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Are you frugal or downright cheap? (Take a Poll)

submitted on February 19, 2011 by YanBz in "Member's Lounge", last updated on February 21, 2011 by YanBz
Let's see if we have any cheapskates on Buxr. How many "yes" answers did you get? Please share your number in the comments.

Did you ever...
1. order the cheapest thing on the menu with a glass of water, ask for all the free extras, and not leave a tip?
 Yes
 No
2. take extra napkins, or packages of ketchup and sweetener to use them at home?
 Yes
 No
3. bring gifts for friends and family from resale shops or garage sales?
 Yes
 No
4. order a free sample and give it as a gift?
 Yes
 No
5. split the 2-ply toilet tissues?
 Yes
 No
6. cut your own hair?
 Yes
 No
7. wear shoes and clothes with stains and holes in them?
 Yes
 No
8. wear clothes several times before washing them to save on detergent?
 Yes
 No
9. reuse bath towels?
 Yes
 No
10. get old furniture out of the dumpster to re-finish for yourself?
 Yes
 No
11. buy so much in bulk that you have no place to store it?
 Yes
 No
12. take off stems of fruit in the grocery store so they will weigh less?
 Yes
 No
 or See Results 

 

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  • 104983
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on February 21, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Also read our latest blog post to find more reasonable ways to save money:

    http://www.buxr.com/blog/2011/.....ght-cheap/
  • 104984
    shawndiaz
    beginner
    1
    Posted by shawndiaz on February 21, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    Amazing this topic is mentioned at the same time some free samples of Miracle Whip are available. http://www.buxr.com/deal/free-.....whip_77704
  • 104985
    DebsFreebies
    professor
    2
    10 5 1
    Posted by DebsFreebies on February 21, 2011
    [reply] 2 0
    Well, I had 6 yes's. Guess that makes me frugally cheap. Or would that be, cheaply frugal?
      104988
    • HouTex
      admin
      Posted by HouTex on February 21, 2011
      [reply] 1 0
      Yikes! Me, too. I'd like to call that "exquisitely frugal." Roll Eyes
  • 104987
    mooncow728
    professor
    1 1
    12 6 1
    Posted by mooncow728 on February 21, 2011
    [reply] 2 0
    I had 8 yes's, but I like to think of myself as tastefully cheap. I do buy used gifts and I have given free samples as gifts but only because I think the receiver would truly appreciate them. I also believe that used stuff is just as good as new with a little bit of cleaning. Why wreck the environment more just to appear not as cheap. I'm also a stay at home mom so what's the point of washing my clothes everyday. My kids are the only ones that see me. The only exception to that rule is bodily fluids. If one of my kids pukes or uses the bathroom on me that's a no go.
      104990
    • DebsFreebies
      professor
      2
      10 5 1
      Posted by DebsFreebies on February 21, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      At least you have limits Mr Green
  • 104993
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on February 21, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    I got 5 yes's

    I would get 4 if not for Costco membership. Yes, I am totally guilty of stuffing my kitchen closet with family size packs for towels, napkins, and whatever other stuff they sell
  • 104996
    shawndiaz
    beginner
    1
    Posted by shawndiaz on February 21, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    I had 8 Yes's...1 of the No's I might think about next time I am in the grocery Store (hint, hint) Wink
  • 105006
    sandyshore
    professor
    2 1
    12 8 1
    Posted by sandyshore on February 21, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    I got 5 yes's. Right now though some of my habits have changed because I'm almost an 'empty nester'. If you would've asked me this a few years ago my number would've been higher. I'm still trying to adjust to being frugally cheap for one, it's got it's own set of challenges.
  • 105028
    anand
    professor
    3 9
    10 9 2
    Posted by anand on February 21, 2011
    [reply] 0 1
    ordering a WALMART a free sample and give it as a gift .This is so funny Mr Green
      105055
    • mooncow728
      professor
      1 1
      12 6 1
      Posted by mooncow728 on February 21, 2011
      [reply] 1 0
      I've never stooped that though but I have made baskets for gifts of the little bottles I receive as samples. I've also given away free items that I received that were full size for gifts.
  • 105030
    midget
    professor
    5 3 2
    10 6 2
    Posted by midget on February 21, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    I got 6 yes. #12 made me laugh cause I often take off the unwanted parts like a lot of the excess casing on onions, if buying mushrooms by the lb. instead of in the package, I'll often cut off the stems.

    OMG, do I have a problem? Mr Green
      105033
    • DebsFreebies
      professor
      2
      10 5 1
      Posted by DebsFreebies on February 21, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Remind me not to go shopping with you! Amused
  • 105042
    Solstice
    professor
    1 6 2
    11 4 1
    Posted by Solstice on February 21, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I got a score of five. Is that good or bad? Neutral
  • 105048
    YanBz
    admin
    Posted by YanBz on February 21, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Well, at least nobody seems to split the 2-ply toilet tissues... I think we are safe Amused
      105054
    • mooncow728
      professor
      1 1
      12 6 1
      Posted by mooncow728 on February 21, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      The funny thing is while on the phone earlier I asked my mom all these questions and she in fact has split the toilet paper before. She doesn't do it often but when she's running though she will.
  • 105050
    mommy25
    professor
    1 4
    8 7 2
    Posted by mommy25 on February 21, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I HAD 5 YES'S, BUT THAT'S ONLY BECAUSE IT'S ACTUALLY IN STYLE TO WEAR CLOTHES WITH HOLES IN THEM....L.O.L Big Grin
      105086
    • lootango
      professor
      11 9 1
      Posted by lootango on February 22, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Tee hee... I'm with you there!
  • 105085
    lootango
    professor
    11 9 1
    Posted by lootango on February 22, 2011
    [reply] 2 0
    I only had 3 yes's... I guess that makes me just plain frugal. Guess I'm not as cheap as I thought. Fun survey! Big Grin
  • 105093
    equipurple
    professor
    2
    11 8 1
    Posted by equipurple on February 22, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    5 yes for me.
  • 105302
    tiny2009
    master
    9 3 1
    Posted by tiny2009 on February 23, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I got 8 Eeek
  • 105336
    roxytang
    professor
    2
    10 7 2
    Posted by roxytang on February 23, 2011
    [reply] 2 0
    I only had 2 yes's. I was up in the air about how to answer wearing clothes several times to save on detergent. I wear jeans several times before washing, but it's because I hate doing laundry Big Grin
  • 106280
    clover
    professor
    1 6 7
    12 11 2
    Posted by clover on March 5, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    5 yes for me. I would definitely say I am frugal but no raise from the school system in three years and gas and prices soaring I have to be.

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