CLOSED 90-Day Budget Boot Camp ” Challenge #9 + Giveaway

by Beth Montgomery on August 26, 2010 · 42 comments

in Contests, Giveaways, Tips & Basics

This is Challenge #9, sponsored by Yoplait Splitz, 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 – -

Do-It-Yourself!

Why? We all know that usually homemade and doing it yourself saves you money!   But, what should we do ourselves?   That really depends on you and your skills and talents, but almost everything you pay for, you can save money doing at home by yourself.

What I Do Myself -

  • Make my own baked goods (bread, hot dog buns, cinnamon rolls, pita pockets, and more!)
  • Makes store bought meals or products at home (hot pockets, granola, barbecue sauce, and more!)
  • Teach myself to do many home improvement projects from installing a new garbage disposal to erecting my kids’ million piece swing set
  • Make my own cleaning products with simple ingredients
  • Sew hairbows, designer flip flops,   and more for the children and myself

What Clair Does Herself -

Come back on Wednesday to find out how our Challengers do and hear their experiences!

- – Giveaway – -


This week’s challenge is sponsored by Yoplait Splitz! Picnicking is a wonderful way to get out of the house as a family and still save money, instead of heading to a restaurant.   And Yoplait Splits are delicious!   They are like a sundae on the go.

You can get a $0.75/1 Yoplait Splitz coupon to try them yourself!

Prize:

Yoplait Splitz is offering Yoplait Splitz Picnic Pack to one (1) lucky winners including 1 coupon for FREE Yoplait Kids Yogurt, 1 Picnic Tote, and 1 Picnic On-the-Go Blanket.

Required Entry:

What do you do yourself to save money?

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 http://bit.ly/b1UbEu
  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, August 31, 2010 at midnight Eastern. Winners will be chosen randomly via Random.org and announced on Mummy Deals on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. This giveaway was sponsored by Yoplait via MyBlogSpark. We were not compensated for this post, but did receive free products for us and our challengers. Regardless, as always, all opinions are my own!

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{ 42 comments }

1 Crafty Mama August 26, 2010 at 4:23 PM

We make our own laundry detergent, try to stay away from fast food, and I just received a sewing machine for my birthday, so I hope to use that for a lot of things! :)

2 Terry Mac August 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM

We save money by using coupons: buying reduced produce (it goes so quickly anyway with 4 kids…and I don’t have to wait for the fruit to ‘ripen’–it’s ready immediately!, meat ends (just as good as the middle!): purchasing next year’s clothes off season sales; shopping discount stores for myself; and of course we reuse, recycle, reduce waste! We also conserve energy by turning off lights, and unplugging any appliance that isn’t being currently used….saves more than you think, especially the microwave!

terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

3 Deanna August 26, 2010 at 8:49 PM

I’ve been canning and freezing food from the garden like crazy! I also cook from scratch and am really really trying to get the hang of this coupon thing! Thanks for your help. :)

4 Cami August 26, 2010 at 8:51 PM

I do a lot of crafts with the kids for handmade gifts and cook from scratch most of the time.

5 Cami August 26, 2010 at 8:51 PM

I get your emails.

6 Kim T August 26, 2010 at 10:02 PM

just started canning this season and can already see the savings (and love giving out canned salsa as gifts!)

7 Kim T August 26, 2010 at 10:02 PM

I “liked” 90 day budget bootcamp on facebook!

8 Kim T August 26, 2010 at 10:03 PM

I get In Good Cents emails!

9 Kim T August 26, 2010 at 10:03 PM

I get Mummy Deals in email!

10 Kelly H. August 27, 2010 at 11:21 AM

We use coupon and freeze fresh when in season to use later in the year!

11 Kelly H. August 27, 2010 at 11:22 AM

I subscribe to IN Good cents via email.

12 Robin D August 28, 2010 at 1:22 AM

“Liked” the 90-Day Budget Boot Camp on Facebook!

13 Robin D August 28, 2010 at 1:24 AM

Following @MummyDeals and @InGoodCents on Twitter and tweet

http://twitter.com/BogoBandit/status/22330081452

14 Robin D August 28, 2010 at 1:24 AM

Subscribe to In Good Cents via RSS

15 Robin D August 28, 2010 at 1:25 AM

Subscribe to Mummy Deals via RSS

16 Ivania August 28, 2010 at 8:29 PM

I cook from scratch, also buy clothes for the kids during end of season sales. I subscribe to In Good Cents and Mummy Deals emails.

17 Ivania August 28, 2010 at 8:30 PM

I subscribe to In Good Cents via emails.

18 ivania August 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM

I subscribe to Mummy Deals emails.

19 Katie Lebeda August 29, 2010 at 12:47 AM

Like on Facebook and subscribe to IGC via E-mail.

20 Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} August 29, 2010 at 6:39 AM

I cut and color my own hair :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

21 Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} August 29, 2010 at 6:40 AM

I Like90-Day Budget Boot Camp on Facebook

22 Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} August 29, 2010 at 6:40 AM

Following @mummydeals and @INGoodCents on Twitter and Tweeted the giveaway

23 Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} August 29, 2010 at 6:41 AM

The 90-Day Budget Boot Camp button is in my sidebar, Events

24 Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} August 29, 2010 at 6:41 AM

Subscribed to In Good Cents in reader

25 Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} August 29, 2010 at 6:42 AM

Subscribed to Mummy Deals in reader

26 Lori August 29, 2010 at 7:41 AM

The biggest way I save money is by cooking meals for us to eat at home and avoid restaurants. It’s truly amazing how eating out can add up (even with coupons or at low-cost restaurants). I’ve been making freezer meals for almost 5 years now and it’s a great time and cost saver!

27 Clair September 1, 2010 at 11:30 AM

CONGRATS Lori! You won this week’s prize. please contact me at mummydeals @ yahoo asap to claim!

28 Lori August 29, 2010 at 7:42 AM

I Like 90-Day Budget Boot Camp on Facebook. :)

29 Jodi August 30, 2010 at 6:20 AM

We save a ton of money buy eating at home. We used to spend $40-50 a week eating out, so we saving almost $200 a month!

30 Jodi August 30, 2010 at 6:21 AM

I like 90 Day Budget Boot Camp on Facebook.

31 Jodi D. August 30, 2010 at 6:22 AM

I subscribe via email to In Good Cents.

32 Jodi D. August 30, 2010 at 6:22 AM

I subscribe to Mummy Deals emails.

33 Thabal August 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM

I do pedicure and manicure for myself at home. Also, (plz dont laugh), I always do the hair-cut for my husband. Saves around 30-40/month. Plus, we switched to energy efficient bulbs and our electric bill has dropped drastically. It has been almost three years since we changed the bulbs and still going strong.

34 Thabal August 30, 2010 at 11:20 AM

I follow @MummyDeals and @InGoodCents on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/Thabal628/status/22532414640

35 Thabal August 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM

RSS Subscriber to In Good Cents

36 Thabal August 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM

RSS Subscriber to Mummy Deals

37 rachael August 31, 2010 at 9:58 AM

I clip LOTS of coupons to save us money!! :)

38 Rana August 31, 2010 at 8:08 PM

I clip coupons, make extra when I cook a meal so we can have it later in the week. I also like to make as much of our meals from scratch instead of boxed.

ranidai(at)hotmail(dot)com

39 Rana August 31, 2010 at 8:08 PM

I have your button on my blog.

ranidai(at)hotmail(dot)com

40 Rana August 31, 2010 at 8:09 PM

I subscribe to Mummy deals.

ranidai(at)hotmail(dot)com

41 Rana August 31, 2010 at 8:10 PM

I subscribe to In Good Cents.

ranidai(at)hotmail(dot)com

42 Megan August 31, 2010 at 8:37 PM

I subscribe to In Good Cents

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