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Frugal Friday-Word to your mother….Earth that is.

21 Apr

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Happy Frugal Friday and happy Earth Day! My inner hippie is glowing from the inside because of Earth Day and all the good deals that come with it!

Some tips for saving money while living green:

*Reusable mug when getting coffee or tea. I feel better about not using a paper cup plus my tumbler is cute and resembles a Starbucks cup.

*Reusable bags when shopping-duh-like you haven’t heard of scene this one before.

*Re-use Ziplock bags and tin foil. I know it sounds kinda cheap but if it have a ziplock bag where I’ve stores dry ingredients in, I will wash and reuse it for something else. I am not letting them go to waste unless there is something wrong with them. I do the same with tin foil that is in good condition and hasn’t been holding anything perishable within it.

*Buy items in bulk  bins such as nuts, oats, grains, rice, etc.

*Use rags instead of paper towels. If I am giving away shirts to Goodwill or one has a stain that I can’t get out of it and it looks hopeless, I will cut into pieces and use for cleaning up. You can get a lot out of one shirt and

*Buy used items instead of new. You all know I love my thrift stores and if I can get something there for 75% less than a new item, you can bet you’re a$$ I’ll be buying it!

*Find new ways to use common items found around your house. Lisa recently posted about how ice cube trays aren’t just for ice this past week and I seriously got giddy seeing all the creative ways you can use plain old ice cube trays. Get creative!

*Grow your own produce and herbs. I’ve yet to try this since I’ve never lived in an apartment that has gotten enough sunlight to make it grow but I want to do this so badly. Especially after seeing the prices of tomatoes and basil lately! It kills me to know I could be paying a lot less for them compared to at the store or farmers market.

Earth Day Deals!!!

*Bring a reusable cup or tumbler into Starbucks and get a free coffee or tea today!

*Caribou Coffee is also offering a free coffee of the day to those who bring in a reusable cup today, I will be hitting that up in the afternoon.

*Word on the street (well, the street that my friends who do have Whole Foods is)  is that Whole Foods is having an array of activities at select stores on Earth Day such as free coffee, free yoga, free composting class, etc. Check out their site to see if your Whole Foods is hosting an event!

*Bring five plastic bags into the Disney Store and receive a reusable shopping bag

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I may have to go to the Disney store, the bag is adorable!

*Take part in the Zoya Nail Polish Exchange!  Send in your nail polish for a new bottle of Zoya nail polish for only $4 per bottle for shipping and processing. This could be a great way to clean out your medicine drawer and get some new colors for summer on your digits!

*Like Powerade Zero on Facebook and get a BOGO Free coupon to print out right away!

What have you done to be more green?

Any good Earth Day deals that you know of?