Yes, I was one of those guys who waited until the last minute to purchase a Valentine’s Day gift for my wife. But it turns out I wasn’t the only one as there were plenty of other men and women doing the same thing. I got to thinking, though, on purchasing Valentine’s candy as to whether or not it would be cheap or frugal to buy the candy on the 15th, when it’s 50% off. So I asked the question on Twitter and Facebook and got the following responses:
What do you think? Is buying ½ price Valentine’s Day candy on Feb 15th and giving it to your spouse being cheap or being frugal?
— Jonathan White (@JWFinCoaching) February 15, 2013
@jwfincoaching That is cheap.
— Robert Davies (@GMVRob) February 15, 2013
@jwfincoaching Frugal and SMART in my opinion.I wish my hubby would have done that for me when he went to Walmart this morning!
— Meg (@SparingChange) February 16, 2013
@jwfincoaching This morning, my wife bought candy for herself & those medium-sized, heart-shaped choc chip cookies for us. No complaints. 🙂
— Chris Peek (@PeekChris) February 16, 2013
As for me, I’m not on one side or another, but if I had to lean one way it would probably be more on the cheap side. I couldn’t imagine telling my wife to wait a day for candy because it would be 50% off the next day. But part of me really appreciates waiting and getting a good deal.
There is a difference between being cheap and frugal, but which situation does this fall into?
That’s what I think, what about you? Is buying Valentine’s Day candy for 50% on February 15th cheap or frugal?