Friday, July 10

FrillyFrugalFriday - almost the end of the budget month

I can't believe how well my meal planning has gone and what an impact it has on our budget! I can now look in the freezer and point out each meal - there's enough to get us through for another 8 days so I've got it to stretch out 3 longer than I had originally thought.

Frugal things I've done this week:

1. No drier - but I haven't got much washing done either (eek)
2. Squeezed excess lemons and froze juice in icecubes. Now don't need to replace lemon juice bottle.
3. Used my WishCard I earned doing market research to subsidise treat shopping
4. Baked cake for morning/afternoon teas and froze - removing temptation to buy whilst out
5. Made mine and hubby's costumes for birthday party using clearance fabric @ $1 and $2 a m - total cost for both costumes and clothes from St Vinnies - total cost $20 for 2 costumes.

Food budget progress
Base budget: 139.28
4/7 18.05 - Forestway Fresh - box of fruit, eggplant, baby bok choy, bananas and tomatoes
4/7 26.18 - Woolworths - Diet coke, butter, popcorn, honey, milk
8/7 20.36 - Woolworths - (40.36-20 voucher) stock up on some specials plus a few treats for birthday consumption
9/7 13.96 - IGA - 3 loaves of bread and porridge for hubby breakky
Weekly tally $217.83 approx $18 over budget.

Monthly tally
(projecting until 15th of month):
Staples: 656.62
IGA = 30.70+26.15+13.96 = 70.81
Wild Oats = $6.10+10.98=17.08
Woolworths= 30.16+9+24.05+26.18+20.36=109.75
Other = $6.60+12.00+11.95=30.55
Forestway Fresh=18.03+18.05=36.08
Total purchases: 920.89
Total month budget $939 - $18 under budget!

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1 lovely comments:

Rina the Mama Bear on July 11, 2009 at 4:48 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Yay for under budget!! Love it when that happens.


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