Money Spent Today - £53.50 Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent - £0
Money Spent in Total - £239.36
Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent in Total - £109.25
Money left in Housekeeping Fund - £89.35
The day started so well. I nipped into Tesco as I was getting fuel for the car and bought a bottle of milk for £1.10. Then I went onto Llandudno to run some errands ....
.... and lost the plot completely!!
I went in M&S to see if there was anything we needed for the weekend with this weeks remaining £5 voucher. Browsing the shelves is dangerous .... I spotted our favourite salmon fillets on special offer. Somehow four packets of them ended up in my basket then I remembered I had a 'get £3 worth of points on a £50 shop' coupon in my purse and decided I might as well make it up to the £50, so I added fish in batter and some chicken in breadcrumbs (they were on a '3 for £10' offer), some sliced meats and some of our favourite 'travel' sweets to the basket.
My bill came to £52.40 !!
Total madness!! I must have been on another planet because I wasn't wearing my Make It Through May hat at all. I had a brief thought that I could just stash the shopping in the freezer and keep my mouth shut ..... but that lasted all of five minutes. I couldn't cheat or mess this Challenge up now, it would just be cheating myself and not teaching us anything about our spending habits for next year.
Of course I had to use my M&S card to pay for the shopping to qualify for the offer, so I will be putting the cash from the Challenge tin straight into the bank ready to pay it off next month.
The only good thing to come out of this was a £5 off a £35 spend, to be used before the end of the month. So I will have to make use of this to grab back some of the cash I spent in such a willy nilly fashion. It's irking me no end that I have fallen into their trap not once but twice!!
And of course I totally forgot to use the two vouchers that I did have in my purse :-(
Not my best day, and shock, horror the cash in the Challenge tin has now fallen to less than a hundred pounds. I have some serious scrimping and saving to do if this Challenge is not going to limp to a sad end before July.
Today I Shopped
and I did NOT Make It Through May
It's time to brush myself down and make a real effort to get back on track ..... somehow.