Yep my 13 MPG is phucing it up for everyone else! Yet in the 3 yrs I've had the truck I've put on all of 11-12k miles.
13 MPG is a travesty
There is a thread here specifically for those who hold "garage sales" and I mean that literally; where they set up excess goods like this and sell them on a semi-regular basis. They talk about how they do it, how well to do it, and how to go about doing it.
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Anyone at a yard sale or flea market who doesnt want to pay $6 for a shampoo. Hell id buy it off them at $2. id pay for someone else to sit there all day sorting through sale items, driving to stores and finding coupons and arguing with store clerks who try to limit how many you can use or what they accept.
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It is nearly impossible to get food for free. I get reduced amounts on stuff like yogurt, cheese, frozen foods, canned, pasta...and even fresh fruit sometimes but that is really rare. I don't load up on prepackaged just cause I don't really like it. If someone is getting food for free they are doing it fraudulently...at least I think they are.
I do get a lot...a lot...of free and sometimes money maker toiletries. Anyone on the drugstore forum could tell you about that. So I take that savings and apply it to my food. I don't resale anything but there are many...many who do and make a good bit of money off of it.
It is very addicting to get the free deals. I got some unwanted attention the other day at RA when my over $50 total was reduced to just $3 tax. Two ladies behind me got very interested in my transaction and excited to see the total. I don't like getting attention mostly because I don't want to sit there and explain the transaction to people...I got better things to do.
My family uses a lot of what I get...household of six (three boys, three girls) needs a lot of shave cream, razors, deodorant, toothbrushes...etc...and those things don't expire. It adds up to good savings! I don't spend an awful lot of time doing it since I am just really interested in a small amount of stuff for my family and friends. So just a few trips a week works out fine for me!
The best deals...seem to come from computer glitches. Just like the HD forum someone finds a deal at RA where you get multiple rebates on your receipt.
I get free food from time to time and I don't do anything fraudulently. Canned goods are hard to get free, but I get pasta free a lot, and I get condiments and yogurt free a lot. I often watch for yogurt to be marked down because it's about to go out of date. If it's a 4 pack and it's 4 days or more out, they may mark it .99 or so. If I have a $1 coupon or a .50 coupon that doubles, I'll use it.
I will also use catalinas I get for buying things toward meat, etc and that helps.
Do I buy some prepackaged foods? Sure. Do I buy all prepackaged food? Nope.
And then some weeks you do better than others. It depends on the sale. When something is really good, I make sure to stock up. I also skip buying most of my fruits and vegetables at the regular grocery store and buy them at Aldis because they are much cheaper. Sometimes I buy them from the Amish, and I have a garden every year.
I "buy" tons of toiletries. I have designated areas for everything and when I get way too much, I have a yard sale. My last one was $600, giving me spending money for vacation and some to set back for Christmas. I usually only have 1, occasionally 2 a year because I give stuff away to family, friends, and people who need it, too.
It's just a workaround, really.
It's folks like you that make this world a better place.
i'd agree, but jenni's awesomeness is legendary
Jenni is the sweetest, kindest lady here. All you other ladies pale in comparison.That is all
All kidding aside:
I used to think that I was good about couponing and buying on sale. THEN I started reading the Drugstore/Grocery forums. Lessons that I have learned:
In addition to using insert/printable coupons/peelies on the products when they are ON SALE and stocking up until the next sale cycle-do the following:
1. When you get a free product coupon( follow the freebies and contest forums)-WAIT for a BOGO sale or use them in combination with a catalina/ECB/RR or rebate.
I rec'd a few free Target GC's last holiday season using these with the weekly sales and the receive a Target GC when you spend $50 event. THEN I used some of the examples in the Hot Deals "Target get a $10 Target GC wyb $50" thread for that event.
2. sign up with the websites/Facebook pages of products that you like to buy. Earthbound Farms sends a link for a $.75/1 any Earthbound Farms product coupon that can be printed EVERY week! If your stores double-that's free organic carrots/green onions/snack packs or very inexpensive lettuce/spinach/celery. Silk milk has a $2/1 printable coupon available every so often. BettyCrocker.com has higher value coupons than the inserts or other printable sites have AND you can still print from those sites.
3. Look for NBPR rebates (no beer purchase required, also wine). Depending on which state that you live in, you can receive the money that you spend on beef/chicken/pork/seafood back. In Ohio, there are only a few each year, but I pair that with a BOGO on beef roasts, etc. In other states, you can receive hundreds of dollars back each year.
4. Join SavingStar-add the store loyalty cards that participate and receive a check or Paypal for purchasing items at the participating stores. You can use coupons in store also for these items.
When you join SavingStar, join through a link from Swagbucks/Zoombucks/MyPoints etc to receive more $$.
5. Print coupons from coupons.com from Swagbucks when available to receive back 10 SB's per coupon redeemed. MyPoints also has coupons.com/SmartSource/CouponNetwork coupons for points as well. There are other sites that give rewards for coupons as well. PLEASE post if you know of better ones.
-cash out the SB's/points from these programs for CVS/Amazon/Walmart/Paypal etc.
Those couponers on shows often cheat and use coupons on the wrong items or have been given store credit to make themselves look good. Many of the "mommyblogs" have blatant coupon misuse. The Slickdeals threads are quick to point out when the "deals" aren't legit AND give great scenarios.
The Garage sale thread on Slickdeals is amazing.
Finally: Look at the Freebie threads-it's amazing what is given away. If you are paying for magazines or movies-well, it's your money to throw away.......
Email products you like & they give you coupons, also Facebook likes.
I started a project in the spring, writing companies. I made a list of who I wrote, whether it was postitive or negative (almost all are positive), how they responded and what they sent. Some even emailed to tell me I could write them once a quarter, or once every 6 months, but generally you can once a year anyway.
easy in some places, ca and pa and (i think there are other states now), get a cvs q for finding exp product (quick to do). good on anything in store 'cept tobacco, pharmacy, gift cards & lottery tickets (in ca, at least) w/no expiration & can stack to high heaven
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