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    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 10th Mar 18, 8:13 AM
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    Sneaky Ways to Save the Pennies 2018
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    • 10th Mar 18, 8:13 AM
    Sneaky Ways to Save the Pennies 2018 10th Mar 18 at 8:13 AM
    Is there another thread missing? I went looking for this this morning but couldnt find it. Am I missing something
    CC2 = 8687.86 (10000 )CC1 = 0 (9983 ); Reusing shopping bags savings =5.80 vs spent 1.05.Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 10th Mar 18, 10:46 AM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 10:46 AM
    It was there earlier. I saw it! I got up around 7am and was looking through this board and noticing the threads I'd posted on over the years and that was one of them.
    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 10th Mar 18, 11:27 AM
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    • 10th Mar 18, 11:27 AM
    I saw it earlier too and saw there had been new posts and thought I'll go into that later and catch up. Great thread.
    CC2 = 8687.86 (10000 )CC1 = 0 (9983 ); Reusing shopping bags savings =5.80 vs spent 1.05.Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
    • Siebrie
    • By Siebrie 10th Mar 18, 11:33 AM
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    It probably thought that all sneaky ways to save pennies had been shared, and decided to remove itself
    Wombling to wealth 2018 549.29 = 483.30
    Still a womble 2017 #25 7116,68= 6309.50
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 10th Mar 18, 9:42 PM
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    I had posted on it only last night!!!
    We will have to start again
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    Save 12k in 2018 no. 56 - Jan 2280/6,000
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 11th Mar 18, 7:47 AM
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    I was able to access the final page but nothing before that.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 10:07 AM
    Looks like another thread has bitten the dust but no matter we shall plod on regardless and I'm sure there will be lots of folks posting their sneaky ways shortly

    JackieO xx
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
    Running total for four months food only shopping =126.24.Freezer stuff slowly going down at last May totals 31.11 June spends so far 18.90, brought a few odds and ends home from my holiday and using those up first.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 11th Mar 18, 1:00 PM
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    My lunch today was a doggy bag (plastic box) of salad left over from the party I went to yesterday. I have no hesitation in accepting free food from whatever event I am attending. This was offered, but if none is offered I would always ask, 'if you are throwing that out, can I take some home, please'.

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    • JCS1
    • By JCS1 11th Mar 18, 4:09 PM
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    MSE really need to sort this issue out
    • moneyonmymindsam
    • By moneyonmymindsam 11th Mar 18, 4:15 PM
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    SO is this our NEW sneaky ways thread by default?

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    • Grumpysally
    • By Grumpysally 11th Mar 18, 10:09 PM
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    SO is this our NEW sneaky ways thread by default?

    Originally posted by moneyonmymindsam
    A sneaky sneaky ways thread?
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 11th Mar 18, 10:46 PM
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    My mum loves my lemon drizzle cake, so for Mother's Day I made her a cake. Brother bought her two raspberry canes instead of flowers ( they will last longer). We also took mum out for a lunch but we didn't have a pudding, we all went back to Mums and had some cake (She hAs the other half to enjoy - we didn't eat it all).
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    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 13th Mar 18, 6:03 AM
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    I had posted a lot on the old thread over the years (been a member on here 12 years now!) and benefited a lot from other tips. Here is a couple of my favourites:

    1) buying white paint can be a lot cheaper than colours and in the past I have created my own colours of paint by adding from a sample pot to white paint and giving it a good stir. Tips to remember that you might not need to add a lot if you want a light or pastel colour (for pale pink I used a cough medicine cup and used 40ml of red to 5L of white paint), measure what you put in and add in small amounts, take note of what you add and stir well!

    2) using reusable containers for sandwiches/packed lunches is cheaper in the lon run than using foil/cling film everyday. Take away plastic boxes make great sandwich boxes and they fit Warburtons bread better (a rectangular shape!)

    3) a quick draft excluder can be made using an old pair of pyjama, jeans or any other trousers or thick tights. Stuff with scrunched up newspaper and tie off the ends (pull one leg inside out into the other before filling).
    Last edited by Uniscots97; 13-03-2018 at 6:09 AM.
    CC2 = 8687.86 (10000 )CC1 = 0 (9983 ); Reusing shopping bags savings =5.80 vs spent 1.05.Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 13th Mar 18, 6:45 PM
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    Does anyone know how to update the title and we can use this as a 2018 sneaky ways thread?
    CC2 = 8687.86 (10000 )CC1 = 0 (9983 ); Reusing shopping bags savings =5.80 vs spent 1.05.Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
    • caronc
    • By caronc 13th Mar 18, 6:57 PM
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    Does anyone know how to update the title and we can use this as a 2018 sneaky ways thread?
    Originally posted by Uniscots97
    If you click the "edit" button on the first post, then select the "go advanced" option you should be able to amend the title
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 13th Mar 18, 10:50 PM
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    I am trying my own version of the downshift challenge (not on food - already done that but on non-food items).

    Books - charity shops and library
    DVD - second hand through Amazon or cs
    Hand wash - not carex or Molton Brown -Lidl's cern
    Sanitary liners (still prefer Always but happy for suggestions).
    Bags - cloth only - never pay for plastic
    Water - have own refillable water bottle - tap is good enough for me. ( in restaurants when meals come with a drink I sometimes order the drink unopened and take it home and then have tap water in the restaurant - then I take the drink out when I do a quiz with my water bottle).

    What non-good items have everyone else downshifted?
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    • moneyonmymindsam
    • By moneyonmymindsam 13th Mar 18, 11:20 PM
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    I am trying my own version of the downshift challenge (not on food - already done that but on non-food items).

    Books - charity shops and library
    DVD - second hand through Amazon or cs
    Hand wash - not carex or Molton Brown -Lidl's cern
    Sanitary liners (still prefer Always but happy for suggestions).
    Bags - cloth only - never pay for plastic
    Water - have own refillable water bottle - tap is good enough for me. ( in restaurants when meals come with a drink I sometimes order the drink unopened and take it home and then have tap water in the restaurant - then I take the drink out when I do a quiz with my water bottle).

    What non-good items have everyone else downshifted?
    Originally posted by Gem-gem
    Cleaning products and possibly might try 1 shop hair dye to save some pennies but not tried it yet . I might try one and if i like it stock up - easy for me though as very dark brown hair so not a lot could go wrong.
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 14th Mar 18, 8:33 PM
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    Cleaning products and possibly might try 1 shop hair dye to save some pennies but not tried it yet . I might try one and if i like it stock up - easy for me though as very dark brown hair so not a lot could go wrong.
    Originally posted by moneyonmymindsam
    My hairdresser is fab (she is a mobile hairdresser, lives near my mum) I buy off her, at cost price, peroxide and hair dye tubes - so that I can dye my hair inbetween cut, dye and straightening potion - which I have done every 8 weeks. It helped cut my hair dressing bill down by over 215 a year. (I live approx. 55 miles away, so I visit family and have my hair done at the same time).
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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 15th Mar 18, 10:22 PM
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    Went to a meeting today in London. Hotel provided Fox's glacier mints. At the end of the day I took 1/2 dozen with me. They will be welcomed when we are travelling on the trains.
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    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 16th Mar 18, 9:27 AM
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    Have updated thread title

    My sneaky way is to keep a kilner bottle of water in the fridge. When guests come there is very cold water to pour, which looks nice on the table, but is just tap water. Somehow it feels fancier and like it tastes nicer (I'm sure it's psychological though). Saves plastic, too!

    I also get into work early every day, beats traffic (which saves fuel), and I have my morning coffees here from the fancy machine (saves me buying it for home). Also means I can crack on in peace and then leave early to beat traffic on way home
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