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  • scfr
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    Originally posted by scfr View Post
    Our auto insurance premium is coming due. DH just completed an online defensive driver course for a discount (his current defensive driver certificate has expired). The course cost $12.50. The discount is $22+change for 6 months, and we will get the discount for 3 years so our net savings is roughly $120 ($40 per year).

    Are you eligible for a defensive driver course discount? Have you taken the course? How much does it save you?
    We got a 2nd car, and I completed my online defensive driver course so that we would get the full discount for both vehicles. Great way to save some money while spending more time at home!

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  • scfr
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    We received a free turkey at Thanksgiving. On Sunday I cooked it. It was my first time cooking a whole turkey. Although I was not super-frugal about it (dumped the giblet bag; did not make turkey stock from the carcass), it felt like a cooking win. We ate some over the past 4 days. Froze the rest in small pouches and social-distance-delivered some to my brother. No one has died of salmonella. I didn't think we would, but it felt a bit stressful managing "potential foodborne illness" prevention on top of coronavirus infection prevention.

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  • Nutria
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    I finally completely funded my 12 month Rainy Day Fund. (I'm in an industry that strongly prefers youth and off-shore workers, so finding a new job would be difficult.)

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  • disneysteve
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    And I have another win to report.

    I have an account with an online casino here in NJ. I haven't played for months because, to be honest, I find it far too easy to overdo it online as compared to in person so I just stay away.

    I got an email today that I had gotten a $59 bonus added to my account. The way bonus money works is that you can't just withdraw it. You have to place total wagers of at least the amount of the bonus. Once you've done that, you can withdraw whatever remains.

    So I logged in. I had the $59 in my account. I played a few different times throughout the day. I didn't really keep track of how much I was wagering so I'm sure I actually gambled a lot more than the $59 I needed to, but I ended up with $63.24. I stopped at that point and withdrew it all. So it's 100% free money.

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  • disneysteve
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    I have a few to share.

    1. We got the first home owners insurance bill since paying off our mortgage. We now pay directly since there is no escrow account anymore. They accept credit card payments with no added fee so I charged the $811 to our Marriott Visa to earn more reward points.

    2. We got our Discover bills. I earned $25 in cashback in the past month.

    3. I was able to deposit $5,000 into our Ally account to take advantage of their special bonus offer this month. That will earn us an extra $50 in 90 days.

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  • ~bs
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    doing things you enjoy that can also make you money and have a happy customer is nice. win win win

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  • disneysteve
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    My wife sews and quilts. As much as I try to push her, she doesn't really have the desire to monetize it as she easily could, but she does sell things from time to time. A few months ago, a former coworker of mine asked me if my wife makes t-shirt quilts. She does and this woman commissioned her to make one for her son. She picked it up yesterday. We had quoted her $200 as the cost, though in hindsight it should have been higher because it ended up being a larger quilt than anticipated, but she still made a decent profit on it.

    This is one of those word of mouth sort of things too. When other people see it, they often ask, "Where did you get that? I'd like to have one made." So there's always the chance it will lead to more business. Plus my friend has already said she wants to get one made for her other son.

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  • james.hendrickson
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post
    A tiny win but in current times, I'll take what I can get. I had an item sell on ebay yesterday. Net profit is only a few dollars but it's one more thing out of the house.
    Great job staying positive Disneysteve.

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  • disneysteve
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    A tiny win but in current times, I'll take what I can get. I had an item sell on ebay yesterday. Net profit is only a few dollars but it's one more thing out of the house.

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  • QuarterMillionMan
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    In 2018 my triglyceride level was triple (450) the normal rate (150). Fast forward to 2020 after a strict regimented diet of low fat and Lipitor my triglyceride level is back to normal at 150. The corned beef is not good for my cholesterol but St Patty's only comes once a year so I figured I can indulge.

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  • james.hendrickson
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    Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post
    Kroger corned beef $1.99/lb. Love St. Patty's day when corned beef prices drop.
    Looks delicious!

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  • QuarterMillionMan
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    Originally posted by Like2Plan View Post

    That looks so yummy!
    Buttery & tender.

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  • Like2Plan
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    Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post
    Kroger corned beef $1.99/lb. Love St. Patty's day when corned beef prices drop.
    That looks so yummy!

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  • QuarterMillionMan
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    Kroger corned beef $1.99/lb. Love St. Patty's day when corned beef prices drop.
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  • Thrif-t
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    Guess what!! I got a class action lawsuit check for $257.99 today. At first I thought it was a scam but after I googled I do kinda remember getting a claim form from Verizon for some fraudulent telemarketing calls to an old cell phone number. I'm thinking this must've been a good 5 to 7 years ago.
    Nice little surprise!!

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