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Funny Ways To Save Money

submitted on July 30, 2010 by tiny2009 in "Member's Lounge"
One person suggested ways to save money on weddings that included picking up the leftover flowers at a cemetery. I'm not sure how you can tell which are "leftovers."

Another creative penny pincher found a way to save money on a car wash. He washed his entire car using the squeegee at the gas station.

A woman confessed that she has the kids stuff their pockets with the free ketchup, salt and other condiment packets every time they were in a fast food restaurant. That's not all, though. She actually had the kids squeeze ketchup and mustard from the packets into regular jars of ketchup and mustard, and claims she hasn't bought these condiments in years.

To save money on an umbrella, one man suggests going to the lost and found department of any large public library. Tell them you lost a black umbrella. They will have several, from which you can pick the best one and claim it as your own.

Call people long-distance when you know they won't be home. Leave a message for them to call. That way, they pay for the long-distance call.


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  • 71719
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on July 30, 2010
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    We had a similar discussion topic recently. What is the lowest thing you've done or something like that. I still take the Equal/Splenda packets when in restaurants - habit from college days when it was too expensive to buy. Dropped my purse once at crowded doctors office w/young son, Noah, in tow & he barks out loudly, "Momma, don't lose all the sugar you stole!"
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    • tiny2009
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      Posted by tiny2009 on July 30, 2010
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      Priceless Big Grin
  • 71726
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on July 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    I crack up every time I think about it. Even wrote it in his baby book so he can remember how he embarassed me or how I embarassed myself, I should say!!
  • 71737
    webbyone2010
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    Posted by webbyone2010 on July 30, 2010
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    Some of these funny ways to save money are actually theft. Not cool Confused
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on July 30, 2010
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      Agreed...

      Why not list things like:

      *Go to the take a penny give a penny...take all the pennies.

      *Tell your senile family member they forgot your birthday... Every month.

      *Always carry a spare gas container with you. You never know when a person will leave their pump unattended!

      *Dress dirty and get a cardboard sign to collect some extra income. (Make sure you say your a war vet for the big bucks!)

      *When dining out with a group, plan for an emergency phone call and leave before the check arrives. You may never get desert but you get a free meal!

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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on July 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      I don't disagree that it's theft but I said it was bad habit from poor college days when I didn't feel taking a few extra splendas that I didn't use in my coffee wouldn't hurt. Haven't done it since that incident w/Noah. I think teasing a senile family member is cruel especially since it would probably work w/me since I have such poor short term memory skills. Leaving before the check arrives IS THEFT and will get you jail time! Boy, talk about me!
  • 71747
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on July 30, 2010
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    More directly to this article...

    Borrow your neighbors toothbrush instead of buying your own.


    REALLY? Why not just recycle my toilet paper while I'm at it. Eeek
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    • lootango
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      Posted by lootango on July 30, 2010
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      Too funny... I just got into an arguement with my friend recently on why you can't recycle paper towels.
  • 71834
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on July 30, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    When I was a struggling single parent, my older son let loose (I didn't know HE did until later-devious at 14) a cockroach on the table at Ruby Tuesdays. They comped our meals, desserts to go & a $20 voucher to return after fumigation. He didn't fess up until home & got a lecture about ethics. Next time we were going out, he asked if he should go catch a roach!

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