This year is all about saving money every day while trying to increase your income potential. If you did one thing each day that could save as little as $5 over the course of a year, you could have an extra $1800 in your pocket at the end of the year. Not all of these tips may apply to you, so to keep it fair, not all of them will apply to me.

I have a love affair with chocolate. No matter how hard I try, no matter how much I wish I could tell the difference between my tush and my thighs, I can’t give it up. Luckily, my husband is very understanding.

Because of this, the day after Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite days. Retailers are in a hurry to clear the shelves for Easter candy, which left me staring at heart-shaped boxes of chocolate truffles at Target, marked 50% off. I got three boxes of good truffles for $14.50. We do the same routine at Easter and Halloween.

The best places I’ve found for these sales are Walgreens, RiteAid, Walmart, and Target. (You should even be able to use your register rewards at Walgreens to get your candy for free.)

Candy doesn’t exactly expire in a short amount of time, so you can pace your purchases through the holiday seasons, and never pay retail again.

365 Days of Saving Money: $2492 Annually (Running Total)