Money Spent This Month - £2.11 Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent - £57.50
Money Spent in Total - £320.99
Vouchers/Coupons/Points Spent in Total - £282.75
Money left in Housekeeping Fund - £7.72
No Spend Days 27/31
Total Spent - Cash/Vouchers/Coupons/Points £603.74
Weekly Average £17.24
Cash wise this was a brilliant month. I simply used bits of money to pay the excess amounts over the coupon and voucher spending that I did and it worked a treat.
We are fully re-stocked with coffee and butter, hopefully enough to see this Challenge out completely and it was all paid for from our saved up Nectar points. All the Tesco vouchers are now used up and we are reliant on the M&S vouchers of which we have eleven vouchers with a combined value of £52 to see us forward. Now in my head this gives me eleven weeks of shopping to top up what we still have in store and what we are producing from the polytunnel, net tunnel and veggie patch.
My biggest learning curve this month - was knowing that I have to continue to learn to do successional sowing really well for the poly and net tunnels so that we have a continual supply of home grown foods.
How am I feeling at the end of Month Eight - happy that the only real things that we need to buy on a regular basis are milk and peppers. They just have not grown well for me this season so as we love them so much we are buying them regularly. I'll try harder next year.