$43.73 in cash back from ShopAtHome.com
$10 rebate check
$22.54 in spare change (we found a bag in the attic when we were cleaning out that had a ton of change in it! No telling how that bag got into the attic and it’s been there for at least 4 years.)
$20 – offered 2 friends a ride and they gave me gas money. I told them I would put it in the fund since I was driving there anyways.
$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 we are moving next month, so there is no time! We decided to cancel it so we can rejoin with a better deal.
$2.50 – Earned Fuel Perks at Winn Dixie and used them at Shell. I love Fuel Perks!
$26.52 – Disney Dream Dollars earned with my Disney Premier Visa this statement
$49.86 – Because we have stockpiled so much food in the past few months, we didn’t have to do a lot of grocery shopping the past couple of weeks. My daughter had to make an unexpected visit to the Dentist, and since we had so much food, we decided we would take the dentist bill out of the grocery budget and eat out of our stockpile as much as we could. We paid the bill, put $40 in my children’s lunch accounts (they get lunch at school only on Fridays, so this money will last them through Christmas) ate out of the stockpile and still had $49.86 left!
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!”