Some frugal activities are just not worth the hype.
A Reddit user posted this question on the platform, seeking to know what activities people thought were frugal but were not willing to do.
He gave the example of a tiny bit of bar soap. He could not use such, but he would squeeze the toothpaste tube until nothing came out.
Other Reddit users chipped into this conversation, and here are some of the best responses!
Some people would rather pay more for nonstop flights instead, “9 times out of 10 I’ll pay more for the nonstop flight.”
“I never skimp on the number of squares I use, and I realize it’s not very frugal,” adds another
Sleep is more important than discomfort for this user, “On nights that aren’t hot but are humid, I’ll run the AC for sleeping. Sleeping well trumps frugality for me.”
Great Quality Coffee
One user is determined not to follow in their parent’s footsteps, “My parents buy the cheapest coffee in the store and reuse their grounds. (5 scoops in the first pot; throw another 3 on top for the second pot.) I buy GREAT beans and toss them after one use. I’ll be frugal in other ways, but not coffee.”
Black Friday Shopping
Some users try to avoid crazy people waiting on a deal, “Black Friday shopping or any kind of deal that puts me in a line with crazy people frothing at the mouth for a deal.”
One user says these are too much work for too little profit, “I refuse to hold them. Too much work for too little profit. I donate what I don’t need to a few reputable (local) organizations and feel fine about it.”
“I need a house cleaner, and I budget for it. I have severe allergies, and despite cleaning regularly, having someone else deep clean has been so beneficial for my sinuses,” explains another user
Do not skimp on skincare if you have sensitive skin, “I know it’s an expensive thing not to be frugal about. I have rosacea and very sensitive skin… When something works, I stick with it and am wary about trying a new product.”
Save Money Buying Food
This user will not save money by skimping on buying good food, “Anything about saving money around food. still recovering from a pretty bad eating disorder, so I have a hard time eating a lot of food. It sucks I spend most of my extra money on groceries, but I’m thankful I’m even able to do that now.”
Some users will pay more to live in good locations, “Living in the good part of the city is worth every cent. I can walk everywhere; there is so much great stuff nearby; my balcony has the nicest view.”
Pet Care and Food
This is one beloved cat, “I refuse to be frugal when it comes to my cat. She has health insurance, the best food money can buy, and a living room full of toys. She’s my pride and joy; I will deny her absolutely nothing.”
One user will always go for fresh versus frozen, “People often say that frozen vegetables are the economical choice, but I just can’t eat them. I don’t know what it is, but I will buy fresh fruits and veg until I have to sell my organs to get my next meal.”
Price Matching at Stores
Another user thinks it is a waste of time, “Price matching at grocery stores. I hate it when I’m stuck behind someone in line which has their phone out to price match every item in their cart.”
“I can’t drink cans or bottles in public – I can buy it for cheaper and drink at home, so if I’m going out, I’m splurging on draft,” explains another user.
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