Woman steals family belongings throughout year just to give them back as gifts on Christmas Day
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A woman has revealed how she saves hundreds of dollars on Christmas presents each year, simply by not buying any. Watch her sneaky gift-giving guide below:
We've heard of re-gifting but this takes it to a new extreme.
Sarah Grace Anderson, who was featured in an episode of the TLC series Extreme Cheapskates, was beyond happy with her 'hack' for saving money during the festive season.
"I love giving gifts," she proudly declares, but there's a huge caveat.
"Throughout the year I take things from my family and they think that it's missing. Then on Christmas, I give it back to them as a gift."
Although it's a very cheeky plan, it's actually quite clever.
In another scene, Sarah - who is from Florida - unveils the gift she has for her sister - a pair of sunglasses she took from her earlier in the year.
"She's gonna be so happy to get them back!"
Sarah has planned another present for her sister, a bag that also went 'missing' during the year. "She's gonna be so excited to see it appear back," Sarah says.
The family are well aware of Sarah's money saving hacks and when she hands over the wrapped gift to her sister, it's obvious she's expected to see one of her missing belongings beneath the wrapping paper.
"Sarah, you cannot be serious!" she says after opening the sunglasses.
Beyond being an ‘extreme cheapskate’ she also helps save the environment. Every year Sarah saves all the unused and scrap pieces of wrapping paper to prepare her gifts for the year, saving money and wasted paper in the process.
Now, this is a crafty scheme we can get behind.
“I spend nothing on my wrapping paper,” she reveals.
Sarah’s money-saving meddling has gone viral on TikTok and people are amazed.
“Girl they got dollar tree,” on TikTok user commented. "Only $1(83p) for a cute DIY gift.”
Another user who wouldn’t want to be re-gifted their missing belongings, replied: “She’s not allowed at my house period!!”
A third person came to the conclusion: “I would rather get nothing then be stressed about losing something.”
While a fourth account shared: “I’d be mad ngl, I don’t spend money for something just to not be able to use it for months and then have someone to give it back as their own.”
It seems Sarah’s not the only person who has tried to save money this way, with one woman admitting: “I did this to my family once, it was definitely funnier in my head.”
“The amount of confidence it takes to do that,” commented another TikToker.
And someone else quipped: “The way my bank account is looking I might do this.”
With Christmas Day only two days away, we can only imagine what Sarah's gifting her family this year. The missing TV remote? A lost slipper? The possibilities are endless.