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$5 Bill Challenge

August 30th, 2012 at 03:12 am

Well so far I've doubled last month's total with saving $50. I don't plan on doing any more spending the next couple of days so that's probably going to be it for August.

While I was looking for something in a drawer, I found an envelope with $20 in it!! I will add that to my Bahamas 2013 fund, I love finding money Smile

July Snowflakes and $5 Bill Challenge

August 2nd, 2012 at 02:37 am

Well, I finished the month with $78 in snowflakes! That beats my $50 goal for the month so I'm happy. Of that $78, $25 is from my $5 bill challenge. That's the lowest amount I've saved thus far in fives but I'll take it.

Let's see what August will bring!!

Small Snowflake

July 13th, 2012 at 05:10 pm

I got paid $3 from Pinecone today. I also mailed off another box of stuff to secondspin.com so hopefully I'll get paid before the month is out. While cleaning out my closet I found something I had bought from Kohls but never used so that's going back, especially since the receipt is still in the bag.

Finally I have $15 towards July's $5 bill challenge. I'm hoping to end the month with at least $50 in snowflakes but we will see.

June $5 Bill Challenge

June 6th, 2012 at 09:05 pm

Last month was my best month yet because I saved $70. So far I have $15 towards June. I also received a letter from the VA stating they owe me $6200 so I'm anxiously waiting for that snowflake to fall! Instead of putting the entire amount towards the mortgage, I think I will put half in my vacation fund. I love being debt free(except the house) because when big snowflakes like this happen, I look at it as paying myself versus someone else!

$5 Bill Challenge Update and Other Snowflakes

May 16th, 2012 at 04:21 am

Well it happened again, I paid with a twenty and got 3 $5 bills back. That brings my monthly total to $50. This will end of being my biggest month to date.

Yesterday I received 2 snowflake checks in the mail. $11.99 from Ebates and $34 from secondspin.com. I was expecting more from secondspin but they rejected one of my items because I totally forget about the accessory that came with the DVD. Good thing is that they are suppose to return the rejected item and I can resend with accessory. So my first epxerience with secondspin is working out quite well. I have two more purchases pending so hopefully those snowflakes will come in this month as well!

May $5 Bill Challenge Update

May 9th, 2012 at 03:06 am

New total $35, broke a twenty today and got 3 fives back in change. Man that twenty went quick!

$5 Bill Challenge and More Snowflakes

May 4th, 2012 at 01:59 am

It's the 3rd of May and my new total is $10. I also placed another order on secondspin.com last night and was able to sell $50 worth of stuff. I plan on placing another order tonight becuase it's the last day to get the 20% bonus. I never sold anything to them before but I've only heard good things. If all goes well, I will have at least $100 in snowflakes from old DVDs and CDs that's been sitting around the house for years. Can't beat that with a stick!!

May $5 Bill Challenge

May 1st, 2012 at 09:58 pm

Another month is here, therefore another challenge for myself begins. The rules of the challenge is easy, I will save all five dollar bills I get. Last month I saved $50! My goal is to have at least $400 saved up by the end of the year. $232 to go!!

How are you challenging yourself this month??

April $5 Bill Challenge

April 1st, 2012 at 09:15 pm

For some reason it was much harder for me to save $5 bills last month then ones as I've been previously doing. I guess since it was hard, I will continue to step my game up and save $5 bills this month as well becuase I know it will be better in the long run(My 2013 Bahamas trip).

In Mar I saved $45, so my YTD savings between ones and fives is already $118..not too shabby. It just goes to prove that small amounts do add up.

$5 Bill Challenge Update

March 6th, 2012 at 01:57 am

My new total is $10. I've been saving my $1 bills for so long that now it feels funny to spend them. I guess I'm wierd now Smile

On other note, I worked out with my sis-in-law this morning and then I made us a mostly green juice. We had cucumber,celery,lime,green grapes and a lemon. It was a very refreshing post work-out juice.

March $5 Bill Challenge

March 3rd, 2012 at 02:19 am

More than a year ago I started saving all of my one dollar bills. To my surprise, at the end of 2011 I had almost $400 saved. Since I'm now saving for a 2013 trip to the Bahamas, I've decided to set up my game and save $5 bills instead.

So as of today, I have $5 saved. Anyone care to join in? You can still participate by saving $1 bills instead. Bring on March Madness!!

Feb $1 Bill Challenge Update

February 29th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I ended the month with $30, so I essentially saved more than a dollar a day. I haven't decided whether I'm goin to try and save $5 bills instead for March so I guess I need to make up my mind soon. I also ordered a $25 AGC via SB today

I got my tax return yesterday, I decided to add $30 to it to bring the total to an even $1500. I will send $500 as an extra mortgage payment, $500 to my Bahama 2013 fund and $500 for me. I'm thinking about getting an Ipad but haven't decided on that either and I will wait until next week to check out the Ipad 3. Do any of you have an Ipad? If so what are your thoughts?

Finally I decided to juice today instead of a smoothie. I made my very own veggie concotion: cucumber,carrot,tomato,and brocoli It wasn't too bad.

Feb $1 Bill Challenge Update

February 7th, 2012 at 04:51 am

Starting out the month strong becuase I currently have $12. This is mainly due to beginning of the month grocery shopping. I also received a $25 AGC via Swagbucks today with 2 $5 cards still pending. Speaking of swagbucks, my last search hit for 26SB bringing my daily total for searches today to 44SB!

Anyone else out there saving $1 bills? If so, how r u doing?

Feb $1 Bill Challenge

February 2nd, 2012 at 05:24 am

Well I'm at it again and I already have $3. As I posted before, I saved $43 last month. Anyone else want to join in? Every little bit helps and small amounts add up!

January $1 Bill Challenge Totals

January 31st, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I ended the month with $43, not too shabby. How did everyone else do? I'm using mine for a girls trip to the Bahamas in Mar 2013, what r u using yours toward?

$1 Bill Challenge Update

January 27th, 2012 at 04:09 am

New total $42. How is everyone else doing?

Weekly $1 Bill Challenge Update

January 18th, 2012 at 05:17 am

New total $24. All bills saved this year will be going to the Bahamas in 2013 Smile

Weekly $1 Bill Challenge Update

January 9th, 2012 at 02:34 am

Current total is now $17. I'm now saving them for a girl's Mar 2013 trip to the Bahamas!

January $1 Bill Challenge Update

January 2nd, 2012 at 05:41 pm

New total $11 and it's only 2 Jan!!

2012 $1 Bill Challenge

January 1st, 2012 at 12:28 am

Last year I was able to save $397 by saving all of my $1 bills. I'm going to do the same thing this year and see if I can beat 2011 total. Anyone can to join in?

I have $8 already