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    There's been lots of great tips on this site thank you!

    My tip is number 121; if you have small children that go through rolls and rolls of toilet paper squash the roll so that it is out of shape and makes it harder for the roll just to keep running. We cut our roll count by a few every week by doing this. Not the biggest saver tip, yet very helpful when every cent counts.
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    Welcome to the site mummysaver I know I said that in the introduce yourself thread just wanted to say it here as well.

    Tip 122 look after your teeth!
    I know it's boring and not the most exciting money saving tip but it's a good one, a roll of dental floss can cost less than $4 and a small filling average price in Australia is $130 and a large filling around the $285 mark keep those teeth clean and keep them cheap!

    There's often free dental products listed in the free forum, worth grabbing as many of them as well to help keep costs down. Can't state how important it is to look after your teeth!
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    When booking online see if the price is cheaper when you're not logged in like for BA.com

    Tip 123: Try checking the price of things while you're not logged into a sale site

    I was just trying to book a flight with British Airways and I'd logged in to the members section to see if I could use points. I noticed the cost of the flight and the use of my frequent flyer points (I've got a few from flights from Oz to the UK) was a fair bit higher than I'd expect to pay normally.

    This was for the same flight and both with checked in luggage:

    Whilst logged into the BA website:
    Points to use: 4,500 + a fee of £41.98!

    cheaper way was when I was not logged into British Airways website but after going through the check of flights it asked me at the end if I wanted to use points:
    £49.98 with no points, or use 2,250 points and get £15 off. Total: £34.98 and only used 2,500 points.

    This saved me £6 and 2250 points which is = to about £13 total saving £19.00!

    Image 1 when logged into British Airways members area:




    Image 2 when NOT logged into British Airways members area:

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    When travelling in NSW by train book early and look at splitting your fares to save money.

    Tip #124: When travelling by train in NSW think about splitting fares and booking early.

    Splitting your tickets, use Cityrail and NSW TrainLink you can get distance travel cheaper.

    For example I had a friend that lived in Tamworth, when I lived in Sydney I'd try and get up to Tamworth for a few parties and this is what I'd do:

    Sydney Central to Tamworth via Broadmedow.


    If you use Cityrail you can get from Sydney Central to Broadmedow for: $8.60
    get off at Broadmedow then change for NSW TrainLink to Tamworth at a cost of: $53.03

    Total cost: $61.90



    If you just went with the NSW Trainlink (previously Countrylink) it would cost: Sydney Central to Tamworth: $84.15
    Total saving: $22.25


    Early Booking Discounts
    There are also early purchase discounts, on the trains I've checked you can get to Tamworth for:
    Sydney Central to Tamworth: $71.53
    Broadmedow to Tamworth: $45.08

    You can still save money by splitting the fares and changing at Broadmedow:

    If you do the same thing and central to Broadmedow at $8.60 there's a saving of $17.85 even on the earlier tickets.

    Check Sydney Trains website for fare calculator: Fare Calculator - Sydney Trains
    Check NSW TrainLink for deals: Fare deals | NSW TrainLink
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    Tip 125: Go to free galleries and museums, if you have kids there's many great free museum events aimed at kids, some are also good for catching up with friends

    Sydney.com have a list of Museums and Galleries which are great in winter!
    Sydney Museums & Art Galleries | Sydney.com

    There's also a list of free things to do in Sydney:
    Free Things to do in Sydney

    Timeout have a page Melbourne's best free art galleries:
    Melbourne's best free art galleries - Art - Time Out Melbourne

    Kidspot have free things to do with Kids:
    Kids Activities | Kids Things To Do | Events For Families

    If you're in the ACT I really recommend Questacon:
    What's On | Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
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    Money saving tip #126: sell off your old CDs

    I know if you've got a lot of CDs and you've moved them all to your iPod or Mp3 player you'd wish you'd sold your collection 10 years ago, when you could still good money! There's still a chance to get a few $s out of it.

    If you've got a good collection then specialist stores like Dixons in Melbourne are a great place to try and get the best price.
    Dixons Recycled ? Australia's Original Second Hand CD/DVD/LP Specialist ? We Buy
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    127.

    Download or install a budget program/app on your comp/smartphone. Allocating where your money goes to each week/fortnight/month helps put things into perspective. And with technology now saving money should be as easy as saving it.
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    Tip 128:
    Whilst travelling make sure to check information centres for discount offers and 2 for 1 deals.

    I'm currently in London as my parents have come over from Australia to catch up with me in the UK. We've done a few things in London and then whilst at Kings Cross station (Just near Platform 9 3/4, think you have to buy a ticket to have your photo taken there now) when I noticed a flyer for London 2for1 which offers great two for one offers on London attractions. This is not the first time I've been caught out by these and tried to find brochures when we arrived in London, but couldn't find any at Heathrow or any of the cheap hotels we're staying at.

    I do love travel and one great way is to find cheap deals.
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    Tip 129(?)

    This is an odd one but I have recently found a couple of shops offer a discount when I accidentally left items in my basket, happened when I tried to order some flowers in the UK and from an Aussie clothing store. I signed up and left items sitting in my basket then I was emailed a discount to encourage me to buy the items, I'd never seen this happen before.
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    Buy a food dehydrator, I've borrowed one from a mate as I'm off camping next week and I'm loving the thing. Dried apple, pear and banana now doing capsicum, carrot and some baby spinach to throw in with my cooked meals.

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