What do you do to save a few bob now that there’s less of it around?
Well according to research carried out by RaboDirect 36 per cent of those questioned have let a parent or friend cut their hair, while 29 per cent confessed to having re-used teabags.
The survey results were published to coincide with the launch of RaboDirect’s new savings website ScabbyorSmart.ie, where people can share their best savings tips.
Other savings tips revealed by the survey include 34 per cent of people who said they turned down a wedding invite because of the costs involved, and 29 per cent who said they layer clothes on flights to save baggage charges.
One in four people surveyed said they have pretended to be underage to get concession prices, while eleven per cent said they have put rubbish in someone else’s bin.
There are limits however. Two-thirds of those surveyed agreed it would appear mean if they didn’t get involved in a round on a night out, while half said they would appear penny-pinching if they asked a friend to share the fuel costs when getting a lift.
The survey also revealed that 81 per cent of Irish people would rather their ideal partner to be a saver not a spender, but just half of those surveyed admitted to being savers themselves.
Do you have any smart or scabby tips?!