Money Spent This Month - £56.08 Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent - £15.00
Money Spent in Total - £240.14
Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent in Total - £114.25
Money left in Housekeeping Fund - £88.57
No Spend Days 27/31
Total Spent - Cash/Vouchers/Coupons/Points £354.39
Weekly Average £16.87
No Spend Days Cumulative - 126/152
It's been a good Challenge month.
The first half of the month saw me being very good, really trying not to spend at all with my Make It Through May challenge within a challenge. Seventeen days without spending a single penny and then just a couple of days later it all went to pot with my 'bargain' shop at M&S .... I didn't even remember to use any of my vouchers .... doh!!
Oh well I relaxed a bit after that and I didn't beat myself up at all for my splurge. After all I knew that I had all the food safely stashed in the freezer for future use and this softened the blow considerably. So during this, the fifth month of the Challenge, I have managed to keep the spend down to almost half of what it was last month and I shopped just four times and I feel as though things are more back on track.
My biggest learning curve this month - Realising how easily I can be tempted by bargains, but saying that I do only buy 'bargains' when it really is something that we love to eat and not just because things are on offer.
How am I feeling at the end of Month Five - Very good actually. Although there is not a lot of cash left in the pot, there are lots of vouchers and Nectar points that are still available for me to use, and the best thing is that we are eating more and more out of the polytunnel. We are pretty self sufficient in salad leaves and other leaves, spinach, kale, cabbage etc. I have been finding onions growing in the outdoor veggie beds which I have been incorporating into meals .... and I have a crop of leeks to be proud of in the net tunnel.
Today is a No Spend Day