Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Budgeting

3RD MONTH OF BUDGET (February 2011)
1/31--Publix--$72.48
2/1--WM--$63.53
2/5--Publix--$41.03

2ND MONTH OF BUDGET (JANUARY 2011)
Well, I went a few dollars over my $400 budget last month, but I want to cut that in half! I want to spend only $200 dollars (or $50/wk.) on groceries/household items. I may not do that the first month, but I am going to try my best! My 1st shopping trip to Publix on this new plan, I spent $50.86. Bought diapers today off Amazon--$16.37, Also ordered some Prilosec OTC--$10.23 (after MIR)! 


Total: $77.46 (ALREADY?) WOW! That means I only have $27.64 left for next week or $122.54 for the rest of the month! 

1/1--WM--$9.38
1/3--WM--$52.90
1/3--CVS--$3.89
1/4--Publix--$25.23
1/4--WM--$3.18
1/7 PUBLIX--$15.601/8--WM--$11.84
1/9--WM--$30.78Total spent so far:$230.26

1/17--PUBLIX-- $99.66
1/17--WM--$12.33
1/21--WM--$76.34 
1/23--PUBLIX--$44.21


Total spent so far: $462.77
BUT I'm not getting much the next few weeks! Or, that's my plan!!
1/25--PUBLIX--$5.11 

TOTAL SPENT JAN 2011: $467.88

1ST MONTH OF BUDGET (DECEMBER 2010)
I am trying to see if I am staying within my $400/mo. grocery/household budget. I think I am, but I have never REALLY watched it. So far, this month, I have spent $157.82. If I find that I am under $400, I will then put that "overage" towards something else and try to continually lower it(my budget) until I can't anymore! I spent about $55 on meats that had been marked down at WalMart ([2] 3 lb. roasts, 5 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 8 lbs. LEAN ground beef, & 5 lbs. pork chops) and I have plenty of canned and frozen veggies, pasta, rice, potatoes, cheese, and milk. I will have to make a run for Fresh fruits and veggies next week I am sure (I try to always have apples and bananas available!), but I want to see how far under budget I can get, while still feeding my family pretty healthily! So, here I am, putting it all out there! What is your grocery/household budget? Leave a comment! Let's be honest guys. Is it hard for you to follow a set grocery/household budget? I think it will be for me and I'll be lucky to even come in a penny under budget, but we will see!

7 comments:

  1. 12/10/10 : spent $36.31 at WalMart on fill in items!

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  2. 12/15--Sent the hubby to the dollar store to get onion soup mix:$1.09

    12/15--Got 20 Snickers Nutcrackers (FREE stocking stuffers!) at CVS:$.90

    12/15--Publix trip: 3 transactions, paid $61.03, Saved $214.58

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  3. 12/16--$4.18 @ WM, bananas, bread, & eggs

    12/19--$34.54 @ WM, fresh/frozen fruit and veggies and extras

    12/19--$4.23 @ CVS, Hershey's candy

    TOTAL so far: $330.47

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  4. 12/21--$29.71 @ WM, Steaks (marked down-Nontraditional Christmas Dinner!), sausage, charcoal, dale's Steak seasoning, cucumber, milk,& bananas.

    TOTAL: $360.18

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  5. 12/26--$45.57 @ WM

    GRAND TOTAL for the month of December: $405.17

    (Well, I went over, but hey it was the holidays!! Can't wait to see how much less I can spend next month!!)

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