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May 28th, 2013, 06:34 PM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NB, Canada
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Do you consider yourself "frugal"? What frugal things do you do?
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May 28th, 2013, 06:37 PM
Irish_Wristwatch's Avatar Running with Scissors....
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
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honestly no, i wouldnt call myself frugal. I cloth diaper, but thats more for the hippie in me
Mom to 3 boys
07.10 - 10.11 - 03.13

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May 28th, 2013, 06:42 PM
mccaroline's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: SW Ontario, Canada
Posts: 7,024
I try to be frugal. I shop thrift stores for clothing, use coupons, buy in bulk and freeze, shop sales and discount racks. Then again I'm not sure it's so much to be frugal rather than necessity for the budget I have to stick to.

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May 28th, 2013, 06:42 PM
Jessimaaka's Avatar Pink in a house of Blue
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 16,567
I could be better, but...

- buy meat in bulk and freeze it
- make some presents (usually for family members)
- bring my own bags for grocery shopping
- I am obsessive about turning lights off
- we rarely use AC
- We watch gas prices and try to grab the best before it goes up
- A portion of Cam's clothes are from Once Upon A Child and other swap type things

That's what I can think of off the top of my head
DS1: C 8/12/2012
DS2: L 3/30/2014
Surprise baby! due 3/27/2017

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May 28th, 2013, 10:28 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,084
I try, but lately it sure doesn't feel that way. I always prefer a sale, and try to buy second hand, or used for some things and new for others (which I believe is a way to be frugal as well, because some items paying for quality saves more money than buying multiple replacements for the cheap option)

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May 29th, 2013, 07:34 AM
2pinks&ablue's Avatar Chantelle
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NB, Canada
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I consider myself frugal. We shop in bulk, I freeze meals ahead, shop clearance/sales, don't eat out much, coupon, etc.
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May 29th, 2013, 07:52 AM
RinkMom's Avatar Super Hockey Mom
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Canada
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I would say no. I buy new clothes for the kids but I do shop in bulk where I can. I do meal plan to reduce my grocery billl.
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May 29th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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I would say I am more practical than frugal. I don't buy second hand clothes, but nearly everything we buy is on sale/clearance. I buy bulk (also because we're a big family) and we rarely eat out.
mom of 5 girls
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May 29th, 2013, 08:24 PM
Countrymom4's Avatar Chrystal
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 3,639
I would say I am frugal, we buy 2nd hand clothing if we buy new usually it is a sale. We grow our own beef and garden, and only buy on sales. I also coupon. We have a small car that we drive when we can(when we don't have the whole family).

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