Happy New Year! I hope this year is treating you right so far. It has me motivated. All these challenges we have going on are helping. Currently we have a challenge going on that is going to help you have a sparkly clean home in 14 days. Then we are going to teach you the best way to sell your old things to add money to our funds. Another money saving challenge we are doing is 30 days of no dining out. At the end we are going to take our budgeted eating out money or the amount we spent last month and add it your funds. For me that amount is $140.00!
I was working towards paying off the hotel. Now I have enough saved for that. On to the park tickets. I have an annual pass. We are going to shoot for $1664.95 that is what a three park 5 day park to park pass is currently running. I am hoping between now and my travel date another deal comes out that excludes the water park. Usually that lowers the cost a little. We are from South Texas. I don’t think it is going to be hot enough for us to make good use of the Volcano Bay passes. That would be the most the tickets would cost. It is always better to over estimate than to under estimate.
I am going to hold off on paying off the hotel to see if I can get flights from my local airport cheaper. We where going to fly out of Austin which is 5 hours away. I already booked the flights each one cost $330.00. There is still some options available from my airport for Spring break week. The are high though. Currently it would cost me $600.00 a person. I think they will mark them down. If I can get them for $430.00 or less I am going to switch to flying out of my local airport. That is why I am going to hold on to the hotel money just in case I do switch flights and days.
*Goal 1 was plane tickets. – DONE
*Goal 2 is the hotel. Need $1509.19 after the down payment. – DONE
*Goal 3 is park tickets. – Need $1664.95 have $11.31 towards this.
*Goal 4 is spending money and the food budget.
12/30 – 1/3
My Swagbucks – $25.00
PanelPolls App Test from SB – $10.00
Paypal Cashback spending bonus $1.10
Siruis XM Refund – $1.47
Christmas money I forget to add in last week – $50.00
Total to date – $3,596.92
Money Spent and cash balances:
Southwest Plane Tickets for 5 – $1433.42
Universal annual pass and two 5 day tickets – $643.00 – Already spent!
Cash Remaining in my Universal fund – $1520.28