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Old 08-08-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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We have achieved a new level of our frugality!

Are you ready?
For my birthday, I got the same birthday card I got last year. Not another one just like it - the same one! I mean, think about it:
The message is the same - she still loves me; I am still the soul mate she always wanted; I still make her smile... Everything!
So why should she go out and find a brand new card every year?!

I like my card!
She signed it this year and put a date on it, and put it away. I can't wait to get it again next year!!

I'll be 73.
She then shoulda taken you out to lunch to the Golden Corral....
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:11 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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^^^ Yes, but she GIVES him the same old car over and over again ( how many years now?)
A short love note on a piece of paper would mean to me more than just giving me an old card again.
That's not frugal, that's ... lazy.
(Five years, we think)
Nah.... IT'S FUNNY!

The card is looking a bit worn, but it's MY CARD! It said what she wanted to say and that's never changed. I pretend to be surprised, everyone laughs at the usual Alzheimer's jokes, and we go on to more important things.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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I can appreciate it. I think it is more for fun than frugality. Some gifts need to be given more than once. It's even better if you keep repackaging the same gift for her every year.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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We recycled the same old card for a few years. But we moved last year, & it hasn't surfaced yet, in time for my bday next week. So he might have to break out ,50cents for a dollar tree special lol
I couldn't give you a point, so happy birthday!
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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Not sure if I am detecting a bit sarcastic note here
So, it's the same card...
Does she at least put a new date on it, and write like" same as always" and sign, or just give you the card with the original date on it, and that's it??
Does she mail it, or save the stamp?

Seriously, this seems like a sweet idea. It shows the longevity of your relationship, which is worth more than any card
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Old 08-10-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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A relative in the UK suffered an unfortunate financial reversal that forced them to be very frugal. They still had fun exchanging gifts though. They would give the same gifts back and forth every year but would creatively fix them up or wrap them in a humorous disguise. Sometimes they would put bits of paper inside pages of books with clues to follow and send you on a scavenger hunt to find your silly gift.

They'd get their same old gifts back but they had so much fun doing it that they really didn't care. Sometimes you just have to get creative and use your imagination. (These people were a lot of laughs and the food was ALWAYS very good!)
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Listener2307 View Post
We have achieved a new level of our frugality!

Are you ready?
For my birthday, I got the same birthday card I got last year. Not another one just like it - the same one! I mean, think about it:
The message is the same - she still loves me; I am still the soul mate she always wanted; I still make her smile... Everything!
So why should she go out and find a brand new card every year?!

I like my card!
She signed it this year and put a date on it, and put it away. I can't wait to get it again next year!!

I'll be 73.
As long as it makes you happy, that is all that matters.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:35 PM
Status: "I can learn to admire w/o having to aquire." (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Where the last of the "Big 3" has retired. Spurs country.
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Wow...well it's easy to be frugal with stuff you obviously don't care about...much harder to cut back on stuff you consider important - so I guess not buying a card put you a buck or two more toward the stuff you like.
A buck or two only if purchased from a dollar store. Hallmark prices now for BD cards for a specific/special person are now $6.00 (OK $5.99) A CARD. I have been a Hallmark customer for many years, they have lost me now........I don't care how much I love someone, a Happy Birthday card is not worth $6.00 to me. I will use that $6.00 toward a gift or a meal.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:40 PM
Status: "I can learn to admire w/o having to aquire." (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Where the last of the "Big 3" has retired. Spurs country.
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We recycled the same old card for a few years. But we moved last year, & it hasn't surfaced yet, in time for my bday next week. So he might have to break out ,50cents for a dollar tree special lol
Beats blowing $6.00 on a Hallmark card.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:53 PM
 
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you're retired and probably at a point in your life when enough is enough LOL now a birthday cake is on a completely different level
Both DH and I are now pre-diabetic----so a cake wouldn't be an expression of love!
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