How did my $100 monthly budget go with the all the creeping prices?
I came in with $8.19 to spare, spending just $91.82 at the stores AND we ate out TWICE…a fish fry and a trip to A&W for lunch.
Needless to say, the DOUBLE Double days at Copps really helped save money…you could walk out with each transaction pretty much FREE when they doubled up to ten $1 coupons for you, per transaction. (I can’t wait for them to come back!!!)
Besides Copps, we visited HyVee and Walgreen’s, bringing home a total of $674.34 in merchandise (and two meals out) for that $91.82 — netting a savings of 86.4%! Granted, without the two dinners, we would have been over 90% savings. (But who could pass up a Wisconsin Lenten Fish Fry??)
We donated 10 boxes of cat food to the Humane Society; 20 boxes of pasta, 5 tubes of toothpaste, 48 boxes of animal crackers, 4 packages of tampons/pads, 4 baby lotions/wash, 4 bottles of shampoo, and 5 boxes of cereal to our churches food pantry; and 3 large paper bags of assorted items to the Peterson family.
I shared my stockpile pictures with you this month – and have two stockpile swaps coming up — this should hold us VERY well through May and June!
I used that $8 surplus today to get 5 extra Sunday papers today (they had FOUR coupon inserts!), iceberg lettuce and an orange soda — it’s Beef Tostadas tonight for dinner and I thought the orange soda would be a nice treat for the hubster who was doing lawn work.
I am still holding rain checks from HyVee for that $1.95/# ground beef, $.99/# strawberries, and $1 toothpaste…I am going to try to get there in a week, and hit Aldi’s at the same time for some produce.
Unless there are killer sales out there, I am pretty much just looking at supplementing what we have with fruit, veggies, milk and bread.
How did YOU do in April on your budget?