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The Penny Pinchers Puzzle

Ouch it's a recession! Time to tighten the belt, watch the pennies and get frugal. Test your penny pinching knowledge. 15 Questions.

 
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1

What impressive job can Bicarbonate of Soda do?

  • Kill slugs if sprinkled on the floor
  • Brighten whites if clothes are left in exposed sunlight to dry
  • Preserve lemons

2

Which is a simple way to stop bread going stale and going to waste?

  • Freeze it and defrost a slice at a time in the micro or toaster
  • Sprinkle it with water every day
  • Keep a lemon in the breadbin

3

Match the following to make some frugal homemade items

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Left

  • Woolen Tights
  • Newspaper
  • Wine Corks
  • Old Car Tyres

Right

  • Potato planters
  • Firelighters
  • Door Draft Excluders
  • Plant Pots

4

Which is a frugal way to make chili and bolognese stretch further?

  • Put the portions on smaller plates to make it seem more
  • Use 1/2 soya mince & 1/2 meat mince
  • Add loads of water

5

Which of the below is a clever way to clean silver?

  • Rubbing it with a peach stone
  • Washing with shaving foam
  • Soaking in a bowl of water, kitchen foil and salt

6

What value brand product cleans the loo in a jiffy?

  • Cola
  • Washing up liquid
  • Tea

7

What simple trick gets rid of nasty fridge smells?

  • Wiping down with white vinegar
  • Putting half a lemon filled with salt in the back
  • Putting bowl of sparkling water in the back

8

Match the animal with the penny pinching cut of meat

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Left

  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Chicken

Right

  • Breast
  • Thigh
  • Brisket
  • Hock

9

What essential oil can be used as a household disinfectant?

  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Rose Oil
  • Lavender Oil

10

What can be added to cakes and brownies to cut down on expensive chocolate without losing the taste?

  • Nuts
  • More Flour
  • Beetroot

11

What cheap purchase makes glass sparkly?

  • White Vinegar
  • Baby Oil
  • Tea

12

Match the common household items with the thing they're great at cleaning

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Left

  • Newspaper
  • Baby Oil
  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Tomato Ketchup

Right

  • Glass
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Smelly Carpets

13

What's a cheap way to get more heat in your house?

  • Run around the room a lot
  • Light lots of candles
  • Tape kitchen foil to the wall behind radiators

14

Which of the following is a good tip to keep lettuce fresher, longer?

  • Never cut with a metal knife, tear the lettuce instead
  • Don't keep lettuce in the fridge
  • Keep a lemon in a bag with your lettuce

15

Which of the following makes a frugal household surface cleaner?

  • Salt
  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Cream of Tartar

 

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