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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:51 pm | Updated: 4:55 pm, Thu Oct 18, 2012.

Looking for a new, creative way to gift wrap? Next time you head to a designer store, check to see if they put your purchase into a fancy paper bag with the brand name on it. If they do, ask for a second bag. When you are ready to wrap the gift, cut up the bag into as much usable paper as possible. Then, wrap your gift making sure to expose the name of the store to give the gift that personal touch. For more information, visit http://www.frugalityisfree.com/2012/01/creative-gift-wrapping-frugal-living.html.

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Don’t break the bank by over-spending on a Halloween costume. You can create one for your child with a pair of sweats and a few items around the house. For a bunny costume, use pink sweats with bought bunny ears, paint whiskers on the face and attach a puff for the tail. For a sheep costume, use black or white sweats with cotton balls attached. For more frugal costume ideas, visit http://www.frugalvillage.com/2009/10/01/make-frugal-halloween-costumes/.

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Buy one and get one free at Burger King. Until Nov. 4, you can get a coupon good for a free Whopper, smoothie or chicken sandwich with the purchase of one. For the coupon, visit http://myfrugaladventures.com/.

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Do you know of a way to save money or know of a great resource that explains how to save money? Contact Pam Bauserman at 369-7035 or send an e-mail to pamelab@lodinews.com.

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