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12 Things You'll Get If You're Thrifty But Addicted To Shopping

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1. Me: won't waste money on new socks even though they have holes in them.

Also me: new shoes, new shoes, NEW SHOES!!!

2. Me: only ever orders tap water.

Also me: always says YES to extra guac.

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3. Me: makes a DIY cleaning solution to save money.

Also me: wipes one countertop, then gives up and hires a cleaning service.

4. Me: sells old clothes at a thrift store.

Also me: uses money to go thrift shopping.

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5. Me: scours Craigslist for discount furniture.

Also me: $300 bed linens?! MUST HAVE THESE.

6. Me: follows a strict budget for grocery shopping.

Also me: orders delivery because none of the dishes are done anyway.

7. Me: vows to stop buying coffee out.

Also me: buys a Keurig because it feels fancy.

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8. Me: finds the cheapest possible flight (with a four-hour layover).

Also me: takes a $40 cab to the airport even though there's a perfectly decent airport bus.

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9. Me: bails on going to the movies with friends because "I can't spend money right now."

Also me: spends $12.99 buying a movie instead of waiting two more weeks to rent it.

10. Me: refuses to spend 10 cents for a grocery bag.

Also me: buys the pre-chopped veggies that are three times more expensive than the regular ones.

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11. Me: hasn't been to the dentist in two years.

Also me: buys a Groupon for experimental teeth whitening because it looks cool.

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12. Me: refuses to buy new jeans until the hole in the crotch fully tears.

Also me: buys an electric foot massager because the reviews were so good.

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