Monday, January 3, 2011
Happy New Year!
There is this wonderful blog called Couponing To Disney. The author teaches you how to save money by shopping wisely and how to put that money aside for a trip to Disney (or whatever else you want to save up for). She also gives you some great tips on Disney World trips. Two years ago in 2009, I decided to have a garage sale in the summer and I also kept track of all the money I saved from bargain shopping, etc. Last year in 2010 I decided to try to double my efforts and we were able to go on a short Disney trip (mainly because of a large refund from the gas company).
This year in 2011 my goal is to save 2 and a 1/2 times the amount I saved that first year. What I do is tally any extra money that comes in- rebate checks, gift cards earned, prescription reimbursements, gifts received (money or gift cards), anything won, any money made selling things (garage sale, etc.), and any other unexpected money that shows up. I do not count regular paychecks or any store rewards credits such as Extra Bucks, catalinas, etc. I have been doing Swagbucks for a little while and I have earned a few Amazon gift cards, but I'm not that into it.
So, let the games begin! (Oh and maybe we'll plan another little vacation if everything goes well.)