Monday, February 29, 2016

The Vicky Challenge #6 ... 2016

Ordered and received this wide skip rotary cutter blade for my rotary cutter for crocheting purposes.  Cost to me was zero as I used an Amazon gift card I had earned to pay for it.:  Saved $7.99

Stitched up this cute little pillow case for our oldest granddaughter who has a birthday coming up real soon.   She’ll be 3 and she loves Mickey and friends! Saved: $10

Wrapped birthday gift for oldest granddaughter using what I had on hand:  Saved $5

Filled four 5 gallon water jugs at a friend/neighbor’s house for free instead of having to pay to have them filled at the place we normally get them refilled:  Saved $7.40 plus the $5 in gas that it would have taken to drive there.  Total saved:  $12.40

Baked cookies and muffins this week for snacks:  $Saved $10

Purchased gas while running errands in another town cheaper than what is in our area:   Saved $2.04

Was given 4 loaves of bread:  Saved $11.80

Used wood stove to heat house for 3 days:  Saved (3 x $13) $39

Total earned/saved this week in The Vicky Challenge … $97.23

The USDA’s ‘moderate’ Food Budget for a family the size of ours is $589.70.  In February we spent $157.45, that’s a savings of $432.25. 

Thus far this year my Vicky Challenge savings/earnings have been $2088.08, add this week’s amount ($89.24) plus the ‘food budget’ monthly savings ($432.25) to that and I've saved $2618.56.  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.

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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