Today I only spent $2.25 on lunch. How did I manage this incredible feat? I had a buy one, get one free coupon from Carl's Jr. for their fish sandwich. The total came to $4.50 and I sold one sandwich to my friend Bubba. She is an aspiring Cheapy Chinese, and my partner in using BOGO coupons. I hope Carl's doesn't go out of business because of CC like Bubba and me. I'm sure Carl's wants BOGO coupon users to buy fries and drinks, but we didn't.
It was tasty, by the way. While McDonald's Filet-o-Fish has its own set of virtues (deep-fried fish square, tiny slice of cheese, and uncreased bun dome), the Carl's Jr. fish sandwich comes with tartar sauce, plus lettuce and tomato. Yummy!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Posted by Ah Fong at 10:18 PM
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I'm not that proud to admit this, but I got a free honey flour-coated, deep-fried chicken dog corn dog from Wienerschnitzel for my birthday, and ate it with glee. To get your free corn dog, just sign up for the Wienerschnitzel.com email list known as "Der Club" prior to your birthday.
Posted by Ah Fong at 12:56 PM
If you have a Bank of America ATM or credit card (many of us Cheapy Chinese do because of BofA's presence in Chinatown), you can get into certain museums FREE on the first weekend of every month in 2010. See this link.
Posted by Ah Fong at 12:48 PM
Yesterday, I went to a birthday party at my brother's house and took home practically an entire pizza. It is perfectly acceptable for a Cheapy Chinese to do this at a brother's house or if the host insists you take it because the pepperoni & cheese will give him a heart attack. Saving money and saving lives, that's what I do. My work is critical.
Posted by Ah Fong at 12:41 PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
One might think, with all the money I've saved by refusing to go up observation towers and reusing Ziploc bags, that I'd be rolling in the dough by now. The truth is, Cheapy Chinese have their vices too. For the Cheapy Chinese man, it has historically been gambling and smokes, for me, it's shoes, but that's not news.
Posted by Ah Fong at 11:07 AM
Monday, January 25, 2010
Cheapy Chinese do not place great value on pretty views, such as ocean views or skylines, especially when those views come with a cost. For example, it costs $20 to go to one of the observatory floors of the Empire State Building. The true Cheapy Chinese will opt to take a picture of the family in the lobby instead. Really, the art deco architecture of that building can be totally appreciated from the ground floor! Who knows if the view from the 86th or 102nd observation floors will be clear anyway? You can't get your money back if it's not. If a Cheapy Chinese is given the option of paying more for an ocean view at a hotel or on a cruise ship, we will almost always choose an inside room because, obviously, the view is free once you walk outside or onto a deck.
Posted by Ah Fong at 10:43 PM