I have had a few people ask me what exactly I enclude in my $1200.00 Budget. All food, eating out, household stuff like cleaning supplies, garbage bags ect, all personal care products:shampoo, soap, toothpaste ect. and any eating out. I include News papers, and if I get my kid cookies at the store when we go buy the news papers. I use my Extra Bucks from CVS and catalinas from the grocery store like coupons, I do not include them in my budget as cash. I also do rebates but anything I get back from rebates(try me frees) or surveys except for the riteaid rebates and ones like the budwiser rebates ect that are a certain amount of money for buying certain products, goes into my Christmas savings. The rite aid checks go back into my budget since it is the same as using ECBs at CVS. Any gift cards I get are from family members for presents(we get them sometimes for restuarnts and I use that as free money) I also get gift cards from places like mypoints and my debit card has a points program and i redeem them for gift cards to places I shop to help out the budget. I do not include my cats food in my budget because they are on a perscription diet because of medical conditions.
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