CLOSED 90-Day Budget Boot Camp ” Challenge #4 + Giveaway

by Beth Montgomery on July 22, 2010 · 26 comments

in Contests, Frugal Series, Giveaways, Tips & Basics

This is Challenge #4, sponsored by PUR, in the 90-Day Budget Boot Camp.. Scroll down to find out how to enter their exciting giveaway! If you’re new, find out how you can join to kick your own budget’s butt!

Are you ready for the next challenge in the 90-Day Budget Boot Camp? Here it is!

- – The Challenge – -

Collect Coupons!

Of course, if we’re going to make you into serious budget-savvy shoppers, you’ll need those coupons to help you really help you start seeing big savings.   and, the more coupons you have, the more likely you are to be able to take advantage of a deal.

Why? While many say they spend more when clipping coupons, but there’s more to it than just using them.   You have to use them at the right time!   Confused, read over Coupon Myths & Facts to get past your coupon stereotypes. Then, start stocking up, because couponers can save an average of 50-70% per shopping trip if you know how to use them correctly.

How? So where do we start finding these coupons?   There are so many sources, but here’s a few places I’d like you to start -

  1. Subscribe to the newspaper. The savings will more than make-up the cost!   And, consider All You Magazine too.
  2. Register online with manufacturers of products you   love or often use and sign up for their e-mailing list, mailing list, and rewards program (if they have one).
  3. Keep your eyes peeled in-store for blinkies, peelies, tearpads, and in-store coupon opportunities.
  4. Sign-up for a few samples, just for the high-value coupons that often accompany them.
  5. Follow 2-3 frugal blogs, like In Good Cents & Mummy Deals, to get hot coupon alerts!

If you’d like more, check out my 10 sources for FREE coupons and look at the hot coupons you may have missed!

When you have all those coupons, don’t worry.   We’ll be telling you what to do with them next week!   Plus, come back on Wednesday to find out how our Challengers do and hear their experiences!

How many coupons will you get this week?

- – Giveaway – -

This week’s challenge is sponsored by PUR!   One wonderful way to save money in your home is to switch from bottles water to a filtered water system or reusable bottles.   You can save up to $600 a year and eliminate up to 3,200 plastic bottles with this simple switch too, helping your family “Go Green”.


PUR is offering one (1) PUR Faucet Mount System to one (1) lucky winners!

Required Entry:

Is your family working to “Go Green”? Share some things you do to “Go Green” in your home or community!

Bonus Entries:

Each task below that is completed is worth one (1) additional entry. All are option, but give you more changes to win!

  1. “Like” the 90-Day Budget Boot Camp on Facebook!
  2. Follow @MummyDeals and @InGoodCents on Twitter and tweetI’m kicking my budget’s butt w/ @ingoodcents & @mummydeals! Could your budget survive? #budgetbootcamp #giveaway
  3. Add the button for the 90-Day Budget Boot Camp to your website’s sidebar.
  4. Blog about your personal experiences with this challenge and link back, so your readers can start kicking their budget’s butt!
  5. Subscribe to In Good Cents via RSS or e-mail
  6. Subscribe to Mummy Deals via RSS or e-mail

The Fine Print - Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, July 27th at midnight Eastern. Winners will be chosen randomly via and announced on Mummy Deals on Wednesday, July 28st. This giveaway was sponsored by PUR. We were not compensated for this post, but we may have received free products for us and our challengers. Regardless, as always, all opinions are my own!

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1 Rana July 22, 2010 at 2:12 PM

I liked it on face book.

2 Rana July 22, 2010 at 2:12 PM

I have the button on my side bar.

3 Rana July 22, 2010 at 2:13 PM

I’m subscribed to In Good Cents!

4 Rana July 22, 2010 at 2:16 PM

I’m subscribed to Mummy Deals!

5 Rana July 22, 2010 at 2:20 PM

We have been trying to do more green things. Starting with simple things like changing over all of our light bulbs, energy efficient appliances, better insulation in the house. I bought a Brita water pitcher and water bottles to keep us from buying plastic water bottles. I have also been trying to use reusable grocery bags instead of plastic. I’m working on going completely paperless when it comes to bill paying and other things. It’s a work in progress obviously.

6 Thabal July 22, 2010 at 3:13 PM

1. We are slowly switching to Seventh generation for laundry and cleaning purposes for better environmental conditions. Using coupons to save on them. 2. We saved up little at a time and bought an energy-efficient TV and have a rule enforced for max 2 hours/day of tv watching ;) 3. Stopped buying water bottles. 4. Using proper waste bins and so on.

7 Thabal July 22, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Email subscriber to In good cents

8 Thabal July 22, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Email subscriber to Mummy deals

9 Tisha July 22, 2010 at 4:16 PM

We always make our own laundry soap and we recycle our aluminum cans (and our neighbors too!)

10 jess July 22, 2010 at 5:17 PM

We compost, use cloth napkins and diapers, recycle, and use natural cleaners.

11 christiana July 22, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I use reusable bags, green products when I can, recycle now. Use online bill pay, paperless for bill statements and things of that nature, we also bought stainless water bottles…just need a filter now so we don’t buy anymore plastic water bottles.

12 christiana July 22, 2010 at 5:24 PM

like on facebok

13 christiana July 22, 2010 at 5:25 PM

Email subscriber to in good cents

14 Veronique H. July 22, 2010 at 9:34 PM

We try to use as little energy as possible. We saw a big reduction in our natural gas usage by turning the water heater down to low. (And a $5 savings in our bill the first month!)

15 Veronique H. July 22, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Like on Facebook.

16 stephanie m July 23, 2010 at 10:10 AM

we try our best to use our own reuseable bags when shopping… (baby steps right?)

17 Kaylan July 23, 2010 at 10:20 AM

We are working on amping up our recycling at home and at work. We also just bought a hybrid to help out with our long commute.

18 Jen Hasseld July 23, 2010 at 10:44 AM

I carry reusable grocery bags to shop, I use half the amount of detergent called for and wash in cold water, and I make some of my household cleaners.

19 Jen Hasseld July 23, 2010 at 10:44 AM

Subscriber via email

20 Melissa July 23, 2010 at 1:56 PM

We always reuse bags when we forget to bring our canvas bags to the grocery store and we never buy bottled water any more.

21 Jama July 23, 2010 at 2:26 PM

We plant our own garden and can or freeze everything from it, have replaced all of our cleaning products with “green” products, make our own laundry soap, started replacing beauty products, recycle everything that passes through our house that is recyclable, reuse our to-go containers from restaurants, and we plan to buy the new “green” cell phone charger from at&t!

22 Crafty Mama July 23, 2010 at 3:43 PM

We try to recycle our paper goods and use reusable shopping bags at the store. If we receive plastic bags, we save them for many different uses!

I like Budget Boot Camp on Facebook and added the button to the side of my blog.

23 Beth July 26, 2010 at 8:40 AM

My family has been working to lower our energy usage. We keep the house a little warmer/cooler. We also have been trying to recycle more often.

24 Beth July 26, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Subscribed to InGoodCents via e-mail.

25 Beth July 26, 2010 at 8:42 AM

Subscribed to MummyDeals via e-mail.

26 Rana July 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM

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