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I belong to a free site where I'm all the time getting free products and they ship them free and sometimes you can get them more than once. Its called Shop4freebies. They have a place at the top where you can join and ask for it once a week or everyday etc.
We don't eat the :leftovers: after supper anymore. Since I started SP, I take an extra portable dish and dish up my lunch from the meal cooked for supper. Before we used to just eat them! Now, I have healthy portable meals, a variety and never have to buy out!
We had separate savings and checking accounts when the money market accounts appeared. We joined our savings and checking accounts into a money market account that paid interest. Guess what happened?
Retailers are experts at marketing their goods. They want the buyer to buy immediately and without thought. Everyone needs to wait until the next day for larger out of pocket expenses. Sometimes after a little more reflection the must have it results in the I do not really need it!
As I lose weight, I consign the clothes that are too big. I benefit by earning some money and by removing them from my closet. I will look for (new to me) clothes in a smaller size and make plans to consign them as I drop more sizes. I save money and make money at the same time.
I use the coupons in the Sunday paper all the time but there are some I don't use, so I bring them into work and we trade coupons. We also have a coupon bowl where we deposit the coupons we don't use for others in the building.
My husband and I carpool to work together. Because we only take one car into town, it makes us plan our errands in advance, so that we are economizing time and gas. We rarely have to wait on each other, and when we do, we just stay at work and watch Netflix or Hulu on our work computers.
Before I make any online purchase, I use my search engine to look for "online coupon code for ____" (where the blank is filled with the online store name). I frequently find coupons codes for free shipping (which can add up!) or a % off the total purchase, etc! I've reaped some big savings.