When you clip coupons or dine out less to save money, this is an example of when you economize.
verbe·con·o·mized, e·con·o·miz·ing, e·con·o·miz·es
- To practice economy, as by avoiding waste or reducing expenditures.
- To make economical use of something: “The best that can be said for this method is that it economizes on thought” (Christopher Hitchens).
(third-person singular simple present economizes, present participle economizing, simple past and past participle economized)