Win Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less

Three Thrifty Guys is partnering with Workman Publishing to give away several books this week. Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less (Edited by Pia Catton and Califia Suntree) will be given away to three different commentors. The drawing will be held on Friday, May 21. The last day to be entered in the drawing will be this Thursday.

All you have to do to be entered is to post a comment (click on the “Comments” link above) on what you do to “be thrifty”. That's it. Winners will be chosen at random.

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  1. To be thrifty I printed graduation announcements for my daughter (college) and son (high school) and mailed them together.

  2. Coupons, coupons, coupons!

  3. My hair color is au naturel. No costly coloring or highlights for me!

  4. Cut my sponges in half! They last twice as long that way ;-)

  5. Great ideas!

  6. To be thrifty I never waste food, freeze it before it gets old and throw left overs in freezer for easy meals later. You wouldn’t believe how much food you save if you never throw waste away. I also plan meals around what’s left in my fridge. Ie: Made salsa chicken, made left overs into quesadillas and again more left overs into chicken cassarole.

  7. For “Date Night” we send the kids to their rooms early, make our own meal and either rent a movie or get one free from the library. Not only do we save on the cost of the meal and movie, but also don’t use any gas!

  8. I do the obvious; I buy all my jeans and most of my other outer clothes from thrift shops like Goodwill and PTA Thrift (supports local schools).

  9. Instead of donating to the local second hand store, I donate clothes to kids at my daughters day care who come from low income families. Essentially I am allowing someone else to be thrifty.

  10. To be thrifty, we do a “clean out the pantry” week at the end of each month whereby no new groceries are purchased until we have creatively consumed the fridge/freezer and cupboard contents.

  11. I watch the electricity consumption in my home carefully…also, my husband rigged up a rain collection system using 2 55-gal barrels, a spigot, and plastic pipe so I have ‘free’ water for all my outdoor plants and gardening use.

  12. I freeze everything and cut coupons to be thrifty!

  13. I cook meals ahead of time and freeze them – saves both time and money!

  14. Thanks to all who participated in our book giveaway! We have let the winners know and will be posting their names today.

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