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Cooperative Extension: Save Money, Spend Less

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Ways to reduce your holiday costs

  • Stay within your budget.
  • Give to a charity in someone’s name — it serves two purposes.
  • Give a coupon for services you can provide — such as gardening or cooking.
  • Draw names and set limits on gift prices.
  • Make a gift. This can be easier than you may think. For example, put together cleaning supplies, a decorative bottle, and our money-saving cleaning formula recipes.
  • Watch for unexpected expenses such as holiday decorations, wrapping paper, party outfits, more phone calls, Yankee swap, and extra baked goods for office parties.

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension

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Cooperative Extension: Save Money, Spend Less
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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