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6 extreme ways to go frugal & save

submitted on August 8, 2010 by jack69darin in "Member's Lounge"
How far would you go to save a buck in today's tumultuous economy? People are finding more ways than ever before to scrimp and save. But some take it to extremes.

Read on as expert penny pinchers detail six bold ways to cut costs -- and in some cases, generate a little revenue -- during tough economic times. Are you extreme enough to give them a try?



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  • 73384
    jack69darin
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    Posted by jack69darin on August 8, 2010
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    Most extreme I'm going is using coupons, and generics Mr Green
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    • DebsFreebies
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      Posted by DebsFreebies on August 8, 2010
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      I have to agree with you...coupons and some generics. Can't get rid of the car or high tech toys Smile
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    • elefanteau
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      Posted by elefanteau on August 8, 2010
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      Me too!

      I also only shop at supermarkets that double coupons.

      And wherever possible at Walgreens/Target/Rite Aid, I combine manufacturer's coupons and store coupons and end up with a ton of freebies! Artistic
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on August 9, 2010
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      Twisted Where DO you live?? No where in FL do they have double coupons anymore!!!! Wish they did. Boy, I'd really take advantage of that!!!
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    • elefanteau
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      Posted by elefanteau on August 10, 2010
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      New England. There are places that DON'T double coupons? Eeek
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on August 11, 2010
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      Yes, everywhere else.
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    • elefanteau
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      Posted by elefanteau on August 11, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Wow, I had no idea. What a bubble I've been living in, huh?

      Our store doubles up to $0.75, so we get up to $1.50 off. Move up here. Weather's not as hot. Smile
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    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on August 8, 2010
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    Some people find it necessary to go to extremes. I guess I don't see some of those things as all that extreme, they just take some convenience factors out that most of us are used to having in our lives.
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    webbyone2010
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on August 8, 2010
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    I do the coupons and generics, and I got rid of the high tech toys. After our latest repair bill, I am trying to get rid of the car-- too extreme for me right now.
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    sandyshore
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    Posted by sandyshore on August 8, 2010
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    Extreme to me makes think of my Great Aunt who grew up during the depression, she raised my grandfather and his siblings in total 4 of them from the time she was 14. There parents had passed on - everytime I think of her I remember her washing clothes in the sink, hanging them out to dry or inside if the weather was bad, washing plastic bags from bread and drying and keeping and the twisty ties from the loaves of bread were kept. She went everywhere by bus. She went to town daily for day old leftovers to save money, just so many things we take for granted that they did was extreme. Funny thing was when we visited her she always had a ton of really good home made food on the table. They understood frugal in a sense some of us don't -- they saved literally everything that could be reused in a different way. They were probably greener than we could ever be without really trying, it was the way life was for them.
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    siggy38
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    Posted by siggy38 on August 8, 2010
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    Here are some very extreme ways to save:
    1) Buy two-ply toilet paper and pull the sheets apart.
    2) Skip on insurance.
    3) Dumpster dive for stuff. Wink
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on August 8, 2010
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      1) Buy two-ply toilet paper and pull the sheets apart.


      Don't you offset the saving by increased soap use however? Wink
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    • webbyone2010
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      Posted by webbyone2010 on August 9, 2010
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      And underwear purchases Red Face
  • 73425
    jack69darin
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    Posted by jack69darin on August 8, 2010
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    Siggy i love all 3 of those suggestions
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on August 8, 2010
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      Why not just purchase that waterworld "personal fluid" recycling machine to save on drinks and water bill?

      I can see the slogan now. "Urine for a lifetime of savings!"
  • 73458
    jack69darin
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    Posted by jack69darin on August 8, 2010
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    Mr Green @Whatta, lol, I think the price of that machine would not be worth recycling your personal fluids. I like the slogan though
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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on August 8, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    Stupidest thing I read was 2 cut up c.c. Since I hold c.c. I get cash back or egift cards w/purchases from Discover & now Chase. Just be sure 2 pay off at end of month so no finance charge. Just 4 holding Gap c.c, they sent me $30 in rewards this month. Kohl's just sent $10 off $10 kid's apparel in store but said I could phone in order since I can't get 2 store. 4 holding JCP I get the $10 off $10 coupon 2 use in store as well as on line. For holding Onestopplus Visa (4 putting gas on it 2x, I'm getting $20 g.c.), Brylane Home, Chadwicks I get to use $10 off $10 repeatedly & they give pts 2 earn merch. cert. along w/Newport-news & Spiegel. I have credit on most cards for returning all my "fat" clothes. I'll never cancel or cut them up!!
  • 73497
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on August 9, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    I always dig in the recyling bins early Mon. am before trucks get there for extra coupon circulars. I wash my hands when I get home!! Guess I could use the scraps after cutting for t.p. YUCK!
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    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on August 9, 2010
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    I always walk around parking lots of stores for a few minutes and look in carts for the register reward coupons. I find quite a few typically. Sometimes they are so much money off of anything and sometimes I even find ones for free items. It's kind of weird but it saves me a lot!
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    • elefanteau
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      Posted by elefanteau on August 9, 2010
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      Ooh, I hadn't thought of that. Cool idea.
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on August 11, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      I never thought of that but definately going to try it next time I'm there. Probably can't talk hubby into it though & he does 95% of shopping. He already went there to get all freebies on Sun. That's the only way you can get them before they sell out.
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    outdoorsavvy
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    Posted by outdoorsavvy on August 9, 2010
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    I think the best way is earning much more money.
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on August 9, 2010
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      Great, idea... just how do we do that exactly? I'd like to make 150,000/yr I'm not greedy...
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    • tiny2009
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      Posted by tiny2009 on August 10, 2010
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      Yes, please do share!
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    bert
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    Posted by bert on August 10, 2010
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    deby32593, Our Publix store in Hixson TN doubles coupons up to 50¢. Don't know if the ones in FL do also or not. They may be doing it in our area to compete with Bi-Lo. Bi-Lo doubles up to 60¢ I think.
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on August 11, 2010
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      I haven't seen a store double coupons since 1983!! We shop primarily at Publix too!
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    • elefanteau
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      Posted by elefanteau on August 11, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      1983? I was merely a thought in 1983...
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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on August 11, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    I hear ya!

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