Everyone likes to save a couple of dollars, but frugal people are worried some essentially money-saving tips are about to be ruined due to overuse! Recently, tons of savvy shoppers met in an online discussion to reveal excellent tips that they use daily – even though they’re scared other people may abuse them.
Thrift Store Shopping
Many frugal people admit they’re worried thrift stores are slowly catching on to the value proposition they bring to the industry. As more people turn to thrift stores to find once-in-a-lifetime finds at shockingly low prices, these finds will be less frequent! It’s simple supply and demand.
One man swears by the value proposition offered by canned sardines, and well, who am I to argue with this kind of unhinged enthusiasm? “Sardines are a powerhouse meal loaded with omega 3-6 DHA, protein, bone marrow, fish oil, and low mercury levels,” reveals one man. “They’re good for the heart and only $1.20 a can, so get them and eat them while you can!” Sure, that’s all well and good, but how do they taste?
Restoring Old Furniture
Not only is restoring old, worn furniture and giving them new leases on life one of the savviest frugal methods, but people are also concerned that money-hungry individuals will ruin it for everyone.
Take one look at your local Facebook Marketplace; you’ll find tons of restored furniture listed at high markups from people who aren’t frugal but would instead make a lot of money under the guise of being frugal.
Shopping at ALDI Grocery Stores
Some stores sneak under the average person’s radar, leaving frugal people to reap the benefits. ALDI is a perfect example of this phenomenon.
“I just recently started shopping for my groceries there and spend nearly half than what I would at my regular grocery store,” one woman confesses. “I know many people shop there, but now I’m hoping it doesn’t become flooded with so many people they jack up their prices.”
Taking Advantage of Estate Sales
Rummaging through an estate sale for fabulous finds has been one of the best-kept secrets of the frugal community for years. But, unfortunately, more people are catching on, making estate sales as ubiquitous as garage sales these days! But, regardless of their exploding popularity, estate sales are still a safe bet for timeless finds – for now.
Military Surplus Thrifting
Times are changing, and finding a great deal at your local military surplus store doesn’t happen as often anymore – you have to dig a little deeper nowadays! “You used to be able to collect all sorts of gear from firearms, tents, clothes, helmets, backpacks, cases, tools, and knives for super cheap,” confesses one man.
“That’s almost all gone partly because of collectors and partly because of fewer things being surplused out. Although occasionally, there are still deals to be found.”
For decades, public libraries have been an invaluable resource for frugal people. Unfortunately, despite offering free best-selling novels and current movies on DVD and Blu-Ray, there is a stigma about libraries from the general public’s standpoint. That’s quite alright with frugal people; they’re glad they have libraries all to themselves!
Eating at Costco
If anything ever happens to the fantastic food deals found at Costco, I will scream. I fully expect cheap hot dogs, chicken bakes, and pizza to be a part of my frugal life until the end of time. I hope nobody ruins this deal for everyone.
Buying Rotisserie Chicken
These chickens have been the best deals at warehouse clubs and supermarkets for years, but many fear the secret is out! “Right now, there are lineups in my warehouse club for them,” says one woman.
“We are talking about a Black Friday-sized lineup near the chicken case. If this continues, they will either raise the price or stop carrying them – or there will be a feeding frenzy, and they will have to keep the chickens locked up.”
Scouring the Clearance Aisle
The secret’s out: Taking advantage of clearance items at big box stores and supermarkets has been steadily increasing in popularity. “In the past, not too many people would even bother to look at a clearance sale in grocery stores or Walmart because of quality concerns, but lately, I’ve seen a heavy increase of many people taking advantage of clearance sales.”
Credit Card Rewards
Logic says that credit card companies can only afford to reward customers for spending a lot of money if only a tiny segment of the population utilizes these programs.
So naturally, frugal people admit to fearing when too much of the population enrolls in credit card rewards programs. Consequently, credit card companies would theoretically realize it’s no longer an intelligent proposition business-wise.
This Hawaiian delicacy has been slowly increasing in price over the years. From its humble beginnings as a delicious and inexpensive meal for frugal people to becoming popular thanks to social media influencers, many admit they’re close to being unable to afford cans of Spam anymore! That’s quite sad.
Seat Snatchers on the Rise! The Alarming New Trend of Brazen Traveler’s ‘Kidnapping’ Seats
The dynamics of public travel are evolving, and not always for the better. A recent troubling trend, “seat kidnapping,” is making waves in the travel community. This audacious act sees travelers brazenly occupy seats not assigned to them. Through the eyes of travel writer Benet Wilson, let’s examine the shocking account of a seat kidnapping event and its subsequent implications. Seat Snatchers on the Rise! The Alarming New Trend of Brazen Traveler’s ‘Kidnapping’ Seats
Generation Gap on Wheels: 18 Classic Cars Boomers Love but Leave Millennials Scratching Their Heads
There’s often a generational divide in appreciation for classic cars. Many baby boomers have a nostalgic fondness for certain vehicles that younger generations, particularly millennials, find hard to comprehend. These are the motorized time capsules, the rides that elicit sighs of nostalgia and stories from the past. These vehicles have stood the test of time, from muscle cars to luxury cruisers. Yet, their charm and historical significance often baffle millennials. Let’s explore 18 of these revered vehicles. Generation Gap on Wheels: 18 Classic Cars Boomers Love but Leave Millennials Scratching Their Heads
Be Assertive Without Swearing: 17 Profanity-Free Words That Command Attention
In occasional emotional outbursts, we all stumble upon moments of colorful expletives – a release, if you will. However, the public sphere and the sanctum of our homes demand a more refined approach to language. It’s a universally prudent choice to sidestep the utilization of such explicit expressions. But then comes the intriguing conundrum: how can one replicate that raw emotional intensity without resorting to the familiar arsenal of expletives? Fear not, for we’ve compiled a selection of compelling alternatives that might do the trick for you. Be Assertive Without Swearing: 17 Profanity-Free Words That Command Attention
18 Myths You Thought Were True, But Science Says You’re An Idiot
Misconceptions and myths abound in our world, often taking root in our collective consciousness despite being contrary to scientific evidence. Many beliefs persist simply because they’ve been passed down through generations, unchallenged, and accepted as fact. The reality, however, is quite different. Here, we debunk 18 popular myths that, despite their widespread acceptance, are flatly contradicted by scientific knowledge. 18 Myths You Thought Were True, But Science Says You’re An Idiot
The Unpopular Yet Lucrative: 13 High-Paying Jobs Few Choose to Pursue
Despite their attractive salaries, there are specific high-paying jobs that need help to attract candidates due to various reasons. These unique professions offer financial rewards but often require more individuals to undertake the associated challenges. Let’s explore 14 such occupations that require specialized skills or involve demanding conditions but come with significant monetary compensation.