Category Archives: Frugal Strategies

No Bargain

Sometimes that old adage,” you get what you pay for” is so true.  We thought we could get a bargain on a store-brand whole chicken.  We’re we wrong. Advertisements

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Income from recycling.

Today I took my wife to one of our local supermarket. When we arrived I noticed in the parking lot a small building with people cueing up to face this building. Fueling my curiosity I took a closer look to … Continue reading

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Dishwashing Remedies from P&G

I recently called Proctor & Gamble to complain about their Cascade dishwashing detergent.  Due to a change in formula, all my black hard plastic ladles and spatulas were turning blotchy white. Additionally, all my aluminum measuring spoons and a garlic … Continue reading

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It Pays to Complain…Sometimes

It’s like the old saying goes, if you don’t ask you don’t get. I recently had called Proctor and Gamble to complain about one of their products. I began to notice that some of the items in my dishwasher we’re … Continue reading

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Shopping Surveys

Yesterday while shopping in one of my favorite stores, a man with a clipboard came up to me and asked if  I would mind taking a short survey.  I had a choice, a brief 2 minute survey or a 5 … Continue reading

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Foodsaver V2240 arrived.

The vacuum Foodsaver V2240 finally arrived and we were eager to try the unit to check if it worked OK.  From a lot of reviews either these machine worked or they have problem.  This particular machine had good reviews so … Continue reading

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Our latest retirement project is a small Freezer

After seeing great sales on chicken and frozen pizza and not having a place to store it we decided on buying a small freezer. We looked a thrift stores and the price comparison with a new one with at least … Continue reading

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