At the first of the year, I am like many of you who want to save more money. I started the 52 week money challenge and then I saw one that you use pennies for every day of the year.
- January 1st – 1 penny
- January 2nd – 2 pennies
- All the way to 365 pennies on December 31, 2017
At the end of the year you save $680+. While promoted as a kids savings plan, I think it is good for everyone! I started a second savings with the pennies so I could go along with my teeangers.
While I was thinking what I could use for $689 – I had a lightbulb moment!
Backstory: RunDisney changed their registrations dates by 2 months and gave us two week warning for the Disneyland Double Dare (formerly Dumbo) AND 2 weeks before Christmas. That means, some runners had to fork over $300+ or $600+ or even $900+ to register before the traditional February registration date. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that kind of spare change around at a moments notice!
The Penny Savings Challenge to the rescue!
By following the penny savings plan, I will have enough to register me and my husband for 2018 (I am still working on 2017 registrations). Pictured below is my jar. I purchased a $2 jar from the local thrift store, sheets to cross off the days, a pencil and envelopes. Each week, I put the change in the envelope and it goes back into the jar. Why do I do this? So my sneaking teenagers don’t steal the saved up change. 🙂 (You can start your savings plan at anytime and calculate how much money you need to save each week to reach your runDisney race registration goals).
A friend made a Classic D on her Cricut machine and poof! In addition, I will throw spare change in the jar from time to time, I am excited to see how much over $680 I can make this grow for DDD 2018. (you can see my 52 week savings jar and kids jar in the same picture)
What do you do to save up for the RunDisney races?