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I’ve debated where to put this weeks totals. I did all of the shopping in 2009, but I don’t ever post until Friday. I’ve decided since I skipped last week to enjoy Christmas that I will put this as that final totals for 2009. We had a great year of savings, but we also had a good year of balance.
At the start of ’09 if it wasn’t on sale it wasn’t coming home. This quickly started to lead to burnout and boredom. So now we do splurge a little but still have the goal of coming in at budget and saving at least 50% for the week. It’s nice to have a weekly splurge or two, it almost makes us savor whatever it was a little more.
Total Before sales and coupons: $145.77
Total Spent: $42.10
Total Saved: $103.67
Total Before sales and coupons: $101.30
Total Spent: $48.58
Total Saved: $52.72
I used up the final coupons in my P&G rebate booklet and did quite well with the deals and eCoupons. I also had a few “free” product coupons from a recent Kroger “My Coupons” mailer. I did learn that shopping on New Years Eve at 6 pm is not a quiet and calm time.
Before Sales and Coupons: $247.07
Total Spent: $90.68
Total Saved: $156.39 or 63.3%
Year End Totals
Before Sales: $6991.06
Spent: $2281.22 ($43.86 weekly average)
Saved: $4709.84 or 67.3%
I almost forgot… My week one Swagbucks report.
25 SB from searching and codes
I went ahead used your advice and loaded the toolbar onto my laptop and desktop computers at home. That was a big help catching the daily special codes and using the search feature whenever I needed to go somewhere. If you have no idea what I’m talk about go here.
(If you earn less a day, keep in mind that I live on a computer!)
How did you do this week or this year? Link to your savings post or leave a comment below. Links to other posts or to homepages will be deleted.