Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Budget Update: April 2017

This month we were able to come in under budget again -- I LOVE it when that happens!!!  Under budget means that there is more money for deals the next month!  Below you can see how my spending broke-down throughout the month.  If you click on the week numbers you can see a more in-depth view of what I bought each week, and the deals I got.

Total OOP for April: $428.10
Total Earned in April: $2.17
Total Remaining from April: $41.22
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Weekly Spending Report: 04/30-05/06/2017


I included this week in April's budget because I did most of my shopping this week on the last day of April.  After a LONG break from CVS, I was able to stop in and get a good deal on my Benefiber.  I have missed coupon shopping, and I hope that this summer I can get back into the swing of things.  Below is how my shopping went this week...
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $38.29 oop (included, but not pictured are 8 gallons of H2O) 
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $26.04 oop
  • Monday's ALDI Trip: $2.97 oop (no picture, just Corn Chips and Peanut Butter Bars for Joe)

Total OOP: $79.67
Total Earned: $0.12
Total Remaining from April: $41.22!!!!!!!

Weekly Spending Report: 04/23-29/2017


This week I went back to Sunday shopping, but I am kinda of getting use to shopping later in the week instead of at the beginning.  I know it's only one day, but for some reason it just makes a big difference in my head.  
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $41.76 oop (included, but not pictured are 8 gallons H2O)
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $29.40, Earned $0.25 Ibotta Rebate (any grocery item)
  • Wednesday's Dollar Tree Trip: $9.48 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $7.36 oop
Total OOP: $88
Total Earned:$0.25
Total Remaining: $120.89
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Weekly Spending Report: 04/16-22/2017


This week I only made one stop!  I quickly ran into Giant just for some lunch meat and rolls, some waffles, and some clearanced Easter candy!
  • Thursday's Giant Trip: $25.27 oop

Total OOP: $25.27
Total Earned: Zero
Total Remaining for April: $208.89

Weekly Spending Report: 04/09-15/2017


This week I did quite a bit of shopping, but events season is in full swing around here, and I have had to alter the way I shop.  Usually I do my weekly ALDI/Giant/CVS trips on Sunday with a quick stop into the Dollar Tree on Saturday (all as needed of course).  However, with things being so busy around here, I have needed to get more of my shopping done on Saturday, to keep Sunday more open for work.  All that to say that over the next few weeks, you will notice that shift.  Any-who, below is my BIG spending for this week in April...
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $45.37 oop 
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $37.62 oop
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $19.84 oop
  • Saturday's ALDI Trip: $36.62 oop
  • Saturday's Giant Trip: $27.70 oop, Earned $0.35 Mobisave Rebate (Beef), and $0.75 Ibotta Rebates ($0.50 Beef, and $0.25 and grocery item)

Total OOP: $167.15
Total Earned: $1.10
Total Remaining for April: $234.16
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Weekly Spending Report: 04/02-08/2017


New month, new budget, and a full grocery envelope.  This week I only made 3 stops.  Super easy, and good for the budget too.
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $49.06 oop (included, but not pictured are 4 gallons of H2O), Earned $0.20 Mobisave Rebate ($0.10 Celery, $0.10 Carrots), and $0.25 Ibotta* Rebate (for purchasing any grocery item)
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $19.41 oop, Earned $0.25 Ibotta* Rebate (for purchasing any grocery item)
  • Saturday's Dollar Tree Trip: $9.54 oop 

Total OOP: $78.01
Total Earned: $0.70
Total Remaining for April: $401.31
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Budget Update: March 2017

This month we were able to come in under budget again -- I LOVE it when that happens!!!  Under budget means that there is more money for stocking up on bargains later!  Below you can see how my spending went throughout this month.  If you click on the week numbers you can see a more in-depth view of what I bought each week.


Total OOP for March: $338.11
Total Earned in March: $1.00
Total Remaining from March: $129.32!!!

Weekly Spending Report: 03/26-04/01/2017

This week was quiet on the shopping front, which sometimes is just needed.  There are weeks that you're just like, "Yeah, I'm not shopping.  Like at all."  This week was one of those weeks for me.  We had huge back to back teas over the weekend, and I was just exhausted.  I did a major ALDI trip on Monday, ran into Giant for two things we buy name brand, and then, I was just done.  And it was a nice little break...
  • Monday's ALDI Trip: $73.96 oop (Included, but not pictured are 8 gallons of H2O)
  • Monday's Giant Trip: $6.99 oop (No picture, just a tub of JIF peanut butter, and a large Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, nothing crazy...)

Total OOP: $80.95
Total Earned: Zero
Total Remaining for March: $129.32
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Weekly Spending Report: 03/19-25/2017

This week was all about stocking up - bleach, toothbrushes, vitamins, waffles - and getting some treats for Easter baskets.  Not only treats for Howard, but some candies for Joe as well.  Below is how my spending broke down over the course of the week...
  • Sunday's Dollar Tree Trip: $11.54 oop
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $35.46 oop (Included, but not pictured are 8 gallons of H2O)
  • Sunday's CVS Trip: $12.67 oop, Earned $5 ECB's
  • Wednesday's Dollar Tree Trip: $11.48 oop
  • Wednesday's Giant Trip: $12.22 oop, Earned $0.25 Ibotta Rebate (for purchasing any grocery item)

Total OOP: $83.37
Total Earned: $0.25
Total Remaining for March: $210.27
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Weekly Spending Report: 03/12-18/2017


This week was a fairly simple shopping week.  I like simple sometimes...
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip: $58.72 oop (included, but not pictured are 4 gallons H2O), Earned $0.40 Find and Save Rebate (for spending over $40 at ALDI)
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $35.46 oop, Earned $0.25 Ibotta Rebate (for buying anything)

Total OOP: $94.18
Total Earned: $0.65
Total Remaining for March: $293.64
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