Monday, December 15, 2008

Week In Review

Welcome to Week in Review!

Here you will find a re-cap of what happened in my household last week and the monetary impact to us.

Follow along with me and watch your earnings and savings grow, too!

Don't forget to track your own numbers, as it is fun and beneficial to know what is working for you!

Listed below is the total I saved or earned, the post that explains the details ( if there is one ) and then the method where I am adding this total for tallying purposes.

Total Weekly Savings/Earnings = $402

Plus, what I did that will benefit me in the future:

Plus, here are the free samples I got in the mail this week. Remember to sign up for Freefly and Quality Health to get monthly free samples.

AND....make sure to keep an eye out for my monthly Freebie Frenzy post courtesy of Motherhood Moments. You don't want to miss all the freebies for this past week. Click here.

And, you can click here or go to the Freebie button in the left menu bar at anytime to see all current freebies.

  • Betty Crocker Warm Delights

  • Post It Note Pad


Michelle said...

Hi Carrie,
I just signed up for, got 2 $10 GF for only $1.40!! And also ordered the Entertainment Book. I got $10 off right away for the Entertainment book, do they send you the $10 rebate in the mail? Have you been receiving your incentives from
Maybe I should have asked you before I signed up....oh well, thanks for the heads up on the awesome deals!

Anonymous said...

I've been trying for days but I can't get the $25 free blockbuster deal to work for me. I did the last one you posted and now it won't let me do it again. I also tried a different email address but that sidn't work either. Any suggestions? Send responce to Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Fuzzy math, how can you claim a $10 saving for the Kroger card, when you spent $10.71 on the subscription. I'm not sure what qualifies as a 'saving" in your mind.

Carrie @ said...

Not fuzzy at all.

It is definitely a $10 savings.

It is just like getting my favorite $10 off $10 coupons for stores. I go in a store and buy a $10.99 product and spend 99 cents for it. Thus, my savings is $10.

With the newspaper, I got my newspaper subscription for $10.71 and got a $10 Kroger card ( as good as cash for me, since I shop there every week ). Thus, I paid 71 cents for my newspaper subscription which would have otherwise cost me $10.71. Thus...$10 savings ( plus all the extra coupons...woo, hoo! )

When calculating savings, it is always important to look at the value of something BUT also if it is something that you need or use anyway. Just like with my sale shopping, I always have my list with me so I know who I need to buy for during the year, the value we like to spend on them and I can then mark it off. Otherwise, you hit a good sale...and you will buy stuff you don't need. If I don't need it for someone on my matter how good the sale...I don't buy it.

The same held true with the paper. This is an expense I have weekly, because I get the Sunday paper for coupons. So, to get the paper basically free for that time period is well worth it, since I would have been spending that money anyway on my original subscription.

Hope the explanation on how I track savings helps a bit.