First of the month means time to check your budget Plus a Giveaway!!
How did you do on your budget for October? I was just under $300 for the month. OUCH! That is the highest I have been in a LONG time. However, I did have 3 birthdays this month (yep 3 of my 4 children were born in October) and I included all those bills in the total. Parties ad up! All in all, I think we still did really well. Considering we would have spent probably close to that on the birthday parties alone, I think we are doing great!
It is a new month, which means, it is time to set goals. My goal is to get under $250 this month -including Thanksgiving dinner! What is your goal this month?
To help you stay on budget, make sure you check out our FREE Coupon Savings Calculator. If you have excel, you can keep track of all your spending and your savings for each month! It is a great little tool that is completely free to Coupon Closet readers!
Now for the giveaway! Today I am giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! All you have to do is leave a comment (on this post, not on facebook) telling us 2 things:
1. How did you do on your budget for October? Be honest!
2. What is your grocery goal for November?
Posting your goals for the month will help keep you accountable for staying on budget. With the holidays quickly approaching we need to stay on budget. Plus, you also get a change to win a gift card, just for sharing your goals. (remember, each family will have their own grocery numbers, but it will help the new couponsers get ideas on what to set for their own family’s goals)- You will only get one entry per family.