Depending on your life at this point in time, there are often choices of whether to spend a little more money for convenience -- thus saving time, or taking more time to do something -- thus saving money.
It's probably a daily conundrum for most of us, and there is never an easy answer. Even if you think you have found one, everything changes on you and you have to start over.
For us, as older adults, it means (probably) having a little more time to devote to doing things ourselves or taking the long way around town to find a bargain. It may even be fun to search out bargains and get the feeling that you won that particular battle.
It can even become a hobby of sorts. . . or not. One thing for sure, though, is that bragging about all the bargains you have taken advantage of probably won't win you any brownie points with the members of the younger generation who don't have that kind of time. So keeping your bargains to yourself may be the better play.