My mother, where can I start with her:
*I like going to yard sales, but step far from her when she negotiates on prices that she does a good amount of the time. I rarely negotiate at yard sales.
*When I was 12 at the Land of the Mouse, I had to say I was 10 due the cost of the tickets if I was asked. Good thing I looked young to pull it off but I hated doing that.
*The County Fair had a special for under 17s was a very cheap admission day when I was about 9 and my sister 6 so my mother took each of kids by the hand, and turned her wedding rings the other way, and my mother being looking young enough said I am the kids' sitter, and she got away with it!
*She doesn't tip waitstaff well. Case in point, we had a discount voucher to a place while on vacation with her, and my sister's 2 kids to the land of the Mouse. She was going to tip on what we actually paid for, even though the 4 people split 2 large meals, 1 of them that was free. I ensured the waitstaff got the proper tip even though she objected (and my dad had given me cash to tip with ahead of time knowing his own wife doesn't tip well lol)
*She usually keeps her home cooler than normal in winter regarding the heat and warmer in the summer (not running much a/c), and tries to tell other family members we saved X amount doing it that way. I have to adjust how I dress when going over there.
I need to return later with more as I know she is one that even if she is given a few extra dollars and spend it on something fun, she won't really do it unless really pushed to do so....