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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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goddess99
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Rarely do I get coffee and almost never lunch so maybe I would save $30 in 3 months, not much.

hfaddis
by Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM

i don't drink coffee. my husband drinks coffee at home before work, then the workplace provides their coffee when he's at work and we pack his lunch and the boys and I rarely ever eat out so we don't spend much of anything =)

earthangel1967
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 6:15 PM

We make our coffee at home, if we want special flavored coffee we buy flavored creamer or davinci sugar free flavored syrups to use at home

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earthangel1967
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I check the local paper and online for local fun free and cheap activities and events in our city for dates and family activities

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earthangel1967
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 6:17 PM

We love to go to the movie theatre but to save money we go to one of 2 second run theatres that cost only $1 to $3.50 a person

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earthangel1967
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 6:18 PM

We buy store brand or generic products on things that don't really matter to us like paper towels for example.

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allyn9
by Carey on Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I don't buy coffee out and with lunches it's usually less than $10 a week spent eating out, and most lunches made with what is on hand at home.  Don't see saving much, as I am not spending much.  Maybe, eat out one week a month less than I do now, and I could save $10 a month.

JerseyGirl511
by on Oct. 15, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I'm a SAHM so no money is being spent on coffee and lunches.

sasterns
by Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 12:32 PM

I generally don't eay out for lunch but I do get a coffee in the morning or a soda, so I am looking at roughly $1-$3 every morning.  I would spend between $100-$150 roughly!  Holy crap!  I never looked at it like that!

lynda0322
by New Member on Oct. 15, 2012 at 3:56 PM

This is a hard one for me. I take lunch to work and where I work I do not have to buy coffee. But I need to start taking little snacks to work with me. I would save up to $128.00

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