Growing up we might’ve not been ballin’, but we sure knew how to make the most of our budget thanks to a few things we learned from mamá…
Mom always packed tortas to theme parks because she knew the food was ridiculously overpriced.
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And tortas were way more satisfying than burgers anyway.
Sneaking snacks into movie theaters was also very common.
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The bigger the purse, the better the meal.
Tupperware? Who has money for that?
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Our parents were eco-friendly before being eco-friendly was a thing.
She taught us to recycle bolsas de regalo.
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Pro tip: Tear off the old tag with the writing on it before reusing it.
She never spent money on condiments. Because why?
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Shortage on ketchup? Neverrrrr.
On Sundays she’d wipe the mascara off your eyes because 11-year-olds that qualify for that buffet discount don’t wear mascara. ?
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It was super nerve wracking to lie about our age, but gotta get that deal.
When you were estrenando, it was a hand-me-down from your older sister or prima.
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Most of the time they were super cute, so meh.
She even turned old clothes and rags into cleaning tools.
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She was the original queen of DIY.
And because no one has $150+ to spend on a dye job that’ll grow out in four weeks, she turned to box dye for a small fee of $7.99.
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It usually came with instant regret.
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