Can you believe that it’s April already? I certainly have a hard time keeping up with the time, as it is flying past me. Between appointments, conferences and such the days just fly by around here. I did a little shopping, but we didn’t need much, and we came in well below our weekly $80 grocery budget for our family of six. This is a good thing, since I had a couple of above budget weeks to make up for.
Another reason why it was a good thing to stay below budget this week is that I sent off all birthday and Christmas gifts for my side of the family this week, which cost us $80. It was a lot cheaper than sending something at every birthday though, and since my brothers, their families and my dad live close by each other it makes sense to send everything together. It’s a relief to have all of those gifts sent off, especially since we have a couple of extremely stressful months ahead of us here in the Frugality Is Free family. I always try to get all of the gifts together before the first visitors of the year, but this year we’ll be moving which means no visitors, so we have to rely on the postal system for gift delivery – which sure is expensive. Thankfully I ship clearance and try to win gifts, so I save as much as I can on the gifts, so that I can offset the shipping cost. Of course I still have our own four kids to think about, but it makes it more doable, and I shop throughout the year for them as well,and I save up Amazon gift certificates for the big gifts.
Have you started your holiday shopping yet?
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The Frugality Is Free Family’s Weekly Totals
Weekly Grocery Spendings for our Family of 6 $55
Weekly Grocery Savings for our Family of 6 $46.69
Clothing & Extras Spendings $2.67
Clothing & Extras Savings $49.01
Weekly Spendings For A Family of 6 $57.69
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