Show me the money... (Weekly Re-cap)

Over at one of my favorite sites, Money Saving Methods, Carrie encourages her readers to do a weekly review of what extra income and freebies they have received. This is a great idea for two reasons. First off, we can see what works for her and we can see what might work for us as well. Secondly, it's just fun to keep a tab on your earnings and savings.

It's been interesting and amazing to follow along with Carrie. So I have finally come around and have decided to start doing this for myself. I'll probably be keeping track of coupon savings, freebies received, and any extra cash or giftcards that I receive from doing surveys, finding money, rebates, etc.

So, I'll start with this past week, 4/27-5/3:

Cash/Checks/Giftcards Received

  • $65.00 Safe Driving Bonus from Allstate (Given every 6 months)
  • $6.00 Survey Savvy
  • $5.29 Scrubbing Bubbles Rebate
  • $26.86 Ebates Cashback & Referrals (Want a $10.00 sign-up bonus? Click here.)
  • $2.00 Referrals for Diapers.com (See here for more info.)

Coupon Savings

  • $9.00 CVS
  • $2.00 Boston Market


  • Huggies Diaper, Body Wash & Lotion samples
  • The Blue Buffalo Co. Dog Food

So there ya have it. That was definitely a slow week as far as coupon savings goes. Didn't do much shopping at all. But I'm off to several stores this week and will be using tons of coupons!