Save Some GREEN: Budget and Eco-Savvy Shopping Tips

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While the essential principles of greener living — reducing energy and buying less “stuff” — will put money back in your pocket, sometimes it’s hard to accept the higher price of sustainable, organic goods. Fortunately, it is possible to drastically cut the costs of green spending by being a savvy shopper. From Paige Wolf's 'Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt,' (link below) here are a few “Dollar-Savvy Sustainability Tips” to make supporting the green economy more affordable. From vegan shoes to sippy cups, bookmark these Web sites for great deals and the all mighty coupon:

While the essential principles of greener living — reducing energy and buying less “stuff” — will put money back in your pocket, sometimes it’s hard to accept the higher price of sustainable, organic goods. Fortunately, it is possible to drastically cut the costs of green spending by being a savvy shopper. From Paige Wolf's 'Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt,' (link below) here are a few “Dollar-Savvy Sustainability Tips” to make supporting the green economy more affordable. From vegan shoes to sippy cups, bookmark these Web sites for great deals and the all mighty coupon:

Greenbabybargains.com

Greenbabybargains.com pretty much says it all in the name. This Web site offers a daily deal on high-quality baby and children’s items from reputable, eco-conscious vendors. Each sale is a minimum of 50 percent off the retail price, and all merchandise is offered directly from the site. Almost everything available is competitively priced with conventional products, leaving no excuse for not embracing delectable organic cotton onesies.

Ecobunga.com

Ecobunga.com is a comprehensive directory of giveaways and deals on green products and services, including sweepstakes, contests, coupons, rebates, sales, free shipping, and bulk discounts.

Greenshopaholic.com

Greenshopaholic.com offers frequently updated bargains on eco-friendly products and services.

Mambosprouts.com

Yes, they do make coupons for organic groceries. Log on to www.mambosprouts.com for free coupons for healthy, natural products. Whole Foods also has its own coupon book, “The Whole Deal,” which you can “clip” online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/coupons.

Ebates.com

No matter what you’re shopping for, always log on to www.ebates.com first to get up to 15% back on your purchases. This no-strings-attached site has gotten me close to $1,000 in cash back over the past six years! Also, don’t forget to do an online search for coupon codes.

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