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kareng57

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #465 on: April 08, 2013, 11:52:27 PM »

Sweet!! All the more reason to join and I found out it's a very reasonable price to join. $100 for a year. The only truly useful coupons I find are ones for glade/air wick plug in oil, toilet paper and paper towels. Most times I can't find coupons for other stuff I get. Sometimes I'll get lucky and they'll be offering a coupon for hygeine products when I need them but most of the time the coupons are for junk food and prepackaged meals which I admit I will get now and then but I think I end up using at most 5. Which generally only saves me about$10 at most.  And don't get me wrong, that $10 is nice and enough that I can treat us to a bottle of cheap hooch, but I am amazed by the people who can whittle a$200 grocery tab to $10. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata bloo • Hero Member • Posts: 1300 Re: Cheapskate stories « Reply #476 on: April 09, 2013, 09:44:17 AM » They have Thomas bagels and bagel thins at Sam's club, where 2 packages are under$4.

Sweet!! All the more reason to join and I found out it's a very reasonable price to join. $100 for a year. The only truly useful coupons I find are ones for glade/air wick plug in oil, toilet paper and paper towels. Most times I can't find coupons for other stuff I get. Sometimes I'll get lucky and they'll be offering a coupon for hygeine products when I need them but most of the time the coupons are for junk food and prepackaged meals which I admit I will get now and then but I think I end up using at most 5. Which generally only saves me about$10 at most.  And don't get me wrong, that $10 is nice and enough that I can treat us to a bottle of cheap hooch, but I am amazed by the people who can whittle a$200 grocery tab to $10. Hijack: Wait...what? I've paid$35 a year since 1997 or so. If I let my membership lapse, will it go up to around that?

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Re: Cheapskate stories
« Reply #477 on: April 09, 2013, 09:49:16 AM »
They have Thomas bagels and bagel thins at Sam's club, where 2 packages are under $4. Sweet!! All the more reason to join and I found out it's a very reasonable price to join.$100 for a year.

The only truly useful coupons I find are ones for glade/air wick plug in oil, toilet paper and paper towels.  Most times I can't find coupons for other stuff I get.  Sometimes I'll get lucky and they'll be offering a coupon for hygeine products when I need them but most of the time the coupons are for junk food and prepackaged meals which I admit I will get now and then but I think I end up using at most 5.  Which generally only saves me about $10 at most. And don't get me wrong, that$10 is nice and enough that I can treat us to a bottle of cheap hooch, but I am amazed by the people who can whittle a $200 grocery tab to$10.

Hijack: Wait...what? I've paid $35 a year since 1997 or so. If I let my membership lapse, will it go up to around that? Do you get your membership through work? My mother used to, and her rates were lower for it. When angels go bad, they go worse than anyone. Remember, Lucifer was an angel. ~The Marquis De Carabas Piratelvr1121 • Super Hero! • Posts: 11379 Re: Cheapskate stories « Reply #478 on: April 09, 2013, 09:49:37 AM » I don't know. I've never had a membership with them before. Maybe it's a locational thing? I'm in the Midatlantic and even in this lower income area, I've found things are still pricier here than where my friend lives in the Midwest. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. You have a right to be here. Be cheerful, strive to be happy. -Desiderata Hillia • Hero Member • Posts: 4107 Re: Cheapskate stories « Reply #479 on: April 09, 2013, 09:51:54 AM » Right out of college i decided I wanted a pair of leather hightop Pony sneakers - don't know why, since I've never been particularly active and certainly never played a sport requiring good shoes. I paid I think$65 for them - a ton in 1985 - and wore them for about 5 years, at which point I was sick to death of them.  They were heavy and clunky, although pretty comfortable, and they would not show any wear at all to justify ditching them.  I finally took them to Goodwill, and have no doubt that somewhere in the universe those darn shoes are still in existence.

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