I saved my My Coke Rewards points all year and cashed in for a lot of their awesome gift card offers! When I got the gift card, I spent the value of the card and took the cash out of my fund. So for the $10 Dominos card, I spent it and took $10 out of the Dining Out budget and put it into the Disney Fund.
$25 Walmart gift card
$10 Dominos Gift Card
$25 Best Buy Gift Card
$10 – Earned (2) $5 Target gift cards with special promotions at Target
$7.50 – Rebate check
$7.91 – Spare Change
$10 Target Gift Card – Bought $50 worth of items at Target and got a $10 gift card with the coupon (no longer available)
$16.25 – I budget $150 a month for power. Since the bill was only $133.75, I am depositing the difference.
$43.99 – Cancelled our gym membership through the holidays. There is no way we can find the time to go for the next 3 months. Hubby works retail and there is no time! We decided to cancel it so we can rejoin with a better deal.
$26.12 – Disney Dream Dollars earned with my Disney Premier Visa this statement
$40 – Took care of my friend’s cats for a week (she went on another vacation with the inlaws). She insisted on putting the money into our fund.
$5 – Took advantage of this Totinos deal and finally got the payment
$2 – Rewards on my debit card for purchasing items at select retail locations
$5 – Hubby found it on the ground in a parking lot!
$233.77 added to the Disney fund for the past 4 weeks! $3466.49 saved since November 12th, 2011 (see past deposits here). Our goal is $3587. Going the end of January 2013 (see our pending budget here).
I want you to learn how to grow your own fund too! If you are new to couponing, start with the Getting Started Couponing Series, followed by the How To Start Your Fund series. Remember you can use these savings principles to save for anything you want from Disney trips to paying off debt to buying a new television. As the great Walt Disney said “If you can dream it, you can do it!”