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Being frugal sexy?

I was listening to the Frank and Wanda radio show on the way to work yesterday. They were talking about dating frugal people and someone said that using a coupon on a date was not sexy. Seriously! Being smart about money is a turn off?

How does using a coupon kill the romance on a date, though? If a guy whipped out a coupon, groupon, or even foursquare check-in discount, do you know how impressed I would be?

It’s like some women have this fantasy of being wooed by wealthy men, and a coupon kind of jolts them back to “practical reality” or something.

Have you ever used a coupon or discount deal on a date? If not, would you be opposed to it?

Would it bother you to date someone who is frugal?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
3:53 pm

High five @ Jake!

No worries, Slim. I’m struggling to keep it going this afternoon. I just walked into the breakroom to get my salad from the frig, stopped to wash my fork, and walked right back out – without my salad!! ugh!

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
3:53 pm

Who saved $25K using a coupon?!?!?! On one item, or collectively?

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
3:54 pm

But don’t you all feel a little weird about tipping at, say places like, Piccadilly when you take your own food to the table and fix your own drinks, with no refills? I’m thinking, am I tipping you for asking me if I need anything. Just saying

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
3:56 pm

ITL – Somebody was saying this morning that they use coupons because it’s tremedous with their $50K a year dining out habit. Something like that. I’m thinking though if you got $50K a year in dining, you’re balling too hard to clip coupons but hey, I’ve heard stranger things

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
3:57 pm

I thought at Picadilly somebody came and took your tray away and came by with refills… been a long time, though, and I might be confusing them with S&S. Anywho, I still tip in that situation because they are providing a service. Generally, though, it is at a lower percentage than at a full-service restaurant.

Jake a.ka. Sweet Peeda Jeeda TWB

April 10th, 2012
3:59 pm

Lol@Slim…oh, please believe my tipping is merit based, everyone starts with with 20%, everyone doesn’t leave with it…as for the Picadilly type places, 10% max…or the good ole, I’ll leave you two bucks for being cordial and not messing up my meal with attitude.

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
4:00 pm

ITL – They normally take your tray for you and bring you refills but this last time I went, I carried my own tray, got my own condiments and didn’t need a refill. (water)

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
4:02 pm

Jake – A lot of folks hold onto that $2 tip for Errrrythang. Boy that made me laugh :lol: And I believe I asked you all if you tipped on to-go orders at all? (whether it be Carrabba’s to-go or JR Crickets wings) Tip or no tip???

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:03 pm

@Cely: ROTFL!!! Before I went back to see what you were talking about, I thought to myself, “It must be HST saying something like that.” Yup, yup, and yup. ROTFL.

HEY HST: Since you’re saving 25% of 50K a year on dining, does that mean I can get my Birkin now?!?!?! :lol: :lol:

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:05 pm

@Slim: I see. I probably would still leave something out of habit, bc they do have to clear the table. But probably not much.

As for to-go orders, I always struggle with that. But unless it’s one of the Curbside to go deals where they bring it out to the car, then generally I do not tip on a takeout.

Jake a.ka. Sweet Peeda Jeeda TWB

April 10th, 2012
4:09 pm

On to-go orders, I throw a dollar on the tip line since somebody had to prepare it, maybe two if its ready when I walk in, I always ask how long and time they azz, if I can walk in, say my name, and see my box, or it comes out within 2mins…I’ll tip to-go

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
4:15 pm

I struggle on the to-go tipping deal. Sometimes I will, sometimes not. I’m thinking someone at McDonald’s had to prepare my food too but I don’t throw an extra dollar in the drive-thru window either though lol Now if the folks at the counter are extra nice & helpful, makes sure I have enough condiments, napkins, sauces etc then I feel compelled to tip them. I’m not tipping just because you asked me “what would you like?”

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:15 pm

I always ask how long and time they azz

(doorbell rings, Jake opens the door)
Pizza delivery guy: Hello, sir. That was a large Hawaiian and an order of wings? That’ll be $17.50
Jake: Nope
PDG: Excuse me, sir?
Jake: I said, nope. Not paying. Y’all took 31.2 minutes to get here so my dinner is free!
PDG: But, sir…
Jake: (grabs pizza) BYE! (slams door!)

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:15 pm

ITL – ROTFLMBO….lololol

While you’re getting that Birkin, will you attach a request for a pair of red bottoms, size 8.5??? Pleeeeease???

LOLOLOL

Row 125, seat 11B

April 10th, 2012
4:16 pm

LOL…The only carry out place that I leave a tip is Brusters….And since I am there a couple times a week and I know the kids that work there, I usually tip 2 or 3 bucks..

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:19 pm

@Cely: You know I will. I’ll forward the link, so he can have it handy. LOLOLOL

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:21 pm

Uh oh, Row. Sounds like you love ice cream as much as I do. :)

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:23 pm

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
4:24 pm

Row – That’s weird, I’ve never even once ever thought about tipping at an ice cream joint :lol: Heyal, their damn ice cream is already high enough as it is :???:

Jake a.ka. Sweet Peeda Jeeda TWB

April 10th, 2012
4:25 pm

ITL…that’s funny, I been trying to get a free pizza for years, they always get there before the timer goes off…

Cel…speaking of red bottoms, was out with the Mrs, and saw a pair for a mere $782, she looked at me with that baby, I want these look….left her standing in the shoe section…lol. I just can’t fathom it, I can get a car for that price.

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
4:26 pm

Off the off topic – Fellas, what is the best way to approach a man with the “where do you see this going” convo to where you’ll be more receptive to it as opposed to the “oh here we go, sigh and eye roll reaction”?(Debate at work)

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:26 pm

Jake – Mere…ha! I know right. All I can do is pick up a pair, admire and put them back down. Wonder what a girl has to do to get a pair of those? Hmmmmm

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:28 pm

@Cely: I dunno. If you don’t mind having to model them for a dude with a foot fetish, you could probably get a pair pretty easily. LOL

Lady~

April 10th, 2012
4:28 pm

O_o lol hilarity!!!!!!!!!!!!!! waving @ ITL

C you got a flag on the play!

(peepin’ in) wow!

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:31 pm

ITL – I bet for the “RIGHT PRICE” a girl can get a pair. I’m almost scared to know what’s all involved…lol I’m like Jake, I’ll be daggone if I give someone almost a grand for a pair of pumps when I can get a pair for about a tenth (say 70-100) and work it just as nice. Shoot, I can go lower in grabbing a bargin and still get a good pair.

Lady – LOLOL…you see we’re cutting up

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
4:31 pm

Jake – Um…yeah a car with no motor :lol: (Cash for plunkers) ;-)

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:34 pm

(waving) Heeeey, Lady!!! :)

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:34 pm

Jake – I just realized you said you left wifey in the shoe section wanting a pair. A Christmas work up for a pair? A few dollars a month set aside. Boy she would flip out for Christmas.

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:35 pm

@Cely: Don’t ask what the “right price” is – it would probably make you ill.

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
4:37 pm

Cel – I think it’s the principle in the matter of spending almost $800 on a pair of shoes. That’s crazy to me because I was out looking for a new pair of sneakers and I refuse to spend $100 on a pair. ;-)

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:37 pm

ITL – That’s why I said I’d be scared to know…lol I’m sure.

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:37 pm

How come all of a sudden I’m sitting here thinking about a veggie plate from OK Cafe? Man, I can almost taste that squash casserole (or “souffle” as they call it there)

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:41 pm

Slim – I there with you…I get it and soooo agree. I just refuse to spend that much for a pair of shoes that’s gonna do what my price range can do. That’s why I said I don’t have a problem going a tenth of the way for a nice pair of pumps but danggit if I can get ‘em for cheaper (but quality), I’m going in on the best deal.

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
4:41 pm

Squash is just one veggie I can’t get into. I can’t even bring myself to swallow it…..5, 4, 3, 2….

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:42 pm

ITL – You DID NOT mention Okay Cafe? Love love love their food. Haven’t been since midyear last year. The cute white guy (sorry folks) and the lily white guy took me there to show their “appreciation” Mmmmmm, yum

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
4:44 pm

So I go into a sports store that sales it all…the guy hands me a coupon for 25% off but then I get to reading the fine print and it was like, Not to include Nike, Reebox, Basketball wear, atheletic clothing, any sports gear, anything that has anything to do with any sport etc….I’m thinking, so this is a coupon for something with no name that doesn’t probably cost enough to get 25% off!! WTH…anything worth buying in there was excluded with the coupon. LOL

Row 125, seat 11B

April 10th, 2012
4:46 pm

SlimUno…Brusters in Tucker has that little tip jar outside…and when I pay with my debit card, I always shoot a lil extra on for the kids….Plus because I tip, I always get that extra, in my waffle bowl :)

And as for asking dude the question……Don’t….Tell him what you are looking for and allow him to tote the rock from there….

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:48 pm

Not to include Nike, Reebox, Basketball wear, atheletic clothing, any sports gear, anything that has anything to do with any sport etc

LOLOL..what’s left? I don’t know if anybody here remember’s Sunshine stores but my mama use to get shoes from there. There were so many of us I would be beside myself when we made the trip for a new pair….even though it was the jeepers or graveyard stompers held together by that little rubber/elastic band. I was soooo happy when mama got paid and I got a pair :) Bless her (my mama…and daddy too) heart…love her. She did what she could with eight kids.

Those are the shoes that came to mind. You get 25% off 4.99

Jake a.ka. Sweet Peeda Jeeda TWB

April 10th, 2012
4:49 pm

Cel…no red Christmas around our way, can’t do it, wont do it, I’m a little too frugal, they would need paramedics on stand by, cause I would pass out as soon as I hit enter after the PIN.

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:49 pm

remember Sunshine Stores

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:50 pm

@C: I’m with you, honey! I am all about their veggie plate. You can choose 4, and mine rarely change: collards, black-eyed peas, squash souffle, and mac n’ cheese. WOO! Make your tongue slap your brains out. :)

@Slim: I’m the same way with chicken livers. The longer is stays in my mouth, the bigger it seems to get. I’ve tried them several times, but always end up spitting them out, bc I just cannot force it down my throat. UGH!

Row 125, seat 11B

April 10th, 2012
4:51 pm

SlimUno, I have not been here that long, but ………That was way to easy……

Into the Light

April 10th, 2012
4:52 pm

Cel, you are taking me down memory lane…Sunshine Stores….have mercy. :)

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:52 pm

Jake – Paramedics eh? I ain’t gonna lie, I’ll say it because I thought it…never mind. Well Jake, I thought for wifey a couple of dollars a month would be a special special special treat. I’m sure you would partake in those pumps as well. That’s incentive…I think :) But yeah, that’s a bit steep…

Row 125, seat 11B

April 10th, 2012
4:54 pm

OK…..Now ITL…….

Are you ladies doing this because the regular guys are not around to pounce?????

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
4:54 pm

ITL – I just hate the crowd if you wait too long for getting in at Okay but yes ma’am…delish

ITL – Sunshine Stores… :) We have a lot in common I see. We went to the one on Moreland Avenue.

Jake a.ka. Sweet Peeda Jeeda TWB

April 10th, 2012
4:56 pm

Slim…Row is right….the question is loaded…he either gonna run, or he gonna run…..if you really like a dude and everything cool between you two, enjoy the coolness….if he is going to get deeper in the relationship, you won’t need to ask him, he’ll let you know that he wants something committed…that doesn’t mean be a fool, but if its been 6mths or so, its just 6mths, that ain’t shid in love time.

Jake a.ka. Sweet Peeda Jeeda TWB

April 10th, 2012
5:00 pm

Cel…she got a special special treat on her left hand….mine don’t have to hide hers from nobody, except maybe Vanessa, Kobe went HaM…I got my Karats up then….as for partaking, I’m cool with the hundred pair in the closet already.

SlimUno

April 10th, 2012
5:00 pm

You get 25% off 4.99 DAYUM, now that’s a deal!! :lol: Yeah Cel, ya gotta do whatchu gotta do to get er done.

I used to like going to the bread store for the honey buns :D

Jake – 2 years

Celisea

April 10th, 2012
5:01 pm

ITL – You have a birthday coming Friday. My kid will be 17 woo hoo. Ahhhh yeah, I look back over the years…