Extra burritos? Say no more. We are there with bells on, and it seems like getting half of a burrito for lunch and saving the other one for dinner is a good way to cut down on costs even more. Do you really need a full burrito for lunch? We bet you don’t. Obviously, food is one of the biggest things in a person’s budget, so being able to find ways to save on groceries is smart.
This is a great example – what about milk gallons? Is two halves more or less than a full gallon? Look at prices per ounce, look at coupons, look at what is on special that week. Your bank account will thank you, and your stomach won’t care. It doesn’t have emotions, it’s an organ.
Beating the Tax Man
Sure, it might have taken a little bit of convincing to get the entire family in on the deal, but once you tell them that you’d be getting around having to pay all those taxes, there are a lot of people who will become more interested.
The fair market value of a car is usually how people are taxed these days, which means that this smart family probably got around a pretty big bundle that would have gone to the government (and you KNOW that they would have used that money properly, wink wink). It probably took a healthy amount of paperwork, but they also got around having to pay who knows how much just to keep a car in the family.
Keeping Your Record Clean
A moving violation like a speeding ticket isn’t a huge black mark on your record, but if you’re a lead foot then they can start to stack up quickly. That will mean heftier fines, and could even lead to things like jail time for certain activities.
We have no idea how people in New York were able to find this error, but some sussed out a way to keep any points from landing on their record, even if they do disappear after a year. Just keep from cashing a five-dollar check, and you’ll never have to worry about accumulating points that you don’t want. Five dollars isn’t a lot, so even if you’ve been pulled over a couple of times you don’t really have to worry about the points accumulating.
Messing with the Schedule
Our modern world requires appointments. It doesn’t matter how much you hate having to call a place up and ask them to put you on the schedule, it has to be done. Medical appointments, fittings, even things like car work all have to go through this method, and some places aren’t happy if you need to cancel an appointment at short notice.
There are ways around the penalties that they’ll hit you with, however, such as rescheduling and then canceling instead of just canceling. There are plenty of places that might still not be happy about you pulling this kind of trick, but it could still save you a couple of dollars from certain places. And we all know what a dollar saved is from good old Ben Franklin.
They Know Their Way Around the Store
For some reason, there are items that you can’t return for money, but can still give back for store credit. We don’t know why, but those are the rules sometimes. While a lot of people might take umbrage with this idea, there are others who know how they can still get their money back. They just pick up some items that cost about the same amount, buy them, and then come back to the store and return them for the cash value.
It’s probably difficult finding things that will equal the exact amount of money that you spent on the original item, but you can still put a little bit of cash in your pocket instead of just spending it on more stuff.