Confessions

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We make point-of-wallet decisions everyday—both little ones like grabbing a candy bar from the vending machine to larger ones like taking a vacation—that collectively dictate how we live our lives. We are all given a limited amount of resources, and so the idea is to minimize our spending on needs, and maximize spending on our wants in order to live a fulfilling life. Success can be measured by the amount of money we have left at the end of the month, without having sacrificed our sanity, our needs, or all of our wants.

My point-of-wallet decisions center on living the Frugal Decadent lifestyle, which means that I choose to both save money and to get all of the luxuries that life has to offer.  To share my successes (and humorous failures), I created Frugal Confessions Fridays as a platform for to share specific things I am doing in my frugal life to save money every day. I love the community it has created, where people come together and share their own frugal tips, experiments, and results—we laugh, we get inspired, and we help to save one another money. Some of my favorites are:

After everyone reads my frugal confession they share their own, which is where I have picked up quite a few tricks over the last year. Please come on over and share your own experience. It can be funny, serious; perhaps it saved you $500, or just $0.50. All are welcome and appreciated!

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Nicole @ Amazing Frugal Mom

Years ago I used to do all of my grocery shopping at Super Target. Upon returning home and reviewing my receipt, I was constantly noticing that several items were not ringing up as their advertised prices on the little signs. Bringing my receipt back for an adjustment was a pain–I would wait there forever while a team member checked the price. One day I was so fed up I went to the store, went to all the items that rang up wrong, and took all the little signs down and brought them with me to customer service. It was only an adjustment of maybe $2, but it was the principle! With the signs in hand my refund only took a minute or so to process :)
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Nicole

In Australian grocery shops. If they charge you the wrong price for an item you get the item for free. The store will give you your money back as long as you have the reciept. That’s why I always check my dockets before leaving the store.
A lot of stores will also match or even better other stores prices if you take the catelogue of the other store in and show the sales person. This is a great way to save money on bigger items such as electronics. I got a $150 discount and free delivery on my TV that way.

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FruGal

Neat Australian perspective Nicole! Thank you for sharing. Awesome score on the $150 savings.

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