February's grocery budget was broken, broken, broken. I don't know how the shortest month of the year turned out to be so expensive. It's those darn good sales that happens when you least expect it...lol. Well if I count all my grocery earnings, then the budget doesn't look to bad.
Grocery shopping (includes HBA and cleaning products) :
OOP : 427.91
Ibotta : $82.90
Fetch : $3
CATs/RRs : $18.50
Kroger Cash Back (KCB) : $24.79
Total grocery earnings : $129.19
Clothing OOP : $31.75 (shoes for DS) Earned $0.60 Rakuten
Gifts : No gifts purchased
MONEY EARNED (SIDE HUSTLE)
Earned $50 gcs (One $25 was for Walmart, which will be used for grocery shopping)
Ibotta : Redeemed $95 gcs
Personal items (things we've had listed for the past 2 years) : $19.95
2021 Closet cleanout : $33.49
Big goal : $73.38
Drugstore items : $21.91
Rakuten : 36.09
Total earnings (excluding Ibotta) : $234.82
YTD Earnings :
GCs (point earning sites) : $75
Ibotta : $95 (redeemed)
Personal items : $62.84
2021 Closet cleanout : $48.91
Big goal : $209.62
Drugstore items : $48.12
Rakuten : $36.09
Total Earnings (excl Ibotta) : $480.58
This is the smallest February Rakuten check that I've received in years (I usually get 2-3 times as much). It just shows how much less I've spent over the holidays (holiday shopping is why I usually get a big fat check), so I'm happy.
For those who sell their personal items online - February is always slow. March should start picking up again.
I listed zero items from my closet. This month passed in such a blur, that I didn't get around to going through my closet.
That's my February. As expensive as this month was, I'm thankful that we didn't need anything other than groceries this month.