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Eversave Giveaway

by Meghann on April 12, 2011

See that look in Maddie’s eyes?


It says ‘I’m ready to RUN!’


I took Maddie out for a 3 miler today.

She. Loved. It.

Next time I take her out I need to get it on film. This girl seriously loves to run.

A squirrel goes by? She ignores it.

Other dogs bark at her? She keeps running with her head held high.

All she cares about is running with her Mom. In that moment she couldn’t be happier. πŸ™‚


The 3 miles were a little rougher for me. My legs are still tight from my half marathon (I blame the hills!) and recovering. I came home after the run and did a few pigeons and double pigeons to open my hips up and stretch my IT Bands.

My post run treat – overnight oats in a jar.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • chocolate butter toffee peanut butter
  • almond milk
  • plain yogurt
  • chia seeds
  • cinnamon
  • raisins
  • strawberries


Love those layers



Eversave Giveaway

It’s no secret I’m a BIG fan of group deal sites. They’re the perfect way to save a little cash while discovering new restaurants, work out options, or events in the area. Love the concept. Love the locality.

Eversave (one of my favorite group deal sites) knows how much I love them. They have a user friendly site and are always very responsive via twitter or Facebook. Oh, and they were kind enough to offer $25 worth of Save Reward credits to TWO lucky Meals and Miles readers.


Want to test out Eversave for yourself? Well here’s your chance.

Leave a comment on this post with your favorite green way to save cash (in honor of Earth Day on April 22!) and I’ll pick two winners tomorrow morning to receive $25 worth of Save Reward credits.

The save reward credits can be used site wide, but are limited to US residents only.

Be sure to check Eversave out on Twitter and Facebook for the latest saves in your area.

Good Luck!

1 Cassie @ Tofu Meets Her Match April 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

I take the subway! OK, I’m pretty much forced to in NYC, but it still saves cash and energy.
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2 Erin (Travel Eat Repeat) April 12, 2011 at 8:57 am

So easy — I bring reusable bags to the grocery store. Each bag gives me .05 off so having a bunch can save a little money.
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3 Crystal April 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

I love using my reusable grocery bags made from recycled materials. Saves the environment from all of those plastic bags + saves me money at the register.
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4 Julianne April 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

I grow my own herbs and tomatoes in my tiny garden. Sure beats spending $4 at the grocery store!

5 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

ohh I love to walk everywhere to save cash!

your pup is adorable! My pup loves running and hates when I go without him!
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6 Carolyn @ Lovin' Losing April 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

I try to use reusable bags or paper bags (recyclable) bags at the grocery store.
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7 Stephanie April 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

Definitely the reusable grocery bags! I keep some in my car to make sure I always have some with me. 5 cents is 5 cents!

8 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

I like to walk to the store as much as possible — it is more enjoyable for me and I can leave my car at home!
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9 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

We grow organic tomatoes on our patio in the summer. We’re actually planting this weekend. For the amount of tomatoes we consume, its a huge saver!
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10 kathleen April 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

i grow my own veggies in my brand new garden!

11 Jordan P April 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

I shop at the local farmers market for my produce (cheap and local!) andddd carpool with my buddies to events!

12 Katie @ running4cupcakes April 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

Maddie looks extra cute this morning, no wonder you had to take her for a run!
My favorite way to stay green is using a CSA (community supported agriculture) – where we get fresh fruits/veggies from a local farmer every week!
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13 chloe@ 321delish April 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

I use and reuse and reuse and reuse bags that my loaves of bread come in for sandwiches, snacks, fruit, etc.
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14 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

Aww sorry I can’t enter the giveaway bc I’m in Canada, but it sounds great! Maddie is such a well-behaved dog!
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15 Jeannie Waters April 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

REUSABLE grocery bags are one of my favorites. Get a mini discount and they’re much more reliable than the plastic bags. Also we just went from a 2 car (one SUV/one car) house to being a one car house. Got rid of the SUV so we’re saving tons on gas and also being more green. WOOO!
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16 Me-Linh April 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

Taking the bus! Def. saves on gas money
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17 Jennifer April 12, 2011 at 9:12 am

I bring reusable bags to the grocery store.

18 Tristen April 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

Public transportation! It saves me on gas and it’s much better for the environment <3

19 Sarah April 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

I always recycle! Sometimes my recycle bin is more full than my trash bin, what a great feeling!

20 Ally (oatsandspice) April 12, 2011 at 9:15 am

In an attempt to be green, I always bring reusable bags to the grocery store!
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21 Samantha April 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I drive my car to campus in the morning, park it, then walk everywhere for the rest of the day. All of my classes, work, the store, etc. Sometimes I leave it at home and walk all the way to campus and back, if the weather’s nice.

When I’m home, I help with the family garden! We grow our own tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc. Tastes delicious and wayyy cheaper — plus my step dad and I make our own spaghetti sauce with the tomatoes!
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22 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Taking the subway!! All NYCers do it, but it’s cheaper than gas and definitely better for the environment πŸ™‚
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23 greenbean April 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

i take the train! saves me on gas and parking fees.

24 dana April 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

take shorter showers, use cold water to do laundry, use rags and cloth napkins instead of paper towels and paper napkins, bring reusable bags to the store, unplug all appliances when not in use, ride my bike everywhere possible, run outside instead of on a treadmill, eat local, eat less meat, buy rechargeable batteries, ‘when its yellow let it mellow”, etc.

25 Latrice April 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Well I’m riding the train right now to work. I reuse my Lululemon bags all the time. And I appreciate when stores let you donate clothes in exchange for coupons towards new items. Out with the old; in with the new!

26 Amanda April 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Carpooling to work is a great way to save cash and help the environment!

27 Tyly April 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

Reusable bags and cold water for all laundry!

I love group deal sites!!
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28 Juli D. April 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

Part of a CSA for my summer veggies, reusable bags, turning off lights when leaving a room, unplugging chargers that aren’t charging anything – hoping all these little things add up!
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29 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) April 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

I wish my dog wanted to go running! πŸ˜›

My green way of saving money is tearing my paper towels in half whenever I use one. It saves waste and it makes them last longer so I don’t always have to keep buying more! I also stopped using them to clean the counter tops and now use a washcloth that I wash once a week. We keep it under the sink because it can get kind of yucky! But it’s better than wasting 5 paper towels!
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30 Denise April 12, 2011 at 9:23 am

I refill my own water bottles and bring them with me everywhere so that I can avoid buying other bottled beverages. πŸ™‚

31 Val @ Balancing Val April 12, 2011 at 9:24 am

My green way to save is reusable water bottles.

Ive been using them for 2 years now and they not only save me from destroying the planet with plastic bottles, but they also make sure I keep hydrated and healthy! πŸ˜€

32 Vivian April 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

reusable bags and water bottles!

33 Jess (Daly Authenticity) April 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I use reusable bags and because my husband works for a lighting company, we have wired our whole house with occupancy sensors so when we aren’t using lights, they go off so we don’t waste energy!
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34 Laura April 12, 2011 at 9:27 am

I like to shop at farmers’ markets during the warmer months – local, organic produce at a much lower price than any grocery store! I always try to use reusable bags and opt for dishtowels over paper towels.

I’m jealous Maddie loves to run! My dog is so easily distracted by squirrels, cyclists, other dogs… anything. If I try to jog a little with him, he may go a few yards then plant his feet until I stop.

35 marina April 12, 2011 at 9:28 am

I use reusable water bottles and reusable bags

36 Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

I love group deal sites- they’re such a great way to try something new without risking as much cash!

Maybe not my favorite, but the way I save cash most often is by shopping grocery stores’ weekly circulars and pairing them with coupons to save the most on my grocery bill. It makes eating at home super cheap!
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37 Jen April 12, 2011 at 9:29 am

I am a huge fan of the reusable water bottle! I can’t believe how much waste is produced by all those bottles I used to go through- AND how much it all cost!

38 Bridget April 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

I take the subway or walk whenever I can.

39 Stacey April 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

I wish EVERSAVE was in Gainesville,Fl!

40 Beth April 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

shut off lights!

41 Lucy April 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

Reusable water bottles are great

42 Will April 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

We switched to low flow shower heads

43 Nicole April 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

I always bring useable bags to the grocery stores. My husband hates it and he tries to sneak out of the house without them. I make him take them if he is going by himself and make him feel really guilty if he doesn’t use them. I usually tell him: “Do you want your grandchildren to run on garbage or green grass?”
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44 Kim April 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

I bring my reusable bags with me to the grocery store which also helps me save money at the register!

45 Wendy April 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

We buy almost all of our clothing secondhand. It saves money. Saves materials. And since we mostly buy from charity shops, it helps someone else out too!

46 Margaret April 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

Timer switch for the heat during the winter!!

47 Carol April 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

Defintiely CFL bulbs, they save money and electricity

48 Maryz April 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

I recycle all glass, paper and plastic. Just started carrying my own reusable bags with me too.

49 Kathryn April 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

I’ve convinced my husband to lower the temperature during the winter and keep it a bit higher in the summer. While I think we should be comfortable..I dont think it needs to be warm enough to sit around in shorts when there is snow outside πŸ˜‰

50 Hillary April 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

I grow my own veggies and herbs for the most part. Chives, parsley, oregano, lettuce, tomato, broccoli, collards, cabbage, squash, strawberries, and even okra. I have also started biking to the grocery store about a mile from my house!

51 Natalie April 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

Whenever I travel- I take an empty water bottle to the airport and fill it up at a water fountain! Saves plastic and lots of money since H2O is so pricey at the airport!

52 Jaala April 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

I love bringing my reusable grocery bags to the grocery store!

53 Elisabeth April 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

I try to use small containers instead of ziplock bags for nuts & other snacks – saves money & less plastic wasted!

54 Melissa April 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

I’m lucky enough to bike to work or take the subway, also a huge money saver!

55 Erika April 12, 2011 at 9:52 am

My roommate and I reuse all small plastic containers- especially hummus containers and plastic whole foods ones!!!

56 Kate April 12, 2011 at 9:54 am

I walk or bike to work everyday in Chicago – I save money by having no car and not having to pay for public transportation!

57 Karla April 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

I reuse gift bags over and over again! This saves trees and with gift bags costing 4-5 dollars each, it saves me mucho money each year too!

58 Karen April 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

We try to take inventory of our pantry each week before grocery shopping so we can use up what we have in the house before going out and buying more stuff.
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59 Jess April 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

My favorite green way to save cash is to carry my Camelback water bottle everywhere with me so I can just refill it at places and not buy bottles of water! Most gas stations/fast food places have no problem letting you fill up at their fountain drink station for free πŸ™‚

60 Jessie April 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

Reusable bags and shorter showers! That last one is a challenge sometimes, but I’m trying!

61 Charlotte April 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

I stash reusable bags everywhere for unplanned shopping trips – in the trunk, at my desk, by the front door, and as a bonus my grocery store even offers a little discount for each bag used!

62 Noel April 12, 2011 at 9:59 am

We’ve installed motion sensors that auto turn off lights when we’re not in the room

63 Melissa Pylant April 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

I grow my own veggies and use organic fertilizer.

64 Marcie April 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

Cna’t beat energy efficient CFL bulbs

65 kristin April 12, 2011 at 10:00 am

i bring reusable bags to the grocery – saves me $0.05 a bag!

66 Yin April 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

I use reusable bags all the time when I go grocery shopping, and I turn off all electricity before I sleep and when I leave a room.

67 Lauren B April 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

Oh how I love Eversave!!!

I use my Kleen Kanteen & avoid plastic bottles all the time! Not only am I helping the environment, avoiding harmful BPA, but I also end up saving so much money on bottled water! At first I was apprehensive about carrying a bottle around with me, but it’s been 3 years and it has become second nature at this point!

68 Jill April 12, 2011 at 10:02 am

I try to park in one place on campus and walk the rest of the day rather than driving my car to different parking lots!

69 Christy April 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

We take reusable bags to the grocery store. And we stopped using paper products like paper towels and napkins. We now use linen napkins and small dishcloths to wipe down the counters. I also invested in a huge bag of baking soda to help with cleaning. Bye bye chemicals!

70 Errign April 12, 2011 at 10:05 am

I use reusable grocery bags & make sure not to unnecessarily turn lights on in my apartment.
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71 Sarah April 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

Lately? By air-drying my clothes instead of my apartment’s dryers. Saves me almost $2 a load.
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72 Kasey April 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

I ride my bike to law school in San Francisco every day – good for the environment, good for me, and saves cash that would be used for gas, parking, or the bus!

73 Jill E. April 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

i try to bike to run errands to save gas as much as possible.
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74 Courtney Smith April 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

I use reusable bags at the grocery store and recycle all of the scraps/leftovers from coupon clipping!
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75 Allie D. April 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

My office-mate and I work with the lights off and keep all the blinds open to use the natural light from the sun!

76 Chrissy (The New Me) April 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

I ride my bike instead of driving my car whenever possible. This is great for my wallet, the environment and my quads! πŸ™‚
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77 Stephanie April 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

I have to pay to use the washer and dryer at my apartment. To avoid the $1.00 to dry I save my quarters and the energy by line drying as much as possible!

78 Cate April 12, 2011 at 10:13 am

Biking to the store if I just need to pick up a few things and reusable grocery bags.
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79 Sarah April 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

I like to bring my lunch to work rather than going out to eat. It saves money and tastes better!

80 Caroline April 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

I live in a college town and the city buses are free to anyone with a UGA ID card. Hello free ride to work!

Geez, I wish my Ollie would run with me, but I guess I sort of kept him rather sheltered for the past year or so because he’s easily distracted on bigger roads, intimidated by all the cars whizzing by. We’re working on that with long walks. He’s getting better!

81 Jess P April 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

I buy the bananas that are “ready for baking” for .99 cents and freeze them. You get about 20 bananas fora dollar!

82 Laura April 12, 2011 at 10:17 am

I always wash my clothes in cold water and hang them out on the line to dry in the warm sunshine.

83 Jules April 12, 2011 at 10:20 am

reusable shopping bags! reusable coffee mugs and BYO coffee to work! reusable bottle for H2O instead of plastic! Bringin’ my own lunch to work in a reusable bag! walking to the market instead of driving!

84 Laura April 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

I try to make everything at home. Instead of going out and buying a hot chocolate, I’ll make it homemade for a LOT less $$$!!
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85 Valerie April 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

I always bring reusable bags with me to the grocery store, farmers market, and to Target!

86 Danielle April 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

I take the metro everywhere in DC (where I live).

87 Tessa @ Amazing Asset April 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

I grow tomatoes and strawberries in my back yard during the summer, saves so much money and it’s so fulfilling to grow your own food!
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88 Ashley April 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

I love to reuse and restyle clothes instead of buying new ones to save money.

89 Katherine April 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

When I see something I want (but don’t really need) in a store, I always go home and check to see if I can find it cheaper online! The giveaway looks great πŸ™‚

90 Lauren Theis April 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

I love love love using old nut butter jars to carry other items, or pack my lunch πŸ™‚

91 Alyssa April 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

Biking where I can saves gas and the environment!

92 Erin April 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

I grow my own basil – definitely beats buying a small pack for $3 a shopping trip!

93 Christine, Random Hangers April 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

We walk to Publix if the weather isn’t unbeatable, wash our clothes in cold water, and turn up our thermostat when we’re both away from the house. Every little bit helps!

94 Erin H April 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

I always bring resuable bags when I shop and (for you dog owners out there) I recycle my produce bags and use them for poop bags!

95 Ryane April 12, 2011 at 10:41 am

I’m terrible at being thrifty… so many fun things going on! But one thing I do is pack my own lunch – whether it’s for work, a hike, a road trip, etc. Healthier too!

96 val April 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

My favorite green way to save cash is that I have stopped buying clorox wipes and use rags instead. You will not believe the amount of money saved. BONUS: the rags are old clothes/towels cut up.

How funny! I just commented about groupon-like sites yesterday!! This contest rules!

97 Kristin April 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

shopping at farmer’s market in the summer is my favorite way to save cash… and get fresh fruits and veggies!

98 Laura S. April 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

Public transportation πŸ™‚

99 Madison April 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

I LOVE my Intak water bottle. I used to go through so many bottles of Poland Springs a day. This way I save money AND drink more. win-win!

Farmer’s Markets are also wonderful things, but haven’t started up yet in my area of NJ. Soon though!

100 Talia April 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

I’ve finally started to brew my own coffee in the morning…Starbucks gets expensive!!

101 Stephanie @ LiveCookLove April 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

I like to use reusable bags at the grocery store!

102 Meg L. April 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

I use canvas bags at the naval base commissary. Earth Day is my birthday too!!!

103 Tara Marie April 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

My boyfriend and I don’t have a car (okay I am unemployed and we live in NYC so we can not afford one right now) and I use canvas bags when grocery shopping! I have quite the collection- he even makes fun of me for it!

104 Laurie April 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

Definitely recycle! We have a recycle bin that we put out full every week! Also reusable bags to take to the grocery store!

105 Danielle April 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

Carpooling and taking public transportation – gas is so expensive these days! Good for the environment and for my wallet!

106 tiffany April 12, 2011 at 11:05 am

i always pack my own snacks instead of buying individually packaged things from vending machines, etc. saves money and the environment! plus i bike everywhere since i’m a college student without a car. πŸ™‚

107 Flo (Coconut Chronicles) April 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

Oats in a jar is the best! I had it this weekend in an (almost) empty DCD jar.
Maddie is SO cute and its so cool that she loves to run with you!
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108 DD April 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

biking! love it!

109 Keri April 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

My boyfriend lives in a town where each garbage bag that is picked up costs $2. We save money by recycling EVERYTHING that we can!
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110 Becca April 12, 2011 at 11:13 am

I take public transit! It saves me money and helps the environment!
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111 Nikki April 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

I carpool with a co-worker… best money saver EVER!

112 Mariel April 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

Reusable bags at the grocery store!

113 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles April 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

In order to save money AND help the environment, my husband and I decided to be a one-car family. He sold his car and uses his bike!

114 Bianca April 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

I do most of my grocery shoppign at trader joes, and there food comes in a lot of packaging. I re-use the packaging to bring my lunch with me to school, and I freeze leftovers in clean hummus and feta containers.

115 Renee April 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

Oh, I heart Eversave. I go green and save green by walking as much as possible in my neighborhood to run errands!

116 Serena April 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

I use reusable bags at the grocery store and get .05 off my bill for each bag.

117 Alison April 12, 2011 at 11:25 am

I do most of my shopping online now, and use websites like to find promo codes and discounts!

118 Emily (Comfortable Home Life) April 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

I bring my lunch to work instead of going out. Eating out every day can add up fast!
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119 Jen April 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

Just use what I have first. I have a habit of grabbing stuff I don’t need. I stopped it and saved money.

I love Eversave (and all the coupon sites, really).
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120 jodie April 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

Reusable bags as well as buying only what I need, cuts down on food spoiling. I don’t like to waste.

121 Martha April 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

Taking reusable bags to the grocery store saves me 5 cents per bag, and I also take bottles for recycling, which allows me to get the CRV back for them. Those pennies can really add up!

122 Kelley April 12, 2011 at 11:36 am

awesome! We cash in our recyclables monthly, we also bring our own bags to stores (and sometimes that saves you $$!), and we walk to the grocery store on the weekends so we don’t have to drive. =)
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123 Kellie April 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

I love thrift store shopping. Not only am I saving tons of money (and getting really cool things) but I am recycling by not buying new. It’s a win-win.

124 Julie (A Case of the Runs) April 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

I bring reusable bags into grocery stores (I have a foldable one for my purse so it’s always handy)… those 5-cent savings add up!
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125 Michelle April 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

what a fabulous fabulous giveaway!!!!

Does it count that I buy snacks (Like pretzels) in giant bags, then package them into reusable linen pouches when I go out or travel, instead of buying individually wrapped bags? πŸ™‚

126 Amy April 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

I use reusable grocery bags, love the feeling of not using those plastic bags that float around everywhere! (hello, Katy Perry…)
I also carpool to work (a 30-minute drive) 3 days a week to save on gas! πŸ™‚
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127 Dione April 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

I buy boxes of Starbucks tea to make at work in my reusable cup. Lol, does that coount?

128 gelsey April 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

WALKING. I try to walk everywhere….this college girl has no gas money anyway!!

129 Sue April 12, 2011 at 11:56 am

I use the green bag tag from CVS a lot, so I get a lot of extra bucks from there. I combine those with sale items and coupons and get a lot of their products at a HUGE discount.

130 Katherine April 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

I only drink water out of my reusable steel water bottle. I save money on not buying bottles, and I don’t use any plastic this way!

131 Krystle April 12, 2011 at 11:57 am

Reusable bags.. I use them for everything!

132 Paige@Two Runners And A Brown Dog April 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

I try to “be green” by walking whenever possible. If I can avoid driving, I do it…less gas consumption and less $ being spent! πŸ™‚
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133 carmen April 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm

never buying bottled water and always using a reusable bottle!

134 Carol April 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I grow my own herbs, walk, carpool, and bike whenever possible.

Happy to read your pup was great on her run! I wish my pups were the same. They actually tripped my hubby last week…not pretty.
Enjoy your day!

135 Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted April 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

My tiny garden! I don’t know what I’m doing really but I grow some herbs and tomatoes every year. Hoping to expand a bit this year!
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136 Rae April 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

awesome giveaway!! I have a garden for herbs and I use reuseable bags! Environmentally friendly and yummy meals to boot!

137 Angela April 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I am also a big fan of group deals!

Lately I have been trying to ride my bike to work more. Its only 3 miles each way, but its saves a few pennies and is a small part in helping the world.

138 Sherry S. April 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Green bags, green bags, green bags, I take them everywhere. You would be surprised at who gives you cash back for bringing your own bags too. Plus I recycle, and grow my own herbs. We are also trying to encourage everyone in the family to drive slower to save on gas.

139 Alaina April 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Awwww…Maddie looks so adorable!

My green ways to save cash are bringing my own bags to the grocery store and to save on electricity I use CFL’s and surge protectors. πŸ™‚
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140 Whitney N April 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Biking to and from work — saves gas and gives me a little burn! 2 birds, 1 stone. πŸ™‚

141 Lisa in IL April 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I never shop with out coupons, ever – it’s like throwing money in the rubbish can.

142 Chrissy April 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I have been bringing my own bags to the grocery store and walking there. Usually stores will give you a little money off of your total bill for using your own bags! It’s not a lot, but it adds up! I save money walking there because I don’t have to start up my car and I only buy what I can carry home in my bags!

143 Nhung April 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm

My sister and I decided to take classes together so we could save gas money and be a little greener for the earth. [:

144 Beth April 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I can’t live without my reusable water bottle. It’s pink! I fill it up every day and take it to work with me to sip on throughout the day. Also, Rubbermaid containers for anything and everything I take for lunch. No plastic baggies here!

145 Nicole April 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I love to ride my bike to be green and save money, especially with gas prices sky rocketing!

146 Jen April 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I love group buys! To save money and be environmentally friendly I use reusable grocery bags, energy efficient light bulbs, a programmable thermostat…every little bit helps =)

147 Kristen April 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I use my camelbak waterbottle and bring it everywhere with me! I know I have saved so much money by not buying bottled water everyday.

148 Heather C April 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I love Eversave, LivingSocial, Groupon etc!

I use reusable bags as much as possible – storing them in my car helps remind me

149 samantha April 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I bring re-usable bags everywhere!

150 Sarah April 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I use CFL lightbulbs in the lights that I use the most. Other lights that use regular bulbs I just turn off when I’m done with them.

151 Brittney April 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I bring filtered water from home in a sports water bottle every day instead of buying bottled water πŸ™‚
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152 Elizabeth April 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I actually gave up going out to eat for Lent and I now have a better appreciation for my cooking, which is saving me a TON of money and wasting less. I almost never buy bottled water and have about a million of the reusable shopping bags. But my absolute favorite green way to save green is to just buy less stuff in the first place.

153 Jennifer April 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I reuse the sandwich bags I use for my packed lunches. I get at least a few days out of them, but try to stretch it out the whole week. I also figure packing my lunch everyday saves me from getting in my car and using up gas to drive somewhere, plus all the waste from fast-food or take-out!

154 Faith April 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I love Groupon! It’s a great way to save and try new places!

155 Mallory April 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Ecoupons – no printing necessary!

156 Sarah April 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Since my husband and I commute opposite ways to work, we bought a house in a downtown district so that we can ride our bikes, run or walk to pretty much everywhere else! I am in my car enough, so getting some excersise and saving money on gas was VERY important when we decided where to buy!

157 Cellabella April 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm

We try to walk everywhere and make sure we have our own bags when we go shopping!

158 Elizabeth April 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

My favorite green way to save money is to use reusable water bottles! Convenient, I always have water with me, and no need for plastic bottles. πŸ˜€

159 Britney April 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Filling up a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic bottles at the supermarket! I save tons of money (especially when you consider how much water I drink) by using a Brita filter instead of buying glorified tap water at the grocery store.

160 Lindsay April 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I am OBSESSED with groupons, eversave, and living social – as a graduate student they allow me to do things I would never be able to afford – like treat my bf to a nice dinner for once! My favorite way to save is buying in bulk! $3 of oats can last me more than a month!

161 Audrey April 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm

My favorite green way to save is walking to my local grocery store with my reuseable bags in hand.

162 Becky Clark April 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm

My favorite money saving technique is using the reuseable bags at the grocery store. I often to self-checkout because I like to see how much I can fit into one bag. πŸ™‚

163 Jamie @ getalivingsense April 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I love coupons of any sort! They’re the best!
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164 Kalynn April 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

My mom & I both have a 45 minute commute for work, so we carpool instead of wasting the gas money & extra pollution for us both to drive!

165 Brooke @ The Bohemian Coconut April 12, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I started recycling this year ( i know im late to hop on the band wagon!) and I also use reusable grocery bags
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166 Katie @ April 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I just found out that I don’t need to print the Groupons at a local cupcake store – they can use an iPhone app to scan the barcode, it’s so cool! And nice, bc I have 5 Groupons for the store LOL

167 Meghan N April 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Eversave is one of my faves too! I leave reusable bags in my car for anytime I go shopping. At some stores and all grocery stores that I go to I save $.05-.10 for every bag!

168 April 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm

nothing exciting I am afraid Green bags and composting is about it

169 Crystal April 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I buy used whenever I can, especially kid clothes. They outgrow them so fast that you can pick up nearly new stuff at garage sales and thrift stores.

170 Stephanie April 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I have a good water filter so I can refill my SIGG bottle as often as needed.

171 Lisa April 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I love that now I can “clip” coupons by showing them on my SmartPhone.
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172 LauraJayne April 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I know this shows my lack of conditioning know-how – but what is a pigeon? It sounds like something I could have used after my super-hilly 10-miler!
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173 Jordan April 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Reusable grocery bags! Gotta love a discount for being eco-friendly!

174 K80 April 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Reuseable grocery bags and recycled clothes (with a sewing machine and a little time, possibilities are endless!)

175 Cupcake Kelly April 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

My favorite ways to save some green are using reusable bags at the grocery store and taking public transportation!
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176 Ashley April 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I like to walk to the grocery store – I save gas an it ensures I don’t buy too much!

177 Amanda April 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I haven’t done a lot of it yet, but I plan to grow my own herbs and even some veggies this summer! Can’t wait to start… now if only it would warm up.

178 Kacy April 12, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Hmmm, not sure if it’s my favorite way, but I’ve had my ac/heater off for over 3 months! Totally helping out my utility bill and the environment!
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179 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

My fav way to save cash the green way is to ride my bike or walk whenever I can!!! love this idea πŸ™‚

180 sarah (sarah learns) April 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

i take the bus in to lab every single day! it saves soooooo much on gas bc i have a pretty long commute! πŸ™‚
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181 Emily April 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I use re-usable bags. I live in DC and they charge a bag tax (5 cents per bag)!

182 Hillary gras April 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Mine is definitely to use a reusable water bottle! While travelling, this was definitely key!

Also – tupperware containers! So much better than plastic baggies

183 Marta April 12, 2011 at 3:25 pm

In DC we have bag taxes, so it saves 10 cents to bring my own bags (5 cent tax, and 5 cents back from the grocery store)! I LOVE collecting the reusable bags too. For lunch, I also save and reuse my plastic ziploc bags (I know it’s not great that I use them, but sometimes they are necessary!).
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184 Janet Perez April 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I dont buy bottled water anymore! My Brita pitcher is now my best friend!!

185 Jennifer Parker April 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Reusable shopping bags are the easiest most simple way to help save money and the earth πŸ™‚

186 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy April 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I recycle! That might sound so simple/obvious, but recycling is not big where I live. If I can’t find a place to recycle my plastic on campus, I will bring it home with me and recycle it there, to avoid throwing it away!
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187 Carrie April 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I grow my own veggies & herbs, plus me & a friend also coordinate our gardens so we can swap veggies with each other.

188 Ellen April 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm

i’m a big fan of these group deals, though i have never heard of Eversave. i would love to give em a try!

189 Erica April 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I have finally gotten into the habit of bringing reusable bags into the grocery store. I used to constantly forget them in my car but now it is just second nature.

190 Floey April 12, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I ride my bike everywhere around campus! Don’t have a car here

191 Irina April 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm

To save green by being green I grow tomatoes at home. Yum! : )

192 Gina G April 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I take the bus everywhere in college πŸ™‚

193 Nikee April 12, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I take use reusable bags to the grocery store. With 3 kids, my mother-in-law, my husband and I we are at the grocery store often!

194 Grace April 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I guess my favorite green way to save cash is to simply conserve energy. Open windows on a nice day. Turn off all the lights during the day and make use of natural lighting. Saves on the electric bill and saves energy. (I like to use reusable bags for groceries too – I guess that saves me money in the long run if the grocery stores can transfer the savings of bags to the customer.)

195 Lish April 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I always bring my own bags to the grocery store which saves me .05 cents. I also installed a water filter on my kitchen faucet and started using reusable water bottles/canteens instead of buying bottled water. Yes, I’m one of those people who can’t stand the taste of my tap water.

196 lauren April 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Definitely reusing bags for grocery and clothes shopping – also using a BPA free water bottle!

197 Shell April 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I always use natural light to light up my room, my apartment and my work office. Conserve energy and keeps my light bill low.

Also, I turn the water off while I brush my teeth, does that count? πŸ™‚

198 Kelly April 12, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I always a refillable water bottle and I also reuse Ziplock baggies for my almonds and carrots during the week!

199 Christina April 12, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I never go anywhere without my Nalgene. I love saving money, the environment and staying hydrated πŸ™‚

200 JW April 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I also use reusable grocery bags and this spring I’m planting a garden!

201 Emily H. April 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Planting my own little garden! Squash, Spinach, Carrots, and Broccoli are my faves to grow!

202 Nicole A April 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I use reusable grocery bags, plant my own garden, use tupperware instead of plastic bags, and have a reusable water bottle I refill every day! Go green!

203 Haley April 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I don’t drive very much haha. I plan where I need to go and then try not to stray too much
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204 JOana April 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I work in a call center and instead of using pen and paper to write notes, I use a dry eraser board and markers.

205 JOana April 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Instead of using paper and pen to write notes at work,i used a dry eraser board and markers

206 Laura April 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I try to walk when I can and I use reusable bags!

207 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I like to ride my bike- less gas used is money saved and better for the environment πŸ™‚
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208 Ashley April 12, 2011 at 7:03 pm

My favorite green way to save cash is brewing my own coffee and bringing it with me in a reuseable travel mug! Or walk to get errands done, instead of drive! πŸ™‚

209 Lindsey April 12, 2011 at 7:27 pm

My favorite way to save cash is to stock up on instore sales along with using coupons. Double the savings!

210 Natalie April 12, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I take the bus everyday and use reusable grocery bags!

211 Krista April 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I always take reusable bags with me grocery shopping

212 Laurel April 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Reusable bags!

213 Erica H. April 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm

We always use reuseable water bottles, and when it’s warm enough try to stick to “x” number of car trips a week. Once we hit that, we walk. We’re lucky to live in a pretty walkable town, but it’s definitely made us think more — we do most of our groceries/errands in one big loop, instead of making 10 small trips throughout the week!

214 Lauren85 April 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I love going green to save money! I use reusable bags at the grocery store (and get 2 cents off my total for each), but I also save my money for the company I work for by bringing my own reusable bottle, silverware, and plates. I no longer have to use their paper/plastic/Styrofoam products!

215 Stephanie F. April 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I bring reusable bags to the store. Saves me money at the register & from having to use plastic bags.

216 Amanda April 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I reuse water bottles!

217 caitlin April 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I try my best to Bike everywhere! It saves me gas and money and helps the earth :)!
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218 Kristen April 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I use my Kleen kanteen water bottle and ride my bike to work. Sometimes I ride my yamaha scooter as well. I feel good using reusable water bottles and saving on gas by hepling preserve our environment and saving cash!

219 Stephanie S. April 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm

My favorite green way to save cash is driving less (yay for walking and public transportation).

I love Eversave πŸ™‚

220 Danielle J April 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I walk or bike rather than taking public transportation on the weekends πŸ˜€

221 Tina April 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Everyone should always recycle! I recycle! I put two full bins out every week. I put my one garbage out every two weeks.

222 Nikki April 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I save cash by having yearly garage sales.

223 Julz April 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I love riding my bike instead of driving, especially when gas is over $3/gallon!

224 Lyn @ Life Lyn Style April 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm

We try to eat at home and use reusable containers instead of plastic bags when we picnic at the park.
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225 Krysta April 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm

BIKING! I only use my car if absolutely necessary!

226 Laura T. April 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

i take the bus to campus at least 2 times per week. saves me some gas $$ (which is insanely high right now btw) and i dont have to deal with trying to find a parking space!

227 Colleen April 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I use the library instead of buying books!

228 Katie R April 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I walk or bike when possible to save gas.

229 Pam April 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I drive a 2003 Honda Civic hybrid and LOVE it.

230 Joy April 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm

My favorite green way to save $ is to ride my bike or walk if I can
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231 Allison April 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I always use up cleaning products, soaps, shampoos, etc until they’re gone before I buy more!

232 L.G. April 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I do not own a car. I walk or take public transportation!

233 Kalyn April 12, 2011 at 10:15 pm

My fav ways to save are:

1) Coupon Clipping
2) Cooking more meals at home opposed to eating out all the time

234 Matteson April 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I reuse water bottles all the time, and usually just carry a reusable water bottle. However my favorite way is to use those canvas bags at the grocery store!

235 Holley @ Smart Snacking April 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Reusable grocery bags! If only publix gave 5 cents off like target!

236 Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest April 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

We use a lot of reusable bags (saving us money at Target and the grocery store) and I bring my own lunch every day, saving waste that could have been created by my work cafeteria.
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237 Lori April 12, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Reusable grocery bags! Not bringing all that plastic home and “most” grocery stores give a credit for each bag used.

238 Lizzy April 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

My favorite way is to ride my bike as much as possible to save gas:)

239 Jen April 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I walk as much as possible!

240 Karen April 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Reusable bags…every little bit helps, especially at whole foods where they give you .05 back. πŸ™‚

241 Lindsay April 12, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I have stopped drinking bottled water- now I use my Brita pitcher and Nalgene!

242 Nancy April 12, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I ride my bike as much as possible for transportation – gas is so expensive now!!

243 davi April 13, 2011 at 12:41 am

unplug electronics when you are not using them, saves a TON of electricity

244 Brittney April 13, 2011 at 1:07 am

I always fill water bottles up with tap water to save money, but my FAVORITE is to make my own iced coffee and frappuccino drinks at home. Not only am I saving money (and calories!) but I’m not creating paper waste from the cups.

245 Tara April 13, 2011 at 1:14 am

My favorite green way to save money is riding my bike places instead of driving. Use less gas, save money, and get a little exercise in!
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246 Cheryl April 13, 2011 at 1:40 am

Reusable water bottles!!! And recycle bin πŸ˜€

247 Mel April 13, 2011 at 5:52 am

I bring reusable bags to the store everytime and turn off all lights and appliances that I’m not using in the house!

248 Fancy April 13, 2011 at 7:33 am

Hey Meghann! I try to WALK places (errands, etc.) whenever I can. Not only is it a “green” way to travel, but it’s great exercise and always puts me in a fantastic mood πŸ™‚

249 Liz April 13, 2011 at 8:11 am

I just started using rags to wipe my counters instead of paper towels–huge $$ saver and less garbage. I’m happy! πŸ™‚

250 Katie O April 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

I try to buy produce at local stands bs the grocery store. Much cheaper and you know you’re getting local produce.
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251 Maria April 13, 2011 at 10:25 am

My favorite way to save money is to budget all of my money. I have set amounts I am allowed to spend each week on food, eating out, shopping, etc. I also make sure I save all of my money from babysitting one (of the four) families I watch so I always have a spare stash. It really adds up!
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