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A Recap of Our January, Goal Progress, and a Big Announcement!

I can’t believe it’s already February! My apologies for not writing this earlier this month; work has been insanely busy with a few managers needing time off and so I needed to work longer hours than usual to keep up with everything. January Recap: Even among all the craziness, January was still a great month! The best man from our wedding, Luke, got married at the beginning of the month, so we started the year with a road trip down to the wedding. I found a great deal on  ...

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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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