Sunday, February 1, 2015

January 2015 Budget Update

This month went well budget-wise.  I came in under the $300-mark, which makes me VERY happy!  We were doing a pantry challenge, but I decided it was best to stay stocked up on dairy and produce items, especially with a baby in the house.  He can seriously put away some apples and bananas.  Overall I am thrilled with what I was able to buy this month!  Here's how budget worked out for January...
  • Week #1: $91.16 oop, Earned $20.49 ECB's, and $8.99 MIR
  • Week #2: $58.62 oop, Earned $15.99 ECB's, and $4.79 Easy Rebate from Staples
  • Week #3: $77.66 oop, Earned $7 ECB's
  • Week #4: $59.36 oop, Earned 2-$5 Amazon Gift Cards for Swag Bucks
Total OOP: $286.80
Total Earned: $67.26
Total Remaining: $13.20!!!!

Weekly Spending Report: 01/25-31/2015

This week was pretty simplistic.  We didn't need a whole lot, so I picked up those things at ALDI (milk, cream, cheese, produce, bread, apple sauces, and granola bars), and then just grabbed a few good deals at CVS and Giant.  I ended the month under budget, so I am super stoked about that!  Plus I turned in my Swag Bucks for the month and had enough for 2-$5 Amazon gift cards!  Here's what I ended up with...
  • Sunday's ALDI Trip (see list above, I seem to have misplaced my picture, hmm?): $36.74 oop
  • Sunday's CVS Trip: $2.78 oop
  • Sunday's Giant Trip: $19.84 oop  (Ivory soap for homemade laundry detergent was 15 bars for only $2.80 after sale and coupons, that was my favorite deal!)
Total OOP: $59.36
Total Earned: $10
Total Remaining for January: $13.20