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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge Day 3: Cut Costs Now
October 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Save a little more this year by cutting out things you don't need now! Make your coffee at home, bring your own lunch, skip name brands and add it all to a holiday slush fund.

How much do you spend on coffee and lunches each week? How much can you save if you stop buying a few of these "treats" for the next three months?


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  • Bmat
    by Bmat
    October 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM

    I have coffee and lunches in, but I do buy pre-made from the grocery store and could save maybe $320.

  • anotherhalf
    October 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM
    I just spent $7+ at Starbucks but I only do that about once a month.
  • e.sugarbaby
    October 10, 2012 at 2:24 PM
    Feels like we have cut out all the extras for years but then I always read a post from someone on cm to find yet another way to save money....

    We budget for Christmas all year too.....or at least buy on clearance for Christmas all year long.
  • bertie4
    by bertie4
    October 10, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    Well I actually do pretty good on this one. I make coffeee at home, bring my lunch except on Wednesdays. So I usually spend from $5 - 8 on lunch. Sometimes I get a kids meal at Rightway, $3.73.

  • Princessofscots
    October 10, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Only buy chai (not a coffee drinker) out when we have been given gift cards.

    Bring food to work with me already...

  • Madelaine
    October 10, 2012 at 2:58 PM
    I am home so no treats here. I do go to starbucks but that is every two months or so.
  • godsgirl26
    October 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM
    I don't spend a lot on coffee..
  • 5forjulie
    October 10, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    I do not buy coffee but I tend to get myself a hot chocolate once in a while 

  • Elise_Gurrola
    October 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM
    I don't drink coffee. But I did cut back on coke. Also I hardly buy lunch at work.
  • onlygirl3
    October 10, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    I have already cut out what we can't live without, but now we are trying the couponing thing to try and save more.

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