How Much Can I Save in a Year? Link-Up!

 Starting the second trimester has been good to me (and our budget)! I feel like I'm coming out of my fog...whoo hoo! With more energy and feeling less like the grocery store makes me want to ... well you know... I tripled my savings from last month to this month! That's something to celebrate!

April Savings 

2011 Total Savings

Best of Savings

-Our local Target is transitioning to add more of a grocery selection and sent a $10 off $75 purchase coupon! I combined quite a few gifts and other things we needed for around the house to make it to a $75 total...and got the $10 off! Love it. (*Also, see my tip below on this.)

-This weekend at Kohl's, they were giving $10 Kohl's cash when you spend $50...after shopping for purchases I needed to make for Mother's Day, birthdays, etc...I got in on this great deal! Plus, even better...the cashier was super excited about me being pregnant (and how she couldn't believe I was in my 16th week and looked the way I did...ha!) so she gave me the 15% discount only Kohl's credit card customers were supposed to get.  (And this is even after I gave her my little "schpeel" about how I "don't do credit cards".)  Gotta love customer service! (*Also, see my tip below about this.)

-I scored two free bottles of Nivea body wash with Wal-Mart's awesome $3 price and my two $3/1 coupons...I was out of body wash too...perfect timing!

A Little Savings Tidbit

So my tip...those crazy high totals you have to get to sometimes at a store before getting the cash back or the savings off your entire purchase...

I shopped with my grandma and mom...both of which are way too sweet to me and let me get the benefits of both of these deals.  At Target, I was very close to the $75 total...but not quite...so my mom and I combined our purchases and she just gave me cash to cover her items.  With that, we got the $10 off...and she insisted I get the benefits.  Gotta love moms.

At Kohl's, my grandma and I didn't have $50 each total, so we combined our purchases, again, she gave me cash toward hers, and then she was kind enough to let me keep the $10 Kohl's cash.

Moral of the story...combine your purchases with a friend or family member to get the total you need for the special discount.  For example, at Target, you could both take $5 off your total...not the entire $10, but it's better than nothing!

Now it's your turn! Grab the button and link up below with a deals post of your own.  Whether its an update on your savings so far this year or just a great trip you had with great savings! Anything goes! Also, make sure to go check out Thankfully Thrifty to see how Ashleigh's savings are going so far this year!

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  1. How sweet of your mom & grandma! And a great idea to go with someone else. I love retail savings because it might not be huge savings but still helpful when you are buying gifts! And glad to see you got to go to target :)

  2. I love that about moms and grandmas!! :) Even if it were with a friend that you split the difference with, that's a great way to save!


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