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Electric bill and weekly goals

December 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 am

We managed to cut down the electric bill from $55.57 to $35.67 last month (billing cycle from Nov. 2nd to the 30th). I think that we managed to keep it low because we do not use our dryer unless we really have to. Any surplus in the budget allotted for bills will automatically go to paying down the mortgage principal. I rounded the amount off to $20. Woo Hoo!

I'm taking advantage of all the gift cards deals out there. I ordered a $25 gift card from Barnes and noble for $15 and also bought vouchers for 5 Big Macs and 5 large fries for $13. I realized that it is not healthy meals but the boys will buy them anyway so why not save some money. I have accumulated a lot of swagbucks. I'm holding out for a deal on B&N gift cards.

Lately, I've been trying to keep on track with things that need to be done during the week. At the beginning of each week, I make a list of things I would like to accomplish. The weekly list seems to help me get everything done. This weeks's list looks like this:

Send 5 Christmas cards each day.
Earn 100 Swagbucks
Read 150 pages of my e-book
Search for deals on the internet
Drink 6-8 glasses of water
Pray for family and friends

Going out to buy some Christmas crafts and baking ingredients. I hope you have a good weekend.

5 Responses to “Electric bill and weekly goals”

  1. snafu Says:

    We had a 35% increase in electric fee per kilowatt hour [KWH] to 13.5 cents. Our electricity is water generated and I'm curious about the rate in other places. Your bill likely shows how much electricity you use and the rate charged.

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    205 KWH x 0.118000 basic generation
    205 KWH x 0.045268 delivery service charge and $2.20 customer charge. We used 47,7888 KWH this month. Kilowatt hours used: 205

  3. monkeymama Says:

    That's great! We pay 9.67 cents per KWH, winter for this year. Apparently this is the exact same as last year. It's a city owned utility with a fair amount of green energy - I get the impression it is on the cheap side for the area. Rates are higher in summer due to heat and A/C usage.

  4. anonymouse Says:

    Did you order the BN gift card through SaveMore.com? I'm just wondering if you have had good experience with them. I ordered a Subway GC from them over a month ago and I am still waiting for it to arrive.

  5. -Jerry- Says:

    Oh yeah, dryers are energy hogs and they lead that electric bill upwards. However, where we live right now (SE Europe) almost noone has a dryer, they just place clothes out to dry like back in the day. In the winter it takes FOREVER, and I miss having a dryer for bedclothes and the like, not to mention some insurance of a nice, warm towel from the dryer on a cold morning. Glad that the bill went down so much for you!

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