Independence Day Celebrations on a Budget

Our Independence Day celebrations are fast approaching. Plans are being made and menus are begin organized. Are you stressing over the cost of your 4th of July intimate gathering that turned full fledged party? Our friends over at BeFrugal.com feel your pain and sent us the following tips to help you have a successful 4th of July BBQ and maintain a budget.

How to have a fun BBQ without breaking the bank

Having a BBQ on the 4th of July is a fun way to celebrate, but it can be costly. Enjoy these tips for a fun and frugal 4th of July:

  • Host a pot luck meal, inviting your friends, family and neighbors and encouraging them to bring a dessert, side dish, utensils/napkins/plates or something to throw on the grill.
  • When buying food items, tableware, etc., be sure to check the weekly ads and get your coupons ready before heading out to the grocery store.
  • Stock up on non-perishables like condiments ahead of time when you spot a good sale.
  • Consider shopping online for these items so you can take advantage of free shipping offers, online promo codes and earn Cash Back (a portion of your spending deposited into a free account) – all on the same transaction.

Jon Lal, Founder, BeFrugal.com

How do you maintain a budget while planning your Independence Day Celebrations?

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