Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September's Budget Update

This month started off crazy with spending, but ended up under budget!  I love that when that happens!  Here's how the month broke down...
  • Week #1: $145.38 oop, Earned $11 ECB's
  • Week #2: $87.86 oop, Earned $10 ECB's
  • Week #3: $6.32 oop, Earned $10 CVS Gift Card
  • Week #4: $2.12 oop (just 2 newspapers), Earned Zero
Total OOP: $241.68
Total Earned $31
Total Remaining: $58.32

Weekly Spending Report: 09/14-20/2014

To try to get things back on track, I only shopped at 1 store this week.  Picked up some good deals...
  • Tuesday's CVS Trip: $6.32 oop, Earned $10 CVS Gift Card

Total OOP: $6.32
Total Earned: $10 CVS Gift Card
Total Remaining for September: $60.44

Weekly Spending Report: 08/31-09/06/2014

This was another good stock-up week!  We spent more than normal, but we got some great deals, and I'm pleased with how we started off the month.  I also sliced and froze quite a few FREE Bell Peppers from my father's garden - they will be great this winter for fajitas and chili.
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $16.11 oop (no picture, just sausages, sour cream, hot dog buns, 1/2 gallon 2% organic milk granola bars, and dried pineapple)
  • Wednesday's Giant Trip: $51.69 oop
  • Wednesday's ALDI Trip: $30.16 oop (not pictured are 3 cases H2O, and 2 pkgs Hot Dogs)
  • Wednesday's CVS Trip: $44.42 oop, Earned $11 ECB's
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Total OOP: $145.38
Total Earned: $11 ECB's
Total Remaining for September: $154.62

Weekly Spending Report: 09/07-13/2014

We continued to stock up on great deals this week as well.  Luckily we spent less than last week, hopefully, we'll continue that trend through the rest of the month.
  • Sunday's Baugher's Trip (just Honey crisp Apples): $9.95 oop
  • Wednesday's CVS Trip: $10.12 oop, Earned $10 ECB's
  • Wednesday's ALDI Trip (Granola bars, Crackers. Sour cream, Cookies, Organic Bacon, Peanut butter, and Batteries): $14.51 oop
  • Thursday's Giant Trip: $27.95 oop
  • Saturday's ALDI Trip: $22.96 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip (just 2 newspapers): $2.12 oop
Total OOP: $87.86
Total Earned: $10 ECB's
Total Remaining for September: $66.76

Sunday, September 28, 2014

August Budget Update

August was a grest month.  Not only did we stock-up on a LOT of great deals, but stayed well under budget!
  • Week #1: $38.27 oop, Earned $5 ECB's
  • Week #2: $59.74 oop, Earned $22.67 ECB's, $10 CVS Gift Card, and $5 Amazon Gift Card from Swagbucks
  • Week #3: $31.99 oop, Earned Zero
  • Week #4: $88.34 oop, Earned $7 ECB's
Total OOP: $218.34
Total Earned: $49.67
Total Remaining for August: $81.66

Weekly Spending Report: 08/24-30/2014

We had just returned home from vacation this week, so I needed quite a few things at the store, and did some great stocking up...
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $41.58 oop
  • Thursday's CVS Trip: $3.30 oop, Earned $7 ECB's 

  • Thursday's ALDI Trip: $36.64 oop

  • Friday's ALDI Trip: $6.82 oop (just some mints, cookies, and organic 2% milk)
Total OOP: $88.34
Total Earned: $7 ECB's
Total Remaining for August: $81.66

Weekly Spending Report: 08/17-23/2014

A really easy week...
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $31.99 oop

Total OOP: $31.99
Total Earned: Zero
Total Remaining for August: $170.00

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekly Spending Report: 08/10-16/2014

I worked every day this week, so I had to sneak out and run errands one evening. I really hate shopping in the evening after working all day, but you have to do what you have to do sometimes.  Luckily Howard cooperated and wasn't fussy.  I managed to get through CVS and pick up most of the freebies, as well as Giant, where I stocked up on enough ice cream to last the summer. 
  • Monday's CVS Trip: $17.71 oop, Earned $22.67 in ECB's and a $10 CVS Gift Card
  • Monday's Giant Trip: $38.85 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip (2 newspapers and 1 pkgs Doggie Poop Bags - for dirty diapers on the go): $3.18 oop
  • Earned $5 Amazon Gift Card from Swagbucks
Total OOP: $59.74
Total Earned: $37.67
Total Remaining for August: $201.99

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weekly Spending Report: 08-03-09/2014

We got home from the flea market Monday evening, but I started back to work the next day, so things were a little hectic.  I was finally able to run some errands with Joe and Howard on Thursday.  Here's what we ended up with...
  • Thursday's ALDI Trip: $28.46 oop
  • Thursday's CVS Trip: $3.69 oop, Earned $5 ECB's (from the Pharmacy Rewards program)
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip (2 newspapers, and 4 boxes 'Zrytec'): $6.12 oop
Total OOP: $38.27
Total Earned $5
Total Remaining for August: $261.73

July's Budget Update

This month I went over budget, but I'm okay with that.  I've been doing better the past couple months, and it all evens out in the end.  We're also good and stocked up on diapers, wipes, and a few other items.  Here's how the month went down...
  • Week #1: $63.73 oop, Earned $16 ECB's and a $5 CVS Gift Card from Swag Bucks
  • Week #2: $112.54 oop, Earned $11.99 ECB's, and a $5 Target Gift Card
  • Week #3: $66.54 oop, Earned $10 Shell Gas Card, and $5 Amazon Gift Card
  • Week #4: $56.25 oop, Earned Zero
  • Week #5: $34.29 oop, Earned $5 ECB's
Total OOP: $333.35
Total Earned: $57.99
Total Remaining: - $33.35 -- Boo!