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At one time, refunding was a big deal and I was able to get free birthday and Christmas gifts for all the kids, but that's pretty much died out now. In some ways, too bad but in other ways, more time consuming than what is available these days.

The way I manage "free" gifts now is by shopping at Target. And before anyone says Wal-Mart is cheaper, times have changed. Example: large package of paper towels are usually within $1 of price between the two stores, and sometimes, they're the exact same price.

But if you have the Target app known now as Circle, but it used to be called Cartwheel (free to download), scanning the bar code will either tell you if there is a discount on that particular item OR it will give you an alternative to choose instead.

Additionally, if you have any paper coupons, you may include those as well as any coupons on the app (these are the ones you usually find in the Sunday paper). And last, if you have the Target Red card, it's an additional 5% off EVERYTHING on top of all the other discounts.

Also keep in mind that there is a choice: you can get either the debit card or credit card. I will tell you their monthly finance charge is high, so unless you can pay the majority each month, I would recommend the debit card; HOWEVER, PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that the debit will NOT occur to your bank immediately. It will take a day or two before it hits your bank, which is why I always keep the receipts by my computer till the charge goes through.

NOW...EVERY WEEK, Target gives away free gift cards when you purchase multiples of particular items. For example, there is ALWAYS an offer of a free gift card or dollar amount off when you purchase paper products, cleaning products, pet products, and sometimes beauty products. For example, a favorite of theirs is to give you anywhere from $10 to $20 off for purchasing $20 to $60 worth of pet products, household goods, etc. And since when has it ever been difficult to spend $40 on paper/cleaning/pet products??? emoticon

In total, there is usually around 900+ items on the Circle app and the nice thing about scanning while you shop (and it honestly doesn't add that much time to your shopping) is if the item you're scanning ISN'T on the Circle discount, it will usually give you alternatives that DO have a discount, so you can choose BEFORE you get to checkout, when by then, it's too late. Used to drive me crazy when people would wait till they got to my lane to go through the offers. And by the way, scanning is A LOT faster than scrolling through 900+ items!!

Now, for the free stuff: whenever you are given a gift card (and they're usually worth anywhere from $5 to $20), remember two things: one - the gift card will NEVER expire (I actually had a young man that "found' a BUNCH of gift cards and they were several years old - ten if I recall correctly), and two - you can scan the back of the gift card to your Target app and it will remain there till you indicate at checkout that you want to "turn it in". By adding the gift card to your Target app, it means you don't have to remember to take the gift card with you and there is no danger of losing it...unless you lose your cell phone.

ALSO...and this is important to remember....YOU CAN PUT TOGETHER AS MANY GIFT CARDS AS YOU WANT! You're not relegated to only one or two. I collect them till end of year and THEN I spend them for Christmas. Also, since I'm using Target gift cards and my Red Card, I can order something online and have it shipped to my grandson for FREE!!! When using Target's Red card, there is no charge for shipping...EVER.

These gift cards are how I pay for Christmas and birthdays. You can also "turn them in" at customer service and exchange them for a wedding or baby shower gift, meaning your gift cards will transfer to the "new" gift card you choose for whatever the occasion is.

And before anyone says they don't have room to buy multiples, consider a few things:
- My house is only 1,300 square feet and I find room
- You'll always find a way if you really want it
- Most items won't spoil easily, especially paper products

When I had ten dogs (and they weren't little ones!), buying pet food in bulk was not only time saving (meaning I didn't have to go to the store every single week) but if I have to buy it anyway, why not get some free money out of it??? Trust me, as much as those dogs ate, the food never had a chance to go bad!

Cleaning products aren't going to go bad, nor will toilet paper or paper towels and those are things you don't ever want to be without. I simply stack them in a corner of my garage and whenever I run out of tissues or TP, I don't have to panic!

Another thing to keep in mind is the discounts will switch up regularly. So one week, it might be a store brand and the next time, it may be a name brand. Also, and this is my personal opinion, the Target brand is the best of all store brands...and I've pretty much tried them all.

And I'm sure most of you are aware of the cleaning properties of good old fashion vinegar - for windows, floors, countertops, toilets, etc.

Sorry for this being so long but I wanted to be sure my explanation was easy to understand. I also wanted everyone to be aware of the pitfalls of my suggestions so you will be forewarned so to speak and know what to expect. If I can answer any questions, I will be glad to do so.

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Hi Judith, Why don't you share some of your frugal tips with us. We would love to hear them. We would love to hear anyone's ideas. We need to pull together right now so we can fight these bad times and we will come out to the other side. Let's do it together.


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I have been living the frugal lifestyle for well over 40 years!!! So, lots of practice! emoticon

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How many will be watching the super bowl? What will be the meal plans for that day?


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our coffee maker broke down this morning, we had it for about 1 year. We will be having a memorial service for it at later date to be announced.

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How many like fruit smooties? I have one every morning and I love them, they are my breakfast.


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Do you plan your meals for the week before shopping to help to be frugal?


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@FLASUN. GREAT BUY! BBQ CHICKEN SOUNDS DELICIOUS...ENJOY!

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@FLASUN Thanks for sharing your great deal! BBQ chicken sounds really good! Haven't had any in a long time.



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Yesterday shopping Publix....they had huge packs of chicken legs/thighs - you could buy a pack and get one free - Legs was at least 14 and thighs about 10

So I decided to get a pack around $9.50 (actually 2 packs but one was free).....got home and seperated with legs/thighs and had enough for 3 meals.....so only cost me about $3.16 a meal!!! Going to have hubby BBQ them tonight! YUM!!!

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I counted 10 faces!

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JANICE...that sure sounds like fun!

I saw 9 faces in the pictured. I am enjoying a pretty much pain free day. I still have some ringing in my ears but not much else. Thank You Lord!






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I'm going to visit the New Hard Rock Guitar Hotel and all the new things they put in...not sure which band will be playing yet? But plenty of entertainment and walking for me!!

I think I count 8 faces??

Our Halloween will probably be back to Hard Rock and I'm dressing as a cowgirl.....and of course going with my "Elvis".

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Hope you all have lots of fun things planned for the weekend! @FLASUN we know where you will be tonight--Dancing!!!! Which band is playing tonight?

Are any of you going to any Halloween Parties? Are you dressing up?



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Didn't find any goodies at Thrift Shop lately. An Amish lady was in there buying dishware items by boxfuls. Someone must be getting married!
They put the Christmas items out last week. It's nice to look at, but I don't put anything out anymore.

Sharp Shopper goodies I saw were jar gravy 2/$1; dz large blueberry muffins-frozen 2.99.

I saw posted on a Harbor Freight Coupon page on FB that their Black Friday ad was posted already if you shop there.

Hope you all are finding lots of goodies!

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Do you do a weekly menu? Make your meals for the week?



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Went running yesterday because of heavy rain coming in today. No big Frugal finds this time.


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@TUKARAMA Sounds like you had a bad couple of days!! Glad it wasn't more serious, especially when you have an epidemic going on!
Some you can find some great frugal bargains at the new store you found!

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Ok maybe not my death bed... there may have been some exaggeration...

But the fever/chills had me laid out for a couple days ha ha. Feeling much better now. Still not breathing well, but getting better'ish. We are in the middle of a dengue fever epidemic so I did check the symptoms. Not dengue, so that is good. My wife was out of town during the worst of my illness, so that was fun.

But I found a fun new store on my walk. "Japan Surplus", it is called. Some good imported, used stuff. The local products are pretty junky, so we need imports. US imports tend to be pretty expensive. This place has some nice cookware, toys, and a whole room of purses & suitcases. I think my wife will like it!

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@TUKARAMA I saw your community post this morning. Glad to see you are ok! Sorry to see that you "were on your death bed"! Hope you are back to your normal self! I saw your photos of your walk.
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Everyone have a great weekend! Hope you meet your exercise and eating goals each day!

And if you are out and about--that you find lots of Frugal goodies:)

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Went to Thrift Store & Farmers/Flea Market yesterday. Got some little hardy mums for $1 each, grape tomatoes pints 2/1, at Sharp Shopper they have Johnsonville smoked sausage 4-14 oz pks in 1 for $4.49; 1 pack cost about that much in other stores, got frozen pie crusts 2 in pack 2 packs $1.(DIL will make); got more brat burgers like last week and more Prego sauce. Like to stock up freezers when I can. I got GS a million candlepower spotlight for on his 4 wheeler for 50 cents. I figured it wouldn't work--but it did.

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@TUKARAMA Great story! We might not have been Frugal then, but being broke or no money helped make us more Frugal now. I think that's a Good thing!!

Going to go to a Fall Festival for just something different this morning. And have seen a couple yard sales posted also!! Yeah! Have added them to my mental road map--First before FF!! Lol Hopefully I can share some great deals with you later!!

Have a Fun weekend everyone!!

I may be Frugal, BUT do you or would you make your own Sugars?? Not me, just as easy to buy in packages and not buy extra molasses. Not something in my cupboards. Grandmother had it for pancakes probably.



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As a kid we would walk (about a mile) through the alleys, to the grocery store. We would check people's trash cans for glass bottles. This was back when there was a bottle deposit. By the time we got to the store we had armfuls of bottles, and got cokes and candy.

I never did understand why people threw away empties - that they paid a deposit on. The 1 quart bottle was like 20 or 25 cents deposit. That was the price of a candy bar!

I never thought of it as being frugal, just being broke ha ha

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PBVHCCVH....I just read your question about the whey protein powder and how I get it to taste A-OK. It is already flavored by the company that sells it. (strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, chocolate peanut butter) It comes in a round container of 2 lb. worth of super advanced whey protein powder especially made for building muscle.

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In answer to "What is the earliest experience you can remember involving money or that you were Frugal?"
When I was widowed early in my married life, with babies, I learned to be careful with my budget. That is when I got more than ever interested in nutrition. I learned to stock up on health building foods that were inexpensive.

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What is the earliest experience you can remember involving money or that you were Frugal?

I think I started off being Frugal because mom and dad couldn't afford to buy us too many clothes......I would wear hand me downs from my older sister or my mom would sew our dresses.

I was really great at saving my money - Did lots of babysitting jobs in my earlier days and saved up...........Bought my first car in 1974.....Gremlin .....Was thrilling!!!

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What is the earliest experience you can remember involving money or that you were Frugal?

I gathered pop bottles along the road. 2 cents each. Then went up to 5 cents. So I'll say I was 5.
In 2nd grade I was 7, we went on a field trip to Swigarts Museum. It is a museum of antique cars. (Herbie The Love Bug is there). The teacher gave us each a nickel to spend. This would have been 1967.
I sold garden seeds after that. So I always have been ch--I mean Frugal.
There wasn't yard sales back then. There were Rummage Sales. It was always great fun to go to Grandmows to see what she found for us!!!!
But there is a bad side to all of this--I was made fun of in junior high about my clothes. It was a plaid pair of shorts. Never was a fan of plaid except on flannel shirts. Nothing was wrong with the clothes. They just didn't go with the "in" group.. I've never been in that group anyway!!

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Our grocery store I shop (Publix) doesn't have any special discount cards. But I love it when they do the BOGO. I save a lot shopping there.

Today I'll be shopping my favorite thrift store!! Hope I find lots of great deals!

Everyone enjoy your "Savings" anyway you can!!!

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I finally found a way where Chicory Root Powder doesn't taste yucky! My hubby mixed 1 scoop in a glass of fresh apple cider! It was yummy (he measured the cider & figured out the calories for me.)

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Our apples (mostly Fuji) are 20-30 cents each, depending on the size.

Our whey powder is prohibitively expensive. The 5 Lb container (about $50 in the US) is between $75 and $100 here. Many of the local shops take a large container and portion it out for sale in small batches. I use tofu or gelatin for my extra protein.

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@HELPFULSPIRIT1. How do you get whey Powder so that its taste in drinks is palatable? It supposedly has no taste, but I don't care for it! My physicians have put me on 90 grams of protein daily (an unusually high amount) and I'm to use whey powder. This is a definite challenge for me!
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Our prices for apples has increased from 50 cents apiece to 69 cents apiece. The bag of Pink Lady apples I bought, a 3 lb. bag, was $4.98.

My daily protein goal is 60 grams. I divide it between my 6 small meals. Whey protein powder is a help to me.

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Back in the US I would keep at least a month's worth of non-perishables in my pantry. This allowed me to buy them on sale, as I used them. Also, it kept me from running out of food. In my youth we would go hungry in between paydays... I swore I would never do that if I could help it.

My wife used to shop every 2 or 3 days and had no extra food (also no refrigerator). I had to teach her to shop once a week, but I no longer stockpile food. The only stock pile I have is masa harina - I have to get it shipped from the US, so I get like 3 bags at a time.

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@TUKARAMA Thanks for sharing all the info on new terms and sharing prices for us to compare to our areas!

Do any of you have Stockpiles? What are some items in your Stockpile? Anything that you overdo it on? What does your family think of your Stockpile? Did your Mother Stockpile?

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I bought some salad fixin's and some tofu at a local market. I am in the Philippines and our local market, similar to a farmers market, is called a wet market. (wet market has perishables)

The tofu blocks are 40 cents each. The bundle of lettuce (hydroponic iceburg) was 50 cents, and the cucumber, carrot, and onion together were about 40 cents. The grocery store would be double the price for the veggies, four times the price for the lettuce, and I have never seen tofu at a grocer, so do not know what they would charge.

I have a hard time getting all my protein so I spike my eggs with tofu



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//Does your area have Grocery Store Discount Cards? //

No they do not and I sure miss that. Back in Texas the Kroger card was pretty good. Gave good discounts and lots of coupons. Here in the Philippines they never heard of coupons... or customer service...

One store has a point card that is ok. No discounts on food, but you get points to spend as cash. My wife basically gets a free pair of $15 sunglasses every 6 or 8 months ha ha. (the grocery store also has a department store, so she spends it there)

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@GRANDMAKARENG That's great that you were able to find lots of goodies at the FM! I hear that they have that program here also.

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Wow! That was a good price for those veggies!! Way to go!

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I had a therapeutic massage & cupping procedure today. I then went to farmers market to redeem my senior coupons. Paid just a dollar for tomatoes ,apples, cucumbers , peaches & small melon.

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@LITTLEREDHEN8. That's a good idea to be posting those now!

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Just in case you were wondering---I am posting the Fall/Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas because some people only get paid 1 time a month, some are Crafts & take time to make. So I hope you understand.

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We have one gas station that gives lower rates if you join their club (free) and pay in cash. The general public pays a higher rate for gas.

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Does your area have Grocery Store Discount Cards?

Do you buy Gift Cards with your grocery card to get (2x-4x points towards gas) larger savings?

Example I had to buy a new washer several years ago. I bought gift cards for the store selling washer with my grocery cards & (dil). The grocery store was giving 4x gas points. Gas was cheaper then so we were able to get 40 gallons of gas almost free. Had to pay under a dollar because can't give it to you free they said.


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None of the local stores give any senior citizen discounts. However, both Burger King and Home Depot give discounts to both active military and veterans.

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Have a wonderful day, everyone

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Taco bell offers a free drink to seniors. Captain D's has a special senior meal one day of the week. I think it is Wednesday.

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Share Major Chain Stores/Restaurants etc that offer discounts to Seniors in your area.

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Good tips!
We like to go on "freebie outings". Yesterday on a family trip our son saw a whale rise and spout on the river so DH & I are going back to that area to park at a turnout to watch for more. Also lots of sea birds on the river.

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I have saved quite a bit in cleaning costs by using vinegar (spray) & water( with tea tree oil added) with a steam mop to clean my tile floors. I also wait for laundry sales at CVS when X-rta liquid is on sale for $1.49 a gallon. I buy 12 for one years worth of detergent. I boost the detergent occasionally with baking soda 1/2 C per load and I use vinegar instead of liquid fabric softener in my machine. I also use vinegar instead of other rinse aides in my dishwasher. I go to Dollar Tree to get Breeze dryer sheets which are 55 sheets for $1.00. I have found that using them more than once works fine. Then the sheets can be reused for dusting, scrubbing, and added to drawers for scent. I have also found that Dawn can be used to remove stains from clothes. Add a drop or so scrub it in a bit then add to the wash. Really good for oil stains. I will also get the $1 spray containers of stain remover for lighter stains.

Oh yes, I buy the vinegar at the Dollar Tree for the $1 per gallon.


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i saved $15.00 at Walmart today. I got a few exercise dvds for sale.

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I saved $10.00 at Rulers grocery today. I had to spend 70 but that wasn't hard. We have some nice thrift stores in my area. Yesterday a Salvation Army had wacky Wednesday...20percent off. I bought 2 books.

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Our local high school has sold discount cards for local shops like DQ, dry cleaners, local pizza restaurant.

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Does your local School or churches sell Discount Cards?

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H ow often do you go to your Thrift Shop? Do they have Special Sale days throughout the week or month?




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Thank you. That explains it.

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@PEACEFULHOME I've been in several Goodwills. They were all very different & prices varied a lot. We were told in one store they were like franchises or something like that and that's why sales, prices etc were different.

Also quality of items varied. But they can only sell what's donated. So not the stores fault.

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Sadly our two best thrift shops closed last year. We have a Good Will but according to what friends in other states are getting, ours is more expensive. One thrift store left in town that was really disorganized last time I was there. We had a Franz bread outlet. Really one of the best ways to get good buys are estate sales or garage sales.

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Locally the only place we can find frugal groceries is Aldi's about 9 miles from us. On most things they are the cheapest...but not always so need to be careful shopping. Another place is Sam's Club about 30 miles from us. Unfortunately, we have no thrift shops locally.

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What type of Thrift Stores or places to find Frugal Goodies do you have access to in your area?

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Supportive .

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Craig is very supportive. The rest of my family thinks we're being silly. Probably because they all are wealthy and WE'RE NOT!!

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My family is supportive.

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How does your family feel about you being Frugal? Are they supportive or complain about it?


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@DANLIN60 Temps are much cooler here. From in 90's last week down to 49 this morning. Really starting to feel like Fall. I'm sure Summer isn't over yet though.




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Hi Everyone, hope you are all doing well and staying cool!


No body ever promised us a tomorrow.

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Think before we use it

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When I go to garage sales or thrift shops I'm just looking for something useful or something really inexpensive that I love. Some years back I got a small cast bronze statue of a wild cat and recently gave it to my son. He looked it up and it's worth $150.

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The only really good buy was an oil painting that I got for $5, and later sold it from Sotheby's for much more.

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I am not remembering anything valuable. I did find a new pair of UGH slippers for $3.00.a bargain for sure. My sister buys pictures & books that she thinks are valuable.

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@PBVHCCVH Question for the Day
Have you ever found anything valuable at a Yard Sale, Thrift Shop, etc?

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We do make most of the jams and jelly that we use. I can Tomatoes, peaches, Pears, and Applesauce.

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Do you can, preserve, freeze anything from your gardens or farmers market? Do make your own jellies/jams?

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@ALMOST_PERFECT I can't help with this. I have to do chair exercising because of balance & mobility. Maybe someone else can help.

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Hi everyone,
I hope everyone's day is going great. Mine is off to a mixed start but that seems to be the norm anymore. I am looking for fitness ideas that are "fun" and cheap. I cringe when I hear the word exercise. Needless to say exercise videos, gyms, even long walks are not things I will stick with in the long run. What sort of inexpensive things do you do to disguise your exercise?

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@PUSHWAIT I'm not sure what the Eat to Live Plan is except that we aren't suppose to Live to Eat. Any quick info you can give?

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Another heat wave hitting the NE for the next week. It's Summer & August so will just have to deal with it. Drink lots of water and try to stay cool.

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@FLASUN So glad to have you join the team! I was really hoping you would join! Hoping to hear about your Frugal finds in Have you done anything Frugal today topic!!!

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emoticon for the Invite!!! Hope everyone enjoys their DAY!!!

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