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Thanks, Saving Advice Members!

January 30th, 2008 at 05:08 pm

Thanks for all the great advice you guys give!

Power Bill: I hated my last power bill ($94), so I am now Whacking The Mole, unplugging things and asking myself and DH: "Are you watching that?" ... Thank you LuxLivingFrugalis! I also started reading my electricity meter ... Thank you Ima Saver! It really does help when you see how much you are using on a daily basis, rather than waiting until the end of the month and being "surprised."

Hair Cuts: DH has hinted that he wouldn't mind my cutting his hair ... Last time I was at Costco there was an electric clipper set w/ instructional DVD that was $24.99 and I went ahead and bought it ... In 2-3 haircuts, it should be paid for ... Thank you DisneySteve! (I'll admit I'm quite nervous that I'll screw it up, but I'm going to do it anyway.)

Dunkin' Doughnuts Coffee: This is actually a question for you coffee fans. Our Costco is now carrying Dunkin' Doughnuts Coffee, 40oz bag of Original Blend (Medium Roast) for $15.99. I currently use the Kirkland Signature brand, 48 oz for $7.99. The instructions on both packages call for using the same amount of coffee (heaping T per 6oz cup). I like what I am using just fine, but I have heard folks here and elsewhere raving about Dunkin' Doughnuts Coffee. I think buying one bag of this might be nice as a treat but ... Is it really that good? Do you think it's worth paying 2.4 times as much for? [Ms. Koppur, are you reading this?]

4 Responses to “Thanks, Saving Advice Members!”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    You're very welcome. Have no fear about using the clipper. It is incredibly easy and as far as I'm concerned, impossible to screw up. Just start with one of the longer attachments, like #6 or #7 and see how he likes it. If he wants it shorter, go over it again with a lower number.

    The very first time we used it, my wife did it for me. Every time after that, I've done it myself. I used to spend $15/haircut. Then I spent $15 for the clipper kit. It paid for itself in one haircut. That was nearly 3 years ago. I guess I've saved close to $500 overall.

  2. daylily Says:

    I've never had that brand of coffee but America's Test Kitchen rated it poorly in a taste test.

  3. scfr Says:

    disneysteve - Thank you for the additional pointers! I'll blog after my first crack at haircutting and let you know how it goes.

    daylily - Thank you VERY much for the info! I think America's Test Kitchen is cool. I'm going to stick with my tried-and-true ... and less expensive ... Kirkland Signature brand.

  4. Amber Says:

    It is definately the little things that makes the biggest differences
    Way to go on cutting back

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