The most popular post I’ve ever written was a self deprecating entry where I was so absurdly cheap that I literally spent close to an hour shaving, consolidating and melting candle wax from the edges of an old burnt candle to use that wax in a new candle.

Not only was I cheap, but also dumb inefficient after my readers informed me that I could have used a candle warmer to melt all the wax and just pour it into my new candle in seconds.

Since everyone seemed to enjoy that post so much, I wanted to do a follow-up on something else I frequently do that could definitely be considered “cheap”, but in my opinion one of the most thrifty, delicious things I’ve ever done in my life.

Hersheys SyrupHave you ever gotten to the end of a bottle of chocolate syrup, and you know there is still more in that bottle stuck to the sides but you can’t get it out? You can shake it and squeeze it all day, but you’re not gonna get those last drops. Unless, of course, YOU ARE A GENIUS LIKE ME!

All you have to do is open up the top, pour some white milk into the chocolate syrup bottle, close the top, shake, and enjoy the most chocolaty, scrumdillyumptious milk you’ve ever had in your life. You don’t even need to get a glass dirty; you just drink it right out of the chocolate syrup bottle! Could life get any better?

It can if you’re drinking this delicious treat and your roommate’s new girlfriend shows up at your front door. It’s the perfect opportunity to make a great first impression! (see video for details)

I actually spoke to Lindsey (the girl from the video) tonight and reminded her of our clandestine meeting, and we still laugh about it. I hope you find it as hilarious as we do. Oh, and I don’t really know what clandestine means, so I’m not sure it applies here? Please help in the comments.

The lesson to be learned here is that when you buy a 24 oz bottle of chocolate syrup, you better make sure you get all 24 ounces of chocolate syrup!

So here is today’s Thousandaire Question: What thrifty tricks do you have to share that can save people money?

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the bonus footage at the end of the vlog. There’s a lot of outtake goodness considering it was just a 10 second reenactment.

Picture courtesy of Sammlung J.P. Adlbrecht