The Frugal Musician believes in calendars, notebooks and record keeping in a big way. Record keeping is often very revealing.
In June, I decided to keep tabs on my market spending. I’d started subscribing to the Sunday Richmond Times Dispatch specifically for the coupons. I found when I clipped and couponed according to the sale circulars, I started doing a good job of saving.
My June tally was revealing:
Total spent on groceries including toiletries: $184.14
Coupon savings: $99.39
Free Stuff: $16.27 (Free food at Cap D’s, Victoria’s Secret, free SoyJoy, free breadsticks at Little Caesars,free italian bread at my local market)
Extra Side Hustle income: $35.00 (Neighborhood Yard Sale and Garden Sale)
Bearing in mind that Boyfriend and I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert nightly, and snacks here at home, I guess $184.14 was not so bad.
But for July I’m on a mission. Spend $100 on food (not including toiletries).
Wish me luck!