Posts Tagged ‘Penny pinchers’

PostHeaderIcon GOOD UNTIL THE LAST DROP

By Vernalee
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No, I am not talking about Maxwell House Coffee. “Good to the last drop” is their advertisement slogan. We all know the jingle.
This time, I am speaking of another product and one of my fetishes. It started over 45 years ago after I entered the work world. Everything looks different when you stop spending your parents’ money and start spending yours.
Funds were tight, so I made use of every dollar that I spent. Penny pinching, I’ll say.
Maximizing toothpaste usuage was one of my cost efficient routines. Instead of throwing a seemingly empty tube away, I would cut the toothpaste tube in half.
Amazingly, toothpaste would freely come out of the tube.
In fact, I could get an extra 2-3 more brushes afterwards.
Conclusively, those savings added up. Old habits die hard!
I am still a toothpaste penny pincher because I cut the tube in half, even now! I use every drop of my Colgate! Every little bit helps! Those pennies add up; then and now!
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PostHeaderIcon GOOD TO THE LAST DROP

By Vernalee
toothpaste farthestoceans.wordpress.com
No, I am not talking about Maxwell House Coffee. Since 1917, Maxwell House has branded it’s coffee using, “Good to the last drop” advertisement slogan. We all know it!
This time, I am speaking of another product and my fetish. It started over 40 years ago when I was in college.
Funds were tight, so I made use of every dollar that I spent.
Maximizing toothpaste usuage was one of my cost efficient routines. Instead of throwing a seemingly empty tube away, I would cut the toothpaste tube in half.
Amazingly, toothpaste would freely come out of the tube.
In fact, I could get an extra 2-3 more brushes afterwards.
Conclusively, the toothpaste tube wasn’t really empty. Old habits die hard!
Perhaps, I am a toothpaste penny pincher because I still cut the tube in half! I use every drop of my Colgate! Every little bit helps! Those pennies add up; then and now!
Photo credit: www.farthestoceans.wordpress.com

PostHeaderIcon Every penny counts!

By Vernalee
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Oh my, we love bread! It can be flavorfully white, wheat, rye and other varieties. The average family eats about 80 loaves of bread a year. Depending on the thickness of the slices, there are approximately 20 slices of bread in an individual loaf at an approximate cost of $1.50. Why am I providing these statistics? Simple, because as a colleague pointed out the other day, the average person throws away the two bread ends in each loaf. Thus, utilizing this referenced example, minimally, we are wasting 160 slices (equating to 8 loaves of bread) yearly. Notwithstanding the cost of bread, that is a lot of uneaten bread! What is interesting is that the bread ends taste the same as the regular slices. As for me, I eat the bread ends; buttered, toasted, baked, and topped with jam! Yum! More bread; more money for me! So there is no waste of any tasty, mouthwatering bread ends in my house. Bon appetit!
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PostHeaderIcon “Good to the last drop”

By Vernalee
toothpaste farthestoceans.wordpress.com
No, I am not talking about Maxwell House Coffee. Since 1917, Maxwell House has branded it’s coffee using, “Good to the last drop” advertisement slogan. We all know it! This time, I am speaking of another product and my fetish. It started over 40 years ago when I was in college. Funds were tight, so I made use of every dollar that I spent. In order to get all of the toothpaste out of the tube, I would cut the tube in half when the toothpaste would not freely come out of the seemingly empty tube. In fact, I could get an extra 2-3 more brushes afterwards. Conclusively, the toothpaste tube wasn’t really empty. Old habits die hard! Perhaps, I am a toothpaste penny pincher because I still cut the tube in half! I use every drop of my Colgate! Every little bit helps! Those pennies add up!
Photo credit: www.farthestoceans.wordpress.com

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