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.

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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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AT&T our rampage.

A few months back we get a e-mail from AT&T about going paperless billing. Sign up and get $10 rebate, which turns out to be a debit card for $10. So trying to be green I thought why not and … Continue reading

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Save on Bread

By accident we found a Oroweat Bakery Outlet within walking distance.  These outlets are all over the USA. Just search for Bakery Outlet Stores in Google. We found  loaves of bread that would be sold at a regular supermarket for … Continue reading

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Coffee savings

While on a trip to England we got into drinking strong hot coffee during those cold and rainy days. We found a coffee shop called Costa coffee very similar to Starbucks but we thought was better.   They served their coffee … Continue reading

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