Sunday, July 12, 2015

LINKY: 3rd Annual Piggy Bank Savings = Money for Quilting Challenge

Many of your are familiar with the water jug vs. the pig competition that goes on in our household.
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It started out innocent enough when three years ago I bought this little silver piggy bank to collect laundry change (and extra change from around the house). Well two summers ago, he was full and I cashed in at $102.45! I, of course, put my "savings" to good use and stocked up on fabric!!!

Well, once my husband found out how much I saved in my  little piggy bank he started his own "bank of change".But, he also read somewhere that if you throw in a dollar or even five dollar bill once in a while, you can literally double your savings.

So over the past two years, between us, we have saved a modest $530.00. Now, I realize that doesn't even compare to some of the awesome savings accomplished by a few of this years participants. I mean Katie who blogs at Karma Willow Designs saved $1,104.00!!! She got herself one of these babies: (And a lot more fun quilty stuff!! ) Man, good job Katie!!


 But I'm a penny pincher, always have been, and the occasional "treat" my piggy gives me is fun! I mean Katie seriously impressed and inspired me and she will you too. (Here's a quick link to her penny pinching ways right here ). But for me and many of you I read, even $50 bucks saved in change means a wonderful quilty treat in the end! And, WOW! Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's challenge here. It really is amazing the amount we can save in just a year! (And please do email me if you didn't get you "bonus" savings promo code to Fabrics N Quilts)

So... Now it's time to join/rejoin the Piggy Bank Challenge!

Note: This Linky is open until  August 1st. 
So spread the word to all your readers/followers as well!

You know what they say:  a penny saved is a penny earned.
It's been fun to extend the challenge to all of you  and am looking forward to seeing who links up.
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  1. All's you have to do is create a post this week sharing your "piggy bank".
  2. Include your goal of what you'd like to purchase with your savings come this time next year.
  3. Include the linky button above to help spread the word to all your followers. 
  4. Return and link your post here anytime this week until August 1st.
  5. Start "penny pinching". (Coins and bills are allowed)
  6. Next year we'll  all empty our piggy banks on July 6th and create a post exclaiming our totals, share what quilty purchase we're going to make and link up here once again to celebrate! (Don't worry, I'll send emails to all who link up this week with reminders.)

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Winners will be announced the first Tuesday of every month! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is exciting Val. I am now in search of my "piggy" bank or what I will use as one anyway. I'll be linking up before the end of today. Thanks for hosting, this should be fun.

  2. I'm looking forward to see just how much I can accumulate! Thank you, Val, for the incentive ")

  3. I don't have a post or anything about it but I save change to a cup. Then that goes into a small coffee can. Then later on a larger one and generally by Christmas Time, it pays for a ham, turkey and all the sides at the store :)

  4. Have already started putting money into the jar for the new year!

  5. I have a jar and will save but not link up as it is too complicated for me to follow, will not get much as use my debit card for food shopping and so do not use cash much but will put my small change in

  6. Hi Val.
    I haven't even counted mine from the one just finished. So I will do tonight. Not that there is much in it. I haven't done a very good job...
    I am planning a trip to Japan so I will be saving hard over the next year.

  7. I'm thinking about joining in. Problem is that we almost never use cash here at Chez Nana. Maybe I should do like Margaret and save what I get but not join in the link-up. ??

  8. Hey Margaret and Kathy...I'm counting you guys in. DOn't worry about blogging about it...but $20 bucks saved in a year still equals a quilty treat! It's all good...and fun! Thanks for adding the button to your sidebars!

  9. This sounds interesting....I will post soon.

  10. you know I'm back in -- post is up and the goal is pretty high this year (or within the next few years). Thanks for the shout out -- I was wondering why my count was so high on that posting.

  11. A penny saved is more than a penny earned because you don't have to pay taxes on it!!!

  12. Well,now, this is interesting. I don't plan on linking, but now I think I should consolidate the little box and the little purse and the little bag; which are all packed with change, and see how far ahead I already am!

  13. I'm going to continue my savings from last year, because it's been too crazy around here for me to find time to count what I collected last year. So next year I'll have saved a bit extra.

  14. I've been doing this for years. I have a HUGE plastic piggy bank which I recently weighed and it was almost 20 pounds. It is only about 1/3 full. :-D Maybe I'll dump it out soon and count the change.

  15. It took me three tries but I finally got the link up. I think this is a fun challenge.


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