January came and went so fast, I can hardly believe it’s over. We are one month closer to Spring! This January was such an easy month to save. It was so cold and snowy I didn’t really feel like leaving the house to shop. I did pull myself away from the heater to get a few deals and did some things to save.
- I rented a movie instead of going to the movies. I really wanted to see Gone Girl at the movies, but since I love popcorn and Junior Mints I knew it would easily be $25. So I waited until it came out on Amazon and paid $4.99 to rent. I know I could have saved even more to wait until it was on Redbox, but still $20 saved.
- I called Comcast, ADT, and our newspaper and got all three bills lowered. I will be saving over $500 dollars a year with the new rates. Definitely worth the hour it took on the phone.
My prescriptions were getting more expensive every month, so I switched over to a mail order prescription company. It will save me $55 every 3 months.
I bought an insane amount breakfast bars. Breakfast bars are just one of those great deals to stock up on in January. By the time I was done I had bought 20 boxes of breakfast bars. My son loves breakfast bars and eats them for snacks, so we will go through these in a couple of months.
I purchased coupons. There was a great Finish dishwasher detergent coupon for $2.15 off a box. So, I bought 20 coupons and bought 20 boxes. This will easily last me all year. Even with the cost of coupons I paid under $1 a box.
I dehydrated foods like crazy. My husband bought me a dehydrator for Christmas. I have been buying foods on sale and dehydrating just about everything. It is so much fun!
How did you save in January?
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