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#1 TammyWright

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:58 AM

I was just wondering what everyone did to save money for their wedding or trim their budget. I think this would be interesting what small things helped.
  • no more $4 starbucks daily (sometimes twice daily)..this helped my wallet and my fat starbucks, sitting at a computer all day fat ass.
  • went out to lunch once a week only. other days i brought lunch (usually lean cuisine that i bought for a dollar)
  • went out to dinner only once a week...other nights i cooked or we would eat leftovers..
  • NO SHOPPING except for wedding stuff

i am sure more will pop up.

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    Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:14 AM

    Boy I wish I had some to add... I really need some tips!

    I guess what I'm doing is taking home freelance work on the side... 4 more scripts and I can buy my dress! hee hee hee...

    too bad I am sittin ghere chatting stead of workign on them!
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      Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:12 AM

      I think I live rather frugally to start with, so since I don't have a lot of budget trimming to do I'm just working all the overtime I can! This also helps me save more money- since I'm at work, I don't have time to go out or spend $$. And, when I'm not at work, I'm on here learning how to arrange this wedding myself (saving myself a coordinator fee!).

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        Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:33 AM

        Coupons, Grocery Coupons - TheGroceryGame.com saves me around 55% or more every week on groceries.

        we also try to eat out less and go out less. And we scaled way back for the holidays

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          Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:38 AM

          We did reduce our budget for Christmas this year too. Instead of buying expensive gifts for eachother, we're getting a digital camera together- it will also be useful in Cabo!

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          Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:48 AM

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          We did reduce our budget for Christmas this year too. Instead of buying expensive gifts for eachother, we're getting a digital camera together- it will also be useful in Cabo!

          we're doing something similiar...we are gonna buy a new video camera...

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          Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:48 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by NABUMBAH
          Coupons, Grocery Coupons - TheGroceryGame.com saves me around 55% or more every week on groceries.

          we also try to eat out less and go out less. And we scaled way back for the holidays
          hehe...i am such a coupon, bargain shopper too!

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          #8 NABUMBAH

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            Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:51 AM

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            hehe...i am such a coupon, bargain shopper too!
            if you haven't tried thegrocerygame website before you should check it out. I think it's only a buck for the first four weeks and it's kind of a PITA but we definitely save $. We also love fatwallet.com, and fishingfordeals.com.

            I still love me some Nordstrom but I try to stick to the sales these days.

            And don't forget to check out google checkout. There are some killer deals on there, too!

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              Posted 01 December 2006 - 04:19 AM

              reduce the cost on christmas gifts.. no more traveling til the wedding..

              we were going to go to cancun on a second scouting trip but we decided it was going to be useless since we wouldn't actually arrange anything by new year's eve..

              #10 Jackie

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                Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:01 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by host
                I was just wondering what everyone did to save money for their wedding or trim their budget. I think this would be interesting what small things helped.
                • no more $4 starbucks daily (sometimes twice daily)..this helped my wallet and my fat starbucks, sitting at a computer all day fat ass.
                • went out to lunch once a week only. other days i brought lunch (usually lean cuisine that i bought for a dollar)
                • went out to dinner only once a week...other nights i cooked or we would eat leftovers..
                • NO SHOPPING except for wedding stuff
                i am sure more will pop up.
                1. OK, the coffee things really going to kill me but I suppose I should add that to my list. NO more starbucks, except on Tues and Thurs morning on the way to school. I need that jolt, as for the rest of the time I will brew my own. YUCK.

                2. I do buy unnecasary lunches this will have to stop!

                3. We have allready limited our dinners to one per week.

                4. NO SHOPPING! I definitly could work on this. Ok, only shop if it is a major sale no buying full price for anything.

                5. I told my sister she needs to start paying for her own school lunches. I had been giving her $2 a day, but she is 17 now and has a job. Is this horible of me. I feel kinda bad but thats an extra 40.00 a month right there.

                6. This sounds dreadfull, but our house is pretty big and all windows and the oil tank is really expensive in the winter, SO I was going to start trimming down my shower time, making sure the heat is on a lower setting, and washing most cloths with cold water.


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                Originally Posted by gkashmira
                Boy I wish I had some to add... I really need some tips!

                I guess what I'm doing is taking home freelance work on the side... 4 more scripts and I can buy my dress! hee hee hee...

                too bad I am sittin ghere chatting stead of workign on them!
                Not that I have such a cool job as yourself but I am going to aim to pick up at least 1 extra shift per week that all money earned will go directly into my wedding savings! After school is over.
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