An example of someone who would be described as thrifty is someone who makes wise and careful buying decisions.
He was thrifty and anxious to leave to his son a full treasury.
They have shown themselves to be industrious, thrifty and lawabiding.
Deir itself is a thrifty and rising town, having considerable traffic; it is singularly European in appearance, with macadamized streets and a public garden.
They are a thrifty and industrious people, prolific and devoted to their offspring, good-humoured, quick-tempered and impressionable.
This can be a very thrifty way to send holiday greetings to your friends and family.