March Monthly Check-In

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by on April 8, 2009

March was a great month-hard to believe we are in April and that my little baby turns 1! (guess he isn’t a baby anymore!) Now that we are in a new month, it is important to do a monthly check-in, to stay accountable, see how we did for the month and see if anything needs adjusting.
Here is what I found:
  • 85% savings at CVS– Met my goal of at least 75%- I spent $17.08 and saved $97.52 (this doesn’t include ECBs that I still have to use this month. I’ve been rolling them since November! Want to know how I do it? Check out CVS 101)
  • 60% savings at Fry’s and Safeway. I’m pretty happy with this savings. I’d like to aim for closer to 70% next month.
  • 85% savings at Walgreens– Met my goal of at least 75% savings!
  • 61% savings at Target- This is the one I was most surprised at since I had not shopped at Target since January. It was always a hard place to go since it is easy to overspend, however, there were some great deals in March (just like this week!) and I stuck to my plan.
  • Grand total savings for the month was 70%, like I’ve mentioned in previous months, overall I want my savings to be around 75%- I’m not there yet, but getting closer. Pretty good for only 6 months of using coupons!

I’m also happy to report that I’m on my way to saving for FREE gifts for Christmas (and birthday presents, too!) I redeemed $70 gift cards to Amazon and plan to keep my Swagbucks growing!

So, how did you do? Are you happy with your savings? What do you want to improve on? To see how other people saved in March, visit Money Saving Mom here.

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  • Megan

    Great job! I have yet you make Swagbucks work for me. I must be doing something wrong because it seems that it is working for lots of others.

  • Megan

    I should proof read more! I meant to say “I have yet to make Swagbucks work for me!”

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