One great way to build your fund is to add gift cards to it. If you follow my Disney Fund Deposits, you’ll notice that I will deposit gift cards. Here’s a break down of how I turn those gift cards into cash for the fund:
Let’s say I have a $10 CVS gift card that I earned for FREE. When the gift card arrives in the mail, I take $10 from my drug store budget envelope and replace it with the $10 CVS gift card. I then take the cash and put it in my fund.
Or let’s say I got a $10 Visa gift card via rebate. When the gift card arrives, I take $10 out of my grocery budget envelope and replace it with the $10 Visa gift card. I then take the $10 in cash and put it in my fund.
If it was a gas gift card, I would take the cash out of the gas budget envelope and put the gift card in it’s place. And so on and so forth.
If I get a Disney gift card, I just put that gift card in the fund box. Since Disney takes gift cards everywhere credit cards are accepted, I can just use it at Disney in place of cash.
Be sure to read all the post about how to grow your fund!