Ultimate Cheapskate?

Don’t worry I am not wringing out paper towels and reusing them! :/)

But I am doing something that most of you will think is hardly worth it.

I started doing this little trick a long time ago when I was in a No Spend record days and I did not want to blow it to go to the store to buy a box of these:


So clever Debtgirl that I am, I cut what I had left in half.


Let me tell you Half is more than enough! Try it, cut one in half and give it a go. It still smells really nice after its used, and the clothes smell nice too! But toss it, mkay? πŸ™‚

TIP: You can and should buy the better brand if you are going to do this.

In other news, I walked at break yesterday:


Thats 20 minutes. Today me and the kid hit up the gym in the morn:



Trying to stay healthy and exercise is critical when stressed.

Then I dropped her off at the golf course to play 18.


She gets to play 18 holes for $8.00!!!

So that is how much I spent today.

Not a bad day!

Ok now go get those scissors out!



19 thoughts on “Ultimate Cheapskate?

    • It really is the little things that add up. I save with coupons and club cards and my kid is like mom, its just a buck. Well, one day I showed her how many “bucks” added up and then I let her do the math for weekly then monthly than for a year. It really does add up. πŸ˜‰

  1. Ha! I cut my dryer sheets in1/4’s! Been doing this for years. You really don’t need even a half sheet! Great minds think alike!! πŸ™‚

    • Its about .45 a hole! Great deal!

      I tried cutting off brand but maybe the brand I tried was too “off”!

      Will try it again with a “better” off brand! πŸ˜‰

  2. @ Sheryl, it’s because of deals like that that I have been saved!

    Actually another thing that has stretched my budget was the generosity of the organization where my daughter golfs, they gave her a scholarship and I pay the full yearly fee but only half price for monthly tourneys!!!

    Its been a blessing!!!!!!

  3. I haven’t cut my sheets in half. I do leave them in the dryer till they have seen better days.

    I love coupons, loyalty cards and birthday clubs as they make my dollars go a little farther. One of my local grocery store gives you fuel points to shop there and they double the points for the purchase of gift cards. So if I need to make a purchase its done with a gift card as i want the fuel points. Do you think gas will stay at $2 for the next few years….not.

    I have now starting the store clerks if they offer any discounts to include punch cards.

    • Hi Katie, thanks for stopping by.

      Great idea with the gift card! So how do you make that easy to do?

      Do you buy them in advance or do you buy them first at time of transaction then use them that day?

      I dont think I can buy in advance.

      We havent seen $2 gas in California in years!!! πŸ˜‰

      • They have a rack of cards from different stores…lowes, home depot, sears, kohls and etc. Living on strict budget, I have been looking ahead for my upcoming expenses, no more flying by the sit of my pants. If I need to get something for the house, on payday, I will pick a gift card from the store I plan on making the purchase from. This doesn’t work all the time but ever penny counts. I only need 100 points to get a ten cents of a gallon of gas. It’s not much but i will take it.

        I am enjoying the low prices on gas. As i know they can’t last very long. Taking the extra cash and stashing towards the emergency fund I know I need.

        I can see that the budget is going to be on my mind for the next few years.

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