So the spending freeze is off to a less than stellar start.
I spent $10.18 on non approved expenses (pillows for my family) yesterday. I will also be getting 2% cash back from ebates and the regular price of the pillows was $38.82 so I saved $28.82 on something we needed but did not plan for spending on this week.
I also spent $36 on approved spending groceries.
I budgeted $200 for the next 4 weeks I have $166 left
Today I bought
3 12 pks of Mountain dew (for Mike I am giving up soda this year) $6 after coupons
2 64 oz bottles of Juciy Juice $1 after coupons
2 boxes of Poptarts $2.04 after coupons
2 boxes of eggos waffles $2.44 after coupons
1 bag of goldfish cracker $1.66
1 box oreos for Thing1's school snacks $2.57 after coupon
1 container Ice tea mix $4.49 after coupon
1 box cold brew tea bags $2.49
1 container target brand crystal light $3.44
2 boxes of bisquick $3.18 after coupons
1 bottle ortega taco sauce $1.24
6 cans swanson broth $1.98 after coupon
1 box bandaids $.89
1 loaf of bread $1.59
Everyone should be happy with their snacks this week. The freezer is full.
The only other purchases that need to be made are Toilet paper and Diapers (neither on the approved spending list OOPS)