Money Spent Today - £1.96
Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent - £0
Money Spent in Total - £320.92
Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent in Total - £239.25
Money left in Housekeeping Fund - £7.79
We needed some milk for the weekend. It would have been ridiculous to drive all the way to Sainsburys or M&S and anyway would have meant buying something we did not even need just to get the value of the Nectar point allowance or to the full value of a M&S voucher ... so as I was passing Tesco I just went in there. I decided to go mad and buy Lovely Hubby some salted peanuts as well, he loves them sprinkled on his salads.
Salted Peanuts 2 bags x 48p = 96p
So my purchase was all cash and has reduced the money left in my purse to just £7.79. It doesn't worry me, in fact it makes me smile. This isn't a hair shirt type of challenge it is just a challenge to see how we manage, and one day pretty soon I guess the figure will go into the minus state and then keep on going down and down until the end of the year.
Don't fret though, even when we're in the negatives the Challenge will still carry on. We need to know our eating habits through each of the four seasons of the year so we can continue to plan for the future and work out a realistic living budget to allow ourselves.