Category Archives: Savings

How I Plan to Save $1000 by Christmas

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Are you looking for a way to start saving money this year? Are you evaluating your receipts and invoices from Christmas Holiday expenses? Dreading the incoming credit card bills? Here’s how you can avoid this cycle from repeating itself each year.

Like many people you are not alone. Now is the time to review and evaluate all of the expenses that were incurred during this past holiday season. Whether it was gifts, food or services you paid for in order to prepare yourself and home for the holidays, these are all expenses that could be paid for in advance. Calculate all of your expenses this month and start working on your budget for next Christmas. Start saving now with as little as $1 this first week of January. If you start this week and follow the plan through the end of the year, you can save as much as $1,378 by December 31st, hence the 52 week savings challenge! I came across this post from one of my favorite bloggers, Live As You Live It.

This is a very simple task that doesn’t take a lot to get you to the final goal.

Each week of the year, you will save that much in dollars.

Week ONE: You save $1.00

Week TWO: You save $2.00

Week THREE: You save $3.00 and so on.

I invite you to take this challenge with me and let me know how you are doing each week! I am going to save in $1 increments weekly. I am considering saving in One dollar increments Backwards! You can see your progress by putting the money into a labeled jar that has a nice chart to help you keep track of your saving progress. Thanks to LiveAsYouLiveLiveAsYouLive, these simple charts are available to print now so that you can get started ASAP!

52 Week Money Challenge (Dollars – Backwards) Sheet1

To make it easier a link to Google Docs with the template can be found here!

52 Week Savings Challenge Template Sheet $1

If you’re looking to help your kid save an extra $344.50, you can upload the template that uses quarters here!



Bath and Body Works: Today 12/10 Only Hand Soaps $2.75& under!

Today only head to your local Bath and Body Works where you can score hand soaps as low as $1.84 each! This offer is both in store and online! If you’re shopping online, be sure to enter the promo code SUDSY at checkout! Note that shipping is a flat-rat of $5.99.

Note that if you are shopping in-store, the sale price will reflected at checkout. And, if you have any coupons on hand, be sure to bring them in with you for further savings!

Hand Soap

If you’re planning to shop online, you can also use the following promo codes, but note that you can only use one promo code per transaction, so use the one that works best for you.

  • FA164329 = $10 off $30 purchase (exp. 12/24)
  • F164913 = Free item up to $13 value with $10 purchase (exp. 12/24)

Check out the deal option below:

Deal Option:

Buy 11 soaps at $2.75 each.
Use 1 – $10 off $30 coupon (Was mailed or received in the store). Deduct $10
Pay OOP: $20.25 plus tax
Comes out to $1.84 each!

Check out Pinterest for some cool gift ideas with these hand soaps!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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Doesn’t it seem like Fall is in the air? Have you started to think about Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas? Although we are nearing the end of July, it seems like Christmas is just around the corner. As of July 22nd, we are 155 days away from Christmas! Now is the best time to start planning for the hectic holidays ahead. I recently posted about a 26 week savings plan. I have started this plan and am happy to report that I am doing well! I am also happy to report that I am officially done with Christmas shopping! I will continue to pick up a few items as I see them on sale to add to the gifts I have but for the most part, my Christmas shopping is complete!To help you get started on preparing for the holiday season, each week I will send out helpful tips to help make your holiday season stress-free and debt free! I will give you ideas for gifts, meals, crafts and fun family projects that the whole family will enjoy! Stay tuned for great ideas for the fast approaching Holiday Season!

26 Week Christmas Savings Plan – Start with $26 a week End with $1001 by Black Friday – MomsLifeboat

Now is the time to start planning ahead for the holiday season! We all know how time passes quickly and before you know it, Black Friday arrives. This year will help you get a solid plan in place to help with a Holiday Savings Plan. Each week I will highlight a savings plan, holiday preparation tip or gift idea from the many pins on Pinterest! Here is one great find from Pinterest! This week I will be starting this plan to get a head start on holiday savings.  Here is to a stress free Holiday 2016 and Money in the bank by Black Friday so that I can shop til I drop without the use of dreadful credit cards and debt!

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26 Week Christmas Savings Plan