Saving money is cool, but some people go nuts when it comes to conserving cash. If that's you, share your story.

The facts

Some people will do anything to save money. For example, one person started dumpster diving in cemeteries to save money on artificial flowers for her crafting projects. Another guy brings his garbage to work to save on trash pickup services.

The contest

Saving money is great and we’re all for it — but how far can you go without embarrassing yourself? Sometimes people go over the top to save a few bucks and they might be a bit shy or even ashamed to admit what they’ve done. We don’t want you to be like that. Share with us the craziest thing you’ve done and get some money in return for it.

The rules

Just post your story on our Facebook page or in the comments section below. We’ll feature your craziness next week. The deadline to enter is on 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 28.

The prize

A $50 Amazon gift card.

Last week’s winner

Last week, we asked for your advice on holiday tipping — who do you tip, how much, and why? Our favorite response came from Kev O…

 I tip my mail carrier, UPS driver and paper delivery family; they all offer great service and deliver right to my door. I really appreciate them. Our mail carrier even sends a text to my wife when she leaves a package at the front door.

That’s one awesome mailwoman, Kev, and great of you to recognize her. Hope you enjoy the gift card and have a great holiday.

Meet the Author

Brian Bienkowski

Brian Bienkowski


Bienkowski is a contributing writer and is the face of's 'By the Numbers' videos.

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