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9 Ways to Attract (or Impress) a Thrifty Guy This Valentines Day

2013 February 13
by Aaron

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It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. And, you want to attract a special thrifty guy in your life OR impress the one you have. Don’t fear. We’re here to help.

For marrying,dating or wanting to friend the right breed of man – the Thrifty Guy – we commend you.

But this Thrifty Guy – whose internal engine revs at the sight of a buy-one-get-one free entree coupon at his favorite fast food diner – is not easily impressed. No, to make this guy raise a left brow, you’ll have to top that BOGO offer with a free dessert side.

So, to that end – we offer you our top 10 ways to attract or impress a Thrifty Guy on Valentine’s Day. Godspeed. 


  1. Use a coupon on the first date
  2. Ask him his credit score
  3. Cut your cable tv (yes, no more Jersey Shore)
  4. Eat leftovers for three days straight
  5. Have a no spend week every month for a year
  6. Go to open houses to get free food
  7. Show him your budget (if married, ask if you can “talk about the budget”)
  8. Tell him you just went to the department store and “couldn’t find anything”
  9. For a date – ask him to go on a walk and afterwards, read Total Money Makeover to you

Our Thrifty Guy Charlie contributed to this post.

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Aaron

Helped start Three Thrifty Guys with his friends Charlie and Mark after being inspired by how they lived their lives “on the thrift”. A designer by day, Aaron was once $40k in debt. After 5 years – he dug himself out and lives to tell about it. Aaron also blogs at the StarTribune

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8 Responses
  1. February 13, 2013

    #7 is so challenging, but hey…if it will make him happy and be a free Valentine’s Day gift at the same time? No need to run out shopping the day before! Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. February 13, 2013

    Asking about their credit score? LOL Maybe the second or third. ;0)

  3. February 13, 2013

    I’m quite certain my husband has done #6! Cause he’s thrifty like that.

    • Aaron permalink*
      February 13, 2013

      @Jen – You got it! ;)
      @Karen – The Thrifty Guy always wants to impress with his credit worthiness :)
      @Dianne – Haha.. good on him!

  4. February 13, 2013

    I thought this was how Valentine’s Day was normally supposed to be?!?!

  5. February 13, 2013

    My wife showed me #7 when we were dating and let’s just say that sealed the deal! :)

    • Aaron permalink*
      February 13, 2013

      Quite the deal sealer, for sure!

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