After doing the shopping post the other day and noting that we now have only £52.76 left in cash in our housekeeping kitty I thought I would check to see what else we have left. It's about time I had a bit of a comparison check to assess how we are doing.
So in cash there is the £52.76 you can see above. (We started the year with £328.71.)
In vouchers and coupons we have a grand total of £33.50. (Started with £103.00, and more arrived in February and May.)
In Nectar points we have an impressive £83.66. (Started with £72.47.)
But seeing as we started the year with £72.47, and my Lovely Hubby has refueled the truck there most weeks, plus buying the makings of some of his evening meals when he is working down in southern England it shows how slowly a total grows. It makes me wonder if the supermarkets aren't conning us big style, getting all our shopping and marketing information from the cards and rewarding us with a paltry amount in return. We are helping them much more than they are helping us .... but then I think we all know that don't we!!
So all in all we have a grand total of £169.92 available to spend ... less than one weeks shopping money for some folk if you watch 'Eat Well for Less' which is back on BBC1 on Wednesday nights, but plenty for us, giving us an average available weekly spend of £7.39.
And the good news is, that next month some more Tesco and M&S vouchers are due to arrive to boost the kitty a little bit and improve the average weekly spend available.
Today is a No Spend Day - Phew!!