It’s Friday, so let’s have a bit of fun today and keep it light. I am trying a new post format using WP Quiz and hoping it will make it more interesting for all of you. It was for me! You need to have a little fun sometimes:) This is Judgement Day! Frugal Or Cheap?
How It Started:
Last night I was making myself a tea, re-using my tea bag from the previous day, when my lovely daughter, who was sitting at the kitchen table studying, noticed I was using a used tea bag (which I always do!) and proceeded to tell me (out of nowhere, may I add) : Mom, just use a new bag, you are so cheap! Ought, that hurts!
But is she right, am I being cheap? To me, if the tea still tastes good then who cares if I used it the day before. Plus often it is too strong the first time anyway. Then I started thinking about a few things I do on a regular basis and wondered if they could be construed as cheap instead of frugal. I don’t want to be CHEAP!!! “Cheap” to me means you are only concerned about spending as little as possible regardless of quality, value and the people around you!
Checkout MMM’s posts on the topic: Frugal vs. Cheap
I believe I am frugal. I do spend the money on things that matter to me. Case in point: I just bought 6 small chocolates for $12! (I finally made it to Purdys, as recommended by my fellow blogger GYM at GenYmoney, and bought the little praline hedgehogs …SO good)! I DO have my priorities straight!
So I thought it would be fun to find out what you guys think about my little frugal habits. I know it will be a shocker to some of you, but you may as well find out now: I am NOT perfect!!! But please don’t unsubscribe yet, I NEED you!
Here is a list of some of my habits (only a few of MANY) I think some of you may consider cheap vs. frugal. Let’s find out!
Frugal Or Cheap?
I re-use my tea bags at least once. It is usually too strong the first time around anyway!
I am one of those people who take the hotel toiletries! No nothing else! I do use all or some of them to make special care packages around Christmas for a women's shelter (see not all bad)
When my kids were younger, I would order two large drinks and ask for two extra cups so I could make four regular size drinks
With three kids, I got into the habit of always bringing our own snacks to the movies and I still do!
I often eat food past the expiry date as long as it looks and smells fine, and taste good (sometimes I find out too late!).
I go into the Lindt chocolate store just to get the free sample!
Sometimes, I use my friend's Amazon Prime account to get free (and fast ) delivery
I NEVER buy bottled water when I am out, I always ask for a FREE glass of water instead
If there is a great promotion with a limit on quantity per purchase, I will go back to the store several times
Whenever we travel to an Airbnb for a few days, I always grab extra creams and sugar from places we stop at so we don't have to buy a large container for a few morning coffees
So this is it. What was your result? Am I Cheap or Frugal?
Technically I should be able to get the results
somehow from the plugin but I may not have done it right so kindly share your result in the comment below.
In my defense, I do spend money on things I value, and not just chocolate! Last year I brought my three kids to France and rented a place in a beautiful little coastal village near Deauville for a week so they could spend time with their cousins. That was not cheap!
How about you, what do you do that may be considered cheap vs. frugal? Be honest, this is all for fun!
What did you think of the Quiz format? Annoying or Fun? Thanks for your feedback, ANY feedback!
Disclaimer about the Quiz/survey format:
- The font is too big but I couldn’t figure out how to fix it!
- My plan was to have a picture/GIF for all questions but I was worried it may affect the loading time for the page. Any additional (constructive) feedback on this would be welcomed. I may use the format again!