Bargain hunters often describe it as a rush when they find a good deal and save money. It’s in complete contrast to a similar rush others feel when they spend money.
Meet some of the world’s most extreme bargain hunters.
A Netflix documentary called The Ultimate Guide to Penny Pinching follows the cost-cutting habits of a mum, a bride, a single man and a family man.
Each takes bargain hunting to their own unique extreme.
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And it’s not just because they’re “tight”. For married-mother-of-two and midwife Judith Wenban, 39, it’s so they can save money and go on holidays.
Here are some of their extraordinary tips to save lots and lots of cash.
1. Use vouchers and coupons.
Judith collects vouchers and coupons in order to save hundreds of dollars at the supermarket each week and you can too. By trawling through magazines and newspapers as well as joining websites like Finder and All The Deals, both of which are in Australia, you can collect all sorts of vouchers covering many of the basics in life.
2. Turn your supermarket dockets over.
When you shop at Coles and Woolies you'll often find all sorts of incredible deals on the back of your docket so turn it over and read it. Who doesn't want an extra bucket of chicken at KFC or a 20 per cent discount at the local drycleaner? So no more shoving them into your handbag.
3. Eat roadkill, but carefully (and, yes, we would not try this at home).
Jonathan McGowen is an expert on roadkill. The 44-year-old hasn't paid for meat for 30 years and spends his days driving the local streets looking for freshly killed wildlife. It is a completely extreme way to save money but where McGowen lives he says there are quite a few ducks, birds, rabbits and squirrels to choose from, CAREFULLY, because it's only the recently killed that can be prepared and frozen for the next BBQ.