This month I started off with an additional $49 in the grocery budget, which is always nice! We cashed in our coin jar the end of last month, so into the grocery envelope it went. Even with the extra money, I still managed to go over budget for the month, by $1.23 - ugh! Well, April should be easier. The baby is due the 10th, so I don't plan on doing too much shopping after that. We have very well stocked freezers, as well as a full pantry, so there isn't really anything we need, other than probably more diapers! Here's how the month worked out...
- Week #1 (+ Saturday 03/01 $19.56): $74.44 OOP, Earned $25.72 ECB's, $10 CVS Gift Card, $20 Target Gift Card, $5 Amazon Gift Card from Swag Bucks, and $99.99 from Amazon
- Week #2: $77.06 OOP, Earned $25 ECB's, $7.99 MIR, $63.58 Wal-mart Gift card for a return, $5 Amazon Gift Card from Swag Bucks, and $15.04 from Amazon
- Week #3: $65.85 OOP, Earned $38 ECB's, $2.49 MIR, $8 in Catalina Coupons, $5 Amazon Gift Card from Swag Bucks, and $23.97 from Amazon
- Week #4: $46.23 OOP, Earned $20 ECB's, $8.99 and $15 from MIR's, $5 Amazon Gift Card from Swag Bucks, and $30.02 from Amazon
Total Earned: $433.79
Amount Remaining: $1.23 Over budget, even with the leftover from February added in - boo! But we are very well stocked for when Baby Rogers decides to come, and I have everything I need for my labor bag. I finally feel prepared, which means that the baby will probably take it's sweet time getting here :) Anyway, it all balances out in the end, so here's to doing better in April!