Americans are using these tricks to save money during the pandemic, study finds

Your financial mindset can also be impactful when on the dating scene.

Two-thirds of those polled said they actually think using a coupon on a first date is completely acceptable.

In fact, 45% said they’d happily use a coupon on a first date.

Three in four say that the more they age, the more desirable it is for a romantic prospect having a smart financial mindset.

Added Meyers, “Being frugal encompasses money, convenience and time, coupled with value.  At Slickdeals, we equate frugality with smart shopping and we’ve assembled the largest community of savvy consumers so users can score the best deals on the best products, with insight from millions of real people.”

 

CHEAP OR FRUGAL?

CHEAPFRUGAL
Tipping the minimum acceptable amount (15-20%) regardless of serviceRegularly tracking electricity use (switching off lights/appliances when they aren’t in use)
Declining to be a part of rounds at the barRegularly tracking the home thermostat (keeping the heat as low as possible)
Calculating your part of a group bill to the centWatching movies at home instead of in the theater
Keeping outdated or worn out electronics, as long as they still barely work Shopping at second-hand clothing stores
Reusing tea bags or coffee filtersBuying clothes at department stores like Kmart, Walmart etc
Eating food a few days past its expiration dateBuying off-brand food products
Lengthening longevity of soap by diluting soap bottles with waterBuying no-name electronics (such as ear buds from the corner stone)
Re-giftingGiving up drinking while at bars or restaurants / Only having alcohol at home
 Seeking out deals or coupons for all purchases

References

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  2. ^ Slickdeals (slickdeals.net)

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