January was really hard for us financially with my hubby out of the country for a three-week Biblical Geography course in Israel (and therefore not getting a pay check), an unexpected trip to New York for a family funeral, a surprise E.R. visit, and a cross country drive for my hubby which ended with our car breaking down (we still have to figure out what is wrong with it). I was really glad that today is the beginning of February and hopefully a brighter month for us.
For my January 2011 Widow's Challenge, I decided to see what I could save by giving up online shopping that I would normally buy (this means really good deals since I usually shop frugally anyhow)! Here is just a few deals that I passed up last month:
*Kodak 5x7 Photo Books for $1.99 (probably would have bought at least two)= $3.98
*$25 Restaurant.com Gift Card for $3.00
*24 Photo Cards @ SeeHere for $2.49 Shipped
*Photo Calendars @ VistaPrint thru Eversave for $2.84
*A $20 Amazon Gift Card for $10.00
Calculating these deals alone, I saved $22.31! Every penny certainly counts, especially during the harder times, and it's nice to see what we saved rather than spent after a month of extra frugality and restraint! What did you save? Feel free to try this challenge out this month if you didn't try it last month.