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inlove23 inlove23 7 years
Great list!
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 8 years
I think that the list is informative and helpful.
PopDiva24 PopDiva24 8 years
There are other things that I think are much bigger wastes of money, but I won't get into that...
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Actually, Consumer Reports tested all the laundry soaps out there and even though Tide WAS the best, Walmart's Great Value brand was almost exactly the same. I use the GV detergent even though it costs more than Purex or Gain, but I swear it gets my clothes cleaner than those brands. Also, like lostbronte said, premium gas won't give you better fuel mileage; it just prevents knocking in high-compression ratio engines. If your car is diesel, than don't worry about it because diesel fuel isn't gasoline.
Masiel-Peguero Masiel-Peguero 8 years
This is a good list, but i dont agree wiz some of them... cool!
Claire-Underwear Claire-Underwear 8 years
Store brand dishwashing liquid is not the same; I go through 3x as much of the dollar brand stuff. I'll only buy Palmolive. Also, with dishwashers, stick to a brand that works, the dishwasher guy told my mom, some detergents just don't work well with certain dishwashers.
mrsld mrsld 8 years
Sorry, but I disagree about the detergents. In fact, Tide does have the most surfactants of any of the laundry soaps. (surfactant= dirt removers) So it does pay to use the better brand. And although you are correct Savvy it is better not to upgrade the rental car. Can't I please pretend for one week that I am that cool convertible driving chick?!?!
cotedazur cotedazur 8 years
ooh, thanks for explaining lostbronte! I've just noticed it with my new car -- if I get the slightly more expensive "efficiency" diesel, I get about 100km more out of a tank. I figure that offsets the price difference.
lostbronte lostbronte 8 years
Cotedazur, your car will only get better gas mileage with a higher octane if the engine calls for it. Octane numbers only show the thickness of the gas (viscosity), so an octane that's higher than needed can actually make the car run slightly worse. If your car engine has a high compression ratio engine, it needs thicker (higher octane) gas to run efficiently. If it's not needed the car won't run any better. My dad is a car guy and he explained this all to me. :)
cotedazur cotedazur 8 years
This is a good idea, but I don't agree with all of them... cars get much better gas mileage with premium gas, so the price difference works out in the end. Also, I buy a 'dark' laundry detergent that costs the same as my regular detergent, so I'm not losing any money by buying and using it.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Good list! I know that I think that driving a new car isn't important to me...I'd rather drive a beater and spend money on things I do enjoy. One brand-name item I will NOT give up is my Diet Coke. I have tried generic store brand diet cola and it is just not the same. But here's the cool thing...I save the Coke points and get them from friends and relatives and get subscriptions to my favorite magazines for free!
foxymardy foxymardy 8 years
I think its a pretty good list. Great job!
Frenched Frenched 8 years
Thanks. This was a very thorough list and I find myself guilty of spending on some of these. It's a good wake-up call.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
While I agree with a lot of these, I think the priorities are very individualized. I know people who swear by premium gas, though they're frugal about other matters in their lives. Everybody is different.
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