The definition of frugality is
the reduction of waste, curbing costly habits, suppressing instant gratification by means of fiscal self-restraint, seeking efficiency, avoiding traps, defying expensive social norms..thrifty, sparing, careful, prudent, provident, parsimonious, abstemious, penny-wise, saving, cheeseparing...........
Ugh, don't like the parsimonious word.......... But...........Yes
I have joined the ranks of thrifty minded seniors.!
I have started to collect coupons and use them.......checking out save.ca and flyerland.ca.... looking for free samples, trying to win contests!and
asking for breaks on large purchases."Is that the best you can do?" Always have shopped sales, especially on clothes...so enjoy finding that expensive item at 50% off.Never really had the timeto really devout to searching out the "deals"..
I like to think I am now doing these things because I have the time, because I enjoy the hunt ... not because I am cheap.... But !
Why do I feel the need to explain watching pennies?
When did it become a bad thing to be careful with hard earned money?
When did society change and become so impressed by spending.
Always been a bit of the rebel, never did like following the crowd and guess that hasn't changed.
To this point ; I have received a package of samples from Proctor and Gamble.
Hurrah to this company. Inside were samples of hair shampoos and conditioner, olay , deodorant and a razor .
I will try these products. I applaud P&G for this initiative. This certainly encourages me to try and to consider their products.
Coupons and sample of Purex laundry detergent came from Save.ca. Again a product I will consider carefully.
Cheap or a senior or just being smart?
What am I?