Recession Tips

Old Mar 21st 2009, 9:11 am
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One teabag between two cups.

Any other suggestions for surviving the recession?
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Old Mar 21st 2009, 9:21 am
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use both sides of the toilet paper! (my husbands suggestion..not mine!)

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Old Mar 21st 2009, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by Rainydaze View Post
One teabag between two cups.
I know someone who already does this.
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Only butter the edges of sandwiches and let the filling take care of the middle and, take warm squash on day's out. That's what my MIL used to do on their caravanning holidays appartently. I don't know, tell that to kids these days and ............
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I know someone who already does this.
Most Australian cafes it seems
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Old Mar 22nd 2009, 1:54 am
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Luckily Viz have already done a top notch article on this subject

Telephone directories make ideal personal address books. Simply cross out the names and addresses of people you don't know.

Save petrol by pushing your car to your destination. Invariably passers-by will think you've broken down and help.

Save money on doorbell batteries by removing them and simply popping to the door every two minutes to see if anyone is there.

Save electricity by turning off all the lights in your house and walking around wearing a miner's hat.

Don't fork out on expensive smoke alarms - simply fill balloons with water and hang them from the ceiling. Then cover the floor with air-filled balloons, each with a drawing pin stuck to the top. In the event of a fire the temperature will cause the air- filled balloons to rise up from the floor, and the pins will burst the water-filled balloons, thus extinguishing the fire. Probably.

When buying oranges, get more for your money by peeling them before taking them to the counter to be weighed.

Avoid parking tickets by leaving your windscreen wipers turned to 'fast wipe' whenever you leave your car parked illegally.

Old contact lenses make ideal 'portholes' for small model boats.

Increase the life of your carpets by rolling them up and keeping them in the garage.

Take your dustbin to the supermarket with you so that you can see which items you have recently run out of, and only purchase those.

Parachute jumpers - save on aircraft fees by visiting Google Earth and clicking the scroll bar until you reach the ground instead. Add realism to the exercise by putting a fan on blowing full in your face.
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Old Mar 22nd 2009, 8:11 am
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Avoid parking tickets by leaving your windscreen wipers turned to 'fast wipe' whenever you leave your car parked illegally.


Increase the life of your carpets by rolling them up and keeping them in the garage.


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Yes, these are great replies. That's the spirit, people!
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Bargain Booze

Crate of Carlsberg export bottle £4 off down to £9.99 a case

The more you drink the more you save


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Buy a home brew kit.

500ml of beer costs 25 cents to make.
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To avoid the stress of worrying about deflation simply burn your money now.

Save on biscuits by buying cream fille bsicuits and separating getting twice the biscuits for your money.

Cut down on telephone costs by saving tin cans and bits of string. Give a tin can to each of your friends with your number written on the side.

Save on kids parties by suggesting that your child's friends bring gifts more valuable than the "party bags" you intend to make.

Save on pool running costs by switching off your filter. You can fool friends into believing you can still afford the pool by rubbing chlorine in your hair.

Avoid the expense of buying songs from iTunes by whistling the tune instead.

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In these times of hardship, cutting back, tightening belts etc I'm going to pretend I smoke (although I don't smoke) because we're always told giving up smoking saves you money, so just imagine how much money I'll have because I won't have bought any at all.

Going on that diet by not buying sweets, crisps (unless they are dorritos for OH/daughter) only buying desserts that I don't like but OH/daughter do. I've lost a few pounds already and I can put any money I've saved to wine! Well known fact wine bought on the cheap is calorie free.

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Save on ongoing monthly internet fees and get fit at the same time by walking to the newsagents to buy your porn.
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I was convinced this was going to be Viz tips.


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In these times of hardship, cutting back, tightening belts etc I'm going to pretend I smoke (although I don't smoke) because we're always told giving up smoking saves you money, so just imagine how much money I'll have because I won't have bought any at all.
I like your style. If I buy something in the sale that I wasn't planning to buy anyway, I tell my husband how much I've saved him.
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