What frugal thing did you do today?

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Robert44
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Robert44 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:10 pm

Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:40 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips). Uber Black. Saved some money to be frugal.

I did give each driver a rating of 5 stars. They did a good job.
That is the ultimate of cheap.

Minty
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Minty » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:28 am

Robert44 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:10 pm
Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:40 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips). Uber Black. Saved some money to be frugal.

I did give each driver a rating of 5 stars. They did a good job.
That is the ultimate of cheap.
Bet a wooden nickel that Trader Joe is joking with us. My frugality budgets for tipping every hotel housekeeper, Uber/taxi driver, and restaurant server I encounter.

However, my 25-year-old Honda with 229K miles was really rough and noisy when gear shifting today, so I hope I can find some good advice on the forum on what do do if you have to buy a car but don't want to.
Core Four with nominal bonds and TIPS.

ScubaHogg
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by ScubaHogg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:13 am

abuss368 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:09 pm
I cut the floor out of the car and now have a complete Flintstone mobile. No gas needed. Environmental friendly and getting a great workout.
Now you just a small dinosaur for a garbage disposal!

mindgap
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by mindgap » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:37 am

quantAndHold wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:44 pm
mindgap wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:13 pm
quantAndHold wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:39 pm

I can top that. One day last week, we walked 13 miles round trip to the gym, with stops for coffee, lunch, the post office, and the mall. Since we had coffee and ate lunch out, it wasn't exactly frugal. We're training to walk the Camino, which is also not frugal. It took us all day.
Buen Camino. When will you walk it?
We’re starting right after Easter.
Lovely. Best time to walk it. But be careful it can be still snowy when you start in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. But walking into the Spanish spring will be awesome.

Starfish
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Starfish » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:47 am

Robert44 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:10 pm
Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:40 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips). Uber Black. Saved some money to be frugal.

I did give each driver a rating of 5 stars. They did a good job.
That is the ultimate of cheap.

Wait what? Now we are supposed to tip Uber drivers? Isn't that the main selling point for the company?

Starfish
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Re: What frugal thing did you do today?

Post by Starfish » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:52 am

Minty wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:28 am
Robert44 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:10 pm
Trader Joe wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:40 pm
I did not tip the Uber drivers today (two trips). Uber Black. Saved some money to be frugal.

I did give each driver a rating of 5 stars. They did a good job.
That is the ultimate of cheap.
Bet a wooden nickel that Trader Joe is joking with us. My frugality budgets for tipping every hotel housekeeper, Uber/taxi driver, and restaurant server I encounter.
I don't think about myself as being frugal or enjoying frugal things but I have never tipped in my entire life hotel housekeepers or uber drivers (and I did not even realize that I should).
And am I not crazy:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/21/209 ... nber-study

Only 1 percent of Uber customers always tip, while nearly 60 percent never do, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). The average tip is 50 cents a ride, but for those who do tip, the average is more like $3.

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