How cheap are you?

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How cheap are you?

Soooo cheap I get confused with Scrooge McDuck
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17%
Frugal. Not cheap
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72%
I'm a baller... Making it rain
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11%
 
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How cheap are you?

Postby eventurer » Wed Sep 30, 2015

Wanted to see how "normal" I am here... Know I am not normal in the general population.

I would say I am frugal not cheap. My wife would say different....

I am willing to accept a lower quality item for a lower price on some things. I also do things like double brew my K cups, tear paper towels in half etc. I won't make the TV show Exreme cheapskates but they have some good ideas sometimes.

In the winter we set our thermostat at 56 degrees and use our wood burning fire place for heat and use a space heater occasionally rather then heating up the whole house. Luckily wife likes it cold too but in summer I have threatened to put lock box on thermostat.

One reason I am frugal is so can spend money on some nicer things. Would I rather have X or Y. Would I rather have a vanilla latte every day or oz of silver a week... Or Like I tell my wife would rather leave the lights on have a new car!
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby The Bonehead » Wed Sep 30, 2015

You can save some money on those K-cups by switching to a reusable one.

That being said, there is a great book called "The Complete Tightwad Gazette" that I highly recommend. I read it a long time ago and now I have a hankering to read it again.

As far as I'm concerned, I spend wayyy too much money on things that are otherwise avoidable. I could easily make my own lunch, but I don't.

Heck, maybe I'll do that for tomorrow.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Diggin4copper » Wed Sep 30, 2015

The Bonehead wrote:You can save some money on those K-cups by switching to a reusable one.

That being said, there is a great book called "The Complete Tightwad Gazette" that I highly recommend. I read it a long time ago and now I have a hankering to read it again..


Can I borrow it after your done? ;)
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby The Bonehead » Wed Sep 30, 2015

Diggin4copper wrote:
The Bonehead wrote:You can save some money on those K-cups by switching to a reusable one.

That being said, there is a great book called "The Complete Tightwad Gazette" that I highly recommend. I read it a long time ago and now I have a hankering to read it again..


Can I borrow it after your done? ;)


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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby 93 OCTANE » Wed Sep 30, 2015

If you tear your paper towels in half you're cheap....if you set thermostat to 56 during winter you're batchit crazy.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Justfishin » Wed Sep 30, 2015

Reusing k cups? :? Thought I was a cheap SOB...
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Silvervein » Thu Oct 01, 2015

Sir K-cups aren't cheap...do the math and they are costly to the environment.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby mnymgr1 » Thu Oct 01, 2015

I don't know what 'this' is ??? picture above ^

and yes, I am uber cheap :-) but like to call myself frugal

and yes, k-cups are cheap if you buy from a retailer going out of business like I posted a month ago :thumbup: . have about 2 years of those in stock, cost less than 10c each.

yes, do reuse a k-cup once in a while, wife sets the water to 1-3 setting when our machine goes to 5. i'll run a #2 thru it if I'm hankering for a bit more coffee, I'm happily down to 2 normal sized cups in the morning.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby NorthernStacker » Thu Oct 01, 2015

I use the reusable K-cups and buy my coffee in large containers on sale. I never really figured out the cost per use but its "cheap" one large can can last me a month or so and I drink like 3 coffees a day or more . One large can of Folders on sale is $7 ca so thats like .23 cents a day or about .08 cents per cup I think although math wasn't my strongest subject. :roll:

Plus I drink it black, so no extra cost of cream/sugar... hmmm maybe I am 'cheap"

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby shinnosuke » Thu Oct 01, 2015

You guys really want to save money? Drink tap water instead of coffee.

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby mnymgr1 » Thu Oct 01, 2015

shinnosuke wrote:You guys really want to save money? Drink tap water instead of coffee.


lol, no, just get free cases of water in other deals, that's cheaper :lol: :lol:
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Justfishin » Thu Oct 01, 2015

shinnosuke wrote:You guys really want to save money? Drink tap water instead of coffee.


Well, that's just insanity. I get 100 at costco for $20 usd when on sale. .20 a pod I can live with.

Paying $5 for a coffee at Starbucks is also insanity.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby NorthernStacker » Thu Oct 01, 2015

Justfishin wrote:
shinnosuke wrote:You guys really want to save money? Drink tap water instead of coffee.


Well, that's just insanity. I get 100 at costco for $20 usd when on sale. .20 a pod I can live with.

Paying $5 for a coffee at Starbucks is also insanity.


Ya and I cant even drink the stuff lol , last time I bought one I ended up dumping 2/3 of it out, wayyyyyy to strong for me.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby NorthernStacker » Thu Oct 01, 2015

shinnosuke wrote:You guys really want to save money? Drink tap water instead of coffee.


I have a 4 liter jug of tap water i keep in my fridge, I think i paid .99 cents 2 years ago for the jug of water , makes a great water jug for your fridge, although I think I will buy another jug soon, my water stains the inside slightly over time. Just have to come up with the .99 cents... ;)
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Shippeevt » Thu Oct 01, 2015

I love this thread. At least your not the lady I saw on extreme cheapskates that has reusable rags for toilet paper... I wouldn't say I'm cheap but I definitely will cheap out to save money for shines stuff.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby NorthernStacker » Thu Oct 01, 2015

Ok I draw the line at reusing paper towels...up to five times. :o


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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby Shippeevt » Thu Oct 01, 2015

http://youtu.be/olWArpqK3F0
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby lookinfordeals » Thu Oct 01, 2015

Silvervein wrote:Sir K-cups aren't cheap...do the math and they are costly to the environment.
I went back to the ol'drip with my own roasted coffee beans that you can buy green on the internet.
Oh so good....
...and then there's this...
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Just for laughs I looked up the price on the coffee maker :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby NorthernStacker » Thu Oct 01, 2015

Shippeevt wrote:http://youtu.be/olWArpqK3F0
Reused toilet paper... I


Lol ...well it beats using spruce tree limbs..ohhhh. :o

But I do recall using cloth diapers when my daughter was a baby. It wasn't too bad once you get use to it.
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Re: How cheap are you?

Postby H2SO4 » Thu Oct 01, 2015

NorthernStacker wrote:
I have a 4 liter jug of tap water i keep in my fridge,....


what are these liters you speak of?
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