Savings Chart Update Week 33: Made Homemade Sugar Cookies for Son’s Birthday Instead of Buying Cookies = $12.09 in Savings
This week my little man turns 2 years old. As you may recall from last week’s savings chart article I decided to make homemade sugar cookies for his birthday using a #2 cookie cutter I snagged a great deal on thanks to a free $5 Amazon gift card I received by redeeming Recyclebank points.
Now you may be wondering how making homemade sugar cookies for my son’s birthday saves money. Well, initially I was thinking of heading to our local bakery to purchase their incredible iced sugar cookies, but then I remembered how expensive these insanely delicious cookies are, $0.67 per cookie! At the risk of sounding like a big cheap-o, I had no interest in paying that price for cookies especially when I needed to buy 28 of them for my son to give the kids in his toddler program and for the child care workers at our gym. Instead I decided to whip out my awesome sugar cookie recipe and make him homemade cookies for his birthday. Sure this endeavor took the better part of an already busy weekend, but for my little guy’s second birthday there’s no better reason to get covered in flour.
Since I already had all of the ingredients needed to make his cookies I just needed to pick up a #2 cookie cutter, a jar of icing and sprinkles for a total cost of $6.67 versus purchasing 28 cookies from our bakery for $18.76. Plus my recipe makes nearly twice as many cookies as what I was going to buy which means we can gift more to other special people in our lives. I love that!
This week’s savings of $12.09 brings my savings chart total to $3,803.69. Head over here to check out my Week 1-32 savings chart entries. I encourage you to join me in recording your weekly savings with this free printable savings chart. It is fun to track how much money you can save by making simple, smart money decisions.