Saturday, September 20, 2008

This weeks budget

I've said many times that I am amazed at all these wonderful women who live on a grocery budget of less then $50.00 a week, but it's just not for me. If I ever had to buy toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning supplies in the same week I'd be in big trouble! So I've decided to set a budget, for our family of five, at $100 a week and see how that goes. This will include food, clothes and toiletries - things like that. Any thing else and I'd never make budget! I've done it for the past few weeks and so far I've been pretty close.

My budget will go from Sunday to Saturday and I'll try to update this every week.

Week of October 5th - October 11th
Albertson's $49.21
Sam's Club $27.75 (I didn't post or take a picture, I got 48-half pint waters, huge smart balance tub, bananas, big container grapes, large package chicken breast).

Total spent $ 76.96
Total left $ 23.04

What did you spend?
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Smartsource coupons

If you are worried about the recent crack down on Internet coupons, due to the facebook/vyrlmkt mess, this will be of interest to you. Click here to print out this informative letter from smartsource. You can show it at your local store if you have had problems already, or keep it in your coupon book just in case.

Thanks to dealseekingmom for this great information.


Target has their school supplies at 75% off. I'll save my receipt just in case I get lucky enough to get some of it at 90%, but there wasn't much left so I didn't want to take a chance. Original retail price is in the parenthesis.

Pink camouflage messenger bag $3.24 ($12.99)
Black & white camouflage messenger bag $3.24 ($12.99)
Hello Kitty $3.74 (14.99)
3 - camouflage lunch boxes $2.98 each ($11.99 each)
4 - large bottles of Elmer's glue .38 each ($1.57 each)
ribbons $ .25 ($1.00)
3 - card making kits $ .25 each ($1.00 each)
3 - eraser packs $ .18 each ($ .79 each)

Total after tax was $23.66 for almost $88.00 worth of school supplies.

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