Stacy’s Savings 2015 Weekly Savings Challenge Week 22!


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Weekly Savings Challenge 2015 – Week 22

It’s Week 22 in our 2015 Weekly Savings Challenge!  We’re saving $1,378 or more one week at a time!  To learn more about the challenge and how you can join, click here.

How much did you save this week?  This week, my goal was $21, and I ended up saving $71.15.  How did I do that?  I redeemed for $6.50 from MobiSave, $15.85 from Ibotta, $2 from a cash refund, $45 from selling an old light fixture and a ceiling fan on Facebook, and I got $1.80 from Shopmium.  I’m already at $1,352.86 toward my goal of $1,378!!  Just a little over $25 to go!

This week, my goal is $32.

Join us!  It’s not too late!  Just download the Weekly Savings Challenge Savings Tracker, get an envelope, and stash away the amounts for the weeks that you’ve missed!

Don’t forget to sign up for your Capital One 360 High Interest Savings Account so you can make money on your challenge savings!  At the end of the month, you can add your interest payments into your challenge goal!

See all of the Weekly Savings Challenge Posts here.

Want more ways to save?  Check out my Home Management Binder Series!  Get organized & save in 2015!!

How much did you save in Week 21 of the Challenge?  What’s your strategy for Week 22?  Tell us in the comments!

Happy Saving!

 

Today’s 10 FREE Kindle eBooks on Amazon!

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Free Kindle eBooks

 

Here are today’s 10 FREE Kindle Downloads on Amazon.com!  While these are free when I posted them, items on Amazon are subject to change at any time.  Make sure you check the price before you download.

Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s batch of 100 books for $3.99 or less.

Don’t have a Kindle? Just download a free Kindle reading app!

Amazon has a selection of Kindles here (prices start at just $69).

~Thanks See Mom Click!

 

Today’s 10 FREE Kindle eBooks on Amazon!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information.

Free Kindle ebooks

 

Here are today’s 10 FREE Kindle eBooks on Amazon.com!  While these are free when I posted them, items on Amazon are subject to change at any time.  Make sure you check the price before you download.

Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s batch of 100 books for $3.99 or less.

Don’t have a Kindle? Just download a free Kindle reading app!

Amazon has a selection of Kindles here (prices start at just $69).

~Thanks See Mom Click!

 

Today’s 10 FREE Kindle eBooks on Amazon!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information.

Free Kindle eBooks

 

Here are today’s 10 FREE Kindle eBooks on Amazon.com!  While these are free when I posted them, items on Amazon are subject to change at any time.  Make sure you check the price before you download.

Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s batch of 100 books for $3.99 or less.

Don’t have a Kindle? Just download a free Kindle reading app!

Amazon has a selection of Kindles here (prices start at just $69).

~Thanks See Mom Click!

 

Today’s 10 FREE Kindle eBooks on Amazon!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information.

Free Kindle eBooks

 

Happy Memorial Day!  We want to take a moment to thank all of the Veterans and Families who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice to defend our Freedom.  Thank You.

Here are today’s 10 FREE Kindle Downloads on Amazon.com!  While these are free when I posted them, items on Amazon are subject to change at any time.  Make sure you check the price before you download.

Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s batch of 100 books for $3.99 or less.

Don’t have a Kindle? Just download a free Kindle reading app!

Amazon has a selection of Kindles here (prices start at just $69).

~Thanks See Mom Click!

 

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Today’s 10 FREE Kindle eBooks on Amazon!

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own. Please read my full disclosure policy for more information.

Free Kindle eBooks

 

It’s another rainy day here.  Great time to get some free books to read!

Here are today’s 10 FREE Kindle eBooks on Amazon.com!  While these are free when I posted them, items on Amazon are subject to change at any time.  Make sure you check the price before you download.

Want more Kindle deals? Check out all the Kindle Daily Deals and this month’s batch of 100 books for $3.99 or less.

Don’t have a Kindle? Just download a free Kindle reading app!

Amazon has a selection of Kindles here (prices start at just $69).

~Thanks See Mom Click!

 

April 2015 Monthly Savings Report!

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Better late than never!

This is the post where I show you exactly how much I spent and saved during the month. It’s kind of a Monthly Progress Report. It’s so exciting to see the savings add up! Hopefully, it inspires you to keep track of your own spending and saving, so you can see your progress too!

April was another ok month.  We’ve been scrounging a bit and not having to make as many grocery trips.  We lived off the stockpile and the freezer meals to cut down on those expenses, but then we ended up spending that money on other stuff, like house projects.  Unfortunately, there weren’t many coupons for the house items.

Here are the  breakdowns!!

Grocery/Target/Drug Store: Spent $209.11, Saved $202.18; 49% Savings!

All Other: Spent $4.49, Saved $25; 85% Savings!

House Updates/Maintenance: Did not do any projects in April where we used coupons.

These totals do not include sales tax.

On to the Rewards Programs. You guys know that my favorite way to pay for stuff I want (not need, OK well maybe some times need) on Amazon is with FREE Amazon Gift Cards, right? Well, I’m going to show you exactly how much I earned each month right here, at the bottom of the Savings Report!

I’m using my Rewards as part of my gift budget this year, so I’ve been trying to earn as much as possible. Let’s see what I earned in March!

Swagbucks: $25 in Amazon Gift Cards
Crowdtap: $5 in Amazon Gift Cards
Gift Hulk: $5 Cash
InstaGC: $25 Cash
MindField Research: $6.50 Cash
iRazoo: $5 Amazon Gift Card
Prize Rebel: $5 Amazon Gift Card
Bing Rewards: $5 Amazon Gift Card
Discover Cash Back Rewards: $100 Pottery Barn Gift Card
I earned $6.35 cash from Shopmium Offers (Use the Code GYAKAAQK for a FREE Lindt Chocolate Bar!), received $1 cash from doing a survey, cashed out for $4.62 from Jingit, and earned $15.81 from Ebates.  I also used $50 in Cash Back Rewards from our credit card to put toward our payment.

Combining the spending/savings and rebates, brought me to a total spent of $161.87, and a total saved of $278.91 or 63% for the month!  I earned $356.67 in FREE Cash & Gift Cards!  Awesome!

So far this year, our totals are $1,207.97 spent, $2,225.43 Saved for a Total Savings of 65%!!  I’ve earned $1,336.57 in FREE Cash & Gift Cards!

Check out all of my 2015 Monthly Savings Reports: January, February, March.

How did you do spending vs saving in April?  What’s your plan for May?  The Automatic Savings Plan into my Capital One 360 Savings Accounts is working really well.  We’re able to save for the things we have to save for, while making higher interest each month than at the bank.  We need to work on our discretionary spending a bit, while building our stockpile at the same time.

Tell us what your plan is in the comments!