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My Frugal Life: Learning to be Frugal

I had always been someone who spent too much on things we just didn't need. I would buy on impulse, and shopped until I dropped. About 6 months ago, I saw a video on YouTube about couponing in Canada, and decided to try it out. So I have been using coupons and price matching at Walmart. I have saved a lot of money doing this as well as obtaining a lot of free items by waiting for things to go on sale.

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My partner has always been frugal. He could teach you how to feed 5 people from one meal! He is glad I am starting to be frugal. I also shop at Shopper's Drug Mart for sales and earn points for redemption. I also do swag bucks and earn gift cards.

I make my own laundry soap which costs 1 penny a load. I get 3 bottles of Palmolive dish soap out of one by adding vinegar, salt, and warm water to each bottle. It makes the dishes shine! I use vinegar for all my cleaning now. It gives everything a shine, and is cheap.

I plan our meals from the weekly sales flyers, and do all the cooking in one day for the week. I think before I buy something now! One more tip. Do not shop with kids, if you can help it!

By Tracy C. from Brockville, ON

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May 28, 20130 found this helpful

Good for you learning to be frugal. I'm would love to hear how much vinegar, Palmolive, salt and water you use to stretch out your dishsoap. I am thinking that will work wonderful on my dishes too thanks in advance from another Tracy.

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May 31, 20130 found this helpful

I second the request for the dish soap stretcher.

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August 25, 20140 found this helpful

Would like to know more about coupons in Canada & the utube video. Also use the Dawn/Salt water mix but for liquid laundry soap. I use salt for many cleaning chores.

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