I went over budget again this month, but thankfully not by much. I honestly anticipated it being much worse. I am nearly all done with buying fruit to can/freeze but I do still have to do apples and I'd also like to do grape juice.
Last month I had mentioned that I had a boatload of rebates that I was hoping would come and help "bail me out" this month. Well, I still haven't gotten most of them! I thought I had requested my Rite Aid Single Check Rebates and hadn't, so I won't get them til this month. But the good news is that this month I should receive roughly $100 in rebates so that will really give me a boost.
Anyway, enough of all that.
Monthly Grocery/Household Budget: $190
Total Spent: $206.62
Total Saved with Coupons/Sales: $403.46
Week 1: $41.72
Week 2: $75.88
Week 3: $50.61
Week 4: $38.41
Other Expenses: $83.85
- 1 1/2 bu. peaches: $47.85
- 1 1/2 bu. beans: $36
- Mostly from rebates
Ending Monthly Balance: $264.69 (over budget by $74.69)
Balance carried from Jan.-July: $77.82
Ending Annual Balance: $3.13
- In case you are confused, this is the amount I have left from previous months when I was under budget. I kind of tried to plan ahead for the extra expense of fruit and veggies that I buy to can and freeze. So basically I am ahead by $3.13 for the year. Such a small amount doesn't really make me feel very comforted, but at least I'm not over budget I guess!
How was your month? Feeling good about it? Or were you like me and went over budget once again?