One of the biggest reasons for creating MommyLuvs2save was to create a community of moms and dads who want to help their family save money when buying essentials in order to free up money for debt repayment. My own family has paid off over $111,500 in consumer debt including credit cards, student loan debt and 2 vehicles. I am a teacher at heart. I want to use the skills that I have learned to help YOU ditch debt. I want to encourage each of you in your efforts so that one day you can feel the freedom of being debt free. I’m not quite there yet either (we still have a mortgage) so I need encouragement as well
It can be very difficult to pay down debt. There are many temptations to spend money. We live in a culture that encourages debt and spending. In addition, expenses come up and there never seems to be any extra money for paying down debt. I want to urge each of you to participate in a challenge. Just leave a comment about one positive step you’ve taken for your family each day. Did you eat in instead of going out? Did you save money at the grocery store? Did you pay extra on your credit card? Leave a comment below and we will cheer one another on every day and every step of the way.
The challenge is to leave a comment about what YOU have done to work on getting debt free each day. One winner will be chosen to win a $50 Amazon gift card at the end of each month. To participate in the challenge you must comment on at least 10 posts during the month.
* I will also be sharing my progress from the day prior.
My Progress: I did a little running around yesterday. I went to 2 different Walgreens looking for some of the Velveeta Skillets because they would have been free with coupons that I had. Both stores were all out. I may look in one more store today. I went to Staples because I had a $10/$10 coupon that was mailed to us. I got something for $10 that we needed and got out of there without even having to pay sales tax.
I ran into Target just to snag a few things that are on great sales. I did great with that, but did splurge on a big teething toy for the puppy. It was $8.99, which was more than all of my other items combined. I almost took it back, but Rudy loves it, so oh well… I used a FREE pizza code to get dinner for free at Papa John’s. I have one more code to use by 3/10. All other meals were made at home.
The mail was okay. We got a few samples including a laundry detergent sample and a sample of sweet potato chips. I also got coupons in the mail that I had bought on ebay. I will be able to get Nivea for Men body washes for only $.69 each with the coupons. I like keeping Ro stocked on body wash. It makes him happy (it’s the little things). I also did 3 surveys and earned 61 Swagbucks.
What did you do? Leave a comment We’d love to hear about it You could make 2013 your year. Who will the February winner be ? We’ll see…