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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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  • mammapav
    October 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    We have not done any this for a long time.

  • MommaTo312
    October 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Normally I'll eat out about 2-3 times a week (if that) which normally costs about 7/day ($21/week). If I started bringing my lunch and breakfast and kept snacks at my desk, then I could save $252 in 3 months (roughly). 

  • mommieof1b4g
    October 10, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    we make all that at home. saves A LOT

  • la_bella_vita
    October 10, 2012 at 9:41 PM

     I get a coffee maybe 2-3 x a week. They are 2.00 each because I have a card to the local coffee store. I want to cut down to one coffee a week. We also want to cut back on going out for lunch, we do it twice a week.

  • SassyLeigh
    October 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    I always make my coffee at home and work. I bring my own lunch as well. It doesn't help that I work at a secure mill, and we're not allowed to leave for lunch. We're trying to quit smoking and we're down to less than half a pack a day, so that is our major cut back. I'm looking into what we spend to see what else we can cut back on, but there really isn't anything that we treat ourselves too.

  • Angelfaces
    October 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM

     I'm not a coffee drinker, but with better menu planning could save from buying my lunch at work 1 -3 times a month.

  • schnebels
    October 10, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    I don't drink coffee

  • lynettemommie4
    October 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    We already do that. I could cut back on the bottles of drinks i buy. I usually get a bottle of vitamin water at work.

  • Hello_kimmy
    October 11, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    I dont buy any of these

  • MooNFaeRie30
    October 11, 2012 at 5:17 AM

    i would probably save $20-40.

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