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Ibotta and $20 Challenge

February 1st, 2015 at 04:46 am

Well went to my least favorite place, Walmart, with the BF and picked up about $20 worth of items, the BF paid so I'm socking what I would have spent into my $20/ 52 Week Challenge fund, bringing my total to $585 Smile

Two items I purchased was available for rebate through Ibotta bringing that total to $5 in rebates. Once I hit $10 I can cash out. Smile

$20 Challenge

January 31st, 2015 at 05:29 pm

Received an extra $50 so I added this amount to my 52 Week/$20 Challenge bringing my total to $565.

This week is pay week and I'll be able to add $49; counting backwards using the 52 week challenge for saving. That will put me at over $600. So excited because my goal is to hit a $1000 by the end of February

$20 Challenge

January 31st, 2015 at 12:09 am

My dad is hilarious he thinks that he has to buy me dinner, so he gave me $15, I told him I'm saving it. He tells me that's even better.
So I'm adding to my $20/52 Week Challenge, my grand total $512.

If I can only sock away $500 a month, I would be one happy camper.


January 30th, 2015 at 12:57 am

I'm responsible for paying dad bills, he no longer drives. When ever he gives me the money it's always an extra $2-$5, I always add the funds to my challenges. So tonight I'm adding a $3, I can't believe how quickly these small amounts add up.

$10 Target Gift Card

January 29th, 2015 at 03:08 am

Totally forgot the BF made a purchased and earned a $10 Target gift card. He gave it to me, so I'm going to add to my 52 Week/$20 Challenge. Trying to sick away as much as I can so when the CC bill comes for the car I won't feel so bad. Lol

Murphy Strikes

January 27th, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Okay I started my savings again and was able to sock away $457 in less than a month. Well Murphy came to visit last night.

On my way home from work my car started to shake, engine light began to flash and it felt as though I was going to cut off. Fast forward and the cost to repair $487. Mom actually put the cost on her CC and I am to give her the money back. She ask that I wait until the bill came. Frown

So I'll have to start all over again with my 52 week challenge next month.

Dad gave me $13 ( all the ones he had) plus he ask me to pay a bill and the difference was $11 left. So I added $24 to my 52 Week/$20 Challenge.

Wow! 52 Week/$20 Challenge

January 25th, 2015 at 06:33 pm

Super excited, my dad just gave me $100 and I'm depositing it straight to my 52 Week/$20 ChallengeSmile

New total is now at $457, I'm so happy.

Went to SAMs, picked up bath paper and earned $1 from iBotta.

Also I downloaded an app, Favado. It an app that provide you items that are on sale as well as the coupons for those items. I use this app to compare with rebates on iBotta. So far I love it.

52 Week/$20 Challenge

January 25th, 2015 at 03:06 am

BF asked me to pay a bill that was $216 and some change. He gave me $220, that meant I'd be left with $3. So I've added $3 to my 52 Week/$20 Challenge bringing my total to $360.

Tomorrow I'll be heading to the store and I notice Ibotta has a few rebates for items I'll be picking up. Can't wait until I hit the minimum of $10 so that I can cash out. Smile

The ending balance of the $52 Week Challenge is $1378, I'm positive I will have surpassed this amount by June

52 Week Challenge

January 24th, 2015 at 01:33 am

Well dad ask me to pay his phone bill,that was $50 and some change. He gave me $55 so I took the difference ($4) and added it to the 52 week/$20 challenge bringing my balance to $357

So I'm just trucking along.

I earned $2.75 thus far using IBotta Smile

52 Week Challenge

January 22nd, 2015 at 12:11 am

Well I've added to my 52 Week Challenge, I started backwards and am on week 50. So $50 was added to my challenge (saving) bringing my total to $303.35.

I'm really happy and hope (fingers crossed) that I can keep up. I've also added any extra funds I receive.

As far as starting at week 1, I'm actually on week 7 but I'll be adding week 7 and 8 ($15) to my CC. I'm actually working this challenge both ways, paying down debt and saving at the same time Smile

Ibotta Rebates, anyone enrolled?

January 21st, 2015 at 12:24 am

I know I may be a little late but I've signed up for the Ibotta app, that apparently provides rebates for everyday purchases. I'm just curious, has anyone else signed up? If so what are your pros and cons?

I find the app to be very user friendly, I've already earned $2.25, can't wait to hit the $10 mark so that I can cash in.

Join my team by coying the link below

Happy New Year!

January 20th, 2015 at 06:18 pm

Happy New Year everyone!

Hope you all had a joyous holiday season.
I've been super busy with the new job, that I enjoy but think my boss is an idiot Smile

I've started the 52 Week Challenge up again, last year I used the funds to pay down debt. This year it's going to be towards purchasing the condo I'm renting.

I've decided to start with week 52 as well as week 1. The funds started at week 52 will be added to my house fund. And the funds started at week 1 will be towards paying debt. Double the fun Smile

Any extra funds will be added to the house fund. Today dad gave me $168, I won $11 on a scratch off that someone gave me, and mom gave me $20 for my birthday , all added to the 52 week challenge. All in all an extra $199 was added today but I think I'll put the extra buck on it to make $200 Big Grin

Week 51 and 52 was added, new balance $303 I'm so excited.