Are you a cheapskate??

@carryli (876)
China
August 8, 2007 2:51am CST
Hi Friends I am just asking you if you are a cheapskate in regards to saving money when you go shopping, or paying any of your bills. Do you manage to save money on shopping, grab sale when you can!! Put leftover from the dinner to a container or exactly how do you try to save money.
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6 responses
8 Aug 07
I like to think of myself as smart with money. I try to budget as much as possible and when it comes to food shopping I will buy extra to make large meals then we can have the left overs for dinner. I always look out for special offers and reduced items in the supermarket and tend to go for own brands. I adore charity shops and discount stores - u can find real bargains. When I do have extra money I do like to splash out a bit though then that way it is even more of a treat.
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@carryli (876)
• China
8 Aug 07
hello,goddessglamourpuss ,thanks for your response.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I prefer to call myself frugal, lol, but YES! I do all of those things that you mentioned. But then after I have saved up a whole bunch of money that way, I like to spend it extravagantly!
@carryli (876)
• China
8 Aug 07
thanks for your response,drannhh.money is so important,so now many people will be more chinchy
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Oh! I totally love the word "chinchy" and it fits perfectly, yet sounds so much better than "chinzy" or "stingy" although frugal works too.
@ghall08 (121)
• United States
11 Sep 08
I am a cheapskate and I love to do bargain shopping! love it when i get a lot of % off the regular prices. I always ransack the clearance sale rack and the buy 1 get 2 rack. hehehe :) Beauty is in style not in price :)
@suz1000 (160)
25 May 08
I am always happy to try and save money, it depends wha one, for example on my work equipment i will search for the best deal on a certain thing but i wont skimp on the product, I will try and buy the best i can aford, in my business it is worth while to do so. But im definately the sort of person who will buy buy one get one free stuff etc etc, use up the last bit of shampoo to save opening a new bottle etc, waste not want not.
@zeeterman (1066)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I'm a cheapskate all right. I clip coupons and use them only on store sale items, freeze leftovers, I sign up for lots of freebie samples online, I dumpster dive, recycle metals, resell found items, ride a bike when I can, use compact fluorescent bulbs, grow a vegetable garden.....
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
there is a difference on being a cheapskate from a frugal person. You only buy what you need ,the basic necessities.food for example, you can eat at an expensive restaurants once in a while but not to often or eat at a fastfood chain again but not too often. you can cook and it saves you money. when you buy on bargains , you have to realize that you do not have to. You only buy what you need , if a certain item is selling for a bargain, think again.you only buy what you need but not too much.