Thursday, July 2, 2009


I began blogging and teaching coupon classes six months ago this week! I am amazed at how many peoples lives have been positively influenced by spending coupons just within the past 6 months! I has been so much fun meeting and even shopping with so many of you SYS readers! I cannot believe that 463 of you have taken my classes and helped to raise $3,710 for!!! Woo Hoo!!!

Over the last six months I have tracked my own personal spending, and while I have spent $1,699.81, I have saved $11,061.02. I have spent 3,944 coupons and I have received 2,480 FREE items. There is a lot to learn from tracking spending habits... and I feel like I need to set a new goal for the second half of 2009.

I need to limit my needless spending: if I have at least a years supply of an item (like Ziploc bags for example) I need to not add to my stockpile if it means spending money (FREE is OK to add to my stockpile). This is still tricky for me... I LOVE to purchase just about anything for pennies on the dollar.