My New Year's resolutions were to utilize menu planning each month & to use $150 cash for grocery shopping. As the month is coming to a close I'm happy to report that I met one of those goals quite easy, unfortunately it was the menu planning, not the $150 grocery goal.
After my initial shopping trip & mid-month perishable replenishment, I had $11 left. Unfortunately I made a HUGE couponing mistake at Target & ended up stocking up on Plum Organic purees for a not so great price. Not only did I miscalculate the amount the store coupon would take off, but I also miscalculated the manufacturer's coupon & over spent by $21.12. Sad, sad, sad.
To make matters worse, JC stopped by the store to get milk this week & came home with another $20 of stuff. Ugh, husband. Good thing he's so dang sweet & helpful. THEN, today we spent $9 stocking up on Biore products because I had coupons that were expiring.
That brings our grand total to approx $200 instead of $150. On the upside I was able to stock up on extremely cheap Biore, Kashi, gingerbread cookie mix, el pato, grapefruit juice, & carrots. I'm hoping that our overspending this month will balance itself in February. Despite our overspending, we still ate at home more & spent less than usual. How did you do on your financial goals this month?