20 Obvious Signs That Say You’re Being Way Too Cheap

We all enjoy saving money and grabbing the best bargains, but there’s a thin line between being cost-conscious and downright stingy. Here are 20 signs that suggest you might be crossing into the realm of excessive penny-pinching!

You Bring Tupperware to Buffets

You Bring a Tupperware to Buffets
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Why waste food when I can take it home and have leftovers for the rest of the week? Plus, Tupperware is expensive, so it’s like I’m saving money in the long run.

You Won’t Throw Out Socks 

You Won't Throw Out Socks 
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My socks have more holes than Swiss cheese, but hey, they’re still wearable!

Magazines In Public Places Are Free Right?

Magazines In Public Places Are Free Right?
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Why buy a magazine when I can grab one from the dentist’s office?

You Make Your Kids Lie About Their Age

You Make Your Kids Lie About Their Age
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What’s a little white lie between parent and child? Besides, they’ll thank me for all the money I’ll save them when they’re older!

You Pull a ‘Ross’ When You Go to Hotels

You Pull a 'Ross' When You Go to Hotels
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Who needs to pay for shampoo and conditioner when you can take home a lifetime supply from the hotel room?

You Freeze Every Single Bit of Leftover Food

You Freeze Every Single Bit of Leftover Food
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It’s not hoarding if it’s in the freezer, right? Plus, leftovers are just as good the second time around, or the third… or the fourth…

You’re a Hoarder

You're a Hoarder
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I prefer to call it ‘collecting.’ I mean, who wouldn’t want a drawer full of ketchup packets?

You’re Happy To Cut Off the Mold

You're Happy To Cut Off the Mold
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Mold adds character and flavor, right?

You Dilute Soap When It’s Running Low

You Dilute Soap When It's Running Low
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Why waste money on a new bottle when I can make this one last for another month or two?

You Grab More Than Two Mints When Offered

You Grab More Than Two Mints When Offered
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You never know when you might need a mint emergency stash. Plus, they’re basically free!

You Collect Free Pens 

You Collect Free Pens
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What’s not to love about a free pen? Especially if it’s from a hotel or bank!

Often Helping Yourself to Free Condiments

Often Helping Yourself to Free Condiments
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I paid for the burger, so technically the ketchup is free, right?

You’re a Terrible Tipper

You're a Terrible Tipper
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Why should I give someone extra money just for doing their job? It’s not like they’re saving the world or anything.

You Can’t Resist Pocketing Sachets of Sugar Salt and Pepper

You Can't Resist Pocketing Sachets of Sugar Salt and Pepper
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– I mean, I might need some extra seasoning for your leftovers. And they’re so cute and pocket-sized!

You Go Back for Free Samples

You Go Back for Free Samples
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I’ll just walk around this Costco for lunch and call it a day.

You Steal Glasses From the Bar

You Steal Glasses From the Bar
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They already served me the drink, so it’s like a complimentary souvenir, right?

You Refuse To Pay for Items To Be Fixed

You Refuse To Pay for Items To Be Fixed
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Why should I pay to fix something when I can just duct tape it back together?

You Bring Your Own Snacks to the Theater

You Bring Your Own Snacks to the Theater
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I’ll bring my own candy and popcorn, thank you very much. Who needs to pay $15 for a small bag of popcorn?

You Pocket Pens, Staplers, and Post-It’s at Every Opportunity

You Pocket Pens, Staplers, and Post-It's at Every Opportunity
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I’ll just take this stapler and pen and… ooh, Post-Its! Don’t mind if I do.

You Gate-Crash a Party if It Means Free Food

You Gate-Crash a Party if It Means Free Food
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I wasn’t technically invited, but who can resist free food? Plus, it’s not like they’ll even notice me among all the other guests. 

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