8 “cheapskate” money saving tips from The Family

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 10:05 am
Reading Time: 2 minutes

An American man developed a special walk to ensure the carpet in his house lasted longer. So they don’t have to pay to replace them.

So Kirste and Dan wanted to know, what is your cheapskate tip? Glen once fixed a tire puncture with super glue “It lasted for 9 months but I wouldn’t recommend it because it’s not very safe.” Christine had a student who thought McDonald’s sold nothing but soft-serve. “Then I realised they are a family with 6 kids and it makes more sense.”

Rachel knew a couple who made enough money to book international trips. But they did not like paying extra for their pre-flight drink. So they would smuggle in a beer each. “That’s probably why they can afford the trips.” Christine’s husband used bike tire glue to patch her son’s school backpack. “It was a temporary fix but it has lasted over 2 years.”

Some more tips we heard from the family…

“I reuse my tea bags for my husband who likes weak tea.”

“When my kids were little, in summer I would bath my kids on the lawn in a shell pool, so I could use the water in the garden afterwards.”

“I cut all my 6 sons’ hair myself.”

“Cut all your toothpaste tubes, beauty balms and cleaning product bottles in half and scrape the last bits out.”

What is your cheapskate tip? Let us know by texting or messaging us on socials. Listen to the full chat below!

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