How did I save money today?

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  1. Nov 5, 2018 #181

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    Saved $7.08 on 2 jerry cans of fuel yesterday by combining a 5% off voucher from our roadside assist club and using a supermarket rewards card that gave us 4c off per litre as well.

    On Sunday we picked 15 bunches of silver beet from the gardens saving $60 and took it to church to give away and gave our missionaries a box of 4 beetroot and a large bunch of silver beet to last them a couple of weeks. We came back home with no beetroot and no silver beet and all but 4 large beetroot went to families and the last 4 went to feed a friends pigs on his property. Many people grabbed multiples of beetroot to pickle for their households.
     
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  2. Nov 9, 2018 at 3:58 AM #182

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    Today we saved by -
    - Buying 3 jerry cans of fuel from an independant fuel station saving $6.80 over other service stations in the area.
    - Purchased a years supply of cat flea and tick treatment on eBay saving $31.71 over purchasing it in our local veterinary clinic.
    - Purchased a years supply of arnica cream, iron tablets and peroxide from our online pharmacy saving $96 over purchasing at any of our local pharmicies here in town.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2018 at 2:27 PM #183

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    Stocked up on chicken on sale so I can make chicken sausage and ground chicken. I bought 2 pairs of pants that fit and a pair of sandals at the thrift shop. Just wrote an eBay draft for a pair of jeans that are too big now.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2018 at 6:25 PM #184

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    We had 4 boston butts in the freezer that we paid 89 cents a pound for back during the summer. Got them out of the freezer, gonna make sausage in the morning.
     
  5. Nov 9, 2018 at 7:41 PM #185

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    Stayed home today, cooked pretty good size pot of beef, vegetable soup for the weekend.
     
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    Finally found a sewing room desk my size 29 inches tall x length 43 inches x 14.5 deep.
    Spent a whopping $ 10, it's ugly but too cold to take outside to sand,seal, varnish.
    Saved $65 on it. Orginal price was $75.
    Soup is gone. But oh so good.
     
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    Saved gas, wear tear on car, by staying home today.
    Saved body heat by not going out in snowy,wet,damp outside.
    Cooked a pot of white bean soup and ham on top of stove for lunch, it's gone.
    Got 1.5 pound Pork Roast going in crock pot with 1 diced potato, 1 pretty good sized carrot chopped up,
    1/4 cup of celery leaves and all, chopped into 1/2 inch size,1 each of mini sweet peppers sliced and diced
    red,yellow and orange all that needed used up, couple of mushrooms needed used up too.
     
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    By saving 6 thyme plants from divisions, 6 orange and 6 yellow canna lilies, 6 calla lilies & 6 spider plants from the gardens yesterday we saved $257.88 over purchasing them in the local garden centre. We will be taking these with us to plant in our new to us home gardens when we move in.
     
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    Wow @sewing ,I don't think I could afford to live in Australia.
     
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    Got 4 long sleeve thermal shirts from DH so I didn't have to buy them. He has so many clothes from hitting the thrift shops!
     
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    @timmie being in a small country town our plant and everyday goods prices are ridiculous and a much higher price than other areas. I can buy plants online which are a lot cheaper than buying things locally here as well as most other needs we buy on the internet at far cheaper prices. With shopping locally for clothing and other things I buy them at clearance sales and mostly only pay anywhere from $2 - $10 for new clothing which is again cheaper than the op shops around here too.

    Our wages are much higher here in Australia than the United States and things are priced accordingly as most items are imported into Australia and have an import tax of 10% and then we have GST which is another 10% on top of the price (except for foods that are staples) and then we have taxes the government lines their pockets with too. I think tools are 33% the government takes and other items vary.
     
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    I saved so much by staying home yesterday.im doing it again today. But i'll be working on cooking my turkey soup today.
     
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    I brought home a huge veggie plate from the painting class. No one wanted veggies, my gain!
     
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    My boss is going to let me order new batteries for my truck through him. They will be $80 each instead of $130. It will save me $100.
     

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