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  #1  
March 29th, 2007, 03:00 PM
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Challenge template:

all you have to do is put quote, copy the template part, and then go back to the view thread and reply as normal and paste it into your reply... Then you'll have the bolds and everything on your reply. I'll have this stickied; you can all start working on your budgets, and put the info here. Then we'll start tallying as of April 1!

So here's my template.

*FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARTICULAR TEMPLATE, THE WEEKS ARE:

WEEK ONE: April 1-7
WEEK TWO: April 8-14
WEEK THREE: April 15-21
WEEK FOUR: April 22-28
WEEK FIVE: April 29,30



Even if you don't budget weekly, you can still put the spending on the weekly spending charts! (IE: if you budget monthly, just put your spending/saving down, and your total budget at the bottom in the appropriate place, under monthly totals.) Or you can go into the previous challenge and swipe the other template. Up to you! Post your outcome on the bottom, at the end of the month!! (over budget/under budget)

Good luck!!


WEEK ONE

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



WEEK TWO

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



WEEK THREE

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



WEEK FOUR

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:


WEEK FIVE

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



TOTALS:

amount budgeted for month:

monthly over or (under):

monthly total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:
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March 30th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 236
WEEK ONE: April 1-7
WEEK TWO: April 8-14
WEEK THREE: April 15-21
WEEK FOUR: April 22-28
WEEK FIVE: April 29,30

TOTALS:

amount budgeted for month: $450 (I really hope I can come under!)
Total spent: 513.25
monthly over or (under): OVER 63.25
monthly total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 453.12

Not my best month!


WEEK ONE

spent: $133.30
total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: $107.59

WEEK TWO

spent: 108.73
total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 117.19

WEEK THREE

spent: 114.59
total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 140.32

WEEK FOUR

spent: 104.10
total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 41.43

I am so over budget, it's not funny!!

WEEK FIVE

spent: 52.53
total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 46.59
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March 30th, 2007, 02:33 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central California
Posts: 16,959
Current as of: 4/27/07
TOTALS:

amount budgeted for month: $410 ($40 less than normal)
spent so far: $411.17 (but the overage was paid with change, so I don't count it as being over budget
monthly over or (under):
monthly total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: $216.87 + bulk shopping discounts


WEEK ONE

spent: $150.19

Walgreens: $8.23
Costco: $23.69
Vons: $38.06
WinCo: $55.74
Albertsons: $24.47

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: $88.54 + bulk shopping discounts.

WEEK TWO

spent: $84.91

WinCo: $43.42
Albertsons: $34.51
Vons: $6.98

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: $68.36

WEEK THREE

spent: $129.55

Vons: $10.38
Albertsons: $25.54
Costco: $46.11
WinCo: $38.68
Trader Joes: $8.84

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: $36.27

WEEK FOUR

spent: $46.66

WinCo: $27.72
Savemart: $18.94

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: $23.70

WEEK FIVE

spent:
total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:
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April 2nd, 2007, 08:43 AM
BambolinaItaliana's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,338
WEEK ONE

spent: 0

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



WEEK TWO
Budgeted: 40

spent: 32.47

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: .50 on toothpaste!!
But saved 7.53, since we cut down on some things!!! I was doing some impulse shopping before!! we can cut down even more!!


WEEK THREE

spent: 0

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 0



WEEK FOUR

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:


WEEK FIVE

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



TOTALS:

amount budgeted for month:

monthly over or (under):

monthly total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons
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April 3rd, 2007, 04:30 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2006
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WEEK ONE
spent: 163.34
total amount saved in specials and coupons: 65.75

WEEK TWO
spent: 45.30
total amount saved in specials and coupons: 47.53

WEEK THREE
spent: 62.52
total amount saved in specials and coupons: 71.21

WEEK FOUR
spent: 188.97
total amount saved in specials and coupons: 29.36

TOTALS:

amount budgeted for month: $300 for EVERYTHING!
spent: 460.13
monthly over or (under): WAY OVER!!! 160.13
monthly total amount saved in specials and coupons 213.85
waiting for rebates: 10.98+10
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April 3rd, 2007, 08:22 PM
mouse_1203's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,600
WEEK ONE

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



WEEK TWO

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



WEEK THREE

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



WEEK FOUR

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:


WEEK FIVE

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



TOTALS:

amount budgeted for month: 350.00 for everything!

monthly over or (under):

monthly total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:
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  #7  
April 3rd, 2007, 09:09 PM
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Allright... I should be able to do this now that I'm pretty much broke again from all the stock ups I've done. Necessity, you know.


WEEK ONE: April 1-7
WEEK TWO: April 8-14
WEEK THREE: April 15-21
WEEK FOUR: April 22-28
WEEK FIVE: April 29,30



WEEK ONE

spent: 29.94 (I got sooooo much stuff for this! It's all the boost (FIVE 6-packs) for the baby and me, our smoothies, some crackers, soy milk, cheese, three packs of sponges for the dishes, crackers, gum for the girls, bread because I have been so darn lazy lately and some aluminum foil)!

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 42.33 I love saving more than I spend.



WEEK TWO

spent: 27.94 @ Sweetbay (ugh).

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 10.15 (savings on the spot; no coupons this trip)



WEEK THREE

spent: 11.92@CVS and 14.16@Save a Lot = 26.08

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 29.89 + general discount for shopping at Save a Lot.



WEEK FOUR

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:


WEEK FIVE

spent:

total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons:



TOTALS:

amount budgeted for month: 100.00

monthly over or (under):

monthly total amount saved in specials, rebates, and coupons: 42.33+10.15+29.89=82.37 so far

*spending: 29.94+27.94+26.08=83.96 so far
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April 5th, 2007, 03:56 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,314
Once again, I lose. But, this month I bought a ton of meat on sale, so our freezer is stocked, and I stocked up our pantry. I guess I say this every month. Haha. Maybe my food budget need to be larger???

Budgeted: $250

OVER: $16.58

Spent: $266.58
4/2/07 Costco $116.51 (bought formula, diapers, laundry soap, plus other randomness)
4/5/07 Shoppers $44.38 (bought staples for home- soup mixes, sides, snacks, meals for DH)
4/10/07 Giant $17.65 (bought ingredients for dinners this week and next plus fresh produce to make salad.)
4/14/07 Giant $105.69 (bought on sale meat - a ton of chicken, stuff for freezer)


Total amount saved in specials and coupons:
4/5/07 Had $10 of $50 purchase, plus various good buys
4/10/07 $2.99
4/14/07 $97.52
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