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        07-18-2013, 12:22 PM
      #41
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    (whispering....) I always try almond or 2 when I buy those "in bulk" (to make sure they are actually -roasted-). Is it considered as "cheap"?

    My former (thankfully!) co-worker (guy with the very good salary) was buying electronics (and not only) with the rebate coupons, sent coupons in, and then returned the items (he did it on regular basis and was very proud of his "extra-income").

    I also know that some people buy nice dress, keep all tags on, use it once to go to wedding and such, and then return it back in store as "new". Now that is gross IMHO.
         
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        07-21-2013, 06:34 AM
      #42
    Yearling
    Having gone from supremely broke to doing fine I do know what it feels like to need to take napkins from Tim Horton's so there is some tissue for the bathroom at home!
    That being said, anyone who makes a habit of it is cheap, not broke.
    My father, for example, makes me facepalm regularly. I don't often speak to him but when I do I am reminded of the type of conspiracy theorist, cheap, teen-age-esque person he is. Growing up he taught my brother and I to eat more (as in two or more large dinner helpings) at other people's houses so he didn't have to give more food once we were home; he relies on Starbuck's napkins as a solid supply of back-up toilet paper, facial tissue etc; he also insists on using the stir-sticks from the same coffee shop as kindling in his fireplace and wood stove.
    And for the life of me I can't figure out how buying a Starbuck's coffee every day is in any way condusive to saving money.
    Odd, also, how money can be better delegated to alcohol, cigarettes and "cigarettes". It really is just an entitled state of mind.
    One thing is for certain- I don't regret leaving home!
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        07-24-2013, 01:24 AM
      #43
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    I always barter for anything whether it is a big store or a sale!
    Does that make me a cheapskate?

    I will say that I was miffed when, having taken 12 boxes packed with books, so heavy
    I strained to lift them, into a charity shop, and I saw an old book I had been trying to find on the side, I asked if I could do a swap and was told " No." I asked what it would cost and was told £1. I had no money with me so as I had more books to bring in I asked if it could be saved for me. When
    I returned a few days later - with another 8 boxes of books, it had been sold.

    Sometimes people are labeled as being mean or tight when they aren't really. There are times when I have been broke and unable to pay my way for even the simplest luxury, friends have covered for me on, say, a night out, just as I have done for them.
         
        08-02-2013, 05:40 PM
      #44
    Weanling
    I used to know a lady who would stand outside restaurants and fast food places, and get all her meals for free and get gift cards for them. She looked like a homeless person, but wasn't.
         
        08-03-2013, 09:19 AM
      #45
    Green Broke
    There was a lady when I was in college last year at Olds and she used to sit close to a smoking bin (where you put them out) and she would wait until everyone left and she would smoke the ones that still had some stuff in them LOL
         

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