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Whats the best thing you have bought that has actually SAVED you money?

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
Mine is my beloved Rice Cooker (Argos half price £9.99) about a year ago

We eat a lot of rice (nice n cheap!!), but my cooking is 'pants!' so would always buy bags of ready cooked rice @£1.25.

The rice cooker is so simple and quick and easy to clean!

Whats the best thing you've bought as a money saver?

TPA x

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  • LilacPixieLilacPixie Forumite
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    slow cooker. even the cheapest cuts of meat come out really tender. Plus of course you prepare it all hours before and leave to cook so no more coming in starving and calling a take away or stopping off at a shop of a micro ready meal thus saving pennies
    MF aim 10th December 2020 :j:eek:
    MFW 2012 no86 OP 0/2000 :D
  • LilacPixie wrote: »
    slow cooker. even the cheapest cuts of meat come out really tender. Plus of course you prepare it all hours before and leave to cook so no more coming in starving and calling a take away or stopping off at a shop of a micro ready meal thus saving pennies


    Have been thinking about buying of these for a while, do they cost a lot to run? Will I be ok with it considering my 'pants' cooking ability?

    How do I use it?
    Just looked on Argos website and they have a 3.5 litre one on offer for £19.99 and I have a voucher for £15.99

    TPAx
    MFW - We've only gone and blooming done it!
    May 2013:j
  • sammy115sammy115 Forumite
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    Has to be my laptop. Without it I wouldn't find all the bargains/freebies/tips and advice
    Quality is doing something right when no one is looking - Henry Ford
  • moneymabelmoneymabel Forumite
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    weirdly my best moneysaving purchase was also my biggest and most stupid purchase! I bought an iphone last year, i was nearly 9 grand in debt,but decided it was a really good idea to pay 269 quid for a phone and sign up for a 45 quid a month contract, that was my light bulb moment, got home from the shop and thought what the hell have i done. But if it wasnt for that phone i think i would still be spending like a pillock, i spend hours on the internet on it (all inclusive internet minutes) and found this site, which has been my saving grace in paying off my debt, now i hope to be debt free by this october.

  • kikakika Forumite
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    Debt-free and Proud!
    My slow cooker was good buy as I always use it and with kids you can eat at different times and keeps ok for a while. Check out recipe thread on old style
    long haul no 65:sad:
    Official DFW nerd no 783
    Proud to be dealing with my debts
  • McKneffMcKneff Forumite
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    my best buy was my three tier steamer. i used to have all four rings going
    with4 different pans of vegetables. But with the steamer the meal
    can all be cooked in one go. meat on the bottom, potatoes on the next and
    all the veg in the top layer. The saving on electric mujst be major.
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • moneymabel
    It's strange isn't it, what finally makes us realise theres more to life than spending ££££££££££ on carp!

    TPAx
    MFW - We've only gone and blooming done it!
    May 2013:j
  • BarneysmomBarneysmom Forumite
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    Have been thinking about buying of these for a while, do they cost a lot to run? Will I be ok with it considering my 'pants' cooking ability?

    How do I use it?
    Just looked on Argos website and they have a 3.5 litre one on offer for £19.99 and I have a voucher for £15.99

    TPAx

    I bought this on Saturday - get one - it's fab!
    http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4225173/Trail/searchtext%3ESLOW+COOKER.htm
  • Barneysmom wrote: »


    And my voucher would cover the price so 'free'!!

    Now what do i do with it?

    TPAx
    MFW - We've only gone and blooming done it!
    May 2013:j
  • ald65ald65 Forumite
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    Has to be the Breadmaker:j
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