25 Ways People Have Embarrassingly Saved Money

Submitted by: lostinkorea 6 years ago in Funny
http://consumerist.com/2010/07/27-of-the-sickest-things-youve-done-to-save-money.html

OK, I-A-B... Admit it, what sick and disgusting things have you done to save money?
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Female 159
#23 scares me o.O
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Female 3,598
Seriously CodeJockey, you can`t find a better avenue to leak your autobiography?
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Male 5,617
After we married, there was a time that I received
calls from three temp jobs at the same time, all
of which, I accepted.
For about 2 weeks, I slept all of two hours a day, 05:00 to 07:00 which gave me just enough time to
shower.

Things improved from there when I took another
temp-to-perm job in a thread-rolling plant making
truck lugs.
That place folded just as I left but,
the next job was what lead to my becoming a
software engineer.

All the while I was typing this, I was hearing
the opening to `Raising Arizona` in my head...
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Male 5,617
[email protected]!!!
If you are going anywhere to RECYCLE a cigarette,
don`t you even think "I`m pretty low with this,
aren`t I? Perhaps I should just never do this
again."

I thought I had it bad.
Starting out, I drove cab. I had some good days
and some "$26 days," also.
I repaired cars.
Whenever I didn`t have work, I would troll the
neighborhoods for scrap metal including whole
cars.

She wanted to be married but I`m not Christian.
The compromise was that we were married
outside of the JOP in Toledo on October 16th, `95.

A preacher was waiting outside, under a crab-apple
tree. I gave him $35, my last except for the $5 I kept for fuel on the way back to Detroit.
The next day, we went back to work. I was a
window washer and she was a house cleaner.
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Male 450
i made my mattress out of news paper insulation blocks and made my own kimchi
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Female 4,376
Being poor is an awesome way to lose weight. Living with my ex i lost about 40lbs. When i came home everyone asked how i did. They thought i was joking when i said just not eating and walking everywhere.
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Female 3,598
what smoker hasn`t found a longer butt to have a puff when they were desperate?
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Female 3,598
Here`s what i`ve always kinda pictured when i think about pmarren:
He`s sitting on a seventies-orange colored easy chair in his moms basement/living room.
His mom happens to be one of those crazy cat ladies and there are cats freaking EVERYWHERE. seriously everywhere like on the mantel, under couches, in the trash can, all over the counters and in his bed/clothes... so as you can see it might be hard for him to think about anything else when everything he owns smells like pee, and he lays awake at night listening to the scuffles and yowls of the 70+ cats he`s forced to live with. that would make me hate cats too, but dude, move out.
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Female 62
I`ve done the whole cigg thing.
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Male 1,765
pmarren, were you molested by a cat when you were a kid? Seriously, I know it`s your "thing" but that comment wasn`t even related to the link.
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Male 25,416
that was boring!
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Male 583
ive did at least 4, although only thru sheer laziness not cos i was hard up
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Female 327
pmarren must have had his ass kicked by a cat when he was young. He keeps feeling the need to mention how much he hates cats, even on forums that have nothing to do with cats.

It`s ok pmarren. That kitten can`t hurt you anymore. You`re safe now.
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Male 247
Use coffee filters for toilet paper? I don`t get that, aren`t coffee filters a lot more expensive than toilet paper? Using toilet paper as coffee filters makes more sense...
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Male 6,694
ramen noodles.
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Male 4,594
I`d feed feral kittens to my dogs so I wouldn`t have to buy them as much dog food.

Anything left over could simply get tossed on the highway and the crows would finish it off.

Kind of a win-win for everyone.

Cats = Suck
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Male 516
I`m surprised they didn`t mention turning 1 roll of 2-ply toilet paper into 2 rolls of 1-ply.
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Female 3,828
I had a friend that was part of a birth control trial - she got the placebo and a daughter.<--LOL the funniest one, in the comments section.
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Female 695
I do the popcorn thing at the movies every time I go. I always just take someone`s old cup and an empty popcorn bucket from the trash or a theater that`s letting out and go get it refilled.

I can`t remember the last time I paid for something at the movies. Not stealing just getting the schmuck who payed ten dollars for popcorn`s money`s worth. Also if people only knew how cheap places get soda for versus how much they charge. *shakes head*
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Female 1,963
Harvested for cigarette butts on the ground in town, and wrestled a guy for a particularly good one. I lost and he got the butt. To be fair, he was a 6 foot guy while I was a much shorter girl.
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Male 325
#16 just sounds shallow.
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Male 571
Okay, the whole flipping-the-underwear-inside-out thing makes no sense to me. Seems to me that if you`re wearing dirty undies you`d want to keep the stank on the inside as much as possible.
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Male 2,549
LOL s.h.i.t.e gets converted to poo with an e on the end?
Hilarious IAB.

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Male 2,549
Oh pooe, I`ve done 12 of these things and then some.
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Female 21
I`ve done a lot of these. I regularly take handfuls of condiments from restaurants. One time i didn`t want to pay for a drink, so I asked for 10 sugar packets and a bunch of lemons to mix into my free water to make lemonade. Lived of ramen noodles for a really long time. I don`t throw out food until its molding, and even then I only cut off the mold and keep the rest.
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Female 316
@Nidonemo and ScottSerious...who the hell is joking? In this economy, you do what you have to to keep the lights on!
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Male 772
If anyone`s interested, there`s another post on that site with a guy explaining how to keep a disposable razor blade sharp for months and months. Apparently, you just stroke it about 10 times along your arm in the non-cutting direction (i.e. opposite to the shaving direction) and it keeps it sharp. Crazy...
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Male 2,419
25 ways ...
*clicks link
27 of the ...

wtf?
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Female 108
even though its not alot of money to save... for a year or more, I used to take a empty duffle bag with me to restaurents or coffee joints, and when I was in the washroom I`d take all the toilet paper.. all of it. Once used a old [CLEAN] pair of pantyhose for a coffee filter.
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Male 1,083
-used body soap to clean dishes.

-boiled a big pan of tap water for drinking water. metal taste was still there. shouldn`t have bothered boiling it.

-for 6 months my diet was all fast food so i could use the free napkins for toilet paper.
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Male 4,014
"Cut them up now and forget they even exist!"

Oh would were it so easy!
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Male 72
I ran out of food for just over a week once so I went each day to a chinese all you can eat restaurant and jumped out of the bathroom window after I was done. I also finish off other people`s drinks at the pub when there`s a decent amount left and they leave them at the bar to be collected up.
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Male 5,314
@nidonemo, please know i was joking. notice the herp derp.
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Male 9,306
That`s very sad. :(

"i use my credit card, and then pay off that credit card with my other credit card. herp derp."

People land themselves in immense debt that way! Don`t do it! Credit cards are designed to make you fail! Cut them up now and forget they even exist!
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Male 7,378
I joined the Army because I was broke and starving and the recruiter offered me a slice of pizza.
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Male 38,457
I can`t think of anything that isn`t really discusting so I`ll just shut up.
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Male 7,611
im happy to say i was never this poor
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Male 240
LOL, I have done most of these. Except for dating a rich guy. Prolly woulda done that too if had thought of it.
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Male 877
21. Used to dig through the butts in my car`s ashtray when I was out of smokes.

everyones done it, relax!



9.would take ketchup packets from fast food restaurants


makes sense, just dont make soup


8. Using coffee filters instead of toilet paper.


necessity`s the mother


4. Went without health insurance. For 12 years. Turned out to be a money saving decision, but I don`t necessarily recommend it.


common sense if yer young relitivy fit and not accident prone...health insurance is fear based.


2. Once for about a week I used an old t-shirt I found in my shed as toilet paper.


necessity`s the motherf u c k e r of invention, hats off ; )
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Male 40
"My uncle lived on unsweetened kool-aid and homemade biscuits for two years. The biscuits were flour and water - that`s it."

That`s just eating glue isn`t it?
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Male 5,314
save money? what`s that? i use my credit card, and then pay off that credit card with my other credit card. herp derp.
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Male 561
@ bored-am-I She`s probably still paying for it.
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Female 4,447
I`ve done the digging-through-the-ashtray deal. And paid for pizza with nothing but pennies that I had horded from anywhere I could find for weeks. I also pretended to not be home a couple times when I knew my landlord would be by to collect rent because I really did not have the money. But now I own a house and am considered middle-class, albeit the lower end of middle-class.
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Male 1,442
Reusing the same tea bag for up to 8 different cups. By the 5th cup it pritty much tasted like plain water...
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Female 120
This was kind of depressing
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Male 1,765
Not flushing the toilet after every time I took a leak.
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Male 784
I had sex with an incredible beautiful girl. She paid for it...
lol
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Male 541
27 D=
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Female 3,727
Link: 25 Ways People Have Embarrassingly Saved Money [Rate Link] - OK, I-A-B... Admit it, what sick and disgusting things have you done to save money?
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