Month in Savings

Month in Savings – Feb 2010

by Gina on March 1, 2010

This year, I decided I would track all of the income that is generated from our smart shopping, bank interest, cashback programs, bank offers, etc. I knew it would add up, but now I realize how much it helps us. The picture above is a snapshot of one of the sheets that I started using to track our monthly income from various miscellaneous things. This is the breakdown:

  • Swagbucks Redeemed as Amazon.com giftcards: $10
  • Cashback from Online Shopping Programs (see my right side-bar): $13.33
  • Bank Interest: $0.88
  • American Express monthly Cashback: $17.04
  • Other Offers (transferring prescriptions, etc): $5.00
  • Freebies Received: $13.47
  • Value of Gifts Received: $1956.31

Clearly, the majority of our additional “income” this month came from very generous family and friends that helped us get many needs taken care of for little Angelo’s pending arrival. We had a beautiful baby shower last weekend!

Total: $2060.25!

Savings off of our total spent in groceries, HBA, Clothing, & Household items was 40%!

Sadly, I didn’t use hardly any coupons this month, being so busy with school and getting things together for our new addition – hopefully I will have some nice couponing opportunities to report next time.

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Month in Savings – January 2010

by Gina on January 29, 2010

This year, I decided I would track all of the income that is generated from our smart shopping, bank interest, cashback programs, bank offers, etc. I knew it would add up, but now I realize how much it helps us. The picture above is a snapshot of one of the sheets that I started using to track our monthly income from various miscellaneous things. This is the breakdown:

  • Swagbucks Redeemed as Amazon.com giftcards: $15
  • Cashback from Online Shopping Programs (see my right side-bar): $26.14
  • Discover Card cashback redeemed as a CVS giftcard: $50.00
  • Bank Interest: $23.77
  • American Express monthly Cashback: $11.96
  • Bank Offers (opened an ING checking account in Nov ’09): $121
  • Profits from coupons/store rewards: $24.74
  • Other Offers (transferring prescriptions, etc): $80.00
  • Value of Freebies Received: $3.99

Total: $356.60!

I also used a total of $396.08 in coupons during the month!

Savings off of our total spent in groceries, HBA, Clothing, & Household items was 64%!

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