Best Tips
22. This will be the last tip that is published twice a week. I will move this page to the Fun Page later (for future reference) and will add tips if you send them to me. Here is my tip to end this contest. (Contest is over, of course). You recently answered "If money were no object, where would you go and what would you do?" Here's how you can achieve your goal! First, tell everyone who gives you gifts about your desire to travel to (fill in the blank) and ask that they give you cash. Open a special savings account or use a piggy bank. This may last a few years for birthdays, Christmases, etc. Add your own loose change or $5 dollar bills. Skip other vacations (put the money you would have spent into your fund) until you can afford to go on your dream vacation!
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21. To s t r e t c h your can of icing, put it into a bowl and whip it.

This was my tip but nobody guessed me
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20. If you work, pack your lunch EVERY DAY, including a drink!

This was Sue's but there were no winners
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19. Take an empty spray bottle and fill it halfway with Downey Fabric Softener and finish filling with water. Shake well and spray on carpets and upholstered furniture in the winter time and tada--no more electricity! Makes your house smell good too!

Coni sent this one in but no one guessed correctly
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18. If you have refrigerated food to throw away that has seen better days (such as lunch meat, etc.) but your garbage pickup is a few days away, put it into a plastic bag, tie it shut, and put it in your freezer. Write yourself a note to throw it away on garbage day!

Okay, that was mine too! A few wrong guesses. Love you guys anyway! :
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17. If your nail polish gets thick and yucky, add a drop or two of nail polish remover to the bottle and shake--good as new!

Thanks, Sher! There were no correct guesses
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16. Ladies, use cheap hair conditioner to shave your legs in the shower.

This was my tip (given to me by a male bicycle racer) and Sher and Kindra were the only winners
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15. Call your cable company and telephone company for any deals they may have to offer.

This was Sue's tip and Sher and Kindra guessed correctly
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14. Use only ONE calendar for home and office. It will enable you to see all of your business and personal appointments and avoid conflicts.

This was my tip
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13. Cut your Handiwipes in half to save money. They're too big for one use anyway!

This tip came from Sher but no one guessed correctly
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12. Raise your auto insurance deductible to $500.00 - $1,000.00 to lower your cost. All it takes is a phone call to do this.

This was Sue's tip but no one guessed correctly
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11. Take out all of your credit cards. Pick the main one (MasterCard, Visa, etc.) where you get the most rewards. Quit using all gas cards and stores cards. Charge everything on one main credit card (gas, groceries, and purchases). The most important thing is to pay your entire credit card bill every month and on time! You will reduce your bill paying and increase your rewards substantially!

This was my tip and Sher guessed her dad but nobody else guessed
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10. Entertain yourself cheaply! Eat in, and walk! Walk! Walk!

This tip came from Sue and Sher guessed correctly
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9. Use shaving cream to remove stains from carpeting. So far, I have removed nail polish and purple marker stains.

This tip came from Tammy. Kindra was the only winner
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8. Always go first to the SALE rack. Buy for next year at the end of the season. Stick to a few colors to mix and match.

This was Sue's tip and Sher and Kindra guessed correctly
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7. Put your spices on two or three turntables in your closet and group them alphabetically for ease in finding. For instance, if you have two turntables, put all spices from A to M on one and N to Z on the other.

This was my tip but there were no winners
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6. Forget saving all your change! Every night, put your $1 bills away. When you get 50, put them in an envelope. When you get 20 envelopes, take them to the bank and enjoy!

This tip came from Tom! Sher was the only winner
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5. Here are ways to keep you from forgetting things: 1. Leave a voice message for yourself. 2. Send yourself an email home from the office and vice versa. 3. Put a Post-It note on your dashboard when you need to remember to pick something up.

These were Sher's tips but no winners. (Good tips, tho!
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4. When moving your seasonal clothes to your closet, hang the hangers backwards. By the end of the season, any clothes still hanging backwards means you haven't worn them for the entire season and you can get rid of them (by donating them, of course!)

This is my tip and I love it! Sher guessed Sue and Scott guessed Amy
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3. Use Pledge Furniture Wipes not only for wood, but wipe on your leather furniture and leather care interior. It makes your car smell nice!

Michele sent this tip. There were no guesses. Come on gang
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2. Get a spray bottle at the dollar store (or use one of your empty ones). Mix 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of white vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent and Viola! the best cleaner for windows and other surfaces!

Sue sent me this tip (but if she hadn't, I would have added it because it is such a great one!). Scott was the only winner
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1. Do you buy movies? Here's a way to save big bucks! First, go to this website:
http:www.lgsoftwareinnovations.com. Purchase and download 1 Click DVD Copy 5 (it costs less than $60.00). This software allows you to copy DVD's on your computer. Borrow DVD's for free from the library and make copies on your computer. For new releases, rent a movie from the Red Box for $1 and copy it. In addition, if you can convert your video tapes to DVD's, you can make as many extra copies as you need.
This was my tip.
There were no winners.
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