$2 in cash (found in an old purse)
$23.99 in rebate checks
$10 – (Bought a $100 Target gift card for $90 from Target.com; no longer available. Took $100 out of the grocery budget and put the $10 I saved in the fund)
$6 – (Bought a $25 Fandango gift card for $19 from Target.com; no longer available. Took $25 out of the entertainment budget and put $6 in the fund)
$10 Amazon gift card earned from someplace that I forgot. Oops.
$10 iTunes gift card won from a sweepstakes (took $10 out of the entertainment budget and spent this gift card on new tunes)
$10 American Express gift card from a previous promotion
$25 American Express gift card from a previous promotion
$337.20 in Disney Rewards from my Disney Chase Visa. I just upgraded to the Disney Premier Card and for upgrading, I got 5% on groceries, gas and restaurant purchase for 3 months. I also haven’t counted any dollars that I have earned since Nov 2011, so I added that into the fund as well. I plan to continue to use the Disney Visa to buy groceries since I am now earning 2% on grocery purchases. Love my card! (and yes we pay it off every single month.)
$450.20 added to the Disney fund. $2033.80 saved since November 12th, 2011 (see past deposits here). My goal is $3,000. Going the end of January 2013.
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!”