Interested in tracking your spending with me? Refer to my original post. http://1faithfulsteward.blogspot.com/2010/01/keep.html
Did anybody notice when this regular post just sort of disappeared? I would be entering in a receipt and get interrupted by something (baby, child, husband, dinner, phone, etc.). By the time I got back I couldn't remember what part of the receipt I'd already figured up and what I still had to do. I also couldn't remember if I'd already added the 2nd receipt to the total or . . . maybe I was on the third one. To make matters worse, several times while I was otherwise busy, my 1 year old helped himself to my pile of receipts (misplacing some) - and thus, further confusing the issues. It was so easy just to tell myself that I'd do this tomorrow - when I had more time - only that really never came. . . . : ) So, I had to come up with another solution. I decided that what I needed was a place to enter in each receipt separately. Then I would at least know whether or not a particular receipt had been entered. (I don't really have a good answer for getting interrupted in the middle of a receipt.) I found a new "Savings Tracker" (No need to switch from the old one if it has been working well for you.) at TheCouponProject. (Scroll down to the bottom of her post to find the link to download.) I have been using this, in combination with the original one - posted on my blog - for several weeks now and I like it. I did change several things to better fit what I wanted it to track (I liked the categories that the original one I posted tracked.) And I added extra pages so that I could track RA, Wags, CVS, and grocery stores separately. I also found a couple of formulas were incorrect, so I had to go in and fix those. Oooh, and this new tracker has a separate place to enter and track rebates. So, if you were/are having any of the trouble I was you might want to check this out. In keeping with the request of TheCouponProject, I will not be posting the new tracker here. You will have to follow the link and download it for yourself. However, after you have downloaded the tracker, feel free to email me for my version of the tracker. (Note: It may take me a little bit to get back to you as I'd like to send you a complete version and I'm still testing it and working out kinks.)
(I only made it to Rite Aid this week.)
Spent OOP: $6.70
Store Coupons: $72
Manuf Coupons: $26.99
Rebates: $6.99 (MIR from Renpure "Try Me FREE" hangtags - you can do this MIR more than once.)
Real Cost to My Family: MADE $0.29 after MIR
Total Value of Products: $105.69 (I just used the sale value of the items.)
Total Saved: $105.98
% Saved: 100.27%
As I get caught up - might take me a while - I'll post my year-to-date totals.
Let's encourage each other! Let me know how you did this past week. You are welcome to track your spending with me, or I'd also love to hear about your latest, greatest shopping trip.
Don't have a blog or web page to link, just post in the comments section.