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[ Written By : Guest | Apr 24, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
How to Confront a Cheapskate

Even though our stated mission as a Schnorrer is to spend as little possible, we of necessity  will encounter others with the same mission. Yeah, I know that everyone does this but a cheapskate can go to extremes. Maybe for projects, it’s you who buys and gets everything. Or maybe its you who has to treat him/her every time you guys go to your restaurants, AND for it to be an expensive one too?
Here is an article showing a Schnorrer how to confront your cheapskate opponent and let him/her know …

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[ Written By : The Schnorrer | Apr 13, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
The Foul Scented

Dear Schnorrer,
I have a good aquiantance who I am very fond of, except for one glaring fault.  How do you tell someone they smell bad?
Pepe
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Dear Pepe
With a name like Pepe, I can tell you are an expert on the topic of smelling bad.  Only kidding.  Unfortunately, with a name like Pepe, I doubt whether you can TAKE a joke.  Only kidding.
Now as to your friend: one tactic is to present your PAL with the gift of cologne.  A deodorant would be much too obvious so opt for subtleties like scented …

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[ Written By : Guest | Apr 7, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
How to Negotiate with a Street Vendor

One of my pet peeves is when the food cart vendors start hiking up their prices, and ripping me off.  I was more than willing to pay $1 for that snapple, but $1.25 is no longer an option.  Or the $2.25 hot dog.  They freakin pay no rent, so give me a break.
One thing that I’ve noticed is these vendors like to hoard change like it’s their crack stash.  Them giving out change is like breaking the code on street vendorship….it’s the 2nd commandment.  First one is never change the hot dog …

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[ Written By : The Schnorrer | Apr 4, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
The Schnorrer Always Pays Last

At a group dinner in a restaurant, the Schnorrer knows how to handle himself He makes sure to be the last one to contribute to the bill once it comes. This is the equivalent of being the big blind in poker; being in the seat of power. He has gleaned from life experience that the last one who pays the bill is the one to count the money pile. More often than not, people over contribute. The $18 owed, turns into $20, the …

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[ Written By : The Schnorrer | Mar 30, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Unclean and Late

Dear Schnorrer:
I live with two roommates. One of my roommates has recently become very serious with her boyfriend, and he has gradually increased the time he has been spending at our apartment to the point where he only goes home to get more clothes. Otherwise, he is at our apartment every moment that he is not at work.
Would it be terribly rude of me to ask that he go back to his own apartment each morning to shower? He takes 30 minute showers, which a) leaves no more hot water …

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[ Written By : Matt | Mar 17, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Free Games at Gamestop

Video games have influenced many things in our culture. Music, movies, fashion, other video games, everything (aside from all the stuff that isn’t covered). If your age falls anywhere between the classification of small male child and large old male child, you probably have an extensive video game collection and a super specific memory of moving pixels. Sadly, video games are expensive, and a good one can run you about 60 dollars or more. Thankfully, you can buy used games, but even those are expensive.
Game stop, because they often do …

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[ Written By : The Schnorrer | Mar 15, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Sex for Lobster

Dear Schnorrer,
Every Friday night I have dinner with my friend Elizabeth. Although we maintain a platonic friendship, ever the gentlemen, I always pick up the tab. However, last Friday something unusual happened. Elizabeth insisted that we both order the Lobster (the most expensive entrée on the menu). When I asked why, she told me not to worry, as she would be taking care of the bill. This was a good enough explanation for me, so I obliged. But, later on that night Elizabeth uncharacteristically began flirting with me. When I …

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[ Written By : The Schnorrer | Mar 11, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Pie Filling First, then the Crust

Dear Schnorrer,
Living with a family of schnorring men (I have 4 sons), there is one schnorr that drives me nuts.  Whenever I make or buy a dessert pie, someone thinks they are so smart, and eats filling thinking that I won’t notice that pie has been eaten since the crust is still intact. Your responses are very clever, so I hope you can help here.
Thanks,
Barbara
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Dear Barbara:
Thanks for putting your faith in The Schnorrer.  Schnorring is an action that which falls out of the field of accepted norms. What you describe …

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[ Written By : Guest | Mar 7, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
How to Be Cheap at a Potluck Without People Knowing

Saving and budgeting money should be a goal in all aspects of life. This includes getting the most out of a potluck whilst putting the least amount of effort in.
1. Get there early. This allows you to  bring something cheap without others knowing who brought the baked potato.
2. Use someone’s coattails. If you haven’t gotten there early enough, pick something that will complement another item of food – this means that you don’t need to purchase as much (and makes the other item look cheaper as it requires your supplement)
3. …