19 Shocking Behaviors That Reveal You’re Being Way Too Cheap

We all appreciate saving money and getting the very best deal possible. But there’s a fine line between being frugal and just being cheap. Here are 19 signs that strongly indicate you’ve crossed that line.

Magazines In Public Places Are Free, Right?

Magazines In Public Places Are Free Right?
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Why spend money on a magazine when you can grab one for free from the dentist’s office or other waiting rooms?

You Bring Tupperware to Buffets

You Bring a Tupperware to Buffets
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Why waste all that food at a buffet when you can take it home in your trusty Tupperware? It’ll save you money in the long run!

You Won’t Throw Out Socks

You Won't Throw Out Socks 
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Sure, your socks may have more holes than Swiss cheese, but they’re still wearable, right? No need to splurge on new ones just yet.

You Pull a ‘Ross’ When You Go to Hotels

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Who needs to buy shampoo and conditioner when you can stock up on those cute little hotel bottles for home use?

You Make Your Kids Lie About Their Age

You Make Your Kids Lie About Their Age
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A little white lie about age won’t hurt, especially if it means saving money on admission fees or meals for your children.

You Freeze Every Single Bit of Leftover Food

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Leftovers are precious, and freezing them ensures you never waste a single morsel. They’re just as good the second, third, or fourth time around, right?

You’re a Hoarder

You're a Hoarder
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You prefer to see it as collecting, but that drawer full of ketchup packets might be a bit excessive.

You’re Happy To Cut Off the Mold

You're Happy To Cut Off the Mold
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Moldy parts of food can be easily removed, right? Adds character, they say.

You Dilute Soap When It’s Running Low

You Dilute Soap When It's Running Low
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Stretching that soap bottle for another month or two sounds like a clever money-saving strategy.

You Grab More Than Two Mints When Offered

You Grab More Than Two Mints When Offered
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Hey, you never know when a mint emergency might strike. Plus, they’re practically giving them away!

You Collect Free Pens

You Collect Free Pens
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Who can resist free pens, especially if they have a logo on them? Hotel and bank pens make great souvenirs.

Often Helping Yourself to Free Condiments

Often Helping Yourself to Free Condiments
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After buying your meal, it’s only logical to stock up on some extra ketchup, mustard, or mayo for later use.

You’re a Terrible Tipper

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Why over-tip for a service when they’re just doing their job, right? It’s not like they’re saving lives.

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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You never know when you might need some extra seasoning for those leftovers. Plus, those little sachets are just too cute to resist.

You Go Back for Free Samples

You Go Back for Free Samples
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Who can blame you for getting a little extra something when you pass by those delicious free samples at the store?

You Steal Glasses From the Bar

You Steal Glasses From the Bar
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A complimentary souvenir, right? They served you the drink, so it’s almost like they’re encouraging it.

You Refuse To Pay for Items To Be Fixed

You Refuse To Pay for Items To Be Fixed
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Duct tape can work wonders, and it’s practically free compared to paying for a professional repair.

You Bring Your Own Snacks to the Theater

You Bring Your Own Snacks to the Theater
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Why spend a fortune on overpriced theater snacks when you can bring your own candy and popcorn from home?

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

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Office supplies are there for the taking, right? Besides, who doesn’t love a well-stocked home office?

You Gate-Crash a Party if It Means Free Food

You Gate-Crash a Party if It Means Free Food
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Okay, you might not have been invited, but free food is too tempting to pass up. Plus, they probably won’t even notice you among all the guests.

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