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5 smart ways to minimize the cost of vacation souvenirs

When you’re at an awesome event or in the midst of a fantastic vacation, it can be tempting to capture that experience by buying a souvenir. Whether it’s a shirt, a pin, a gift shop item, something you see in a craftsperson’s shop or something else entirely, an item that serves as a memento of your trip can be lovely, but expensive.

If you’re clever, however, you can find opportunities to claim a souvenir for a lower price. Or you can find a souvenir for free if you think outside the box.

Here are five ways to score a wonderful souvenir from your trip without breaking the bank.

[See: 12 Frugal Ways to Save on Vacation.]

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