Grace is a tough pill to swallow! We all need it at times. Everyone misses savings sometimes or wastes produce. Don’t dwell on what you didn’t do instead focus on what you have done and you will do.
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Lets talk about grace this week! We are all busy and have a million things going on. For that reason sometimes we just forget about coupons, limited time offers, Swagbucks, or even produce. That really doesn’t matter if it only happens every now and then. What matters is that you do ALL the things most of the time. Sometimes you are going to forget or just be to busy to actually deal with it. If you do forget about it or just don’t have time. Don’t beat yourself up. Just get back on the saving train as soon as you can!
In the past month I have missed out on $50.00 in savings! Shocker I know. I am sure when you read these posts you think,”WOW, Brandy has her savings game on point.” Truth is I am human. I get thrown curve balls too. As much as, I try not to miss out on savings, Swagbucks, and eat all the produce I buy. Sometimes it is just inevitable, things get missed, and food goes bad. Saving for Disney is work real work.
The $50.00 savings was not just a $50.00 bill sitting in front of me that I walked by. It was in the form of Kohl’s cash $15.00, $10.00 Carters rewards, Victoria Secret free panty coupon, and $10.00 off a any purchase. What hurts the most is the Kohl’s cash and Carters rewards there was not a minimum order spend requirement to redeem. It was just free money, and the easiest to redeem. I could of just shopped online, added something to my cart, applied the coupon, choose in-store pickup and sent my hubby to pick up. The Victoria Secret one actually would of required me to go to the store and shop or spend at least $50.00 online for free shipping.
The last savings boo boo was with Swagbucks and the Swago board. I had a full board on Swagbucks for Swago. I was being strategic and planning on turning it in on Sunday to make for an easy day. I totally spaced it off. When I remembered the Swago board promotion was already closed for this session. I also had 70 Swago Spin The Wheel spins left,I missed out on to.
I have a love hate relationship with produce! I love to buy it. I feel like a rock star mom at the store when I pay for my buggy full of fresh produce. However, sometimes I just want to eat junk food, eat out, or we get busy and I forget all about the produce withering away in my crisper draw. Just today, I had to throw out a HUGE carton of spinach one of those $5.00 ones and 1 head of Romaine lettuce. One those weeks that we don’t eat it and it gets trashed I hate it! In my mind I see myself throwing $1.00 bills up in the air. The one thing that makes me feel better about my wasted produce is that it goes to my chickens not in the trash. They could careless if the lettuce is slimy. To them its a yummy treat! To me its very expensive chicken feed.
6/11 – 6/25
My Swagbucks – $70.45
Internet reimbursement from K12 – $48.00
Retailmenot (sometimes they give cashback from certain stores) – $7.00
Debit Card rewards – $20.00 Amazon gift card swapped with cash
Total to date – $1551.44
Gift cards, and cash balances:
Southwest Gift Card – $358. 27 for a $400.00 balance (Only another $1,300 to go!)
Universal annual pass and 5 day ticket – $341.00 – Already spent!
Cash Remaining in my Disney fund – $852.17
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