Is there a line you won't cross? Is there something you read about in other frugal blogs that makes you wonder what is going on? Or..........is everything fair in love and war?
Would you load up on ketchup or other condiment packets when going to a fast food place for lunch to use at home? Would you go to a salvage grocery store that is specifically for the poor to do your grocery shopping even if you can totally afford full price at the main stores?
I honestly don't know what made me think of these situations today but they pop up in my mind. So I thought I'd throw them out for discussion.
I would not load up on condiment packets for the sole purpose to take home. Now if I had something like 5 packets and only used 3 then sure I would take the other 2 home or perhaps to my work desk and use at another time.
I read one time of a frugal blogger who used ketchup packets to fill up their empty ketchup bottle. Hopefully this was possible because they collected packets over time and didn't go hog wild and grab a ton on them. I read where this one person reuses dental floss. Nope not going to go there. Unroll the 2 ply bathroom tissue to make it 1 ply? Nope.
The salvage grocery store is really up for discussion I think. If it is indeed a "food pantry" then obviously we don't qualify and I pray we never do. There are salvage stores out there though that simply sell items that the name stores can't. Maybe the items are out of date or perhaps the can was dented. I don't have a problem shopping there in the least. Amanda from thefundamentalhome.com got some amazing deals from her local salvage place this week. I mean a spread on her table for less than $32.00.
So...........tell me. Do you have an ick factor? Have you drawn a line in the sand?