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Date: 08/02/10 02:00 PM

49 Responses to 25 Ways People Have Embarrassingly Saved Money

  1. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Link: 25 Ways People Have Embarrassingly Saved Money - OK, I-A-B... Admit it, what sick and disgusting things have you done to save money?
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    MonoBrow Male 18-29
    543 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    27 D=
  3. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
    785 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    I had sex with an incredible beautiful girl. She paid for it...
    lol
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Not flushing the toilet after every time I took a leak.
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    iLoveChoo Female 18-29
    120 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    This was kind of depressing
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1442 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    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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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    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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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    @ bored-am-I She`s probably still paying for it.
  9. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    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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    PranaDevil Male 18-29
    40 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    "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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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    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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    tylertooo Male 40-49
    240 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    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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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    im happy to say i was never this poor
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36695 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    I can`t think of anything that isn`t really discusting so I`ll just shut up.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    I joined the Army because I was broke and starving and the recruiter offered me a slice of pizza.
  16. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    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!
  17. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    @nidonemo, please know i was joking. notice the herp derp.
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    Jaedon Male 18-29
    72 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    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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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm
    "Cut them up now and forget they even exist!"

    Oh would were it so easy!
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    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    -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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    BADOLDOG Female 40-49
    108 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    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 pair of pantyhose for a coffee filter.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    25 ways ...
    *clicks link
    27 of the ...

    wtf?
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
    773 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm
    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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    KellsBells Female 30-39
    316 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    @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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    lainarae Female 18-29
    21 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    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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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    Oh pooe, I`ve done 12 of these things and then some.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    LOL s.h.i.t.e gets converted to poo with an e on the end?
    Hilarious IAB.

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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    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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    YoungOola Male 13-17
    325 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 7:11 pm
    #16 just sounds shallow.
  30. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm
    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.
  31. Profile photo of MissMage
    MissMage Female 18-29
    695 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    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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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    August 2, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    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.
  33. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 1:46 am
    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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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 7:15 am
    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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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 7:47 am
    ramen noodles.
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    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
    247 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 9:57 am
    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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    lololeela Female 30-39
    327 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 10:42 am
    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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    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
    583 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 10:55 am
    ive did at least 4, although only thru sheer laziness not cos i was hard up
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 11:59 am
    that was boring!
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
    1767 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    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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    shorti3rach Female 13-17
    62 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    I`ve done the whole cigg thing.
  42. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    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.
  43. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 5:05 pm
    what smoker hasn`t found a longer butt to have a puff when they were desperate?
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    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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    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    i made my mattress out of news paper insulation blocks and made my own kimchi
  46. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    August 3, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    [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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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    August 4, 2010 at 12:04 am
    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...
  48. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Seriously CodeJockey, you can`t find a better avenue to leak your autobiography?
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    Sandy312 Female 18-29
    159 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 12:51 am
    #23 scares me o.O

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