[ Written By : Guest | Oct 16, 2013 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Getting Married on the Cheap The wedding industry can be expensive.  In fact, wedding expenses are responsible for the entire credit card debt of many Asian countries. But come on, how expensive is it to say, “I do?”  And weddings offer the perfect opportunity to lean on the goodwill of others.  It’s a wedding, after all; people have to do what you say. Below are 11 tips for a cheaper union: 1)    Avoid the Middleman: Go to a wedding planner for an initial consultation and ask them for their recommendations for DJs, caterers, etc.  Then contact those folks directly. 2)    Stack the Guest List w.... Read the full story »

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[ Written By : Guest | Oct 16, 2013 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Getting Married on the Cheap

The wedding industry can be expensive.  In fact, wedding expenses are responsible for the entire credit card debt of many Asian countries.
But come on, how expensive is it to say, “I do?”  And weddings offer the perfect opportunity to lean on the goodwill of others.  It’s a wedding, after all; people have to do what you say.
Below are 11 tips for a cheaper union:
1)    Avoid the Middleman: Go to a wedding planner for an initial consultation and ask them for their recommendations for DJs, caterers, etc.  Then contact those folks …

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[ Written By : Ed | Oct 16, 2013 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Schnorring In A Gay Bar

The U.S. Senate recently officially repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, a major achievement for our nation and our Military Forces. But those of us who know that gay people are the most FABULOUS members in our schnorring life, well, embrace your local gay function and become “Family”.
If you have never been into a gay bar, do not be afraid. These are fine people and they live life better than most. Let me give you some back-story; I was rooming with a friend in college named Joel. He was gay and …

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[ Written By : Gregg | Jun 21, 2012 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
10 Ways to Know You’re A Schnorrer, Volume 1

Free Stuffin is proud to present our readers with 10 Ways to Know You’re A Schnorrer.  No matter how you convince youself otherwise, if you perform any of these items, you are by definition A Schnorrer.
1. You fill up the 18 year old scotch bottle with Dewars so guests think they are getting the “fancy” stuff
2. You have 5 birthday dinners so that all your different groups of friends can “celebrate with you”
3. You know which neighbors have 2-ply toilet paper
4. You plan your “vacations” based on which friends or …

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[ Written By : Gregg | Nov 20, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Whole Foods Line Schnorring

My wife had purchased chicken for dinner to prepare at Whole Foods, and when she opened it, realized it was bad.  She sent me back to Whole Foods, and went straight up the customer service line, where there was one woman in front of me.  She returned a box of cereal, and the customer service rep asked if she would like cash back or exchange.  The woman said she would like to exchange for her order.
She then proceeded to ring up around 40 items worth over $250, applying the $5.49 …

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[ Written By : Guest | Sep 25, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Cost-cutting at the Supermarket

Food prices are skyrocketing these days for normal Americans.   And for arugula-organic-free-range slaves like me, sticker shock is becoming a cardiac arrest.  So I’ve found a few creative ways to cut food costs at the supermarket.  And if done right, they won’t get you banned for life from your favorite store.
1)    Look for mold in the produce aisle.  While others look to make sure a box of strawberries is mold-free, I go for the ones with mold.  Then, after I’ve eaten all the good ones that day, I return the …

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[ Written By : Guest | Aug 7, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
To Catch a Predator’s Wallet

A California man on Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” showed up at a house in the suburbs, hoping to have sex with an underage girl he thought he had chatted with online. Instead, he found himself handcuffed and given a court date. When the date arrived, he skipped his hearing to try to have sex with another underage girl he thought he had chatted with online. He arrived at her suburban home and again found himself handcuffed.
What does this story tell the schnorrer? That sex predators are the ideal …

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[ Written By : Guest | Jul 6, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Beauty on the Cheap

Beauty is a billion-dollar industry aimed at convincing us we need to smell like roses when we sweat.  Women long have borne the yolk of L’Oreal and Calvin Klein, but now they have company.  Men used to be able to opt out, but no longer.  With the advent of manscaping, guys are expected to shell out as much dough as girls for the right to look and smell like every other metrosexual.
But beauty can be had on the cheap.  You don’t need expensive gym memberships, makeup or surgeries to be …

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[ Written By : Guest | Jun 3, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Your Drinks Paid For

In a recession, we all need to make sacrifices, but come Hell or high water, I’m hanging onto my Friday nights out like those still hanging onto the glimmering hope of the Democrats digging us out of this mess. Until then, I choose sacrifices of a different breed. Girls, leave your hangups at the door: tonight, you’re drinking for free.
1. The Sad Bartender
It’s hard to believe, but some bartenders don’t think they’re “all that.” The best clubs may have bartenders that look like Abercrombie models, but hit up some of …

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[ Written By : Guest | May 8, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
A Guide to Couch Surfing

A carefully executed couch surfing experience can provide a person with weeks, months and possibly years of food, lodging, entertainment and, done right, romance.
There are three basic approaches to the task of getting onto the couch or into a spare room.
1. Just Got Thrown out: This could be from a parent’s house, a girlfriend/boyfriend, stale roommate situation, or through an angry landlord. The crux of this approach (truthful or not) is that you are in a bind and need a temporary favor.
2. Just Passing Through: Won’t be here …