How to Save Money

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      Looking at receipts is a biggie with me — I recently went to the butcher and when I checked out, the clerk told me $264. I realize I’d purchased quite a bit; and in the past, there have been many times when I ended up spending more than I realized I was spending…however…that seemed a bit high… As I was giving her my credit card, I held back a little and said “excuse me??”

      She repeated the amount and I gave her the “deer in the headlights look” and said “Wow….” She nodded and said “I know! But did you see the price of that one package of meat??”

      She held up a package and it said $163!! I looked at her and said…”I don’t think so…that’s a three pound rump roast…not even dipped in gold would it be that much…” Turns out that the butcher punched in $49.99 a pound instead of $4.99 a pound.

      My $264 bill came out to a total of $81. Much better. Always check!!!


      amy w wrote:

      i always pay at the pump.

      i don’t know if all places have that, but here in michigan you do your entire transaction at the pump and get a receipt.
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      from: kelly weyd
      Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:59:51 PM
      Subject: Re: : Re:How to Save Money

      Good point about the gas. I went to a gas station one time and my bill came to something like $34 dollars, and I paid with my credit card. The attendant
      put $340 dollars on my credit card.

      That one was so glaringly obvious that the manager actually caught it, because who takes $340 worth of gas in their mini-van? But it was not till I noticed it and went back in that I got a refund. Kelly

      Rhonda wrote: My daughter works as a waitress to put herself thru college she said to never leave the tip area blank. put a zero’s with a big line thru it.

      she has seen to many of her co-workers add tips later. Some people think oh its just a dollar here and there. They add up fast!

      One other tip is to check when you fill up at gas stations. One station my husband used charged one dollar for the convience to pay at the pump!! guess they are losing sells due to the fact that we aren’t coming inside to buy that over priced soda.

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