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How far do we all go to save money?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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mariagtimariagti Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
My OH thinks im so tight as i wont pay for parking in town! :rolleyes:

I have found the cheapest car park in my town at £1.50 for 2 hours. I know not to bad but im a money saver so i park at my nans house which is only a 15 min walk into town if you walk fast. Plus of course exercise does you good!

And washing my own car! In this weather i know its not nice in the cold washing your car but saves £5 from the hand washers for a small car.Oh and good for exercise too!

So i save on that just wondering how far will you other MSE's do to save money? Apart from picking up 1p's inthe street which the OH also cant bare me doing!:rotfl:
Make £5 a day JAN £121/175 FEB £283/175:j
Weekly Grocery budget of £35! Jan £95.05/175 Feb £37.53/175
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  • meyoremeyore Forumite
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    I do all those things too and my OH also thinks I'm mad. Its sensible though in my opinion!

    I also always take my own lunch to work and only drink water while I'm there which I get from the free water cooler.

    Can't think of anymore, but I'm sure there are others... I think he despairs of me :rotfl:
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  • skint_spiceskint_spice Forumite
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    I'm with you on the parking, I never pay to park in town and would much rather walk 15 mins. In the city I park at a really cheap car park and walk 15 mins back in from there too (have never sussed anywhere free but safe in Glasgow). I can't be doing with the car washing in winter though so go to the cheapo carwash at asda - £2.50 a pop! Also I try to drive at 56-60mph to save a bit too (not in 30mph limit though).
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  • RiqRiq Forumite
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    I get near the carpark at work for 7:30 so i can park for free on an adjacent street instead of spending between £2.50 & £4.50 to park all day.

    I walked across town the other week to save 5p when buying a xbox360 game.

    :D
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  • i just dont wash the car....saves on water!!
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  • mumzyof2mumzyof2 Forumite
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    Riq wrote: »
    I get near the carpark at work for 7:30 so i can park for free on an adjacent street instead of spending between £2.50 & £4.50 to park all day.

    I walked across town the other week to save 5p when buying a xbox360 game.

    :D

    LOLOLOL something id do
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  • ZTDZTD Forumite
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    i just dont wash the car....saves on water!!

    Oh I do. My car gets a good wash every day that it rains...
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  • JennaJenna Forumite
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    angelflower - lol at not washing the car to save water :-)

    ~ Walk to work every day (15 mins ea. way and v. cold at the minute!) and to town if I go shopping / out (an increasingly rare event lol)
    ~ Charge my personal mobile at the office to save on electricity. I drink water at work from the free machine
    ~ I've also converted the people on my team to making their own tea & coffee! I bring milk, 1 person brings tea bags and one person coffee. This costs us about £2 each per month, instead of £1 per drink which is what they charge in the canteen!!! Mental ... lol
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  • Candy0107Candy0107 Forumite
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  • oh yeah charging the mobile at work thats a good one!!! I hadnt thought of that! Thanks:D ;)

    I wish i could save my cutting my own hair but cant really do that cant see round the back! Men are luckly they just get the buzzers out....i do my OH's hair my hair costs £25 just for a cut & blow dry. So i only go every 3 months.:D
    Make £5 a day JAN £121/175 FEB £283/175:j
    Weekly Grocery budget of £35! Jan £95.05/175 Feb £37.53/175
  • RiqRiq Forumite
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    I wish i could walk or cycle to work but it is 26miles away :(

    And after 6months of the bus I refuse to get on one again!!
    "I'm not from around here, I have my own customs"
    For confirmation: No, I'm not a 40 year old woman, I'm a 26 year old bloke!
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