Queen of free: Dining out need not bust food budget

It happens to me all of the time. I’m shopping at the grocery store and someone exclaims, “Don’t look at my cart. I didn’t use any coupons.”

I’m browsing at the local department store and a shopper catches my eye, looking like they’re about to cry for overpaying for new clothes.

A friend rushes by me with a bag of take-out food and apologizes, “I know we shouldn’t be eating out, but it has been such a busy week.”

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