Do you have a thrifty side? We suspect that you do, if you are here in the first place. While getting deals is great, some of us take bargain hunting to another level--and still others give deal-searchers a bad name by being fairly cheap. Which camp are you in?
When you buy clothes, do you stick to brand names?
If you stick to brand names only, no matter what the price, then you’re certainly not cheap--but you should really start going to the sales to get your best price! Frugal fashion isn’t easy, but the ideal mix in your closet should be something like 50-50 or 70-30 with brand names and no-names (like vintage and basics), if only to allow you some opportunities for getting the big-time deals.
Would you ever try to push a coupon through if it’s not good?
Let’s say you’re in a brick-and-mortar store, and you have an amazing coupon that expired yesterday... do you try to use it, or do you toss it? One of the signs of crossing the frugal line and venturing into the world of cheap is when you try to abuse your deal-hunting powers. Don’t! When you abuse a coupon, other people do it, too--and that means that you won’t be able to find good deals in the future.
How far will you go for a deal?
Do you build your wardrobe around deals?
Are you frugal, or are you cheap?