May is done, boy that went!! May wasn't nearly as good a small spending month as April had been! Darn it! I must get back to my frugal ways....
Dining out: $117.36 (OUCH!) I even bought my lunch 4 days this month, up until now I had brought my lunch every day this year.
And to top it all off, I had 15 No Spend Days!!
I also earned $49.80from surveys. I also received my eBates check of $123.46 and my Office Depot Worklife Rewards of $142.57 which I turned in for gift cards, one of which is a $100 Visa Gift Card which will really help out with the grocery budget next month. Hoping to use that to build back up my pantry again. I have been cleaning it out for awhile and now it has that Mother Hubbard effect. In May I also received a free brick of cheese from the grocery store and 2 cans of tomato soup that were a trial. Oh, and 2 rolls of paper towels which should last a really, really long time since I mostly use cloth napkins and towels for everything.
For June I would like to get back to my more frugal ways again, I felt like some of my spending was really out of control in May and that to me is a really unsettling feeling. My money will be coming in, in June for the mineral farm land lease so that will be nice to add to my savings; and I am forcing myself through auto draft to save another $1000 from my payroll to savings. That should really give the savings a boost, and if it's not in my checking account, I can't spend it! :) So, here's to a much more frugal June than May was!!!