Rule of thumb when buying toilet paper
Hehe... I sent out my Federal Tax File today. If everything ok, I should be able to get back around US$200++.
So good you might say, but the bad part will come later on.
I did a rough calculation on my State Tax, shoosh... I owe US$200++. How can like that? :((
So, I am getting almost US$0 for this year. *butthole!!* (I start to love this word so much, a word I learnt from my secretary. She does not use all those obvious words to curse, so she use the butt to replace another same meaning word. LOL Same for the shoosh, my workplace people use this word to replace another obvious word.)
To make it worse, this year I am started to be treated like a resident, so have to pay another US$300 for the social fee every month. Salary now is even lower than when I just started. Duh~~~
So, to compensate the lost in my pay, I just have to think of all the way to save money.
Almost 90% of my groceries are weekly special item of the week. Discounted 50%, buy one get one free, 10 for US$10...
You rich people out there, you might think there is silly, but for me, it is a significant way for me to lessen my spending. Less money for more value.
Don't play play, sometimes when I am good, I can save 1/3 of the original price.
Like today, went to shop with my co-worker, super happy she taught me two good way of shopping. LOL
Let me share it with you all here.
Toilet paper (in U.S., they prefer to call it bathroom tissue) is expensive here. For regular 24 rolls, usually it is priced around US$8-9. I always get mine during the discounted time. But my co-worker pulled out her handphone and started to use her calculator.
"It is less than 25 cents per roll. My mom said, if one roll is 25 cents and below, it is a good deal. It is the thumb of rule to get it." *fish fish eyes blink blink* Hehe... thank you Mallory, I will definitely put this rule in my shopping rule list next time.
Also, we were buying a Soft Scrub. Guess what, it was supposed to be 2 for US$7.20. But it was on sales, 2 for US$5. Then, she noticed something, "Get US$1 discount instantly".
"Oh~~~ this is a great deal!" Yes, we get another US$1 off. One only for supercheap US$1.50. Geeee... I saved US$2.10. Enough to buy 2 yummilicious oh-so-good Bojangle's legs you know.
Ok... I am done with my stingy side. Good night everybody.