Don’t Want to be Called a Cheapskate? Watch Out for These Red Flags

Are you always trying to score a deal and constantly searching for ways to save? Have your friends started calling you out on being too cheap?

If so, it might be time to acknowledge that you’ve become a full-fledged cheapskate! Remember – there IS such a thing as taking frugality too far. Read on as we identify some common signs that your penny-pinching has become an art form.

#1. You Never Tip More Than the Minimum Amount

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#2. You Always Look for the Lowest Price, Even if It Means Sacrificing Quality

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#3. You Are Always Looking for Discounts or Coupons

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#4. You Are Always Trying to Negotiate the Price of Things

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#5. You Always Ask for Free Samples or Extras

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#6. You Always Buy Things in Bulk, Even if You Don’t Need Them

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#7. You Are Always Trying to Return or Exchange Things

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#8. You Always Ask for Freebies or Free Upgrades

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#9. You Always Try to Split the Bill Evenly, Regardless of What People Ordered

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#10. You Always Buy Things on Clearance or at the End of Season Sales

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#11. You Always Try to Haggle or Bargain

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#12. You Always Bring Your Own Food or Drinks to Events or Outings

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#13. You Always Try to Get Things for Free or at a Reduced Cost

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#14. You Always Try to Borrow Things Instead of Buying Them

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#15. You Always Try to Get a Refund or Exchange if Something Is Slightly Damaged

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#16. You Always Opt for the Most Basic or Cheapest Options

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#17. You Always Try to Get a Discount or Special Deal

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#18. You Always Try to Get Free Shipping or Handling

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#19. You Always Try to Get Free or Discounted Services

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#20. You Always Try to Return or Exchange Things Even if You’ve Used Them

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#21. You Always Try to Get a Better Deal on Things You’ve Already Purchased

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#22. You Always Try to Get a Warranty or Guarantee

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#23. You Always Try to Get a Rain Check or Credit if Something Is Out of Stock

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#24. You Always Try to Get a Gift Card or Credit Instead of a Refund

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#25. You Always Try to Get a Buy One Get One Free Deal

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#26. You Always Try to Get a Loyalty or Rewards Program Deal

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#27. You Always Try to Get a Referral or Referral Bonus

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#28. You Always Try to Get Free or Reduced-Cost Maintenance

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#29. You Always Try to Get a Trade-in or Trade-up Deal

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#30. You Always Try to Get a Bundle or Package Deal

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