Good news first I guess.
Went grocery shopping and only spent $42.22 and had coupon and discount savings of $11.78, bringing my monthly grocery spending up to $47.74, with savings of $17.52. There were no cleaning or toiletries bought though this week, that was all food and included some ground flax seed for Molly.
However did get fresh meat, veggies, fruit and milk, plus numerous other items. I am going to have a baking and cooking session on Sunday and will do my meal planning for the week then. My best deal for the week was picking up 2 x Special K cereal and a package of Special K Fruit Crisps, which are a cereal bar and actually very yummy, all for $2.99, thanks to a FPC for one cereal, a FPC for the bars when you buy a Special K cereal and a $1 off coupon for the actual cereal. I was a little surprised they took all coupons? While I was in No Frills yesterday a woman in front of me gave me another coupon for another FPC for the bars when I buy more cereal. In return I let her take all the diaper coupons from my P & G brand coupon flyer I had with me.
My sealed jar is filling up nicely seen as I have dh on board with that, he is putting his silver in there. My other pot for the loonies and twoonies isn't doing as well, as I haven't had any in my change this week. So I think that only grew by around a dollar or two.
Put my money in my birthday, Christmas and whatever pots. I only have two more weeks and will have saved enough up in my whatever pot for the wedding gift in February. So that will be another thing out of the way.
Got the oil tank filled, first time in two months which is a surprise as this time a year we normally fill every month. Anyhow, it cost just over $400 for the past two months worth of oil which is really, really good. It helped also that the price of oil had gone down by 3 cents per litre from last time I bought it. It is certainly paying off all the work we did to insulate this house.
My no spend days though were practically non existent this week, as despite me not leaving the house a couple of days, I still managed to pay bills online. I think I ended up with having two no spend days, Tuesday and Thursday.
I did however earn money as I worked on Thursday, so will get paid at some point for that.
All in all though not too bad a week. Money was put in the savings, mortgage payment increased. Came in well under for my grocery total. Paid bills that were due, and put all the money in my pots. Plus we had hot meals on the table and a warm house to live in, all in all life isn't bad!!
How was your week money wise?
***FPC = Free Product Coupon