Frugal...How Extreme Are You?


jeni_fini
on Nov 20, 2014 @ 06:36 am

I have tried to live a more frugal live here lately, and let me say...it's hard to do when you have other adults living in the same household.  Have I re-used Aluminum foil?  Yes, but only if it was reusable and not caked with food.

I have begun to make my own laundry detergent, household cleaners and thinking about making my own dishwasher tabs.

How extreme has everyone else become?  What are your frugal tips, ideas, etc.?
 

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Onimiki
Coupons! on Nov 20, 2014 @ 09:38 am

Have you ever watched Extreme Cheapskate on TLC? They go to extremes to save a buck... even sharing and reusing dental floss (eeew) But for some reason none of them coupon. I started couponing last year and I save tons of money... there are now certain items I always get for free, for example I will never pay for toothpaste again. There are a lot of helpful sites that give tips and links to printable coupons, they will even match up coupons to weekly sales for you... doesn't take much effort...
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jeni_fini
coupons on Nov 20, 2014 @ 10:52 am

I was actually watching a little bit of that show last night! Now, they go way beyond extreme. I've been using coupons and every now and then I will score something free, but where I live, its so hard to save tons of money. Only two grocery stores here that double coupons and another, Aldis, that doesn't take coupons.
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nicbeau79
Save where I can! on Nov 27, 2014 @ 09:46 am

I try to watch every penny! I use coupons and search online for product samples (Love getting razors, travel toothpaste, magic erasers ect...). I do most of my shopping online where I can price compare and find promo codes. I love helping all my friends save a bit more (they constantly contact me to help them find a lower price for bigger items)......of course my fav is Ebates where I earn cash back on my online purchases (free to join! and double cash back at the moment) https://www.ebates.ca/member/refer-a-friend
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jeni_fini
watching every penny on Nov 27, 2014 @ 07:03 pm

Nicbeau....I do the same thing....watching every penny...I uses ebates one time and need to remember to use this every time. I also love lettimg people in on deals and sales and what coupons to use to score big
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RebelGrl78
Frugal or ...? on Dec 10, 2014 @ 05:09 pm

My mom and me insists just buy the items around the perimeter, dairy, eggs, bread, rice, milk, meat, veg, fruit and what I would do is no meat until special occasion and I go veg, I don't eat cheese/ milk. coupon as needed
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jeni_fini
frugal...? on Dec 10, 2014 @ 05:20 pm

I wish I had all control of shopping! I know I could come out wat cheaper than what we do now. Meats are so expensive now days and I've gotten to where I will buy ground sausage in place of ground beef..much cheaper!
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chrissyann123
Frugal yes I am. on Dec 11, 2014 @ 02:46 pm

I am very frugal I price match using my flyers, coupon as much as I can, use my points cards for gas,shoppers and air miles.I always look for sales and I never waste food.Its the only way to make ends meet these days.
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rogersresaca
Frugal on Feb 06, 2015 @ 10:32 pm

I try to be frugal. I always use coupons now and price match lower prices at Walmart. Check out the freebie sites and you wouldn't believe what you can get free. Also, at times Sam's club and Costco have samples to send out as well as walmart.
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mollymarie
Frugal-ish.. on Feb 07, 2015 @ 11:49 am

I can't be that frugal because frankly, I'm a germaphobe and when it comes to makeup, skincare and fashion I like what I like. But my ways of being frugal include going through Ebates when I'm going to buy something, using a credit card with a rewards program and no annual fee, using coupons and coupon codes, making sure I'm buying the best quality item so I don't buy a terrible version to save money and have to buy 5 more when they break, and using a site like Swagbucks (it's a site where you collect points and get giftcards) to get some extra cash to spend online. I have like a super "lazy girl" style of being frugal haha!
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chrissyann123
Frug-lish on Feb 07, 2015 @ 11:57 am

I think you are pretty smart you use your credit card for rewards points, its true sometimes about buying brand names sometimes you do get what you pay for. Enjoyed reading your reply to Frugal how extreme are you.
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