What frugal thing did you do today?

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Frugal Al » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 am

bck63 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:43 pm
I took all the sugar packets at my booth in the diner today. And the bottle of steak sauce too.
That's not being frugal--that's being a thief.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by legio XX » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:23 am

I'm on a roll. Saturday I grabbed a late lunch from the Chinese food truck near the library ($7) and since the lunch rush was over the guy piled it on, enough for almost two meals. She she ni!

Sunday I Craiged another Ikea lamp with a reading arm - now have one in every room of the apt, and this one came with two LED bulbs. And got in about 2 miles pleasant walking in the process. Go Craigs!

And, I am back to packing my lunch, a good habit I've been neglecting and it can really add up . . .

Doing taxes inspires frugality.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Cycle » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:29 am

24 packs of la Croix were $1.99 at Aldi. I bought one, as I was biking home, then came back with my wife's car and bought 11 more for us and 5 for some frugal friends.
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by robphoto » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:36 am

Frugal Al wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 am
bck63 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:43 pm
I took all the sugar packets at my booth in the diner today. And the bottle of steak sauce too.
That's not being frugal--that's being a thief.
I think (or hope) that the sugar packet and steak sauce post was a comment on the previous post about saving money by not tipping the Uber driver, saying both are less frugality and more unfair taking advantage.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by robphoto » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:41 am

Lynette wrote:
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I bought a new desktop and to my irritation, Windows 10 on the new machine did not support the driver of my old laser printer. I no longer had the printer disk so I could not install the driver. I needed a printer for a Spanish assignment so I went and bought a new printer from Best Buy and installed it. I was able to get it to print after some hassle. I decided to see if I could get it to work with my Surface Pro 3 or Lenova Yoga Pro. Both went crazy. The Surface would not even boot. Many, many hours later both are fixed. I had to load Windows 10 onto a flash drive and reset the Bios of the Lenova Yoga Pro so that it would recognize a flash drive. I had been looking to buy another laptop!
often you can download printer drivers from the printer manufacturer's site; for older printers sometimes the driver for the successor printer will work (like 1020 driver for 1010 printer)

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by EdNorton » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:35 am

I ordered a PBR in a bottle, and if you guess which playing card is under the cap, the beer is free. I nailed it.
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by neilpilot » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:12 am

Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:24 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips).
Another example of cheap, not frugal. I took a lyft home from the airport last night, used a 10% off promo and tipped the driver $4. Still saved about $10 off a taxi.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by bck63 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:25 pm

tim1999 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:05 pm
I attended a professional development class in which a separate break room full of free snacks - little bags of chips/pretzels, bananas, apples, chocolate bars, granola bars, etc. - was provided. I was the first one to leave the class at the end since I was the only one not required to take the exam. On the way out, since I knew nobody else would be coming for 20+ minutes, I stopped in the break room and completely stuffed my attache case full of the snacks.
:thumbsup :thumbsup :sharebeer

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by bck63 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm

robphoto wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:36 am
Frugal Al wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 am
bck63 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:43 pm
I took all the sugar packets at my booth in the diner today. And the bottle of steak sauce too.
That's not being frugal--that's being a thief.
I think (or hope) that the sugar packet and steak sauce post was a comment on the previous post about saving money by not tipping the Uber driver, saying both are less frugality and more unfair taking advantage.
Goodness yes! Just joking around. I needed a little levity after a tense day. 8-) 8-)

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by dm200 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:47 pm

For BOTH health and financial reasons, I now almost always just have plain water to drink when I eat at a restaurant. Win - win

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Post by Utahdogowner » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:23 pm

jerryk68 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Took a shower with my wife in an effort to save water but it turned into a very long shower. But we did save electricity by burning a candle.
What a good idea! :moneybag :moneybag :moneybag

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Post by dm200 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:27 pm

I now need to wear a dress shirt (no coat and tie needed, though) to work. My wife is nice enough to iron one for me each day - no need for shirt laundry expense.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by IowaFarmWife » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:25 pm

tim1999 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:05 pm
I attended a professional development class in which a separate break room full of free snacks - little bags of chips/pretzels, bananas, apples, chocolate bars, granola bars, etc. - was provided. I was the first one to leave the class at the end since I was the only one not required to take the exam. On the way out, since I knew nobody else would be coming for 20+ minutes, I stopped in the break room and completely stuffed my attache case full of the snacks.
Seriously? I hope you're joking. :?
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by hmw » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:16 pm

neilpilot wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:12 am
Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:24 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips).
Another example of cheap, not frugal. I took a lyft home from the airport last night, used a 10% off promo and tipped the driver $4. Still saved about $10 off a taxi.
I don’t use uber regularly. Are you expected to tip on Uber?

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Quickfoot » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:30 pm

I uninstalled the Amazon app from my phone. I was taking advantage of the 5% cash back on the amazon credit card way too frequently.

I also setup my vitamins and supplements on amazon subscriptions resulting in a 20% off.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by neilpilot » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:20 pm

hmw wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:16 pm
neilpilot wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:12 am
Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:24 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips).
Another example of cheap, not frugal. I took a lyft home from the airport last night, used a 10% off promo and tipped the driver $4. Still saved about $10 off a taxi.
I don’t use uber regularly. Are you expected to tip on Uber?
You have the option of leaving a tip on Uber and Lyft....don’t know if it’s expected.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Yukon » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:01 am

DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:39 pm
My new credit card arrived and I found out I could put my insurance bill on it. I was worried I might not be able to meet the minimum for 3 months. Didn’t want to buy antything I don’t have to. This will earn me one way first class ticket to Japan.
Which credit card?
Don't Work Forever.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Bot403 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:10 am

bck63 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm
robphoto wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:36 am
Frugal Al wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 am
bck63 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:43 pm
I took all the sugar packets at my booth in the diner today. And the bottle of steak sauce too.
That's not being frugal--that's being a thief.
I think (or hope) that the sugar packet and steak sauce post was a comment on the previous post about saving money by not tipping the Uber driver, saying both are less frugality and more unfair taking advantage.
Goodness yes! Just joking around. I needed a little levity after a tense day. 8-) 8-)
I haven't bought toilet paper in a few years. Whenever I'm at a restaurant I take one of their "extra" rolls. Of course I still tip 3% just to make it kosher.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by dm200 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:25 am

Instead of paying a lawn service, soon my wife will be mowing the lawn ;)

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by GlennK » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:34 am

Although I had packed a lunch today, was offered a free wrap by some vendors that came in to talk to our IT department. I saved my packed lunch for tomorrow.

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Post by dm200 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:55 am

GlennK wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:34 am
Although I had packed a lunch today, was offered a free wrap by some vendors that came in to talk to our IT department. I saved my packed lunch for tomorrow.
:happy

I try to do that at work as well

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:35 am

Yukon wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:01 am
DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:39 pm
My new credit card arrived and I found out I could put my insurance bill on it. I was worried I might not be able to meet the minimum for 3 months. Didn’t want to buy antything I don’t have to. This will earn me one way first class ticket to Japan.
Which credit card?
Citi Premier. They targeted my husband for 60,000 points. This will be transferred to Asiamiles. I wrote my credit card, but it’s actually under my husband’s name. I managed all the financial transactions. He doesn’t care.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:40 am

hmw wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:16 pm
neilpilot wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:12 am
Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:24 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips).
Another example of cheap, not frugal. I took a lyft home from the airport last night, used a 10% off promo and tipped the driver $4. Still saved about $10 off a taxi.
I don’t use uber regularly. Are you expected to tip on Uber?
You don’t have to tip. I never learned how to rate them even. But I give people cash when I tip.

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Post by DrGoogle2017 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:41 am

dm200 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:25 am
Instead of paying a lawn service, soon my wife will be mowing the lawn ;)
Hey, I hacked the rose bushes a few days ago, my husband did the clean up of the mess afterwards. Very typical in my household, I make a mess, he cleans up. It’s team work. :D

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Post by ladycat » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:47 am

Quickfoot wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:30 pm
I uninstalled the Amazon app from my phone. I was taking advantage of the 5% cash back on the amazon credit card way too frequently.

I also setup my vitamins and supplements on amazon subscriptions resulting in a 20% off.
Keep an eye on the prices for your subscribe and Save. I just canceled one of mine because the prices went up significantly and became more expensive than a local store.

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Post by DrGoogle2017 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:12 pm

neilpilot wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:12 am
Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:24 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips).
Another example of cheap, not frugal. I took a lyft home from the airport last night, used a 10% off promo and tipped the driver $4. Still saved about $10 off a taxi.
I got you beaten. Yesterday, we were at the airport, was going to Uber to the city, couldn’t find the Uber spot so we took the train instead. We saved $40 by taking the train.
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Post by DrGoogle2017 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:13 pm

bck63 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm
robphoto wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:36 am
Frugal Al wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 am
bck63 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:43 pm
I took all the sugar packets at my booth in the diner today. And the bottle of steak sauce too.
That's not being frugal--that's being a thief.
I think (or hope) that the sugar packet and steak sauce post was a comment on the previous post about saving money by not tipping the Uber driver, saying both are less frugality and more unfair taking advantage.
Goodness yes! Just joking around. I needed a little levity after a tense day. 8-) 8-)
I’ve seen this type of jokes before. It’s getting a little old. Time for a new joke.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by dm200 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:22 pm

DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:12 pm
neilpilot wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:12 am
Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:24 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips).
Another example of cheap, not frugal. I took a lyft home from the airport last night, used a 10% off promo and tipped the driver $4. Still saved about $10 off a taxi.
I got you beaten. Yesterday, we were at the airport, was going to Uber to the city, couldn’t find the Uber spot so we took the train instead. We save $40 by taking the train.
Several years ago, my wife and I flew to Chicago for a short vacation of a few days. We flew into O'Hare and stayed downtown. At my "insistence", we took the train downtown - hauling our luggage and walking a few blocks to our hotel.

Saved money - but my wife was NOT happy.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by quantAndHold » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:30 pm

Took advantage of the popularity of that Marie Kondo show. Went to the thrift store. Refreshed my entire closet for the price of a single shirt at Nordstrom. Good, name brand stuff. One pair of pants still had the tags on.

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Post by GCD » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:46 pm

Took a load of brush to the dump.

After trimming it my wife and I looked at the pile and thought "why waste our time with that?" So we called a hauling service and they gave us a bid for $500 :shock: Screw that. I'll make the time. Waited until the slaves, I mean children, got home from school and made them cut it up in tiny pieces and fit it all in the truck and a trailer my neighbor loaned me. Took it to the dump the other day and paid $4 resident dump fee.

Yup, saved $496 by forcing my kids to get dirty and spending 30 minutes driving to the dump.

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Post by littlebird » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:40 pm

Am getting my spouse’s cremated remains back today. After sending his body to the crematorium, I was solicited to donate it for research. I am extremely interested in the effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, and although he did not have Alzheimer’s, he did have a neurological disorder. So, I was willing to agree. Only after I agreed, did they reveal to me that in return they would pay all his direct cremation expenses, even including all necessary death certificates and mailing expenses, amounting to about $900. I gave them the right to keep his body for up to two years, but just about five weeks after death, they have had it cremated and are returning it.

Having spent exactly nothing on his death, I am now in the process of spending some of the saving on having the ashes scattered at a remote site of personal and historical significance to us, an extravagance, but a very meaningful one, that I probably never would have considered absent the frugal thing I did unknowingly.

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Post by Doom&Gloom » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:54 pm

littlebird wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Am getting my spouse’s cremated remains back today. After sending his body to the crematorium, I was solicited to donate it for research. I am extremely interested in the effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, and although he did not have Alzheimer’s, he did have a neurological disorder. So, I was willing to agree. Only after I agreed, did they reveal to me that in return they would pay all his direct cremation expenses, even including all necessary death certificates and mailing expenses, amounting to about $900. I gave them the right to keep his body for up to two years, but just about five weeks after death, they have had it cremated and are returning it.

Having spent exactly nothing on his death, I am now in the process of spending some of the saving on having the ashes scattered at a remote site of personal and historical significance to us, an extravagance, but a very meaningful one, that I probably never would have considered absent the frugal thing I did unknowingly.
So sorry for your loss, but what a touching story and extravagance!

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Post by ncbill » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:15 pm

littlebird wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Am getting my spouse’s cremated remains back today. After sending his body to the crematorium, I was solicited to donate it for research. I am extremely interested in the effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, and although he did not have Alzheimer’s, he did have a neurological disorder. So, I was willing to agree. Only after I agreed, did they reveal to me that in return they would pay all his direct cremation expenses, even including all necessary death certificates and mailing expenses, amounting to about $900. I gave them the right to keep his body for up to two years, but just about five weeks after death, they have had it cremated and are returning it.

Having spent exactly nothing on his death, I am now in the process of spending some of the saving on having the ashes scattered at a remote site of personal and historical significance to us, an extravagance, but a very meaningful one, that I probably never would have considered absent the frugal thing I did unknowingly.
Yes, the above is worth trying especially if you've got a local medical school.

One of my close relatives developed kidney failure then got a transplant after about a year on dialysis...the local med school will be taking their body for study, then a free cremation (direct cremation is nearly $1,000 here locally)

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Post by dm200 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:17 pm

littlebird wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Am getting my spouse’s cremated remains back today. After sending his body to the crematorium, I was solicited to donate it for research. I am extremely interested in the effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, and although he did not have Alzheimer’s, he did have a neurological disorder. So, I was willing to agree. Only after I agreed, did they reveal to me that in return they would pay all his direct cremation expenses, even including all necessary death certificates and mailing expenses, amounting to about $900. I gave them the right to keep his body for up to two years, but just about five weeks after death, they have had it cremated and are returning it.

Having spent exactly nothing on his death, I am now in the process of spending some of the saving on having the ashes scattered at a remote site of personal and historical significance to us, an extravagance, but a very meaningful one, that I probably never would have considered absent the frugal thing I did unknowingly.
I am considering that myself.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by bck63 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 pm

DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:13 pm
bck63 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm
robphoto wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:36 am
Frugal Al wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 am
bck63 wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:43 pm
I took all the sugar packets at my booth in the diner today. And the bottle of steak sauce too.
That's not being frugal--that's being a thief.
I think (or hope) that the sugar packet and steak sauce post was a comment on the previous post about saving money by not tipping the Uber driver, saying both are less frugality and more unfair taking advantage.
Goodness yes! Just joking around. I needed a little levity after a tense day. 8-) 8-)
I’ve seen this type of jokes before. It’s getting a little old. Time for a new joke.
Time to get a sense of humor. Lighten up.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by mcblum » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:30 pm

Drive by the Dunkin Donuts shop on the way home.
M

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Post by Artsdoctor » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:53 pm

Today, I asked the accountant to add back a $300 credit on the state income tax form which he forgot. It'll save me only about $30 in taxes and in the general scheme of things, would have saved us both more time than the $30 was worth had I said nothing.

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Post by Youndo » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:12 pm

Continue driving my 30 year old Volvo with a bazillion miles. Hoping it lasts me another 30.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by bck63 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:13 pm

DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:41 am
dm200 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:25 am
Instead of paying a lawn service, soon my wife will be mowing the lawn ;)
Hey, I hacked the rose bushes a few days ago, my husband did the clean up of the mess afterwards. Very typical in my household, I make a mess, he cleans up. It’s team work. :D
Sounds like a lucky guy. :shock:

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Post by bck63 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:15 pm

mcblum wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:30 pm
Drive by the Dunkin Donuts shop on the way home.
M
I got a small coffee there yesterday afternoon -- $1.70! For a small! Reminded me of why my wife and I stopped going there.

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Post by DrGoogle2017 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:17 pm

bck63 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 pm
DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:13 pm
bck63 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm
robphoto wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:36 am
Frugal Al wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:40 am

That's not being frugal--that's being a thief.
I think (or hope) that the sugar packet and steak sauce post was a comment on the previous post about saving money by not tipping the Uber driver, saying both are less frugality and more unfair taking advantage.
Goodness yes! Just joking around. I needed a little levity after a tense day. 8-) 8-)
I’ve seen this type of jokes before. It’s getting a little old. Time for a new joke.
Time to get a sense of humor. Lighten up.
That was my joke of the day. I forgot the smiley face.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:26 pm

I didn’t eat a big breakfast, so instead of paying $22 for a breakfast that I don’t want, I had a coffee with an almond croissant. Later on after my husband had his big breakfast, we walked to China town and I got some dim sum to go, the locals told me this was the best place, lots of stuff for $9. It was so good and I had my morning exercise, up and down the hill. Plus I didn’t finish all of it, I was carrying them when I saw a homeless guy, and I asked him if he wanted something to eat, he was nice and polite and said sure, so I gave him 1/2 of my untouched dim sum, they were in nice seperate containers, not my leftovers btw. So not only I didn’t have to carry them, my husband was pleased that I didn’t eat all the carbs.
That was also my lunch. Not to bad for this pricey town. Next time I won’t get too much, I was like a kid in a candy store when it comes to dim sum.

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Post by dm200 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:23 am

DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:26 pm
I didn’t eat a big breakfast, so instead of paying $22 for a breakfast that I don’t want, I had a coffee with an almond croissant. Later on after my husband had his big breakfast, we walked to China town and I got some dim sum to go, the locals told me this was the best place, lots of stuff for $9. It was so good and I had my morning exercise, up and down the hill. Plus I didn’t finish all of it, I was carrying them when I saw a homeless guy, and I asked him if he wanted something to eat, he was nice and polite and said sure, so I gave him 1/2 of my untouched dim sum, they were in nice seperate containers, not my leftovers btw. So not only I didn’t have to carry them, my husband was pleased that I didn’t eat all the carbs.
That was also my lunch. Not to bad for this pricey town. Next time I won’t get too much, I was like a kid in a candy store when it comes to dim sum.
Oatmeal and fruit would have been a healthier choice. :happy

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:43 am

dm200 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:23 am
DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:26 pm
I didn’t eat a big breakfast, so instead of paying $22 for a breakfast that I don’t want, I had a coffee with an almond croissant. Later on after my husband had his big breakfast, we walked to China town and I got some dim sum to go, the locals told me this was the best place, lots of stuff for $9. It was so good and I had my morning exercise, up and down the hill. Plus I didn’t finish all of it, I was carrying them when I saw a homeless guy, and I asked him if he wanted something to eat, he was nice and polite and said sure, so I gave him 1/2 of my untouched dim sum, they were in nice seperate containers, not my leftovers btw. So not only I didn’t have to carry them, my husband was pleased that I didn’t eat all the carbs.
That was also my lunch. Not to bad for this pricey town. Next time I won’t get too much, I was like a kid in a candy store when it comes to dim sum.
Oatmeal and fruit would have been a healthier choice. :happy
When I’m on travel, I forgo healthy choice. But maybe that’s why when people get older they don’t travel as much. We had dinner at nice restaurant, we only had a sprig of veg last night. We often have to order extra veg.
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Van » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:44 am

Took my wife to lunch. Very cheap way to amass some "honey points".

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by dm200 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:47 am

Van wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:44 am
Took my wife to lunch. Very cheap way to amass some "honey points".
Yes - short term "cost" - long term benefit.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by finite_difference » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:59 am

DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:17 pm
bck63 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 pm
DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:13 pm
bck63 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm
robphoto wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:36 am


I think (or hope) that the sugar packet and steak sauce post was a comment on the previous post about saving money by not tipping the Uber driver, saying both are less frugality and more unfair taking advantage.
Goodness yes! Just joking around. I needed a little levity after a tense day. 8-) 8-)
I’ve seen this type of jokes before. It’s getting a little old. Time for a new joke.
Time to get a sense of humor. Lighten up.
That was my joke of the day. I forgot the smiley face.
If you are using sarcasm or making a joke, it helps to use an emoji.

Not that it helps for me given my jokes. :)
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. - Thich Nhat Hanh

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:31 am

finite_difference wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:59 am
DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:17 pm
bck63 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 pm
DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:13 pm
bck63 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:26 pm


Goodness yes! Just joking around. I needed a little levity after a tense day. 8-) 8-)
I’ve seen this type of jokes before. It’s getting a little old. Time for a new joke.
Time to get a sense of humor. Lighten up.
That was my joke of the day. I forgot the smiley face.
If you are using sarcasm or making a joke, it helps to use an emoji.

Not that it helps for me given my jokes. :)
I don’t often use emoji, I make ridiculous statements enough that I figure people can assume it’s a joke. I’m rarely serious. Half joking as always.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by molecular » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:14 pm

While doing a round of house hygiene-scrubbing floors and whatnot-I opened up the windows and spied something familiar on the ground in the backyard. Sure enough, there was a $20 bill in the mulch of a planting bed.

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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by finite_difference » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:43 am

DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:31 am
finite_difference wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:59 am
DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:17 pm
bck63 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:02 pm
DrGoogle2017 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:13 pm


I’ve seen this type of jokes before. It’s getting a little old. Time for a new joke.
Time to get a sense of humor. Lighten up.
That was my joke of the day. I forgot the smiley face.
If you are using sarcasm or making a joke, it helps to use an emoji.

Not that it helps for me given my jokes. :)
I don’t often use emoji, I make ridiculous statements enough that I figure people can assume it’s a joke. I’m rarely serious. Half joking as always.
You are very frugal with your emoji.

I’ll make up for it by quoting liberally.
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. - Thich Nhat Hanh

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