What are your top five ways to save money?

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Post by kallis3 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:51 pm
Nice to see you back Linda.

I love charity shops and Ebay as well. I got a jacket for £8.20 last week (including P&P) for a jacket priced in the shops at £60.
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Post by country girl » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:00 pm
Thanks Jan
I have never go into ebay will have to give a go sometime.
I don't seem to have much spare time these days we have daughter and grandson living with us at the moment and I am working full time but at least I have a job.
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Post by kallis3 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:14 pm
Glad you're ok.

Sounds like you have your hands full!
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Post by Pandy » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:23 pm
carole2662 wrote:

My kids have adopted my Midland eating habits. I love what I call dip which is the fat from the Sunday roast while it is still warm with bread topped off with a little salt. I also eat drippin' and picalilly sandwiches. Jelly and custard is also a fav with us all.The kids joke that I would eat lard and lettus ,what I say is dont knock it till you have tried it.
I like bread dipped in the warm fat from the roast its defiantly a Midlands thing as that is where I am from although not lived there for 20 years. [:D] Then there is chips and gravy...
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Post by Shining » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:32 pm
My daughter has gravy with most things even fish and chips, I don't have gravy personally. We're in Lincolnshire x
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Post by kallis3 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:50 pm
Chips with gravy is lovely, but wouldn't have it with fish though.

Our dripping is the fat saved from the beef roast usually, allowed to set and then spread on bread or toast and seasoned with salt and pepper. Love it!

I also love bread dipped in the fat from fried bacon - gorgeous!
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Post by CompuHead » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:55 pm
Ok, the thread is a little bit old but...
Nevertheless, here are my saving methods:

1.heat less - especially when youre not at home or at night
2.try to cook for several days
-for examle: I always cook too many noodles and fry them the next day.
3.Read the ads carefully - when you have time,then split your shopping and try to buy everything as cheap as possible
4.Make a shopping list (!!!)
5.drive by bike or go on foot as often as possible - its healthy and it saves fuel ;)

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Post by Skippy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:06 pm
Heat less is one thing I'll never do!
 
 

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Post by kallis3 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:12 pm
Me neither!

Won't be riding or walking to work as I'm a shift worker, live 12 miles from work along dark country roads!
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Post by carole2662 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:35 pm
Couldnt heat any less than I do now as we have no central heating just an open fire and a rayburn. The open fire costs us nothing as the wood comes off the estate and if we didnt have it it would just rot and the rayburn is oil which we try to fill up in the summer when the price is cheaper. No heating at all upstairs just hot water bottles and really thick duvets.
 
 

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Post by Skippy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:58 pm
You're braver than me Carol, I couldn't live like that as I can't stand being cold.

I won't be walking to work either - I don't fancy walking along the towpath in the dark!
 
 

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Post by nepensioner » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:02 pm
I try to keep just the living room warm and refuse to be cold in there, if I have to live on home made soup for every meal then so be it!!
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Post by Shining » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:07 pm
Not had any heating or hot water for 8 days now, today it's warmer outside than in my house! My hubby said this morning when he came in from seeing to the dogs, I've put my coat on to come inside! Hopefully not too much longer now. x
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Post by Skippy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:16 pm
Can't you borrow some electric fires Lesley? I hope you get your boiler sorted out soon x
 
 

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Post by Shining » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:09 pm
Got one in the lounge Skippy, and borrowed one for dining room. I dread the electric bill! Oh well we'll cope. Daughter gets wrapped up to do her homework, nothing will stop her bless her x
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