Are women fickle frugals? | The Frugalista

Are women fickle frugals?

by frugalista on September 30, 2008

This Associated Press article says that women are more likely to buy cheapie cough syrup or generic eggs than purchase bargain cosmetics or cut-rate food for their pets. Uh, yes. I’m one for frugality, but more like the "shop in moderation" variety. I still wear MAC make up, I just recycle old tubes so I can get some of the lipstick for free. I don’t buy generic deodorant, but you will find store-brand eggs in my house. If I had a dog, I know I would try to find a way to feed it the best food. Who knew that it’s genetic? heheh

According to the article:

…shoppers are opting
for cheaper brands across many product categories, including
over-the-counter medications, eggs and milk.

But they’re more reluctant to switch to less-expensive pet food as well as cosmetics, personal-care items and toilet paper.    

”People are trying to save money, but they are being selective about
it,” said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart.

I think the editor-in-chief of ShopSmart has been reading The Frugalista Files! LOL

Does frugality have its limits? Are you a selective frugalist? Does your pet eat high-end food? Where do you splurge? Where do you spend?

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