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Milestone/Snowflakes/ Target

August 20th, 2015 at 04:35 pm

I'm excited to tell you that we have officially met a 2015 goal of adding $15K to our Emergency Fund. After we bought the house and paid off all of consumer debt in order to be debt-free we were left with less than $5K in savings. As of yesterday, we've been able to save $15K, all thanks to not having any debt whatsoever. I love the peace and tranquility we feel by not having any debt. It is truly life changing. (not bragging, just really excited about it and really wish the same for all of my fellow bloggers). Hard work does pay off.

Somehow I tend to forget to report about monthly snowflakes. This month, I've redeemed $60 worth of Amazon gift cards and 2 $5 Starbucks gift card. One of the Starbucks card, I sent it to a friend's friend whose family lost their house to a fire. I sent them a $20 Target gift card along with the Starbucks gift card for the Mom of this family. I know how women are, they'll take care of everyone else but themselves and I thought she could get a coffee or a frozen beverage and enjoy it all by herself. So yeah, $70 worth of gift cards is not too shabby, especially when not a cent was used to pay interest.

As luck would have it (more of a blessing), while buying the gift card at Target, I decided to walk around to see if there was anything on clearance I could use. Sure enough, I was thinking of buying basic supplies for canning at Amazon but I found everything I needed for a fraction of what I would have spent had I ordered the stuff from Amazon. I also snagged four 3.5 lbs of Kibbles and Bits dog food for $2.44 each and 2 "summer packs" of dog treats which had four different kinds of snacks for $5 and change each. Lastly, Target also had some of their Yankee candles on sale and I grabbed four of them. Two will be used as birthday presents.

On another note, I usually buy things at Walmart but lately I've been so frustrated with the lack of opened cash registers, broken shopping carts and the overall look of their stores. On the other hand, Target prices are higher but the stores are so well kept, staff is friendlier and their carts are amazing no broken or squeaky wheels. It was a totally different shopping experience. Smile

This is it for today. I hope you all have a great weekend. I will be celebrating my 46th birthday on Saturday!

7 Responses to “Milestone/Snowflakes/ Target”

  1. alice4now Says:

    Hope you have a happy Birthday on Saturday! I prefer Target, too, Walmart is just too much to put up with!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Congrats on your savings goal! I'm a Target girl myself. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), it is a bit farther away for me. I've found myself in Walmart more than I would have liked. I appreciate your post because it reminds me I should do a quick walk around Target for deals soon. There may be some deals on things I'm also needing to buy anyway too. Smile

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  4. snafu Says:

    Had you considered sending an e-mail to the store manager of the particular WMart you mention to let him know that due to their letting the store look sloppy, broken wheels on carts and unacceptably long wait to check-out, you've driven a further distance to more expensive Target outlet at 'X' street for a better shopping experience. That's usually sufficient to get handsome a gift card. You could mention that you'd be happy to let the regional manager know about the situation at the ABC outlet.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy birthday and congratulations on meeting your savings goal, great work!

  6. Liz Says:

    Thankfully, we don't have Walmarts too close to NYC, but we have plenty of Targets! I infintely prefer Target.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Happy birthday!

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