Spending Recap 3.5 to 3.11Posted: March 12, 2012
Monday $48 Amazon (gift card)
Tuesday no spend day
Wednesday no spend day
Thursday $34 cable
Friday $30 Mexican food (b), $32 liquor store ($20 was budgeted for but the wine is yummy)
Saturday $41 at Aldi’s, $196 Wal-Mart, $11 at Braum’s (that was all groceries…obviously I fail), $360 bills on-line (b), $12 vet’s, $5 post office, $40 gas (b)
Sunday no spend day
As you can see my experiment at Aldi’s didn’t really help. Granted, I spent about $50 on non-grocery items (toilet paper, paper towels, kitty food, etc) and I did find some items we are going to continue to buy there. The coffee isn’t bad and we got it for half the cost as we would have at Wal-Mart. Same for the water and soda we picked up. As bummed as I am about going over my grocery budget, I have to say there was nothing I was really sad about buying.
I bought a toaster and a cake topper from Amazon—the cake topper is going to be for the baby shower I’m helping to throw. The gift card I won from Crystal at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff. No lie, when I won it, I was dancing around my kitchen.
So all in all, not too shabby I guess. If I didn’t count paying my bills I would have more no spend days. But in my eyes, they count as me spending money. I have been getting better at planning them though so that I’m not paying things on random days.