Friday, September 6, 2013

September No/Low Spend Challenge Week -1

So far so good!  I have finished most of my grocery shopping for the month I believe.  I have spent $184.06 so far.  I took $200 out in cash to start off with and still have about $15 left.  I may have to get milk and some produce towards the end of the month.  We will see.

We also happen to be feeding 1 to 2 extra people most days this week.  My husbands Aunt and cousin have been staying with us off and on.  My husbands Uncle is in the hospital here in our city.  They live 45 minutes away so it is easier for them to just stay with us.  The cousin went back to his home yesterday but the Aunt is still here and my Mother in law is coming this weekend.  ( My Mother in law and the Aunt are sisters) 

So the fact that my menu is still working is just awesome!

I moved my first pay check into my "mom" savings account and I will receive another on September 15.  That will cover most of our mini vacation.

I will have to purchase gas at some point over the weekend.  I figure since I have not had to buy gas for my car in two weeks.  I am doing good in this area too :)

So that is my update for the week.  All seems to be going well!


  1. That's awesome, keep up the good work.

  2. Wow.. your grocery budget is incredible for a full month!! :) Do you coupon etc.. as well? Good luck this month! :)

    1. I coupon a very small amount. I do have a pretty stocked freezer. I also am good about shopping the sales and have several stores in a short distance from us. I never pass up free food when it is offered and that seems to happen a lot. So far this month I have got 3 loaves of bread, 3 packages of buns, bag of apples and oranges, bunch of bananas and a watermelon. People just know we will take it I guess :) I also eat lunch at work so that helps 5 days a week and my youngest eats at school usually 3 days a week which I budget for separately then groceries.

  3. Sounds like you're doing great. I had planned on joining the no/low spend challenge this month, but never got a plan together and now the spending has started to get away from me already.