To me this qualifies as a cheapskate maneuver, but maybe not to others. My friend Rose will come to my relative's cabin with me, I provide all of the food (and I want to - it is just my treat to a few of my friends). During the weekend, the discussion will come up about going out to a nearby tourist type tavern/ski lodge. I always make it very clear both before we go to the cabin that if any excursions are going to be made, that I cannot/will not pay for drinks/food/entertainment. It is just to come up with me, enjoy a homemade dinner, snacks, drinks, and breakfast and lunch, etc. But, the excursion always comes up, and I go with the flow - Rose is the one that presses this on as she loves this tavern. And then we get there, but gee, Rose cannot find her money now - it must have been in her suitcase. So we all pitch in for her. Until two years ago. I had bought her the drink, the appetizer, only to find her in the gift shop handing over her $20 bill for the shirt she had found.