To bolster up our housekeeping cash all through this year I will be using up our 'saved from last year' coupons, vouchers and Nectar points. We only decided to start saving these up halfway through the year so I was pleasantly surprised at the amount we managed to get together.
As you can see from the top photo there is £34.50 in Tesco vouchers.
And a brilliant total of £66 in Marks and Spencers vouchers.
We bought some of the building supplies for the garage and workshop on the card a couple of times and then paid it off in full at the end of the month. The vouchers soon add up if you have a couple of big purchases :-)
We also use Sainsburys for petrol and diesel which adds nicely to the Nectar point stash, and if you go on the Nectar website you can load your card with the ability to get an extra 250 points with your next fuel purchase, something I have done a few times.
At the moment the account stands at £72.47, well worth having. Lots of folk save up and use their points for their Christmas shop but I had this years Challenge on my mind and steadfastly refused every "would you like to use your points" offer that was made before the festive season.
And finally I also have a coupon for £2.50, thanks to my Holland and Barrett loyalty card.
So as well as our Sealed Pot cash total of £328.71 we have a total of £175.47 thanks to our coupons, vouchers and points. Which added together means we have £504.18 for the coming year, giving us a potential weekly housekeeping amount of £9.70.
But of course the longer I can hold off spending any money at all the more this will rise.
Today is another No Spend Day :-)