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Frugal Living in Canada

Frugal Living in Canada


Learn About Frugal Living in Canada
What is being frugal? A frugal person is someone that is prudent or economical in the use of consumable goods, such as food, time or money. Frugality means avoiding waste and living extravagantly.

A frugal person knows how to purchase goods and services in a conservative manner, and knows how to use goods and services that they already own, to maximize their long-term goals.

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  1. Elizabeth

    Here’s what a fine line between cheap and frugal is:

    On Monday I went to Shoppers to pick up a few things. They had Kashi cereal on sale and remembered I had a coupon for ‘Buy Any Kashi cereal and get either Kashi crackers or bars FREE”. I chose the granola bars, valued at 2.99 (they were also on sale).

    I went up to pay for everything and gave the cashier my coupon. She accepted it, wrote the value on the coupon and continued ringing me up. When I got home I noticed I was charged for the free box. I went back and forth with myself, asking if it’d even be worth going back for the adjustment, as I live quite a ways away from the store. The fact that I paid for free food bothered me so I called in. The girl was super helpful and told me to come in the next day to get my $3 back.

    I went back the next day and they fixed the situation.

    Some people may call this cheap…I call it frugal. It wasn’t about the $3, it was the principle.

    • teachermum

      I agree, I consider frugal to mean not wasteful as opposed to not willing to spend what I should. I have had the same sort of thing happen. The problem is that most places I shop are a 20-25 minute drive for me, at least $5 in gas to make the trip so it often doesn’t happen! Like the 2l carton of soy milk that was bad and way before the date. It was on sale for $3.49 but to spend $5 in gas when I had no trip into town planned for at least the next week made it more frugal to dump it down the drain, sadly…

      Great list all in one place, Cassie.

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