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Tips for Saving Money in Sacramento

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Cooperative Buying
A cooperative, also called a co-op, is a business that is owned and controlled by the people who use its services. Cooperatives provide discounted prices on food and other items to their members. Some allow you to work at the co-op in exchange for goods. Get more information from the links below.

Farmer's Markets
Farmer's markets are a low-cost way to buy fruits, vegetables, farm fresh products, and other food items.

Other Tips

Thrift Stores
Thrift stores carry used items at low prices, including clothing, furniture, and appliances. These items are often in very good condition. Find thrift stores in your area.

Garage Sales
Local newspapers have garage sale listings, and you can find things like furniture in good condition. Check the classified sections of local newspapers at your local library or online.

Utility Rebates
Many cities, counties, and local utilities companies offer rebates to low-income people.

Tax Refunds
Make sure you apply for all the tax refund programs you're qualified for, including child care credits, earned income tax credits, and more.

Recycling Centers
You can get money for recycling cans, bottles, plastics, and other goods. In Sacramento County you can get more information by going the following website: www.sacgreenteam.com/default.htm

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