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Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Vicky Challenge #5 ... 2016

It’s been a week of ‘light duty’ as I’m still recovering from my dental procedure however, here’s how I saved/earned even on a ‘light duty’ week …

Downloaded The Passive Income Book by Steve Pavlina for free onto my kindle: Saved: $9.99  

Canned 7 quarts of turkey broth:  Saved:  (7 x $2.08) $14.56

Used wood stove to heat house for 3 days:  Saved (3 x $13) $29

Made homemade spray stain treatment using ingredients I had at home (I did have to purchase a bottle of ammonia which cost $1 but I estimate this will be enough to make  at least 10 bottles of the spray stain treatment.):  Saved ($2.74  … price of store bought spray stain treatment… - $.10 for the ammonia I had to buy and the savings equal $2.64.

Made jar of homemade gravy mix using ingredients I had at home:  Saved: $28.89  (I was astonished at how much this stuff cost in the grocery store!)

Baked a homemade carrot cake for someone …cost of ingredients I did not have on hand $1.00, minus the selling price of the cake earned me $24.

Made a batch of homemade soap using ingredients I had on hand: Saved: (11 bars x $4) = $44

Earned $25.69 through Amazon affiliate link usage.  Thank you to all who shop through my affiliate links!  It really does help!  

Earned $3 for doing a Pinecone Survey.

Total earned/saved this week in The Vicky Challenge … $ 181.77

Thus far this year my Vicky Challenge savings/earnings have been $1906.31, add this week’s amount to that and I've saved $2088.08.  I'm really enjoying seeing how much I save/earn from home.

How have you earned or saved money this week?  I would love to hear what you’re doing.

patsi
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10 comments:

  1. That cake looks great! No wonder someone paid you for it. It looks like you are finding quite a few ways to earn a little here and there--I know it helps tremendously.

    Dental work is the worst. I'm glad you are feeling a bit better from that.

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  2. This week, by buying gas for the car when I was out running errands (instead of close to my house), I saved $5.04!!! A friend told me that my Krogers had a special display of Campbell's cream of chicken soup (something I normally make from scratch because it's $1.25/can here!) for 50 cents each, but when you bought 6 cans ($3), you would get a Catalina coupon for $2 off your next order! I bought 12 cans for $2! That saved $13.01!! I was given 2 loaves of whole wheat bread ($2.20), saved $3.60 on 12 boxes of instant lemon pudding mix.
    Picked up the DIY Pantry Book that everyone here has mentioned from our library - saved $27! Had a free hour consultation with a financial advisor from work to plan on when hubby will retire- $90 Bought lunch twice and breakfast once for hubby and me using gift cards- $47.
    Built DIY indoor grow shelving unit- saved $135! Made another baby quilt top from stash- $30, pieced together batting scraps for quilt- $15, used a flat sheet for backing- $20.
    We were able to salvage free wood pallets and take them apart- about $125 in free wood! We made 21 planter box kits (all materials included) for a class we're teaching in two weeks. Saw similar planter boxes for $15 each - $315 savings! 6 dinners made from pantry- $120, recycled leftovers and eliminated food waste-$40. All told we saved $1087.36! Wowsers!! Put some of that on our mortgage to continue the march to retire that final debt!!

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    1. gardenpat, you had an impressive week! You go girl!!!

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  3. good job! Some time ago I had to purchase a new washing machine. While they delivered the new one for free.....they wanted $35 to remove the old one. Uh no. So a couple days ago, I disassembled the entire washing machine....I can't move it up the stairs in one piece....tossed the plastic and loaded the metal into my car. On a regular trip to town, I shot over to the scrap yard.....$9 and change in scrap PLUS the $35 I didn't pay them.

    :)

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    1. mdoe37, I chuckled when I read your comment, that sounds like something I would do!!!!

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  4. Your "light duty" week was impressive! Congratulations on a fantastic, productive time.
    Blessings, Leigh

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  5. That cake looks amazing! You had a good week even with the recovery mode! Tomorrow in my next soap post I will send everyone over to see how yours turned out and what you used instead of Lux flakes. Very helpful as I was worried nothing would replace the Lux properly.
    Hope your tooth is all better and this is a great week! Love Annabel.xxx

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    1. Annabel, the thing that I would empathize is what you said, take it slow and easy and don't rush the melting. I really feel like this is a major key to the success of this method of soap making.

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