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Dumpster-diving college student awarded $10,000 for winning 'Ultimate Cheapskate' award

A frugal student who has been known to dive in dumpsters for second-hand clothes and use homemade deodorant and toothpaste, was awarded $10,000 in pennies for being the 'Ultimate Cheapskate'.

Jennifer Hillam, 21, from the University of Utah, won first place in Zions Bank’s online reality show Cheapster, which tested 12 college goers on their money-saving skills.

A forklift was hired to drop Miss Hillam's glittering 3.5ton, prize fund at The Gateway mall in Salt Lake City, where she told 'I didn’t think that I was the cheapest, but I’m pretty bad and it's paid off.'

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