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  1. Vacations and Travel
    I've been using Hotwire to book hotels and Travelocity to book hotels / flight together as they seem to be the cheapest. Looking for something that's cheaper if anyone knows of anything.
  2. General Chat
    Now I have seen everything. I kid you not- yesterday I went to the grocery store. They had jacked the price of hamburger (73/27 cheap stuff) to 2.68 a lb. Then I see that the steak (beef -not pork or other kind of meat) is marked 1.97 a lb....and its not even on sale. That's nuts.
  3. Meal planning
    So I have been preparing a soup to serve prior to the rest of the meal and I have to say that I looooooove having soup right before the main course! :) That being said, I'm wondering how many people notice a savings with a soup + meal versus just the meal alone. We definitely eat a whole lot...
  4. Question and Answer
    I live in Va, in the Shenandoah Valley. My dh is quite cold natured, but for some reason will walk around announcing that it's freezing in here in a tshirt and sweats. I, on the other hand, have a long johns shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants and socks on. I keep an electric throw on me while I am in...
  5. Frugal Living
    I make my own brewed coffee at home and have no reason to get that from a coffee shop on a regular basis, but I do still hit up Starbucks a LOT (well, probably twice a week) for a latte or a mocha because that's not something I can get at home. I don't have an espresso machine at home so I can't...
  6. General Chat
    I may have a house that I will be renting that is cheaper than what I have now and a privacy fence so my dog can run around like crazy. Whether I get this house or not could use some prayers I find a cheaper house with a privacy fence so our dog and us can both be happy.
  7. Third Agers
    I have a 1979 Porche 911 lying in my garage which my husband is in the process of restoring. It's almost done now and we plan to use it once in a while. Someone told me that classic car insurance is cheaper than regular insurance. What is your experience?
  8. Frugal Living
    We have a wood burning fireplace in the new house. I've never had one before. I'm wondering how much it would save us to buy firewood vs cranking up the heat. A thing of firewood is about $200-300 here, depending on whom you buy it from. You can get a firewood permit here for $5 to get 2 cords...
  9. Preparedness and Survival Ok I know it sounds crazy, but I was looking at this site and saw how they ship all this food, supposedly good for 1 person for an entire year. I divided it up and it comes to...
  10. Kitchen Basics
    Dh brings a sandwich to work everyday for lunch, he doesn't have consistent access to a microwave so that makes it hard for him to bring hot meals. Needless to say, we go through a lot of sandwich meat around here. I prefer to buy the better quality deli meats with out fillers, and it runs...
  11. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    Do you have a way of making canning easier, faster or cheaper? What tips would you share with others if you were teaching a class on canning?
  12. General Chat
    Forgive me if this thread has been done before...but I'm new :) What's the one thing (or several...hehe) that you buy that you could get cheaper, but won't? For me, it's bread, I'm a sucker for good bakery French or Italian bread. I also am a sucker for good manchego or gouda...
  13. Question and Answer
    I am new to the frugal lifestyle so if this seems like an 'amateur' question...well it is LOL. My husband and I have to get our grocery budget down to almost nothing. We are looking at about 45.00 a week for our groceries. This means that I need to make just about everything from scratch which I...
  14. Frugal Living
    I'm wondering. We have a seasonal campsite, we camp every weekend. Now if dh gets laid off, it's obvious I can't afford to take 3 weeks holidays this summer. Lucky if I take 1. But if he is laid off.... I'm wondering if it would be cheaper to ship the whole crew there for most of the summer...
  15. General Chat
    I came across this article about why grocery prices aren't falling with gas prices and found it interesting so I thought I'd share it with all of you.
  16. Frugal Living
    Okay, this may sound funny to some but here goes anyways ... :) I do not buy milk at all 'cuz I just plain don't like it [never have!] Anyways - I do drink coffee and have to have creamer [powdered] in it so I always have that on hand. Well, a long time ago I needed milk for something or...
  17. Frugal Living
    make food from scratch or buy pre packaged or convience food??? I have noticed some foods seem cheaper if bought pre packaged. But what do you all think? Any meals made from scratch seem cheaper to you please post them, I would love to know. ** Melissa**
  18. Frugal Living
    Ok, a friend brought up a point to me... We've always had a box of tissues out in our home. She says that tp is cheaper to use instead of tissues. Has anyone figured this out? We pay about $6 for a pack of double roll tp and 1.41 for a 180 count box of tissues. How would these compare...
  19. Question and Answer
    Just wondering if baking your own bread and rolls would be cheaper than buying them. There is only me here and but still - with rolls [generic kind] being at $1.09 to $1.29 for 8 [or is it 10?] in a pack, I wondered if it'd be cheaper for me to make them? Jen
  20. Sewing That's the dress I'm seriously considering. It's more than I had wanted to spend on a wedding dress but I want something that will fit in with a "*******" wedding and not be the usual white wedding dress. Think it would be cheaper...
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