilla at no charge - just ask for it!
Another trick I've found recently, my kids like the beans and rice, which they will sell as a side for $1 each. Usually I can get two scoops of each for $2 in a bowl. Then I get a cup of cheese with my bowl and share with them.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by neilpilot » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:42 am

dm200 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Nectarineman wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:05 pm
Since frugality seems to be a way of life, what did you do today that was frugal?
As for me, worked out at the gym, but shaved and took an extra long shower there to save on my utilities.
:D
Went back to the first and original post!

This is exactly what I do on a regular, almost daily, frequency.

I also like, very much, the "disabled" shower with the hose/showerhead that can be moved just about anywhere on my body! When we next remodel our bathroom, we will have showerhead(s) like that!!
A retrofit shower diverter kit can an be added to almost any standard showerhead. I installed a cheap (~$30) kit when my wife was in surgery recovery and needed to use a shower seat.

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