Share A Secret: I ruined my family’s Christmas with food poisoning because I am a cheapskate

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Except for my husband (who had to carry all my hauls during my regular warehouse raids) and two kids (who called me “Mrs Scrooge” and “Miser Mum” for scrimping so much), nobody knew of my scheming ways. I didn’t want to appear to be a cheapskate, so I lied if anybody asked about how I planned the parties, and say that I knew the right people, or was just plain lucky in coming across great deals all the time.

However, my lying and calculative ways became my undoing last year…

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