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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge Day 3: Cut Costs Now

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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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by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM
I am guilty of splurging on coffee when running errands maybe twice a week. If i cut back it would save us $ for sure.
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by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:59 AM

since im a SAHM i dont buy coffee and lunch everyday. When it comes to the name brand i have been cutting back on those a few months ago and have seen a difference

by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM

We don't buy coffee and we always pack lunches at home so no extra savings there for us :)

by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM
$2 something per carmel iced coffee at mcdonalds but I only get it twice a month so about $12 saved at three months.
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by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Don't drink coffee and neither does my hubby. He comes home from lunch.
The only lunch I pay for is my son's school lunch :)
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by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM
I bought a small can of coffee that lasted me 3 months.
by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Dunkin is a weakness, especially iced coffees....I could save about $100 in 3 mnths by eliminating trips to dunkin and packing more lunches instead of buying them.

by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Probably around $15–20 a week. I normally buy breakfast on the weekends because I won't wake up early to make breakfast
by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM

not a coffee person....

by Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM
We already do those things
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