I managed to blow my budget and the contest only two days into to the week. The worst part is that it was nothing to do with unplanned spending or splurging. Yesterday on my way home from work I was in the mood for a beer so I stopped at the store and decided to buy a case for the rest of the week. I found one I liked and checked the price, $24, thinking I was going to be within my budget I was happy to make the purchase.
Unfortunately my brain decided to go on vacation because I hadn’t budgeted $25 like I thought in the store (and I had done last week), I only budgeted $20. So as a result of my absentmindedness my budget for the week has been blown. The worst part is had I remembered what I budgeted accurately I would have bought a smaller case.
Its official: On Monday, June 9th I’m going to announce the winner of this week’s gift certificate giveaway. Maybe next week I’ll remember what I budget on items.