How to Work Consignment Stores like a Boss (and get clothes for free!)

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Consignment stores are often viewed as thrift stores’ pricier, slightly better dressed cousin, at least that’s how I used to see them. To me, they were cut from the same cloth, but then I started shopping both types of stores more regularly. The differences became obvious, once I stopped to consider where each store gets its inventory. And by understanding that difference, I discovered yet another way to get clothes for free!

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How to Get Cheap K-Cups

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This frugal girl dreamed of a Keurig. It was just a dream though, mostly because I thought cheap k-cups were impossible to find. I simply couldn’t justify the cost, especially after reading articles that crunch the numbers and tell me that by using a regular coffee maker, I could save $400 a year! (source)

After receiving a Keurig for Christmas, I happily discovered I was wrong about cheap k-cups.

Keurigs: The Coffee-Loving Mom’s Essential

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How to Successfully Shop for Second-Hand Furniture

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In our recent move, we got rid of a lot of our furniture.  I shopping for second-hand furniture at two thrift stores last weekend to see what I could come up with for our new family room space and the dining room.

Three hours later, I came home empty handed.

Part of me wanted to cry because I view shopping as a sad waste of time.  I’d rather be spending that time on a million other things.  At least if I put in the hours, I want there to be something to show for it.

But I took solace in the fact that while three hours for nothing didn’t seem like a win, it actually was.  I didn’t buy anything I didn’t love.  And by love, I mean, jump for joy that it will be in my home kind of love.

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2 Reasons I Love my Target REDCard (#2 will surprise you!)

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“Do you want to open a Target REDCard today and save 5% on all your purchases?”

If you’ve ever set foot in Target, you’ve heard this line at the checkout.  Most of us are so used to hearing it, that we don’t give it a second thought.  And if you already have existing store credit cards, you probably decline the offer…again and again and again.

After all, 5% doesn’t sound like all that much. Most people decline after the first sentence, cutting the cashier off before he can list all the other card benefits.

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