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?