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2090 | Seattle, WA | USA | | Comments

My college charges 12 cents for every piece of paper you print, and ink is astronomically expensive. My local library offers 75 free pages to print weekly, more than I’ll ever need! IYAMCHEAP

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Whenever I order a sandwich at my work, it comes with a 1 ounce bag of chips. Instead of eating the chips, I save them and take them home for later. When I’m in a hurry to get to class, I grab a bag so I’m not tempted to buy something at the campus store that costs twice as much. I am a saving college student and IYAMCHEAP.

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Instead of spending lots of money on a big spring break trip, my friends and I go on roadtrips. We pile six people into an SUV to save on gas costs. We get to see cool things along the way, and we stay with friends’ families and relatives when we can. If we are going somewhere where we don’t know anyone, we stay in a hostel. There are actually quite a few in the US and they are much cheaper than hotels. This way, we make awesome memories without breaking the bank. WEARECHEAP and IYAMCHEAP.

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1965 | Brownstown, MI | USA | | Comments

I wait until a few weeks after christmas, when all of the christmas stuff is 75% off. Then, I stock up on tissue paper, bags, boxes, and wrapping paper, as well as any of the ‘prewrapped’ gifts that I think that my family will like for next year. I even got a $200 fake tree for $20 by waiting until the last minute. IYAMCHEAP!

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1964 | Biddeford, Maine | USA | , | Comments

Everyone knows pizza is much cheaper if you pick it up yourself. My son was in a pizza shop and asked if they had an online special. They did so he took out his smart phone and ordered one. IYAMCHEAP

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For most holidays, my boyfriend and I wait until the day after the holiday to get each other gifts. That way all stores have their holiday things at least 50% off. We have to wait an extra day, but we can get each other twice as much stuff! IYAMCHEAP

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1873 | Indian Orchard, MA | USA | | Comments

I carefully cut the plastic netting off my Christmas tree and use it as trellis netting in the summer. IYAMCHEAP

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I got to be the last stop on the family ‘hand-me-down’ train by telling everyone that I’d donate the still-good stuff no one wanted to area charities. Everyone liked that because they didn’t have to deal with it anymore. I loved it because I had bagloads of nice clothes to go through, got to donate lots of it, cut up some for sewing projects (future gifts !), break the wrecked stuff down to household rags (instead of paper towels), and still score nice wearable clothes for us! IYAMCHEAP!

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