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Rob_In_MO

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Age : 44
Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

PostSubject: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:13 am

Let's see where this goes, always new ideas popping up from other members.


I'll start =

If I eat "out" its off a dollar menu (at least when alone )

My motor oil is free after rebate(s) or < $1qt for Synthetic.

I shop at Ross (recently purchased a $70 7diamonds shirt for $12)

I don't drive pointlessly, and try to plan my trips.

When I do have to go somewhere, my scooter gets 100-mpg.

Saving all the "scraps" from tins until I get a decent bag to smoke.


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shootist51



Location : Indianapolis, Indiana
Registration date : 2007-12-28

PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:20 am

When a bar of soap gets thin, I break it up and add it to my shaving cup.

Buy 2-ply toilet paper and separate the plys. 2 rols for the price of one.

Fold 1 square of toilet paper into 1/4 size. Tear off the corner, open the square up, run finger thru hole created by tearing the corner off. Use the toilet paper, then use the corner to clean under your finger nail. lol!
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sstodvictory

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Location : SE Michigan
Registration date : 2009-12-05

PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:57 am

I've washed my hair with dish washing liquid for as long as I can remember. Cheaper than shampoo and works just as well.

Steve
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Bub

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Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:10 am

My wife
Reuses dental floss
Reuses paper coffee filters
Cuts open tooth paste tubes for the last drop of paste
I am proud of her
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tslots

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Age : 60
Location : Idaho
Registration date : 2008-03-29

PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:04 pm

For all my hobby expenses, I don't buy anything new until I sell something I no longer use.

I collect all the recyclables (aluminum cans, plastic bottles) at home + work and turn in for cash.

I occasionally shop at the local thrift stores for casual / work clothes - especially on Wednesday when it's 40% off. I've bought name brand jeans that retail for $50+ for $5 and shirts for $2

My wife usually goes to consignment stores for her clothes.

I started a vegetable garden this year (tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant) to offset the escalating prices. I'll make salsa from some of the harvest to use for holiday gifts.

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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:42 pm

Great job Brothers, keep 'em coming!

After a shower, I leave the water sitting in the tub until it reaches room temperature so I can capture the heat instead of sending it down the drain. After it cools to room temperature, I use that same water to flush the toilet with during the day...
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Natch

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Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:35 pm

shootist51 wrote:
When a bar of soap gets thin, I break it up and add it to my shaving cup.

Buy 2-ply toilet paper and separate the plys. 2 rols for the price of one.

Fold 1 square of toilet paper into 1/4 size. Tear off the corner, open the square up, run finger thru hole created by tearing the corner off. Use the toilet paper, then use the corner to clean under your finger nail. lol!

Note to self: Don't shake hands with shootist!

Natch
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Location : Cornelius, NC
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PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:11 pm

I'll have to think about this one. scratch
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Doc Manhattan

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Location : Land of Steady Habits
Registration date : 2008-05-26

PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:22 pm

Just marry a rich girl, obviously. Being a kept man is the ultimate cheapskate move, with none of the drawbacks of spartan living.

(Don't be a sap like me and follow your heart. Cool )
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Carlos
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PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:41 am

Natch wrote:
shootist51 wrote:
When a bar of soap gets thin, I break it up and add it to my shaving cup.

Buy 2-ply toilet paper and separate the plys. 2 rols for the price of one.

Fold 1 square of toilet paper into 1/4 size. Tear off the corner, open the square up, run finger thru hole created by tearing the corner off. Use the toilet paper, then use the corner to clean under your finger nail. lol!

Note to self: Don't shake hands with shootist!

Natch


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shootist51



Location : Indianapolis, Indiana
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PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:44 pm

Natch wrote:
shootist51 wrote:
When a bar of soap gets thin, I break it up and add it to my shaving cup.

Buy 2-ply toilet paper and separate the plys. 2 rols for the price of one.

Fold 1 square of toilet paper into 1/4 size. Tear off the corner, open the square up, run finger thru hole created by tearing the corner off. Use the toilet paper, then use the corner to clean under your finger nail. lol!

Note to self: Don't shake hands with shootist!

Natch

Isn't shaking hands taboo nowadays, thought we were supposed to bump elbows or some such?
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Location : Swanzey, NH
Registration date : 2010-10-23

PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:39 pm

I was sick of my wife buying so much fancy soaps and lotions I started making them.
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sand18f

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Location : Southern Appalachia
Registration date : 2011-01-17

PostSubject: Re: BOB Official Cheapskate Thread   Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:03 am

I don't buy new cars. We keep the old one and replace motors, trans etc. as needed.
We never take vacations. We have traveled alot...home is the best.
We prefer to eat at home. We grow a lot of our food.
We don't use credit cards.
We don't owe anyone anything...except standard taxes, utilitiy bills, etc.
We don't buy junk.
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