Clearly, posting every day is way too big an effort for me, so I’m combining multiple days into one. Here’s the breakdown for January 16th through January 21st:
January 16th: Didn’t buy anything, didn’t save anything.
January 17th: I started out with a free subscription to O Magazine which was free with a coupon from Groupon. Obviously, the price of magazines vary, but I will use Amazon as the going price, so that was a savings of $18. Next, I met some friends for dinner at Russo’s Pizzeria using a Groupon Now! voucher I got for free via coupon code, a $15 value. After, I picked up some groceries at Kroger – some splurges in organic apples, brie and havarti – normally $17.27 but free with my prescription transfer credit.
January 18th: I ordered some makeup from Sephora and found the coupon code TRY14, which gives me a bag filled with 14 samples. Free shipping applies on any purchase over $50, so I split my order into 2 shipments and got 2 sample bags. Not sure how much those bag are worth, but I am pretty excited about them.
January 19th: I used Groupon credit to get my aunt a free magazine subsciption, a $15 value. I also got lunch at Panera for free ($5.62) by using the gift card I applied for last year through Mastercard’s Here’s to Mom promotion. I also used that gift card along with a coupon to get a snack at McDonalds, saving $3.56. Finally, I met a friend at Red Robin where I used 2 $5 bonus cards that were free with gift card purchases last year during their holiday gift card promotion, saving me $10 on dinner.
January 20th: Did not buy much, but I saved $1.50 on a pizza delivery charge by using my Shoprunner.com account.
January 21st: I started my day by using a Bloomspot voucher at my favorite nail place and got a mani/pedi for $15 – a $40 savings. After, I used a Soap.com voucher I got for free with credit from ideeli and saved $20 on toothbrush heads. I also ordered a birthday cake on RedEnvelope.com using a LivingSocial voucher I got for free with credit, which saved me $39.99. Shipping was $9.99, but I signed up for a trial membership to freeshipping.com, which refunded me the $9.99 I spent on shipping. At lunch, I went to Smashburger and used the coupon found at the bottom of every receipt, where you take a survey and get a free side, saving me $2.15. Finally, I met some friends at the movies and got my ticket for free by using a Fandango voucher I got for free after deal credit on Groupon, a $11.25 savings.
Total savings for the past few days: $207.18
Total savings this year: $647.33