Yeah, this just might be me above by the end of December. lolz
So here is where we stand going into December with "free money" for groceries......
Other Cash(post coupons)...$42.00
If any more cash rebates are earned at SavingStar, Checkout51 or Ibotta during the rest of the month those will get rolled into the total above.
The Goal this month is to only spend these funds on groceries in December and not use any income this month to fund the grocery budget.
I also have some Target gift cards I can utilize if I need to.(Those were earmarked for Xmas giving but the prospective recipients didn't want them.) I don't like buying groceries at Target but if push comes to shove I will to keep from spending the cash coming into the house this month. The same goes for some old Kmart gift cards I have as well....I'll use those if I go over my $401.03.
I could also buy food at Rite-Aid and spend down some Plenti Points there instead of using cash so that's in my back pocket too.
I will cash out my rebates/refunds from Savingstar, Checkout51 and Ibotta before December ends to put with the coins and cash on hand above to spend on groceries this month.
This is all I have for the month to put toward food & toiletries. Since I haven't had a monthly food shopping total below $400 since May, when the Daughter and the BF arrived this will be interesting.
The larders and freezers are stocked full going into this challenge(making it less of a challenge really). The pantry staples are good as is the supply of frozen meats. Fresh produce(as my frozen veggies are low)will need to be bought, as will some fruit and milk.
Let the games begin! 8-)