I can not refute item #1, but how about #2? Sure everyone wants to save cash on daily expenditures, reduce waste, and recycle, but am I taking it a bit too far? I had some feedback that I was a tad "preachy" on the previous article, so I'll step down off the soapbox and present a run down of recent frugal/cheap moments during the few weeks. You be the judge....
Coupons - How about the buy one entree / get one entree for free deal? I search high and low for such discounts in Sunday's paper, online or via mailed ads. Yesterday, Amy and I enjoyed such a bargain at a local restaurant named MAS. What made the deal most exciting (& very uncommon nowadays) was the fact that we didn't have to purchase 2 beverages which in truth add about 40% to the bill (soft drinks, not spirits).....Bonus = Free chips/salsa....frugal or cheap?
Grocery Store - One of our local grocery stores, Safeway, was giving flu shots and providing 10% off that day's purchases. After discovering that my insurance covered 100%, I went ahead and got my shot....Bonus = I saved about $6 off the bill, and also qualified for 20 cents per gallon discount on my next fill-up at a Safeway gas station (any purchase over $50 at the time)....frugal or cheap?
Laundry - I've been washing traditionally hot loads in warm, warm in cold, and cold in cold + reducing the running time for the washing machine. As far as drying...hanging up everything except triplet clothes, socks and underwear. I tried putting towels outside, but was told that they dried "too stiff." Bonus = Unknown, just using less energy....frugal or cheap?
HMMMM, after re-reading this article...perhaps I should add "weird" or "strange" as a choice...more to follow.