It's week 3 of a 4 week Flybuys deal I have been doing and I can tell you now my weeks are just all rolling into each other and I cant seem to control it lol lol lol. Coming from doing monthly grocery hauls, getting use to do weekly and documenting through videos such as this for you all to see, has definitely been a challenge - a good one, but a challenge lol lol lol I wont lie I'm looking forward to returning to my monthly grocery shopping and getting 'my time' back to do other things like work on the blog, VIP Lounge and just having time to do other things with the family etc.
So as part of my Flybuys deal I need to spend at least $90 per week for 4 weeks to receive a BIG 10,000 points at the end. Those 10,000 points equals $50. By the time I claim a few boost points and other things they offer me on products along the way I'm hoping to end up with around $60-$70 at the end of the month. Without me spending any extra than I had already planned with my budget that extra $$$ is supurb!
Another change to share with you this month is that I have decided to up my 'monthly grocery haul' budget from $300 to $400. If you no aware $300 per month is my usual big grocery shop budget for the month and then I allow an extra $50 per week for the 3 weeks after for any 'extras' I may need. Those extra's are usually extra fresh fruit & veg, milk, things we unexpectedly run out of and any catalogue specials that pop up that I want to take advantage of. So as a total grocery budget for the month it is $450. With the budget change it will now be $400 for the main shopping plus $150 for the 'extras', So that comes to a total of $550.
However, because I am shopping weekly for the next 4 weeks I have taken that monthly budget and divided by 4 to set a weekly budget. So my weekly budget is around $137 per week. I do not have a 'extras' budget as its already included. So this week I've decided to go with $120 as the main shop budget with anything left over set aside in case I need it during the week.
Tools I used to do my meal planning were:
(VIP's use the shop code found on the private Facebook Group to download FREE)
- 4pk Monthly Meal Planner + Shop Your Pantry Meal Ideas + 40 Dinner Theme Night Idea's + Blank Family Favorite Meals Sheet - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- A Easy Grocery Calculator - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- 2pk Grocery List Budget + Grocery & Meal Planning Wish List - INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- Lunch Box Meal Planner - INSTANT DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE
So that is where I'm at this week. Be sure to check out the matching grocery haul vlog if you want to see what I got and how I went with staying within my budget.