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The Good Life For Less: State Fair Deals 2012

Step right up — it’s time to get your yearly review of deals for the Minnesota State Fair.

08/22/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Breakfast On Bruegger’s

Thursday is National Bagel Day and Bruegger’s is giving away three free bagels to anyone who ‘likes’ their Facebook page.

02/09/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Super Savings For The Super Bowl

Keep the phrase BIG GAME in mind when thinking of ways to not bust your Super Bowl-party budget .

02/02/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Cure For The Wintertime Blues

If you are feeling the winter blues — especially after the traffic snarls we experienced this week — it may be time to make your escape.

01/25/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Thaw Out With These Freebies

It feels like we may need some freebies to get us through the long, cold week. I’ve found a few sizzling deals to get you going.

01/18/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Birthday Freebies

It’s 2012 and we are all another year older and another year wiser. To celebrate being both older and wiser — I have a list of what I think are some of the best birthday freebies. These are the places that give you more than just a dessert for your birthday (although that’s always nice, too.)

01/11/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Best Buys For January

If one of your goals is to save more money in the New Year, I’ve got a list of things that are historically on sale in January — if you’re not shopped-out from December that is.

01/03/2012

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The Good Life For Less: A Look Back At 2011

The economy seemed to be top of mind this year — jobs, budgets and stock market swings. This blog is all about taking those things into consideration and finding ways for you to continue doing the things that make life more enjoyable — living the good life without costing you more money.

12/28/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Discounted Gifts

Check out some more holiday deals to help cross off your holiday gift list and fill your stocking — all while keeping your wallet jolly.

12/12/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Free Shipping Day

Gifts are being bought and packages have begun showing up on doorsteps. So how much will it cost to get those presents to Aunt Mable’s house all the way across the country? Hopefully nothing!

12/07/2011

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The Good Life For Less: ‘Dead Week’ Deals

The week after Thanksgiving is lovingly known as “dead week” amongst travel experts. This is because many people — getting off a long weekend of travel — decide to mostly stay at home, which is good news to anyone looking to save money on a vacation.

11/28/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Black Friday Smackdown

If you are heading to the mall early Friday morning or late Thursday night, you don’t want to go in unprepared.

11/23/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Creative Ways To Give To Charity

We can already sense that it’s the season of giving. But, there are some that can’t afford to give as much as they’d like. Never fear, there are other cool ways to help your favorite charity without spending a dime.

11/16/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Deals Serve As Salute To Vets

As a big thanks for being American heroes, all vets and active military members can pick up some freebies and deals on Veterans Day (11/11).

11/10/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Free Coffee Day

It is supposed to be another cold one Wednesday, but at least you can grab a free cup of coffee to warm you up.

11/08/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Beauty Best Buys III

Let’s wrap up the beauty best buys with our biggest organ — the skin.

11/04/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Beauty Best Buys II

We continue our virtual scour of the best tips for spending less on beauty essentials with more tips from money-saving expert, Andrea Woroch. Today we take a look at keeping your tresses in tip-top shape without breaking the bank.

11/02/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Beauty Best Buys I

I can not tell a lie. I love buying beauty products.

10/31/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Hungry Kids? Feed Them On A Budget

Finding food your family likes can be a full-time job for some moms and dads. Children play hard and when they get home from school are always scrounging for snacks. (Sunny D commercials anyone?)

10/26/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Spirit Of Saving This Halloween

We are getting creepy close to Halloween. Did you get your costume yet?

10/18/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Cheapo Last-Minute Costumes

The world is your Halloween costume. Where will you get inspiration from?

10/14/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Spook-tacular Savings

We are just weeks away from the spookiest and most candy-filled time of year — Halloween. If you are trying to hunt down your costume, and don’t have time to make your own, here are a few pre-made deals.

10/11/2011

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

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

10/06/2011

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The Good Life For Less: That’s A Lotta Meatballs!

Here’s a quick dinner idea for you either today or any another Monday in October.

10/03/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Don’t Skimp On Your Health

You’ve probably noticed at your workplace or school that cold season has started and that means flu season isn’t far behind.

09/29/2011

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