Welcome to my new video series, where I share smart shopping wins. This “win” was housesitting for a friend in exchange for a free stay at their house! We took a family trip up to the Catskills in exchange for looking after our friend’s garden and chickens. It was a wonderful way to take a vacation without having to spend money on lodging! Have you had a smart shopping “win” lately?

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