Furnishing a new home on a frugal budget can be difficult, but with a little creativity it is possible to shop quality without breaking the budget. We needed a new rug, but there were no money in the budget for a big rug, so I had to get creative. With a little help from shopping apps and online earning apps, I managed to save up $75 in HomeGoods gift cards, and then I went shopping.
I had my eye on a dark blue rug at HomeGoods, since I wanted a blue rug, but it needed to be dark enough to withstand our family of six and especially our three boys. HomeGoods had several different rugs to my liking, but I settled on a 5 x 7 rug for $79.99. After tax it came to $84.79.
Our HomeGoods Deal:
4 x 7 Rug at $79.99
I used $20 in Homegoods gift cards from the ShopKick App
I used $55 in Homegoods gift cards from Swagbucks
Total out of pocket $9.79
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Do you have any shopping tips for furnishing and decorating a new home?