This inspirational story comes from my reader Katie….
I’m absolutely obsessed with your blog! I’ve been following it for a while now just for the deals that you post, but I decided this month that I’m going to start Couponing to Disney! I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and we’re hoping to get pregnant with #2 sometime this year. So I’m thinking we’ll plan to go to Disney in 2013… so I have a while to save!
I just started and already I have over $50 saved!!! I love it! I’ve been a bargain hunter for a while now, but it’s amazing how much more disciplined I feel with this goal in mind. And it helps my waistline too :) I would usually gather up my extra change and go to the vending machine at work – now I save that $1 and put it in the Disney fund!
The main reason I wanted to write you was to tell you of another way I thought of to Coupon to Disney. I don’t think I’ve seen this on your site before (but I’ve been known to be wrong before!). Recycling cans and bottles! I know not all states charge a “deposit” on cans and bottles, but in the ones that do, it adds up fast! I live in CT and we are charged $0.05 per can/bottle that we purchase. So when you buy a 12 pack of Diet Coke, you’re automatically charged an additional $0.60! Most people put their recycling out on the curb for the town to take, but my husband and I save every single can and bottle! My husband even collects cans from coworkers who would have otherwise thrown them away.
I just went recycling this morning and it probably took me 30 minutes total to recycle 3 huge garbage bags of cans and I made… $21.20!!! If that were an hourly wage, it would be $42.40 per hour! I’d take that salary any day! I recycled 424 cans! Most of them were our own, but many of them were from my husbands co-workers, which is free money! We still have a few more bags in the garage to bring in too! We usually let them pile up over a few months and then do large batches at a time – but you can recycle however you want!
Anyways, just another idea! Thank you for all that you do – your site is genius! I can’t wait to go to Disney on money that was all “found”!
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