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Saving Money on Christmas Gifts – Part 3: Groupon Coupons

Part three in our series for saving money on Christmas gifts brings us to a newer Groupon feature. I wrote before about the amazing wonders of Groupon Goods, but did you know that there are also Groupon Coupons? I am a recovering coupon queen. Yes, I was one of “those people.” I had bookshelves dedicated to my stocks of razors, shampoos, and hair dyes. I had buckets of toothpaste. I had a 5 inch zippered binder that held all of my coupons in neatly organized card pages so heavy  ...

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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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Frugal Christmas Traditions

Christmastime has always been an especially busy time for our little family. In 2013 we got married on December 21, and came home on Christmas Eve because my mother-in-law said we weren’t allowed to skip Christmas. In 2014 of course we had Tristan, so this year we have his first birthday party (and yes, there will be a healthy “smash” cupcake for the little dude). Our budget for the past two years was tight due to our circumstances, so we have gotten good at inexpensive  ...

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