When I started “Couponing to Disney”, my original goal was $2000 for 7 nights. But that $2000 was quickly reached, so I added on more and more days and we have finally ended up at Disney for 12 nights! (My husband is on vacation from May 18th to June 8th!!)
It seems like just yesterday I was excited to have saved my first $100 for Disney. And now, 11 months later, I am making the very last deposit:
$54.04 – My math was off on the fund!
$250 – Each week we budget $150 for groceries, entertainment, out to eat, etc etc. Since we will be at Disney for 12 days, we are applying the money to the Disney trip (since we would have spent it anyways if we had been home!).
That brings the grand total to……………………………….. $3223.32!! I am OVER BUDGET!!
$677.38 from Rebates
$253.10 in spare change
$11.97 in interest
$157 by consigning the kids clothes
$516.04 in found money (this is money we weren’t planning on receiving such as gifts from relatives, side jobs, money found in the dryer, etc)
$118 in Disney Reward Dollars
$88 from Lightspeed
$680 from My Survey
$192 from Mindfield
$177.60 from Opinion Outpost
$15 from YouData
$30 via Paypal from Swagbucks
$25.50 from Survey Head
$23.73 check from Viewpoint Forum
$8 from Buzzback
$8 from American Consumer Panel
You can also see all the deposits since the beginning here.
I can’t wait to reset the fund to zero and start saving with you guys all over again!
*please note that about 60% of the survey money from My Survey, Opinion Outpost and Mindfield was from referrals. I will not be including money earned off referrals in my 2011 fund because I don’t think that is very fair. :)