Merry Holidays, guys! I missed the opportunity to say Merry Christmas, as we went to Disney for Christmas! It was a great trip and I’ll be sure to share all kinds of details about it later. In the meantime, you know I was still hustling! We even found two pennies at Disney World- extra special savings, you know.
As the new year approaches, we’ll be taking a look at our budget and making adjustments where necessary. The new year is a great time to make changes to your budget, or even start a budget! Remember, it’s never too early to start planning your next adventure, whether that is buying a house or planning a trip! Unfortunately our Hulu Live price just jumped $10 a month (which I’m not pleased about), but I think I can offset that by lowering our dining out budget- after all, we’ve done really well eating at home. The dining out budget line is always the first one I adjust- it’s a luxury for us after all, not a need. I’m going to mostly keep doing what I’m doing. Shaving pennies off the budget where I can, couponing and stockpiling when it’s feasible and trying not to beat myself up over every single penny.
We had some snack credits leftover from our first encounter with the dining plan, so I have a jump on small gifts for my daughter for Valentine’s Day and Easter. I love planning in advance. If you’re looking for some little toys for either holiday, or you have a child’s birthday coming up, check out Target’s toy clearance.
You’ll see in my earnings a $40 “Inconvenience Fee” credit. This was from our hotel at Disney for a problem we had on our trip. It showed up as a credit on our room charges, but I am moving $40 from our checking to our trip fund because it was unexpected!
2020 West Coast Trip Goal: $5000
December 16th – December 29th
$60.54- Credit Card rewards
$60.38- Secret Shopping
$20- Craft Sales
$40- Declining Mouse keeping
$40- “Inconvenience Fee”
$6- Pinecone Research
$0.02- Found at Disney
Total earned this week: $232.14
Fund Total from last post: $3311.02
Current Fund Total: $3543.16
Only $1456.84 to go!
Couponing to Somewhere Week 30: Hectic