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The Good Life For Less: Shopping Second-Hand Has Never Been This Smart

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Coupons aren’t just for buying the bright, shiny and new — sometimes they’re for buying the vintage, refurbished and classic.

Hennepin County puts out a booklet of coupons each year to help you do just that. Their Choose to Reuse Today coupon book features 80 reuse retailers to help you get great quality products, save money and reduce waste.

It’s like saving even more if you’re already shopping on a budget.

Stores like Once Upon A Child, Electric Fetus, Goodwill, ARC, Salvation Army, Plato’s Closet and Midwest Mountaineering are just a few of the featured companies.

There are also rental discounts for things like furniture and costumes; deals on bridal attire and maternity wear; plus used electronics, furniture, sporting goods, books, music and more.

Whether you are renting, repairing, reselling or trading you are bound to find a good deal.

You can either download your own booklet to print out at home, or pick one up at participating retail locations, Hennepin County Service Centers, Hennepin County libraries and all Three Rivers Park District locations. Coupons are good through Nov. 30, 2011.

Saving money never goes out of style!

Know of any other deals, share them with other ‘Good Lifers’ in the comment section. You can also read more money-saving blog posts here and text WCCODEALS to 84816 for a ‘deals of the week’ reminder.

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