Saving money is the driving force behind the DIY movement, and as the costs of goods and services continue to rise, more and more people are hopping on the bandwagon. There are lots of ways to spend less, from cooking more to taking on big home improvement projects.

If you happen to know a thing or two about saving money, enter the On a Budget contest for a chance to win a 16GB iPad Mini, Cuisinart Vacuum Sealer to keep your food fresh for longer, and a Porkfolio smart piggy bank that protects your savings from shenanigans.

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Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up Prize winners will receive:
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jan 5, 2015 and Feb 16, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select On a Budget Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.