I'm very thrifty. For clothes, we never pay full price. I wait til stores have their 50% off already reduced clearance prices, shop thrift stores, yard sales, etc. Same goes for shoes though I don't buy used shoes. For groceries, I shop sales, use coupons, make grocery lists and plan meals and still buy healthy, high quality foods. I also make a lot of stuff from scratch, so that helps out. For school supplies I either buy them when they are on sale, or buy them at the dollar store. I don't buy a lot of cleaning supplies. The only ones I buy are seventh generation disinfecting wipes and eco-friendly laundry detergents, dishwashing liquid, and dishwasher gel. Otherwise I use vinegar, baking soda, or lemon juice to clean with. For our upcoming vacation, I've also managed to save money on hotels using priceline, and bought snacks for the kids to eat in the car instead of stopping at convenience stores all the time!
at 12:32 PM on Jul. 13, 2010