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PostSubject: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Tue 31 Dec 2013, 10:08 pm

Good luck!

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Thu 02 Jan 2014, 7:07 pm

Today at the grocery I bought 3 bottles of Crest complete mouthwash and 3 tubes of Crest complete toothpaste.Each was 3.99 each, marked down to 2.99 then on sale for 1.99 if you buy 5 items on the "mega sale event" specials they had going on. I had a coupon for all 6 items for 75cents off each, which made each a cost of 1.24. I think I have 9 or 10 tubes of toothpaste in the closet that I either bought for under a 1.00 or was free due to sales and coupons!
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Thu 02 Jan 2014, 7:28 pm

Great job Donna!

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 10:31 am

I went out last night with my girlfriend. Unexpectedly, she paid for my supper. She, at least, allowed me to pay the tip. I have such awesome girlfriends.
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Fri 10 Jan 2014, 10:01 pm

Thats so sweet of your friend!
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Sun 12 Jan 2014, 8:25 pm

What a sweet friend Sissy!

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Sun 12 Jan 2014, 10:26 pm

A lovely treat from your friend Sissy.

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Tue 14 Jan 2014, 9:34 am

I know this is going to sound silly, but I purchased Coconut a hat when the temperatures and wind chill get sub-zero. I bought it on e-bay, brand new with tags from Old Navy. I, also, had to buy the mittens with it, but the price was only $8.46 with free shipping and no tax. It's better than tieing a scarf around his head and neck and have him tripping over it like he did last week.
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Tue 14 Jan 2014, 4:33 pm

Awweee I bet he looks sweet in it! We stopped at a thriftshop today, was able to find a pair of workpants and 2 shirts and a night gown all for little over 11.00
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 4:55 am

Good bargains Donna.

Sissy that sounds reasonable as pet products can be quite expensive.

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 9:36 am

Great bargains, Donna.

Actually, skin, the hat is for a human baby.  I couldn't find anything reasonable for pets, so I figured why not try it for a real baby.  I got him a 6 months size - XS.  That should fit him.

I finally cashed in on my free stained glass class last night.  I had a free class coming since before Christmas, but I took a break for a month.

DH's co-worker gave us some of his homemade potato soup.  It was so delicious.

I called my health insurance company today because my meds went up over 50%. By having them mailed to me I can save over 33% on the cost Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Wed 15 Jan 2014, 3:44 pm

Hit the jack pot today and yesterday on freecycle...(2) oil lamps filled with lamp oil, smart cycle for Ami, 4 bottle tiki torch fuel, set of tire chains, wooden sled, and 15 boxes of various teas.

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Thu 16 Jan 2014, 9:57 am

Wow, Vicki. You did great.
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 12:57 am

I went for a drive this morning with DH while he was running an errand but asked him to drop me at a large thrift shop on the way, and pick me up on his way back. I only bought a dvd and paperback novel. On the way home we both called in to the Council's Tip Shop for a browse where DH found a box set of vinyl lp records by The London Philharmonic Orchestra, he enjoys classical music and we listened to some when we got home.
I'm just about to make some Creamy Paprika Chicken in the slowcooker with some 'chicken lovely legs' (love that name..lol) which I bought yesterday at the supermarket reduced to half price.

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Sat 18 Jan 2014, 6:58 pm

Dinner and music! Cant beat that!
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Sun 19 Jan 2014, 10:41 pm

great deals and great dinner Skin!

I scored well again from the same lady as before! A brand new TomTom(GPS), craft punches, shoe box containers, plastic hangers, hot glue guns, some brand new ball caps and a bunch of signed footballs, hats and bats for Darin.

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Sun 19 Jan 2014, 11:43 pm

Awesome amount of freebies Vicki!

My neighbours youngest daughter called over yesterday at teatime with a bag containing some Christmas decorations and wrapping supplies (bows/ribbon) that her Mum picked up cheaply at the supermarket. She wouldn't take any money from me for them.

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Mon 20 Jan 2014, 9:51 am

Skin and Vicki - fantastic deals.

I purchased 8 boneless pork chops at our grocery store on Saturday reduced from $11.69 down to $5.69.

I got a free subway 12" sub on Friday.
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Mon 20 Jan 2014, 10:14 pm

Skin that was nice of your neighbors!

Good deal on the chops Sissy and gotta love free food

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Tue 21 Jan 2014, 3:14 am

Awesome saving on the pork chops Sissy, I love pork chops.

Our 'Home & Contents' insurance was due for annual renewal and it was getting quite expensive so we checked online today and changed to a different insurance company with a saving of just over $222. We now have double the legal liability cover compared to before but no flood cover (which only covers for overflowing streams/rivers/etc) which we don't need where we are situated on higher ground. Everything else on the policy is the same for less money.
Those savings can go towards a robotic vacuum cleaner that I'm hoping to get Wink

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Tue 21 Jan 2014, 9:44 am

That is a great savings on the insurance, Skin.  Flood insurance around here is very costly and is considered a rider onto the original policy.  I think the state requires people to carry flood insurance if they live a certain distance from streams,rivers or lakes.

I'm really excited about my cheap thrill.  There's a crochet afghan pattern that's been on pinterest for awhile.  It is a stained glass afghan.  The colors are beautiful on it.  The pattern is one of 50 afghan patterns in a book.  Amazon has the book which costs anywhere from $33 - $35, even on the secondary market.  I found nothing on e-bay.  So, I was clicking links and came across Annie's e-patterns.  The site had the 178 page book originally $19.95 on sale for $4.95.  I got an 86% discount by downloading the book.  There's so many beautiful afghans in it.  Now, all I need to do is catch up on my other projects so I can make the afghan.

That's the good news. The bad news is I'm $3.18 overbudget on my credit card for this month. Sad 
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Tue 21 Jan 2014, 11:04 pm

That's an amazing saving on the pattern book Sissy, I'm sure you're itching to start on an afghan Smile

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Wed 22 Jan 2014, 10:09 am

I would love to start the afghan, Skin, but I have two "must finish" projects ahead of it.

Both my watches needed batteries. I bought one battery at the store for $5.79 and one on e-bay for $2.77. My boss has the tools to fix watches. I had both watches fixed for half the price the jewelers would have charged me for one watch.
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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Wed 22 Jan 2014, 12:27 pm

Great savings on the insurance Skin!

Sissy awesome deal on the book. I can't wait for you to post pictures of completed projects. Also great savings on watch repairs.

I was able to score a new to me washing machine for $100. It was my ex's. That he bought 4 years ago but he and his girlfriend bought a house and there was one in there.

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PostSubject: Re: January 2014 - Cheap Thrills   Thu 23 Jan 2014, 9:41 am

That's a great price for the washing machine. Great deal, Vicki.
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