Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Middle of the Month Shopping Update for April

I was not doing the best keeping track of our spending this month because we were on vacation for a little bit over Spring Break so I thought we were doing pretty well but things got away from me quickly.  The great part is that we are halfway through the month so it isn't horrible but here is what I spent and what I got.

Target $32.65

I went to the store to pick up a few things for my son's easter basket including jelly beans, chocolate bunny, toys and I put some of his vitamins in the cart to because they were on sale and their was a cartwheel.  I wasn't sure what I got when I looked at the total later but I put a bunch of things in the cart without coupons!!  UGH!!  I also didn't even take a picture but I bought an incredibly overpriced chocolate bunny that I knew he wouldn't eat and it melted before Easter :(

Rite Aid $7.49

I went to the store to get some medicine for my son because he was sick while we were away.  This helped get rid of some of the snot..YUCK!

Wegman's $17.10

My husband took my son and cousin to Wegman's to get breakfast and some other treats.  I don't even know what they got but I sent them with a coupon for a free case of soda and I know that they came home with Gatorade too.  I am sure it could have been worse....shown by my Target trip :)

Aldi $2.04

We went away for vacation and came back to really yucky milk.  I dumped it out and went to the store and grabbed only milk which I was thinking was the first purchase of the month.... was I mistaken or what?!

 Total OOP $59.28

I still have $100 left for the month so there is a lot of spending left and lots of thing already in the fridge, freezer and pantry so still hoping to be under budget for the month.  

How is your month going??  Do things like holidays and vacation send you off budget quickly like it does me?  My husband likes to say that we should be able to get it because we are on vacation but without a little control, we can't afford the vacation expenses.  I am quick to fall into the same thing a few times especially when I haven't planned as much ahead as I should of!!  We deserve to have special treats but my husband and son took a little advantage of me this week but luckily we are getting back on track now that we are home...hopefully I will catch up around the house too!

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