A Genius Hack for Saving Money at the Pumpkin Patch

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Wondering how to save money at the pumpkin patch? We were too! We knew there just had to be some awesome parenting hacks for Halloween that would hold the key to saving money at the pumpkin patch. But after searching high and low, we couldn’t find anything that would save money this Halloween.

So after much research and thinking, we came up with our own genius hack for saving money at the pumpkin patch. Also, it’s a hustle on your kids, which – I think it’s safe to say – we’re all on board for every once in a while! Read on for a genius (and FUN) hack for saving money at the pumpkin patch.

Ask any Mama what she loves about the fall, and nestled somewhere between a Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte and putting on a cozy sweater will be taking the kids to the pumpkin patch. It’s a fun family tradition that you can start when your babies are teeny tiny and keep up as they grow. It signifies the beginning of fall and is something that everyone in my family looks forward to every year. Plus, kids and pumpkins make for insanely adorable pictures. Need proof? Fine.

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The pumpkin patch is AWESOME. Whether yours is in the middle of a city and has carnival style rides, a petting zoo and a concession stand or is out in the country and has apple launchers, a corn maze and homemade cider, every one is full of fun for the family.

Also, EXPENSIVE PUMPKINS.

Yes, the seedy underbelly of the pumpkin patch operation is insanely expensive pumpkins. And while you’re there for the adorable (and usually free!) photo ops, your kids are probably there for the expensive stuff – like the rides, treats, and pumpkins. Look, when I go to a carnival, I’m prepared for expensive rides and games. I know I’m going to shell out $5 for a tiny bag of popcorn I could make at home for a fraction of the price. But there’s something about paying extra for those pumpkins that kills me.

The pain that I feel in my heart – and my wallet – as I hand over a credit card to pay $20+ for a pumpkin that I can get for $3.99 at the grocery store is palpable. But what else can you do? It’s a pumpkin patch – you can’t just leave without a pumpkin! 

But...the trick to saving money at the pumpkin patch is that you can leave without a GIANT pumpkin! Read on for our genius hack to save money at the pumpkin patch WHILE starting a new fall tradition your kids will LOVE!

two kids saving money at the pumpkin patch with the Pumpkin Fairy

 

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Saving Money on Kids’ Birthday Party Gifts

Are kids’ birthday gifts killing your monthly budget? We’ve got great ideas for saving money on kids’ birthday gifts – without looking like a total cheapskate in the process! Scroll down to read all about how to save money on kids’ birthday gifts.

I don’t know how it works in your circle of friends, but in ours? We are heading full-throttle into what we affectionately call Birthday Season. From now until the end of April, we will likely be attending anywhere from one to four birthday parties every.single.weekend. And my kids LOVE it. But my budget? Yeah, it doesn’t.

How do I tackle all of those Big Birthday Bashes on a Budget? Well, it’s easy. I have a few very creative ideas for saving money on kids’ birthday presents.

Now, no one wants to look like a total cheapskate at a birthday party. The key for how to save money on kids’ birthday presents lies in planning ahead, being prepared, and adding just a touch of creativity to your gift.

So if you also have a billion birthday parties coming your way, try not to stress out- we’ve got some fantastic tips on how to save BIG money on some fabulous birthday gifts.

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