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January 7th, 2013 at 12:06 am

I haven't set a "for sure" goal for the selling of things, extra money, etc. yet... but I'm thinking of $1000. That's less than $100 a month, so I'm thinking that it's doable, but also worthwhile.

I sold some CDs on Second Spin today, and took advantage of their special, which was an additional 20%. I need to pack up the CDs and get them shipped, and then I should have $50.04! Not a bad start just 6 days into the year.

I also have a big box of things for eBay, but I haven't had time to deal with those yet.

A sweet little bonus today... I had done some Christmas shopping at Williams Sonoma and when I was sorting and filing receipts, I noticed that there was a separate receipt that said it was "Good for $20 off a future purchase." It didn't say that there was a minimum purchase amount, so I figured I'd try it out. I was heading to the mall to finish some returns anyway, so I stopped in WS. Good heavens! Hardly anything in the store for around $20 or less. I thought about getting a few new dishtowels, but I opted for food instead. I got two bags of pasta (1.25 pounds each) for $4.99 each and some vanilla. Out of pocket, it was $1.XX. I was pleased. We cooked one of the bags of pasta tonight and it truly WAS delicious... better than Ronzoni or Golden Grain or Trader Joes or Whole Foods, which are the kinds I usually buy. I told the kids to enjoy it--- I would NEVER pay $4.99 for that amount of pasta!

The Husband has been finding money all over the past few days. I think he's up to $1.80. Not a fortune of course, but that's two pounds of "sale" pasta!! Smile Haha!

3 Responses to “Challenge...”

  1. Jerry Says:

    I do love it when those coupons don't have a required minimum amount on them, so it can lead to a smaller purchase with the insurance of next-to-nothing out of pocket. Nice going! I hope it WAS great pasta, because that is spendy... Smile Jerry

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Hey there friend...where you at these days? I hope all is ok with you!!

  3. revising essay draft-custom-essay.ws Says:

    I think that this amount is quite realistic, since you do not need to spend a lot of money on your contribution to achieve this amount.

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