Frugal Ideas That Have Backfired On Me

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

frugal ideas backfired

We all have done this. We are at a store and see a product. We think to ourselves that this purchase will save us effort or money and we buy it. Then we take it home and discover the use of our purchase is less than ideal. Here are a few I will confess to.

Three In One Shower Products

These products are supposed to be body wash, shampoo, and conditioner all rolled into one. For me, they don’t work. Some of them have left my hair feeling like straw. Others have made me feel like I hadn’t even washed my hair at all. In the end I ended up with a peeling scalp and split ends. It wasn’t great.

Floor Cleaning Footware

I have hard surface floors throughout my apartment and I thought these slippers would save me time cleaning and save me money buying brooms and dust pans. They were difficult to clean, didn’t pick much up off the floor, and were not worth the money that I had spent on them.

Generic Brand Soy Milk

Many people in our home are lactose intolerant. I will admit some store brands of soy milk we have found have been acceptable. There is one, however, that was horrible. I couldn’t get my children, husband, or myself to drink it. There were even large chunks of soy still floating it it. In the end we just had to get rid of it.

Dollar Store Ice Cream

I admit I should have known better, but a part of me just believed this was worth a try. I won’t go into huge detail about what went wrong with this product purchase. What I will say is that it the cost of the product didn’t make up for the consequences of eating this product.

What “thrifty” purchases have you regretted?



1 Comment

  1. Sandi May 14, 2014

    The 3 in 1 product didn’t cause your split ends.

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