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Final Snowflake Tally

December 3rd, 2012 at 02:38 am

From January 1 through November 30, 2012 I have been accumulating small amounts of money, which I call snowflakes. The final grand total of all snowflakes is $1,429.21!! That averages out to $129.93 per month.

Want to know where I found all those snowflakes? Here's a basic breakdown:

$305.00 Amazon Gift Cards (Swagbucks) $305.00
$140.00 Miscellaneous Gift Cards (Swagbucks)
$137.00 Surveys (Pinecone & MySurvey)
_$75.00 Cash (Swagbucks)
$318.42 Ebay Sales
_$95.00 Craigslist Sales
_$20.00 Garage Sale
_$60.00 Target Gift Cards
_$42.11 Rebates
__$3.00 Lottery winnings
_$23.39 sales
_$22.77 Gifts returned for merchandise credit
_$35.00 Gift cards from MyPoints
_$10.00 Cash gift
_$40.00 Special Offers
__$9.50 Movie ticket (Lean Cuisine)
_$22.94 Utilities under budget
_$41.00 Unknown!
__$5.02 Debit card rewards
_$24.06 Found on the ground

The special offers were for opening a Serve account in January and some offer from Mastercard which I no longer remember the details for. For three months, I was under budget with our water bill at our previous home and I saved the difference. Yes, we literally found $20 in our new backyard! I think the rest is self explanatory.

It's just amazing to see the money grow as the months go by. The original intention has been to use this for Christmas, however, I know that it will not all be used. Once I'm done shopping the the excess cash will be sent to the truck loan. If I have leftover gift cards, I will use them in our regular spending and then send an equal amount to the loan at that time.

Anyone can do this! We might find our snowflakes in different places, but the cash adds up the same way. I'd love to hear about your snowflake sources.

8 Responses to “Final Snowflake Tally”

  1. PNW Mom Says:

    That is really awesome! Way to go!

  2. twest Says:

    That is awesome! It really does add up doesn't it.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Cool Big Grin I was pretty darn close. Big Grin

  4. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    Cool, I will be right there with you in 2013 again Smile

  5. MonkeyMama Says:


  6. Homebody Says:

    Yippee! Is DH still deployed ? My sil ships out in February.

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    @Homebody, DH returned back to the states in April 2011. He was home for awhile before going to the east coast for a 9 month school. Since then we have moved two hours east of our previous location. Right now we don't know of any deployments for DH. Take care!!

  8. Homebody Says:

    That is good to know. I am dreading this deployment big time! But am happy my daughter and granddaughter will be with us.

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