I started to use coupons, if the face value of the coupon were 75 cents then I would take that 75 cents and place it in the beach fund. This really added up, at times I would be saving up to $10.00 in coupons. Donít forget about mail-in rebates, they count also.
Instead of purchasing coffee and sodas through out the day my husband would take coffee in a thermos and ice water in a water cooler. He saved at least $6.00 a day in just drinks. I started to make him lunches rather than have him stop and eat at a fast food restaurant this saved us $4.00 a day. We were saving at least $10.00 a day just in the adjustments my husband had made.
The kids would decide to rent one movie between themselves instead of three individual ones and they would place the money not spent in the Beach Fund. They also decided to wave their allowances and have them placed in the Beach Fund.¬†
I always bought brand name items and decided to save the difference between the store brand and the brand name. The savings is phenomenal!! Every once in a while I will find something that will not hold up like the brand name item and Iíll go back go back to the brand name but most of the time itís hard to find a difference, so why not save that money?