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2016 Snowflakes, Sort of an Update

August 30th, 2016 at 06:50 am

I have not done a great job of tracking our snowflakes this year. Well I did a good job through part of March. I have an Excel documenting them up through then. The total on those is $216.54.

A lot of snowflakes get absorbed into our budget and don't necessarily become savings. At least for parts of this year. I did get quite a few rebate checks (over $200) that did get put into savings. I also starting diverting eBay proceeds to our savings account as well. It's those credit card rewards that get absorbed into our spending on YNAB.

I can tell that the snowflakes diverted to our savings account are equal to $566.58. But again, I didn't track any credit card rewards since March!

I do know I redeemed $550 rewards from American Express Gold. So that means we have over $1000 in snowflake earnings this year. It is probably closer to $1500 with interest and other rewards I'm not listing. By year end, I can probably get a final picture.

I just wanted those of you who know and have read in the past all about my snowflake earnings, that we are still earning them and saving a majority of them. I'm just not doing a great job of tracking them.

I have let go of actively earning Swagbucks for now. It was taking up to much of my time. I wanted to put more focus into my health and mental well being. I found that Swagbucks was contrary to both of those. I did like earning the points and the gift cards, but sometimes other things are more important that free cash! I'm actually still earning some by default from people that are referrals. I have 300 points right now and did nothing to earn them.

I'll try to be a little better about pointing out the little amounts of money we earn. They really do add up! I mean I could pay 1/2 my daughter's tuition (not housing) this semester with the money we have earned in snowflakes. That's not a bad thing at all!

3 Responses to “2016 Snowflakes, Sort of an Update”

  1. Carol Says:

    The ability to pay 1/2 tuition from odd bits of no eyes saved is a big thing! Way to go!

  2. Carol Says:

    Correction: ( I have to shut off auto spell. ) The ability to pay 1/2 tuition from odd bits of money saved is wonderful.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    It sounds like you are using your snowflakes to your best benefit and have made getting them a part of your routine. Good job! I totally understand about the Swagbucks. You have to look out for your health and well being.

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