Ever feel guilty for taking the last donut or chocolate bar from the snack table? Don’t! Even if you’re not hungry – TAKE THE DONUT. TAKE IT. You can stash it for later and potentially save yourself a trip to the store when the 3pm munchies set in. If it’s a wrapped up snack, even better – no rush to eat it. It’s practically money in the bank.
This is something I’ve actually done. There are often snacks set out at work and I will generally take a bit more than I need. If it’s perishable, I’ll usually eat it with my afternoon coffee. If it’s not perishable, I may eat it or not. The extra goes into my “snack drawer” (it’s like the emergency fund of empty stomachs) or gets taken home for Brian to take with his lunch the next day.
Ever wish your 6 month cable and internet promotion would never end? Well, it doesn’t have to! Even though most of these promotions are targeted for new customers, cable companies generally consider you a new customer if you have not subscribed to their services within the last 6 months to a year. If you’re a couple or you have a roommate, simply have one person sign up to get the promo. Then when it is expired, cancel the service, ask to be removed from their list of customers, then have the other person sign up for the promo! Alternate until your cable company has an aneurysm. Cheap cable for all! If you have multiple cable and internet options, then it’s even easier. Cycle through the promotions and companies, alternating the person on the bill each time.
This is another trick that Brian and I have done. With any service, it pays to know the rules and regulations that the company uses and to take advantage of them. After all, if the situation were reversed, they would not hesitate to bill you for everything you’re worth.
Instead of paying for internet at all, why not get it for free? Many people still do not lock down their wireless signals and even those that do, most have poor password protection. Swoop in, and enjoy. Or, if that’s too evil for you, consider getting your internet from the local coffee shop, hotel or retail business. If you stand close enough to the building, you don’t even have to go inside and spend money!
I generally am not stupid enough evil enough to simply steal other people’s internet. It’s not very secure and it’s not a great long term solution to saving money. If you do need to cancel internet for whatever reason, I’d suggest simply getting a library card and availing yourself of their internet services. This is what Brian and I did when our apartment burned down.