The website "Vice" has an article which is meant to spotlight the "bizarre" and "hilarious" things that people do to save money. Except - I don't find all of them so bizarre and hilarious. Does that make me weird?
Here are some of the "weird" and "bizarre" things on the list - with my commentary in parentheses as to whether I think they are actually all that hilarious!
I cut open my face wash and moisturizer to get every last drop because that stuff is $$$$.” (NOT bizarre - frugal!)
“(Purchase) meat at the grocery store on a Sunday night. They tend to stock up before the weekend but by Sunday everyone has what they are going to grill and such; what remains must be sold, at a big discount too.” (That's just smart)
“Save old water from washing fruits/rice and use to water plants.” (Don't a lot of environmentally conscious folks do this? Will we mock owners of rain barrels next?)
“My wife cuts my hair; sometimes I have the kids use my bathwater." (Unless you or the kids have been mudding all day, so what?)
"I’ll drive up to 4 hours to a different airport for a cheaper ticket." (Ever heard of return on investment?)
"I rarely eat out and when I do it's carryout, no matter the restaurant, to avoid the 20 percent tip.” (OK, that's just mean.)
"I bring an empty plastic bottle with me when I go to the gym and fill it up with the hand soap inside the gym’s bathroom. Saves me money on soap and it so happens I love the smell." (That's not funny, that's theft!)
"Instead of buying plastic containers, I wash and reuse empty ice cream or butter containers for storage." (Yes! Those containers are quality!)
“My friend Jay and I in our club-going days used to hide our coats in an alley near this club, rather than pay the $1 coat-check fee." (OK, that is weird)
“If the paper towel isn’t too dirty, I’ll rinse and hang it out to dry so I can reuse it.” (Nope)
“Every time I go to any fast food place and they dump your bag full up ketchup or other condiments, I save all of them so I can use them later." (Everybody does this!)
What money-saving practices do YOU have that you'd be surprised to find that other people find bizarre?