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Do You Get Made Fun of for Being a Bargain Hunter?

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I think ever since I had a really rough couple of years financially I've always been on the look out for bargains/deals/freebies. A lot of it really helped me survive affording bills etc. but I think it can become a bit addictive and I do have certain friends who'll always point out that I'll buy the thing that's discounted or the meal on the 'set'/'cheap' menu. I'm not cheap when it comes to buying pressies for people and I save up for stuff I really want, (I also never dodge a round at the pub!) but I often get tarred with the 'cheap' label. Be interested to hear any of your experiences 🙂

annacat
12 months ago
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MrsCraig
MrsCraig12 months ago

I've been a bargain hunter ever since uni, so 10 years now. I always look for a bargain no matter what it is for. My friends don't think I'm cheap at all, they often ask me to find them bargains on items that they need. I recently managed to get my husband a new phone for £160 instead of £400. My friends and family are always amazed at the bargains I get or how much I am able to save. My friends don't think I'm cheap as they are all trying to save money too.

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Pjran
Pjran12 months ago

Yes my husband teases me as I’m always looking for the best price. Why pay more if you can buy the identical item cheaper? I’ve always been careful with money as I learned a very valuable lesson decades ago when my parents lost their home, dad gambled and was a pub goer every night!

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen1512 months ago

I feel like I used to, but as i’ve got older, i’ve found lots of people love a bargain - my mother in law works for Tesco and loves telling everyone about all the bargains / clearanced items / free items she gets... i think it’s more normal now 🤷🏻‍♀️

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames12 months ago

I always look for a bargain but i will spend silly amount if money on things aswell. My friends and family usually ask me if their looking for something and il find it cheaper for them. Sometimes they will buy something i like then i find it for myself for cheaper 🙊

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Tom
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12 months ago

Haha yes, I refuse to go to a restaurant unless I have a voucher, and so friends always roll their eyes. But I just say, "half the price, twice as often"! and they secretly love it.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees12 months ago

Tom I'm curious how you go about dining at non-chains?

I tend to look for vouchers before eating out, but if they're not a chain they're highly unlikely to be on things like Meerkat Meals and Tastecard.

Do you simply avoid places that don't offer vouchers? Personally I tend to prefer more independent places as they often offer more interesting or better quality food, but the lack of vouchers is annoying to my deal hunting side! Do you have a tactic at these places?

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blabee92
blabee9212 months ago

Yes alot from family,however when their wanting something with the best discount I'm the one they run to and they are all over me like a rash when I show them my bargains😊 I'm all sorted for Christmas already and there not so it doesn't bother me.

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sunny101
sunny10112 months ago

Yes, my family did tease me a bit, three years ago, when this obsession started. They have all benefited so much during that time that they now respect and appreciate the knack of hunting deals and discounts. Tom I'm ashamed to say I was the one eye rolling recently when two family members slapped card after card down on a restaurant table to find the best discount - it was like a poker game. (I taught them well 😂 )

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