Ever the tightwad, B.J. Clute wasn’t sure he wanted to spend $0.41 on a postage stamp to enter a cheapskate contest, according to a story posted on GoErie.com.
It’s a good thing he did.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet chain has crowned Erie, Pa. resident B.J. Clute with the title of “America’s Biggest Cheapskate.”
The retail chain awarded Clute, 29, with a $2,500 gift card.
Clute is so cheap, wrote Erie Times-News reporter Jim Carroll, that he taped over the switch to his refrigerator light bulb–just to save a few pennies on his electric bill.
Clute sounds like our kind of fellow, doesn’t he?
I’m intrigued by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet–there isn’t a store location in Pittsburgh; but there IS a store about 25 miles up the road from me. I’ll have to swing on by!
What’s the most extreme thing you’ve done in the name of tightwaddery?
For me, I’d have to say it was driving an hour round-trip to get a free blood glucose monitor, so that I’d get the $20 extra care bucks. Lolz.
B.J., if you come across my blog, won’t you say hello? I’d love to hear more about your tightwaddery. Please oh please?