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The Frugal Black Friday Shopping Tips You Probably Forgot About

I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! If you’ve been here for awhile, you might remember that last Thanksgiving/Black Friday was when I accidentally made over $500 from affiliate marketing and decided to finally get serious about making this blog something special. I could (and want to) wax nostalgic over the evolution of CHL this year, but now is not the time. Because now it is time to talk about how to save money on Black Friday. My mom was never a big Black Friday  ...

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Get the Most Out of Your Holiday Budget: Part 2 – Earn gift cards with Dealspotr

Part two of our frugal holiday series brings me to my latest exciting discovery – Dealspotr! I am a big fan of Swagbucks, a search engine where you can earn points towards gift cards. Those gift cards were a lifesaver in our early marriage, and we used most of them to pay for groceries. There are many deals I want to share with you readers. I struggle with sharing deals because I never wanted this blog to become a “deals blog,” partly because that’s not my passion  ...

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Get the Most out of your Holiday Budget Part 1: Groupon Goods

  Can you believe Christmas is only 5 weeks away?? Have you been wracking your brain to find ways to stretch your budget and still give awesome presents? Look no further than Groupon Goods! I first heard about Groupon when I was in college. The mother of children I babysat told me about how she purchased discounted gift cards for a fancy dinner date. I was immediately hooked. You mean I can get discounts on everything from restaurants to movie theater tickets to sporting events? And  ...

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3 Apps to Save Money on Groceries…Without Clipping Coupons!

I used to use coupons extensively. My coupon binder was so big and heavy the air bag sensor thought it was a person if I happened to put it on a seat. True story. Since I became more of a hippie and less excited about saving coupons for things I didn’t use, I’ve seen and tried several ways to save money at the grocery store. Lately, my routine has involved the use of 3 (free!) apps. This takes less than 5 minutes and I’ve already gotten $10+ back! When I return from my  ...

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