The Bargains That Aren't Worth ItS

Who doesn't like a bargain? But, as Cafemom's Jeanne Sager reminds us, sometimes you pay...in other ways. (Cough *day-old sushi* cough). And the risk isn't limited to food.

Sager points to a few bad bargains like the forementioned sushi, cheap eye surgery, and dubious plastic surgery. And who hasn't succumbed to the lure of the $9 pedicure only to regret it within seconds of seeing, smelling and feeling the catch?

To Sager's list I'd like to add the following:

- Student haircuts (which can work out, but also, other times...can't)

- Those "CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION ABOUT YOUR HAIR?!" spa deals

- Facials. Believe me.

- Furniture off the street. It breaks my cheapskate, vintage-loving heart to say it, but once you've had bedbugs once...

-That goes double for mattresses.

But things that are worth cheaping out on:

- Dollar-a-minute massages (okay, use common sense with this one)

- 5/$1 dumplings in Chinatowns (See: above)

- Student haircuts...sometimes

- Restaurant Weeks

- Floor models

-Cetaphil

...now, let's hear yours. We wanna compile a definitive cheapskate's guide here: what would you add?

Discounts You Should Pass Up — Or Else
[CafeMom]