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#16 Busterella


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Posted 24 September 2005 - 07:42 PM

* H2B and I make our lunch everyday
* We plan what we are eating for the week ahead and so when he goes shopping he only buys what we need
* Make telephone calls in the off peak times.
* Turn our heating / water off when we are away
* Travel to work together to save on petrol
* Usually only buy things when on sale.
* Never have take aways or eat out.

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 12:11 AM

*I menu plan and shop according to the plan.
*At least two meals a week I cook double and freeze the extra portions.
*We buy meat from a wholesale butcher as it's heaps cheaper.
*I buy a lot of generic brands.
*We use fuel dockets but we check the price at several service stations (on-line) as the ones with the dockets aren't always cheaper.
*We don't have a landline phone as it's cheaper to use Marty's $49 Super-Cap ($230 worth of credit including international) for most calls and my mobile for when he's not here.
*We changed our cable (computer) plan to one that was $2 more expensive on paper but has unlimited downloads....it's saved us heaps.

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#18 Heather


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Posted 25 September 2005 - 09:12 PM

*Go to the cigi counter at supermarkets to withdraw cash wven without buying anything as it is still considered eftpos and not an atm transaction.

* I just hate paying full price for anything. Our local centre has Coles, Action, Woolies, Kmart and Big W so I will walk from one end to the other and back again to save a couple of $$$$.

*Pricing at a supermarket is my job (for 3 more weeks anyway). If a product scans higher at the checkout than what the ticket on the shelf says you are entitled to it for free (as Cristie has said). Even if the product has been hand priced and they miss the ticket or the system doesn't prompt them to change the price, you are still entitled to it for free. Even if they catch it after putting it through and delete it, you should still get it for free.
This only applies to supermarkets which abide by the "Scanning code of Practice".

* When I'm not working, I plan to do up a shopping list of all my basics, work out who has the best price and what it is then I can buy stuff where I know it is cheaper but I can also tell if its a good special at another store.

* We don't smoke or gamble. DH will get a box of wine (Banrock station puts the same wine in the cask as the bottle) which will do him for ages and we might get a carton of beer (on special for about $25) which will do us for summer.

* I don't pay more than 50c a roll for decent toilet paper. (still like the soft stuff)

* Buy rice in bulk

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 11:05 PM

Still learning from the rest of the budget savvy gals on the forum but some things that I have recently started doing includes:

- Use my Flybuys during my grocery shopping & petrol in hope that one day I would have enough points to redeem a product dry.gif
- Buy perishables in bulk
- Use the petrol dockets
- See specials in grocery catalogues
- Swapped from pet canned food to lean mince for my puppy gal
- No brand names for laundry detergent/softener & dishwasher
- Starting to shop in warehouse places like Aldi
- Menu planning...trying to start that
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Posted 27 September 2005 - 03:45 PM

- i take my lunch to work everyday (usually left overs)
- plan weekly meals and generally stick to that when shopping
- have a set amount of petrol that lasts me a week exactly
- dont have a land line and work pays for mobile
- H2B car pools with my uncle and sister (saves $80 per month on transport)

And as soon as our pays go in it goes out - directly to our house saving account, i have no life LOL...

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 04:07 PM

Well I'm surprised ohmy.gif

I have been starting to use my flybuys card and thought I was sooooo good and budget savvy for that! laugh.gif

I didn't even know there was certain times to use electricity at a cheaper rate. I'll remember that next time I put the dryer on.

I'll have to print out this page for future reference, DF is threatening budget if I keep buying silly things. dry.gif

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