Vacation appsFrugal northern living does not involve just being frugal when at home. Spending wisely and making your dollar stretch is just as important when traveling south as it is when living in the north.

For many “ southerners” who have moved north, your vacation time may be the time you feel you need to catch up on all the conveniences and luxuries you have gone without by living in the north. Most people have something they are anxiously waiting to do as soon as they land down south.

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There’s a lot of buzz today about Amazon Prime Day  around town and, well, all over the internet. 😉  Everyone loves a good deal and the annual event that Amazon holds sports some pretty deep savings on many items. For example, check out this hot product at 44% off! I’ve been wanting one for a year and finally got it today with a deal too good to pass up. I’m pretty sure it’s going to become one of my “can’t live without”

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While it’s common in most places to pay a yearly membership fee, in the north its one of the very few things you can still get for FREE with no strings attached! In order to get your library card you will need photo ID and to be planning to be an Iqaluit resident for 6 months or more and then you are set! They offer a variety of reading material in 3 languages: English, French,

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5There’s no doubt about it, the cost of raising a child, especially in the north, is expensive! But thanks to a local family and their labour of love: Arctic Cotton (a home based baby boutique) has made it a whole lot easier and more affordable to do so!

If you haven’t had the chance to check out the  Apex (Iqaluit) based business, Arctic Cotton, it’s worth taking a few minutes to get acquainted with them!

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frugal frozen treat

This past weekend we had incredible weather and it was still feeling like summer and got me craving some summer treats! Since most sweet treats available locally are an expensive “luxury” I was super excited to try out my  Zipzicles * from  Amazon and make my own frugal frozen treat! Have you seen these? They are genius! They are like mini ziploc bags but made in the shape of a freezie!

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Theres no doubt that the cost of internet in the north is high, but the “luxury” of internet certainly makes life in the north more comfortable when you can feel connected with the rest of the world, despite the geographic isolation. So, to make the most of your internet and to save your pocketbook, you want to be sure every megabyte counts and ensure that you dont have programs running in the background secretly using up your bandwidth.

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Its that time of year again, when the days of summer are fading and before we know it the tundra grass will  be changing colour and the kids will be back at school.  With just a  few weeks left before school starts, now is the time to order those last few items on your list  so that they arrive before school starts!

Have you checked out Amazon for back to school deals?

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Wallet friendly wall art budgetWhen we moved up north everything our family owned fit into a few pieces of luggage! We paid our own moving expenses and did not have the option of sea lift from where we were moving from, so we arrived with only the basics in our checked baggage. It wasn’t long before we were settling in and wanting to turn our “house” into a “home” with personal touches to make our home cheerful and cozy.

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3 Secrets that saved me $500 on our car rental Secret # 1 saved us $366.28-3

Being the frugalist that I am, booking a car rental is not something I take lightly. Car rental is always one of our biggest expenses for our trips and so I am not hasty to make reservations without making sure that I am getting the best bang for my buck. Booking a car rental is usually an all day event for me, as I search the web fervently for the best deal.

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