Are you A penny Pincher?

United States
December 13, 2006 10:25am CST
Have you ever went to the grocery store,shopping center,fast food,or wherever else you can think of.Just to find yourself checking the prices of every item,just to see if you can save a few pennies.Lets hear what your penny pinching stories are?
6 responses
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I make my decision between what I need and what I want. I always find my way of baying things I really need. I set up spending money up front. I put all into shopping cart, what I want and need, regardless of prices. Than I stop and make quick selection. I do not save; I just do not waste anything I buy.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
20 Dec 06
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• United States
21 Dec 06
Very interesting theory you have on the discussion its great. Thanks for the response!
@pHr0sT (429)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
Yes I do do this. I don't think it's a bad thing either. Every penny saved is truly a penny earned. The more money you save the better off you will be down the orad. Haven't ou heard the saying: "Every penny counts?"
• United States
13 Dec 06
That is so true every penny saved is a penny earned,it doesnt seem like much but it all adds up.Save your pennies they may buy you something in the future.
• United States
13 Dec 06
That is so true every penny saved is a penny earned,it doesnt seem like much but it all adds up.Save your pennies they may buy you something in the future.Who knows maybe! Thanks for the response!
• United States
22 Dec 06
I do it everyday and i'm not ashamed of it.I try to teach my daughter that she should start saving her money now because the way the government is she might have a good retirement.Or one at all.
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• United States
24 Dec 06
First off you meant to say she might not have a good retirement or not one at all,At least thats the way that I had read it.Thanks for the response!
@mfrancq (1809)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I never used to be, but with the way our finances are turning I have no choice but to be. Whenever I am at the store or where ever, I am constantly comparing prices, amounts per box and doing the math in my head of what the better deal is. Drives my husband nuts because it will take me like five minutes to pick out each item. I do, however, tend to spoil my son. So if we are getting something for him then I just get whatever looks good. I'm so bad. That's the way I think it should be though. My child needs things way more then I do, you know?
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• United States
14 Dec 06
Love your reply,The way things are you almost have to save a few pennies.Thanks for the response!
• United States
13 Dec 06
We are a family of 4 living with ine income so yes definately i pinch those pennies, and in doing so i am able to afford some nicer things for my kids in the long run.
• United States
13 Dec 06
Thats great to hear that you save your pennies,you know what its like to pinch the penny!Thanks for the response!
• United States
22 Dec 06
I am definetely a penny pincher. I haven't bought anything that costs more than 100 dollars in forever. I always look for the lowest price I can find as long as the difference in quality is not extreme. Sometimes the quality thing can end up costing you more in the long run. Like if you buy the cheap lightbulbs that dont last as long as the others and then have to replace them more often. I usually buy generic brands at the grocery store, except sliced cheese and a few other things that I cant stand the difference in taste. I shop at thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales, dollar stores and walmart. I love to find good deals and because I have to buy something because it is a good deal whether I need it or not I probably end up spending more money anyway!
• United States
24 Dec 06
Its a great feeling when the end of the week comes and your next paycheck comes,you can actualy say hey I still have money from the week before.Thanks for the response!