Friday, April 3, 2009

How Did I Do Last Month?

I didn't spend a single penny at CVS! Can you believe that? Between ECB's and gift cards (and a lack of astonishing deals...), I didn't have to spend any OOP. I saved a total of $184.79.

I did some damage at Walgreens. $71.20. I still don't think that's too bad. Less than $20 per week and that's where I got all my daughter's formula and diapers in March. Not to mention all the other stuff--soap, deo, razors, shampoo & conditioner, oral care, some food items, etc.! I saved $543.36. It was a good month at Wags.

At Kroger, I spent $78.10 and saved $170.36. We did get a little frivolous (a.k.a. LAZY!) with our some of the Kroger trips. It's so close to the house that when we're feeling lazy, we just pop in there and grab stuff. I need to tighten up on that.

Brookshire's was where I spent a lot. $173.55 with a savings of $527.81. I did a lot of stocking up though--including meat for my freezer.

I've been toying around with a $50 weekly budget for grocery & drugstore items. Most weeks it seems to be enough, but not always. For April, I'm going to go with $60 a week and try to be STRICT! I have a good stockpile now, so I should be able to do it with a little discipline.

How did you do last month?

1 comment:

Together We Save said...

I do weekly goals for myself. Cash only no debit, but I feel my stock pile seems low now.