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Sneaky ways to save the pennies

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • KittyKateKittyKate Forumite
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    To all those who think Lynx bodyspray is too expensive TRY THIS! Lynx is only called Lynx in the UK, everywhere else it's called Axe. You can buy Axe in Poundland and the scents and packaging are exactly the same (my OH likes Africa!) The deo/bodyspray and the roll-on stick deodorant are only £1 each - these fly out like hot cakes here in Leeds so I always stock up for next time! No compromising (if hubbies don't believe you show them on the Lynx Wiki page!) Also for shower gel, buy when it's on 2 for £2 at Wilko's! I get these for OH!
  • Kittykate, thanks for the Poundland tip for Lynx, OH and I both use Africa! I thought I was doing well when I found them for £1.35 in Wilkinsons. I shall definitely be paying Poundland a visit.

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  • sillyvixensillyvixen Forumite
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    also some thing (branded moisturiser, cotton wool etc) i get in savers, usuallt find cleaning products and other things cheaper than tesco!!!
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  • When I'm in the shower I always turn the water off when I'm lathering up my hair/exfoliating my face etc. This really must help as our water bill is always tiny but I seem to spend years in the shower!

    Also, I may have been known to, er, take toilet rolls home from work... :o in my defence, a) if they're going to leave stacks of fifty or so just standing there then that's just putting temptation right in my path and b) the company I work for makes billions of pounds profit and I certainly don't see any of that in my wages for the amount of graft I give them! :p
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    10,000 Posts I've been Money Tipped!
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    We go away to a holiday cottage once a year and all of our sugars and salt &Peppers are collected over the year from restaraunts and McD's and put in 'grannys box' for our holidays .Only son-in law and one child actually have sugar in our family of three adults and five children so it saves taking a bag of sugar which would be wasted. My eldestv DD who often has hotel nights away with her job also brings back small pots of complimentary jams ,coffee in paper tubes and tea bags .All 'freebies' get used up. even the salt & pepper ones as I am a bit of a pepper fiend.
    It's tiny bits that add up at times and some of these tips have been invaluble .I am listing some out now as I type on a seperate sheet to go into my little red book
    i sound like Chaiman Mao:rotfl:
    JackieO
    P.S Hi RHYSDAD I live about a mile from the Bowaters Tesco roundabout in Rainham.Nice little place Rainham two churches, and about 7 pubs good ratio methinks:beer:
  • champyschampys Forumite
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    Also, I may have been known to, er, take toilet rolls home from work... :o in my defence, a) if they're going to leave stacks of fifty or so just standing there then that's just putting temptation right in my path and b) the company I work for makes billions of pounds profit and I certainly don't see any of that in my wages for the amount of graft I give them! :p

    Ha ha that reminds me of the time I worked in a company (it was in Kazakhstan) where they had experienced such problems with employees borrowing toilet rolls, that when you joined the company the chief accountant would hand you a loo roll to keep in your own desk drawer - none were provided in the toilets!
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  • MellikaMellika Forumite
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    Also, I may have been known to, er, take toilet rolls home from work... :o in my defence, a) if they're going to leave stacks of fifty or so just standing there then that's just putting temptation right in my path and b) the company I work for makes billions of pounds profit and I certainly don't see any of that in my wages for the amount of graft I give them! :p
    I agree 100% !!!
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  • huxleyhuxley Forumite
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    Today teenage ds2 was given a lesson in stretching pennies, the cry came of mum I've got no gel I can't go to college like this! So I gave him those gel tubes he had said were empty and I had collected a pair of scissors and a pot, we cut open those tubes and scrapped them out and he wont have to buy gel for at least a week!
  • huxley wrote: »
    Today teenage ds2 was given a lesson in stretching pennies, the cry came of mum I've got no gel I can't go to college like this! So I gave him those gel tubes he had said were empty and I had collected a pair of scissors and a pot, we cut open those tubes and scrapped them out and he wont have to buy gel for at least a week!

    Love it :j
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  • miggymiggy Forumite
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    Great thread!
    I put fresh veg in a glass of water so it stays fresh - have to remember to change the water though especially with cabbage!
    Leftover fresh veg can be softened in butter, add water, salt, pepper, maybe nutmeg and it makes fab soup.
    Bits that we really don't want go to the rabbits or the compost (which is where litter from the rabbits goes too), and the compost gets used on the garden or traded with a neighbour for apples from his tree - so no waste there! Also the soft fruit grown on the composted soil is huge.
    Note to self - visit Poundland!
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