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5 Frugal Things I’ve Done Lately

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Here are five frugal things I’ve done lately, with hopes of inspiring you to do the same!

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I’ve utilized Groupon for the bulk of my Christmas gifts. Instead of spending hours and hours in the department store, searching for the “perfect gifts,” I perused through Groupon to find a variety of discounted experiences! As I mentioned in a previous blog post, giving experiences as gifts has proven to be more meaningful. This year, some of my loved ones will be receiving a massage session, acupuncture session, and even a 5 star dinner voucher – all at 50%+ off! The beauty of these Groupons? I don’t have to wait for them to arrive in the mail. Upon purchasing, I received an email with a voucher in pdf form. I simply printed them out and placed in a Christmas themed envelope – shopping has never been so easy (or cheap!) If you’re thinking about using Groupon but aren’t too sure, check out these specifics concerning this discount app!

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I took advantage of the cold, snowy weather, and befriended my treadmill –again! While I may have derailed from my fitness journey, I’ve decided to begin spending these cold nights-in on my treadmill. And while it’s only been a few days, I can already feel my wallet growing. Instead of braving the cold and spending my after-work hours shopping or going out to eat, I’ll be cooped up in my home gym. Check out these 8 ways to keep fit outside the gym, this winter!

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I purchased a reusable K-Cup. I’m a coffee drinker – and there’s no denying that. And as I mentioned in a previous blog post, the cost of coffee can really add up! With my recent purchase of a reusable K-Cup ($6.99) I will now be purchasing ground coffee, which has proven to be much cheaper than K-Cups. In comparing the price of K-Cups versus ground coffee, studies have shown that the per-cup cost was 66 cents versus 28 cents, respectively.

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I’m planning on giving baked goods as some of my Christmas gifts. Not only is it an inexpensive alternative to giving a conventional style gift, but it shows the recipient that you’ve put in time and effort. Check out these homemade Holiday treats you can make for less than $5!

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I repurposed my once damaged Holiday wreath. Last week, I came home to find that my new Balsam Fir Wreath, hanging on the front door, had broken and fallen on the ground. Instead of throwing it out, I manipulated the size to fit perfectly on my dining room table – and it now serves as a Christmas center piece! In the spirit of DIY and repurposing, check out these 17 clever ways to repurpose leftover Christmas décor!

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