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Old 01-01-2010, 06:19 AM
 
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Toilet Paper, brand name cereal and sodas (I CAN taste the difference) Makeup Foundation, Trash bags( you get what you pay for)
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The closest I come to being non-frugal is on shoes. When my main pair of everyday shoes wears out, I pay retail for replacements, unlike my other clothing which I buy from thrift shops.
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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Toilet Paper, brand name cereal and sodas (I CAN taste the difference) Makeup Foundation, Trash bags( you get what you pay for)
I love Target store bags. I always ask the clerk if I can have extras of the large ones and I use them instead of buying trash bags for my kitchen. I have never had one break on me. If they sold them (reasonably) I would buy them vs the other trash can bags.
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Definitely not with anything I put on our table. Clothing-always wait for end of season and but top of the line,timeless pieces at a fraction of the tag price.

Paper towels, tissues,TP-you get what you pay for.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Laundry detergent because I have a HE machine. Shampoo because my scalp is sensitive to many brands.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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My daughter's college education.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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Jeans. I love my jeans.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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Comics, art supplies and materials for classes (mostly books). I have started ordering books online though and they can be found for much cheaper than any campus bookstore that way.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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Nothing cleans better than 409. Other cleaning products you can buy in the middle of the road range, but I can't find another spray cleaner that works better.
Of all the grocery stores in my area I have learned that Krogers is the best. They have the best prices and the store brand products are just as good as the name brands, including Hellmans mayo which is my favorite. I just can't bring myself to spend that kind of money on a condiment. They are even cheaper than Walmart if you shop wisely.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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Butter, milk - I won't get cheap brands. condiments - better quality makes the cheap stuff we put it on more edible, Ketchup has to be Heinz(we've tried the cheap ones and no one liked them). Prego sauce only. Tuna.
Dawn, Tide, trash bags, tp, pet food (because I've noticed less problems but if its a tough week, they get the cheap food - same as we do).

Most of the time, we won't compromise - still, if money is tight, we'll go by price instead of preference.
ok..with the exception of the Folgers coffee. Don't want to add stomach aches to the stress.
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