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What is a precise and concise way of describing a person who goes out of their way to find deals or discounts for their purchases?

Suggestions which I'm not 100% happy with:

  • Smart buyer
  • Bargain hunter
  • Deal chaser
  • Discount hunter
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    "Bargain hunter" was my favourite. But, if you want to refer to negotiations on prices, you may define the person as a "haggler" (an hard bargainer). Example: while haggling is the norm in the U.S. when buying a car or a home, most American prices on most items are non-negotiable. – Graffito Nov 29 '15 at 0:13
  • All of the definitions I can find define chiseler as a con man or swindler, but I've only ever heard it used to mean someone who tries to reduce the price of something beyond reason. – Spencer Jun 1 '16 at 21:01
  • I like bargain hunter ... it doesn't convey ... too far "over the top" jumping through hoops though... seems more like "one that is always looking for a good deal" . A word like "monger" Bargain-monger, deal monger.. would suggest a zestier appetite with a more obsessive flair... doesn't convey the efforts though.. – Tom22 Apr 5 '17 at 1:45
  • I've heard the term "Power shopper" before ... not sure if that is perfect though – Tom22 Apr 5 '17 at 1:46
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"price-sensitive" is what I use

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This would also depend on the connotation you desire. If you are trying to describe it as a positive quality, you could say:

  • Thrifty
  • Frugal
  • Prudent
  • Economical
  • Sparing
  • Provident

If you want to imply that the action is negative, you could describe them as being:

  • Cheap
  • Having a tight wallet
  • Miserly
  • Stingy
  • Penny-pinching (or [your smallest native currency]-pinching)
  • Parsimonious

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