Ask the Schnorrer, Headline »

[ Written By : admin | Feb 28, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Ice Cream on AIDS Walk

Dear Schnorrer, My girlfriend and I went for a nice walk in central park only to discover that the aids walk was going.  I thought it would be nice to enjoy the beautiful weather and walk in the walk.  My girlfriend grudgingly agreed to walk.  We had a nice time.  A member of the walk [...]

Featured, Schnorring »

[ Written By : Guest | Feb 23, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Etiquette for the Modern-Day Hitchhiker

Hitchhiking is a lost art, practiced these days only by a few faithful burned-out purists.  However, it still can be a handy way to get around, especially in remote locales in the U.S. and widely practiced in Europe.  It is up to the adventurous schnorrer to keep the hitchhiking tradition alive. Just like with any [...]

Headline, Schnorring »

[ Written By : Guest | Feb 20, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
The Parental Cohabitation Survival Guide

When you’re in a financial bind, the ultimate money-saving move is to move back in with the parents.  Avoiding those huge monthly rent payouts is great, but it’s important to note that living with your parents as an adult is a whole different ballgame.  It takes a careful finesse and some behavioral fine-tuning.  The following [...]

Editors' Choice, Headline, Schnorring, THE SCHNORRER »

[ Written By : The Schnorrer | Feb 17, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
“Beauty is in the Eye” says The Schnorrer

When the Schnorrer goes to an ice cream emporium, he instinctively understands that it may be worth his while to forgo his turn in line in order to be served by the plumpest counter person in the store.  The Schnorrer has gleaned from life experience that a chubby person serves ice cream to others as [...]

Editors' Choice, Featured, Schnorring »

[ Written By : Guest | Feb 14, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Check-Splitting

An entire sub-specialty in advanced schnorring studies revolves around techniques for eating the lion’s share of the food at restaurants while paying the gazelle’s share of the bill. But an alternative tactic relies on the intricate mathematics of check-splitting and the fair-minded equality of your dining compatriots. It also relies on timing. Arrive at the [...]

Headline, THE SCHNORRER »

[ Written By : The Schnorrer | Feb 7, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Rate Increase Means Rate Decrease

Do you cringe when you get that Trojan horse of a letter from your cable company which starts by telling you how honored they are to serve you.  You know what’s coming next as surely as heart burn follows jalapenos…..a rate increase.  While most look at this as a harbinger of gloom, the Schnorrer looks [...]

Beating the System, Headline, Schnorring »

[ Written By : Guest | Feb 4, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
DANGER —Suggested Donation Events—DANGER

The Suggested Donation Event is a baited operation that has the potential of exposing a schnorrer’s motives, and, in turn, damaging their reputation. A schnorrer with a bad reputation is called a Mooch, and, say it with me, once a mooch, always a mooch! After an undesirable exposure, the schnorrer must uproot, say farewell, and [...]

Editors' Choice, Headline, Schnorring »

[ Written By : Guest | Feb 1, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
Sneak Attack Cigarette Variety Packs

Any nicotine fiend surely knows that cigarette prices are through the roof, but knowledge alone is never enough to crush your craving.  Fortunately, this situation can usually be saved by simply asking your fellow smokers for a kick-down.  Bumming is by far the most widely accepted way to Schnorr a smoke.  In fact, most smokers [...]

Beating the System, Editors' Choice, Featured, Looking for the Deal »

[ Written By : Guest | Jan 28, 2011 ]Tell-a-Friend Tell-a-Friend Print This Post Print This Post
The Best Time of Year to Buy Anything

One of the most useful articles found on the web from lifehacker.com – Thanks Matt for the link! First Quarter (Jan/Feb/March) Gas grills & air conditioners: They’re obviously off-season, but it’s not like “next year’s model” will be remarkably better or different. January Bicycles & Sporting Goods: Not only is it prime off-season pricing, you’ve [...]