I keep trying to keep reusable bags in the back of my car, but my very helpful DH likes to remove EVERYTHING from the car when he cleans it. Including things like that, the trash bag I keep up front, and other miscellaneous things. Makes me crazy--but I can't even be mad because he's helping!
We got back from a short vacation with family a few weeks ago. It was in a resort-y area. Everyone stayed in the same hotel--except for my sister and BIL, who stayed in a cheap motel down the road. Their stay was about $100 less than ours. But our hotel had a big waterpark, and passes were included with your hotel cost. They're also generally guest-only, but the event we were in town for was able to negotiate passes for non-guests at a cost of about $50 per pass.
A few days before we left, Sis texted me to ask if she could have any extra passes we got. (We had previously stayed in this area at a different resort where 4 passes a night were included with the stay.) I was a little annoyed--on the one hand, if we got four, we wouldn't have used the fourth pass. But on the other hand, we PAID for those passes, and she wanted them for free. I begrudgingly told her ok, but warned her that we might not get any extras. Other family members not interested in the waterpark offered theirs, too.
We stayed a little longer than everyone else, and arrived a day early. When we checked in, they gave us exactly the number of passes for people/age group in our room. AND the passes were also room keys. I e-mailed family to let them know (and to warn them about the passes being keys, since by giving up their passes they would also not be able to leave the room at all.)
There were multiple back-and-forth messages about schemes to "add" Sis and BIL to their "room guests", etc. In the end, after several faxes, phone calls, and brainstorming, Sis and BIL WERE able to snag a couple passes without paying.
OR, they could have just paid the same amount as the rest of us and avoided a massive hassle in order to save a couple bucks
Also, Sis thinks they got bedbugs from their motel, so,
Sis has many odd ways of "being thrifty" that generally don't end up being money-saving techniques (or very valuable.) She's a big fan of pirated movies too, which, as someone who works in a creative field, makes me NUTS. (Plus, I hate watching shaky lo-res videos.) Last year she called me in a panic because her hair was super messed up--because she likes to go to the cosmetology school for beauty stuff. Which I would do too, for easy stuff, but what she wanted them to do was fairly complex, and something I wouldn't trust first-year students with. She ended up spending 10+ hours over two days to get it done, and then fixed (she also had to take a personal day at work.) But, hey, it was cheap.