One of my financial goals this year was to track what we are saving by couponing. Thanks to some flexibility from the hubby's new job, I have already put the plan into motion. We decided to use one of our accounts as a "coupon savings account". Whatever money I save from using coupons is transferred into that account each week after my shopping trip. We decided that at the end of the year, we would have a good idea of how much money we are saving plus we would have money to finance Christmas! Why not just use an Excel sheet, you ask? The hubby and I are both rewards based people and seeing that account get fatter all year is a very nice reward.
It's only Week 2 of 2012 and my coupon savings account already has $150 in it! It is going to be so nice to be able to give back to loved ones this year after having a couple of very lean Christmas's.