I then poured this newly liquified deodorant into a reserved empty deodorant container, which had the spin dial moved all the way back down to the bottom of the container. Less than a minute of my time, 3 containers and their caps are now in the recycling, the residual deodorant is now combined and "repurposed" giving me an almost full, new deodorant. This will harden back up within an hour, but I won't need it until the morning. It'll be fine by then.
I purposely chose my largest deodorant empty, a 2.6 oz container. I am guessing that I saved at least 2 oz of product for my efforts. Looking at the price tag, I know that I most likely used a $1 off coupon at Xpect so I assume that these deodorants cost me $0.59-$1 range. This isn't so much a trick on saving money as avoiding wasting what I pay for. Had I simply tossed the "empties" and crumbling "empties" I would have wasted an entire deodorant container's worth of product. I much prefer using it all up. These particular brands are fine for the cold months, when I barely perspire. Come Summer, however, I switch to other brands. These cheapo deodorants work fine in the meantime.