Earned: $36.29 Spent: $87 Saved: $0
Yesterday’s groceries seemed to take a lot of extra work. Somehow, I ended up in the coupon-clipping vortex. I sat down to quickly zip through the Grocery Game list at 10:45 am. . . and when I finished, it was 11:45 am. Then, several of the coupons that I clipped weren’t even worth using. Grrr. However, I did “save” 18% of my bill, pretty typical for life with the GG. I also bought some extra treats for the future husband’s birthday meal, which turned out really nicely. Today is a spend-no-money day, so I can go ahead and account for it. The great news is on the snowflake front! Look at that, $36.29! This is from a payout for stuff on Amazon, a survey check, and a sign-up bonus.
This week has been very busy on the carnival front. If you need some mid-week reading, be sure to check out all these great carnivals:
- The Carnival of Debt Reduction at rocket finance. My 5 budget busters are included along with a wonderful ode to the frozen pizza from Not the Jet Set.
- The Carnival of Money Stories at Free From Broke. Here you’ll find my May goals. I also really liked Not the Jet Set‘s story of an awful “financial beating.”
- The Festival of Frugality is at Frugal for Life. My post on home canning turned up some wonderful tips from other canners, so be sure to read the comments! Organize IT has some excellent tips to help the planet and save on groceries.
- The Money Hacks Carnival is at Save and Conquer. My 5 frugal foodie tips are included along with 5 practical tips to make your credit card spending seem more real from The Personal Financier.