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    Money Saving Hint #111 Learn to say no to your children whilst shopping! - not only has it been proven that the kids respect you more, get more excited when they get presents in the future and often don't end up with just spending every cent they earn in adult life but it saves you money.

    Sure it's easy to placate them whilst going round Big W and get them that piece of chocolate or the new My Little Pony / Transformer toy but if you say no more often it's better for the bank balance and hopefully your children will be better behaved and have more ideas about money in the future.

    Or if you can do what eden2416 said in the 2nd post of this thread: Lets try to name 1000 money saving hints!!!

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    Don't take the kids shopping

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    I know it's not always possible so you have to learnt to say NO.
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    I was looking back at a few of the suggested tips in this thread and noticed Gav's Lets try to name 1000 money saving hints!!! "Buy presents for the year when things are on sale, great to grab during new years sales." I've been doing something similar.

    Tip 112: Buy work clothes during the sales. I started a new job and knew I'd need suits, shirts and ties, I've been buying them during the sale for the entire year, there's still a lot of sales on and well worth looking at to get the discounts.


    Hope you don't mind, but I thought this may be of help The Men's Shop 2 for $x offers: http://www.saverscene.com.au/mens-cl...al-shirts.html
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    Tip #113 Walk or cycle to work I've been trying to loose weight and I normally catch the tram to work but this year so far I've been mixing it up with walking and cycling - walk on really hot days as cycling although quicker gets me hotter quicker. I don't live far from work I just liked the sit down with a mag/facebook on my phone on the tram to and from work. I'm spending less on transport, not paying for a gym, magazines or as much data on my phone! It's been a good start to the year for my bank balance!

    I know there was talk of free wifi for Melbourne trams and some lines have it, if they did I may go back to trams, get FBing and a bit of work done before work to cut load at work. Especially in the winter when it's not as pleasant to walk in Melbourne.
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    #114 Put a do not knock sticker on your front door so you don't get pressured into buying things.

    From my post: ACCC Free Do Not Knock Sticker - good way to save money by not being pressured into sales!

    ACCC have released a Free Do Not Knock Sticker which will be very hand as well:

    Door to door - do not knock sticker | ACCC


    The ACCC has produced this sticker to help you avoid unwanted door to door selling.

    If you can't wait for the sitcker they also offer a free printable PDF: Do not knock which you can print out and stick on your front door yourself.
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    Considering we're on a money saving page I'm surprised this has not been suggested in this post tip 115 do research and shop online. Even if you want to go into the store to feel goods and try on clothes make sure you've done research online first to make sure you have a good idea of the price you should be paying.

    Use comparison websites, apps, and the help find a deal forum: Help find a deal?

    Any suggestions on price comparison apps?
    I know you can get price offer their iPhone app you can get the getprice app here: http://www.getprice.com.au/Getprice-iphone-app.aspx

    But I'm a money saver which means I use an android phone and I can't find any comparison apps for android in Australia
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    Tip number 116 always check used by dates on your supermarket shopping - Just back from a Thursday night shop and got some healthy yoghurt, I'm still trying to stick to my new years resolutions of eating healthily and exercising more and drinking no more, or no less than 2013. I opened the yoghurt and it smelt bad, I closed the lid checked the use by date and realised it was 5 days out of date! Now I have to either accept the loss of money and have my emergency chocolate as a snack (that part is going to happen ) or take time out of my day to take it back to the shop and get a replacement.

    I'll be more vigilant for expired products in the future. I have kept the receipt and will organise to go past the supermarket that sold the out of date yoghurt tomorrow.
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    no one else with tips?

    My tip #117: When in the supermarket take a basket instead of trolley.

    You can save a lot of money by doing this and not waste so much food, it may be hard for a big family, if you can shop regularly and buy what you need every few days instead of one big weekly/fortnightly/monthly shop where you end up hoarding or buying things that expire and go bad.

    I think I've got tins of things in the back of my cupboard that have moved through my last 3 flats! I should look at them and see if they're still edible. The thing about having them at the back means I don't fill up the cupboard with new purchases, they could be saving me money!
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    Helllllllllllooooooooooooooooo?????

    Tip #118 - don't always just buy the biggest can or packet thinking it's going to be the best value, been caught out a few times especially on cereal and pet food when babysitting friends pets. Best to try and work out how much it costs per 100grams.
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    Sorry Shopaholic, been busy with DIY around the house (still heaps to do!) and then trying to get as many offers up as possible.

    Tip #119 Use Skype or other internet software for long distance phone calls.

    As regular readers will know I'm currently living in Scotland but my parents are back home in Newcastle, phone calls were getting a bit expensive, even though like most sons I don't call home very often! They're now on Skype and we communicate a bit regularly.

    Skype seems to have become the most popular piece of software for video chat but there are others out there.

    Skype:
    Skype - Free internet calls and online cheap calls to phones and mobiles

    Viber is a very popular one for mobile phones, you can add it to iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Bada, Nokia and it's free for the basic packages:
    Viber - Free calls, Free text messages, photo and location sharing

    It's worth a shot if you don't have a computer or use mobile phones to do most things. Can be very helpful.


    • Free text, calling, photo messages and location-sharing with Viber users*
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    Tip #120 - Don't pay to get money saving tips - I just got a email offering me money saving tips if I paid $25 to join a website, don't bother with this sort of thing, search online first and see about ideas on how to save money. There's 100s if not 1000s of free websites out there that give away free tips on how to save money - for example this one and if you have any tips feel free to Register at Saver Scene Australia - or if you just want to read through this thread head to page 1: Lets try to name 1000 money saving hints!!!

    and check the Money Saving Tips forum: Money Saving Tips
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