Like many, Stefanie is looking for ways to save a little money. Mary offers some non-traditional ways to stay on a shoe-string budget.
For more tips on saving money, make sure to read 10 Ways Seniors Can Stretch Their Dollars.
—” Mary Maxwell, Posted September 20, 2011
This question comes from Stefanie in Barkhamsted: "I'm always trying to stretch my dollars. You seem like a smart lady." Thank you Stefanie. "Any suggestions on how to save a buck or two?"
You will need to carry a large purse and become a "packet person" and you will also need to remember not to take one packet of sugar, or sugar substitute -- take 5. The same with creamers and condiments and, if they're present, at least three or four of those little containers of jelly. I'm sure I don't have to tell you pack all the the shampoo, bars of soap, and conditioners when you leave the hotel. Now, I suppose you could add a couple of towels, but I think it would be crossing the line to take the shower curtain. Meet your friends for lunch at the grocery store. On a Wednesday they have so many samples for you to try, you can have a three- or four-course meal. Never leave part of a restaurant meal on the table. Get a take home box and don't forget the butter and rolls - a lot of people do. I, myself have never had the nerve to take home the salt and
pepper, but I know a lady who hasn't bought salt and pepper at the store in five years. And don't forget extra paper napkins; they have more uses than vinegar.
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