No question this week, I'm afraid - the grocery shopping was not going to see us through the whole week without topping up. We've eaten all the fruit, you see.... And for that, I had to hit the shops on my way back from work today.
Luckily, Waitrose very kindly sent us a coupon for a £1 off fruit - any fruit; and I haven't had the October magazine yet, either. Pink Lady - DD's favourite, and rather pricey, apples, were reduced already; and I got another penny off for using mywaitrose card; then it was to Asda for cheaper grapes. Total spent £2.74.
But despite this being a spend day - albeit an LSD (hner hner) - that is, a low spend day - it was rather a good day in financial terms. The Amazon seller money went into the account - £22.31. Then another £25 slid in - a survey site cash-in from back in August. Both got moved over to the emergency fund account, so there is £55.29 sitting in there now :) And then a couple more things got sold on Amazon, so there's £19.33 sitting there now, waiting to join its mates over at the Emergency Fund, where all the action is at.
Other than that, I am knackered. We've eaten - macaroni cheese for dinner - the laundry has been done, and we have a film to watch tonight. So all's well with the world.
I have just received an email telling me that if I spend £40+ a week on groceries at Morrison's over the next 9 weeks, I'd get £40 off my Christmas shop. Shopping at Morrison's I can do. Spending £40 a week I can do, easy. Except that spending £40 per week would take us (slightly) over our allotted budget for STOP-tober, and that's not taking into account any top-ups.
But £40 worth of free food ? Can you imagine how far that would go towards restocking the storecupboard ? It would be silly not to.
On the other hand, this is why I am doing an attempt at a no-spend month, because, well, it's just to easy for that cash to evaporate.
But £40 worth of free food !!!! At Christmas !!!!
HELP. If you were me.... What would you do ?