I’m Living on the Edge
This was the scene on my dashboard as I drove home last night. What started with 10 miles until empty moved to this, all because I'm cheap.
As I left the office, I did a quick calculation. Could I make it from Parkcenter to Fred Meyer before my engine had no more life? Maybe. Was it worth it? Heck yes, because I had Fred Meyer Fuel Points to use.
I have a compulsion to save money, so much so that the risk of running out of gas was more profound than the risk of filling - even a few gallons - without the discount. I get the insanity.
I have a few other quirks that come with being cheap. I use Priceline almost every time I need to book a hotel or rent a car (and have saved thousands over the years), I'll buy slightly damaged furniture on clearance and do some minor repairs instead of full-price, and I still have some clothes I bought in college that I wear regularly.
Do you have cheap compulsions too? Are you as quirky as I am with saving money? What are your special savings tricks?