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Saving Money on Gum

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A surprisingly easy way to save money on gum is to tear a stick in half and only chew one half at a time. This is a guide about saving money on gum.
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September 24, 2008

When I was a girl, my mother drove me nuts because when I asked for gum, she always tore it in half. NOW, guess who's following her mom's frugal ways? My kids grumble and tease me when I give them half a piece of gum, but the truth is, for fresh breath, half a piece is really all you need. And it's cheaper! Guess my mom was smarter than I thought. :o)

By Kim from Crawford, CO

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September 24, 20080 found this helpful
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I've been doing this for years to the point where chewing a whole piece just seems like to much! A little bit is all you need, plus you are rarely caught chomping on it like a cow chewing her cud, because chomping is just no longer necessary. Thanks for sharing! It's always good to know that there are others out there who do the same (=

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September 25, 20080 found this helpful

My grandmother always gave me a half of a piece of gum too. She was SO thrifty. I guess that is how you get after going through a depression!

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By K2 (Guest Post)
September 25, 20080 found this helpful

My mom used to tear a piece of gum into quarters!

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September 26, 20080 found this helpful

I've been doing that too! Especially at work because after drinking coffee one's breath could often use some refreshing.

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I'm happy to know I'm not the only one!

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