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adding to $20 Challenge

May 30th, 2007 at 08:32 pm

Ok, today was a good day for saving! Smile
I sold a mirror on craigslist for $15
and also hung a load of laundry instead of putting it through the dryer, so gave myself $1 for that.

Previous balance: $20
Current balance: $36

Brag Blog of grocery savings!

May 30th, 2007 at 07:12 pm

I'm starting a new category, titled "My weekly grocery savings".
I use coupons, sales, double coupons and all that every week at my local grocery store. At the end of the receipt it always says how much you saved.
So, I thought I'd do a brag blog of my grocery savings. - More to motivate me than anything else, as I look back over my savings when I get in a coupon "rut" and don't want to deal with coupons anymore. Smile

Well, this week was an awesome week!
Altogether, I saved $43.91.
I SPENT $16.47
That's a savings of about 73%, if I figured it out right. Yay!! Usually I don't do that well. Smile

SAVED $43.91
SPENT $16.47
SAVINGS 73%

Thanks for looking!

My $20 Challange

May 30th, 2007 at 01:05 am

I just registered and have been reading posts about the $20 Challenge and thought I'd start one also. I know, I'm about 6 months behind those who started in January, but that's ok - saving is saving, right?! Smile

Some ideas of mine are:
-spare change and $1 bills
-rebates
-stuff sold at garage sales and on craiglist.
-using the clothes rack instead of dryer
-not buying something that I really want
-any extra money that comes my way!

I'm not looking to save up Thousands of dollars, since we already pinch our pennies just to get by - already make lunches, no Starbucks, use coupons, etc.

Any ideas that you use for the $20 Challenge would be appreciated!
Thanks for reading!

Challenge Total - $20!