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Roadkill Rebels - January 2014

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  • Monkeyballs
    Monkeyballs Posts: 1,935 Forumite
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    edited 21 January 2014 at 6:28PM
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    Hi,

    No roadkill in ages as I've not been able to get out (or at least very far) but I spotted this on Hotukdeals and thought it might be of use to folk with bairns?

    Here is a link to a thread I've added elsewhere on MSE: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=64447626&highlight=#post64447626

    Edit: Ok... So the thread I started appears to have been removed? I've never posted a deal on the 'Up your income' forum (or whatever it is called) so maybe I did something wrong? But if you go to Hotukdeals and search (top right search field) for 'Pampers' there are some half price deals on there :)

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  • LeopardPrintsAndTea
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    I found another 1p today by the bus stop going home from college.
    i'm always keeping a look out for pennies !
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  • hummingbird
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    2p today for me, found outside a travel agents! My first for ages!
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  • chickennoodle
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    So glad this thread wasn't about real road kill, which is what I thought when clicking on it! A friend has recently started cooking up road kill to save money, the latest was a squirrel casserole (including photos on fb of meals before and after!. Like the sound of the penny collecting much better!
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  • Emma_N
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    I'm yet to find any 'roadkill' in and around Four Oaks this week :(

    Luckily my tennis ball sales have started to pick up again as February will be an expensive month :eek:
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  • HOK3Y
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    So glad this thread wasn't about real road kill, which is what I thought when clicking on it! A friend has recently started cooking up road kill to save money, the latest was a squirrel casserole (including photos on fb of meals before and after!. Like the sound of the penny collecting much better!

    Oh boy! Well, more power to them! I draw the line (to a degree) there but my hubby is from Mississippi.....he's eaten plenty of things that have 'died by tyre'!! I wouldn't rule out a pheasant if it was a fresh kill. Squirrel is apparently quite yummy!
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  • cardi80
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    So glad this thread wasn't about real road kill, which is what I thought when clicking on it! A friend has recently started cooking up road kill to save money, the latest was a squirrel casserole (including photos on fb of meals before and after!. Like the sound of the penny collecting much better!

    Ha when I first saw this thread I was worried that was what it would be!

    I found a 5p next to the till in the supermarket.
  • Muhren
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    My first find since the first weekend of the month, a 2p coin in the middle of the road. I kicked it to the pavement then picked it up, I still feel embarrassed pick up coins in front of people though!
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  • witm8
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    edited 22 January 2014 at 4:14PM
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    Only registered for this site yesterday, been browsing around and stumbled across this thread. Very interesting, although, personally I wouldn't go to some of the lengths that people mention in order to pick up a 2p from a shop in the centre of town. Each to their own though, I'm not judging anyone.

    As strange (bad) as it may sound, the best place for me to find 'roadkill' is in my sons bedroom bin. Yup, in his bin. Shamefull I know!

    He's 14, and has barely any idea about money, it's not important to him, as long as he gets his pocket money he has no idea the value of it.

    He came in from his mates house last night, I was upstairs going through our spare room for CD's/Books etc to scan in for ziffit, he gives it an "alright dad" and goes into his room. I follow for a chat, and he stands there, removes change from his pockets, an proceeds to cuck his 1p's and 2p's in his bin!

    Obviously I ask what he's doing. "Hate these stupid things, pointless they are!". I grab the ones on the top - about 10p max, then notice more further down. Being a 14yr old boy his bin is rarely emptied, so I start hunting through it. Obviously I get the "What the hell are you doing Dad? You've got a job, you're not a tramp, don't root through my bin, urrrrgh that's dirty"

    I proceeded to remove in excess of 50p in 1's, 2's and 5's.

    Show it to him, "There you go, 50p mate" put it in my pocket and walk away. He starts "It's my money, give it back."

    I told him that it was mine now as he threw it away!

    So if you have any younger children, siblings etc then a bin is a great place to look. Obv not the kitchen bin with old food in it, but a waste paper basket seems to be a hidden treasure chest.


    Additional thought: Under the vending machines at work I can always find money. If I know that something is vending at 60p, and I only have 50p, I still go to them, pretend to drop something, and 99 times out of 100 there's at least 20p underneath. Almost a gaurenteed pay out.
  • Camillia_Chubb
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    Thats interesting indeed witm8 and it brings to mind a thought I've been mulling over for a while now. A few years back I gave my nephew a lift to the shop, he was around 17/18 then and to my shock and horror he just threw his change on the path outside the shop!!! I gasped "Omg, what on earth are you doing!!!" and he explained, just like your son, that the money was worthless and not worth carrying around in his pocket. I couldn't believe it.

    Fast forward to now, that very same nephew of mine is doing very well financially. He has his own successful building business and has money stashed away in stocks and shares.

    Now I'm a great believer in the law of attraction and can't help but see a kind of connection in his belief that small change is worthless. My nephew is only interested in big money and is focused on that. If he knew that I've been getting excited by finding 2p at the checkout in Tezza's he'd be gobsmacked lolol! Whereas I'm focusing on small change in the street and that's exactly what I'm finding.
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