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Old 12-26-2014, 09:29 AM   #161
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This is a really funny thread.
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:29 AM   #162
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Talenti is regularly on sale in this market 2 for $6.
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Old 12-26-2014, 09:36 AM   #163
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This is a really funny thread.
Sure is, makes me feel like a wasteful person.....I keep reminding myself that if I had somehow gotten the last few dabs of toothpaste out of the tubes I went through in life, I could have used a dozen or so less, saving roughly $36.00 (less sales tax).
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I will admit to re-using ziplocs, but never any that I've used for meat, dairy, or seafood. Those get thrown away. I invested in one of those super size plastic wrap dispensers from BJ's, the 3000 ft x 12 inches size.

Mr B and I buy large amounts of meat and cheese, cut to meal or snack portion size, and rewrap them individually. Less waste and rarely any leftovers.

I will repair things that break versus replacing them. My arsenal of Elmer's Glue, SuperGlue, duct tape, and thin florist's wire comes in real handy. If something is beyond repair, I set it out by the road with a FREE sign on it, for the local metal recyclers and tinkerers to grab.

It disappears very quickly.
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Does anyone can their own fruits and veges anymore, or is that just assumed? Also, take a nylon stocking (old) put your bar soap in that and hang it on the shower handle. Soap lasts a lot longer, and you don't waste (when the bar gets small, just add another bar to the sock- all gets used evenly)
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When the bar of soap gets down to a sliver, just stick it to a new bar and it becomes one slightly larger bar easy to hold. You will use all of it up.
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This is a really funny thread.
It might be helpful if we all stayed on topic.
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It might be helpful if we all stayed on topic.
But I am on topic--I'm so frugal I am reusing my comments from other threads.
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Well, if your Dad tends to do things in a half-assed way...
Is this ^^^ on topic?
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Is this ^^^ on topic?
This is exactly why there should be a mandatory retirement age for moderators.
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I take little single size portions of Wholly Guacamole to Chipolte. They get $2 for the same amount I can get for 50 cents with a coupon of course.
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I take little single size portions of Wholly Guacamole to Chipolte. They get $2 for the same amount I can get for 50 cents with a coupon of course.
Great idea - I always skip the guacamole at Chipotle due to the price
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This is exactly why there should be a mandatory retirement age for moderators.

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Every 3 or 4 days I put my dish sponge in a small jar, add ~4 drops of bleach, fill it with water, cap it and let sit until it's needed next. Why? Sponges gross out long before they wear out.
Or you can just run the sponge through the dishwasher. Most dishwasher detergent is bleach based.
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A friend of mine is so frugal he takes an individually wrapped cheese in his pocket to put on his McDonald's burger. Saves maybe 10 or 15 cents. True story. Any humorous examples of extreme frugality? Must be true.
I read in one of those 'how to be frugal' books that someone took their burnt out light bulbs and replaced them with new ones from a business or other establishment. Such a practice was understandably frowned on by the author however!
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I read in one of those 'how to be frugal' books that someone took their burnt out light bulbs and replaced them with new ones from a business or other establishment. Such a practice was understandably frowned on by the author however!
That's not frugal, that's stealing!
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If someone ever breaks into my house and cleans me out and takes my light bulbs I will consider him a frugal thief!


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ABSOLUTELY!
This is one of my pet peeves -- very few restaurants use decent cheese on burgers. Practically all of it is that ubiquitous "pasteurized processed cheese food product" that is essentially limp plastic.

I wouldn't go so far as to carry my own, but I'm far more likely to order a burger without cheese unless I know what I'll be getting.
+1 regarding the major fast food chains. Fortunately, the new burger places that have sprung up usually offer a selection of cheeses.
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