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2791 | Vancouver, WA | USA | | Comments

I take the paper with sensitive information (that I no longer need) and run it through the shredder (same as a lot of folks). What I do with it afterwards, though, is use it as firestarter. Not only is it even more thorough destruction of personal information, but it saves buying anything to use as firestarter (including the local newspaper- I read the news online, instead), and the ash works well in the garden…another thing I don’t have to buy, because IYAMCHEAP.

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Instead of buying fancy wrapping paper at department stores, we go to dollar stores to buy it. You can get decent paper for super cheap, and bows and tags, too, so you can still make your wrapped presents look nice. You can save even more money by reusing the paper and ribbon instead of throwing it away! IYAMCHEAP

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The grocery store near my house sells meat at a discount when it gets close to its sell-by date. It is thirty percent off two days before the sell-by date and fifty percent off the day before. I check the discount meat bin two or three times a week, so that I can end up finding any meat I am looking for at a discount. I get all my steaks for half off, roasts and pork chops for a third off. I haven’t paid full price for meat in three years because “IYAMCHEAP”.

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My boyfriend and I are trying to save up to buy a house, so we don’t want to waste a lot of money on dates. So, we put all of our spare change in a jar, do free things like bike riding or walks while it accumulates, and then go out for a nice dinner once we reach $50. Running around outside is healthy, and the change adds up a lot faster than you would think. IYAMCHEAP.

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I work in a small local restaurant that’s not big on tipping. Since the tips were so small, I would always just deposit them into a jar. Today, after just over a year of saving my pennies that would have otherwise been spent on small, useless items, I opened my piggy bank and had the money to buy myself a new laptop! Saving the money I would have spent on pop kept my waistline small, and my wallet larger, all because IYAMCHEAP.

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2756 | South Carolina | USA | | Comments

I have a no fee rewards credit card (1% cash back), and I get points every time I use my debit card as credit at a store that I can trade in for cash. By only spending what I can afford to pay back at the end of the month on these cards, I’m both building credit AND getting money for free by keeping on top of my spending so that I never pay overdraft or interest fees! IYAMCHEAP

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On shopping sites like eBay, there are stores that buy overstocked designer clothes, just like the ones in local malls. Instead of just offering a discounted price, however, they run auctions for new clothes starting at next to nothing! Checking these stores daily has saved me on gas getting to the store, and the price I pay is almost comparable to thrift stores, for NWT designer clothes! A little patience is worth the savings because IYAMCHEAP.

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My area has very expensive buses and sometimes day tickets are cheaper than returns. People here will obviously get the cheaper ticket which has unlimited journeys in its area and often use it to stop off somewhere extra on the way but often the ticket isn’t needed all day. If someone is at the stop at the end of my final journey a lot of people give them their day ticket and save them some money. I always take offered tickets because IYAMCHEAP.

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