January Budget 2014/ Boston Haul

Time to start my monthly budget updates. For January, I waited until I got to Boston to do some shopping. Although we didn’t have very much time for shopping, I surprisingly was able to find some good deals.

At the Wrenthem Village Premium Outlets and Michaels:

We went for just a few hours and everyone was able to find something for themselves. Sadly, the J.Crew outlet store was closed for renovations, otherwise, I might have done more damage to my bank account. hehe

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

BR Blue Polka Dot Sweater – on sale for $46.99 + additional 50% = $23.49
BR White Polka Dot Tank – on sale for $19.99 + additional 50% = $9.99

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

TH Dress – on sale for $24.16 (Parents gifted this to me)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Christmas Stamp – 51¢
Wooden Stamp – $1.50
Markers – 66¢ each x 2 = $1.32
Sony Headphones – $9.99

Total = $70.96 – $24.16 = $46.80

At J.Crew, at Legacy Place in Dedham:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Black Shirt – on sale for $59.99 + additional 50% = $29.99
White T-Shirt – on sale for $14.99 + additional 50% = $7.49
Total = $37.48

At CVS:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Simple – $6.99

At Walgreens:

I love stopping by stores like Walgreens, CVS to look at their beauty and hair products. I am not so much into the makeup, but I love trying new lotions and facial cleansers. I did not buy much this time as prices were comparable to prices in Canada. I did buy products that seemed different to me or something I don’t think I can get up in Canada.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Nivea – $1.09
Say Yes to Cucumbers Facial Wipes – $6.49
Greeting Cards – $5.99
Altoids Wintergreen Mints – 99¢
Whiteboard Calendar -$5.00
Total = $19.56

At Trader Joe’s:

I have been wanting to go to Trader Joe’s for so long. I see this store in my Aunt’s town every time we are there and we never had a chance to go. This time I asked if we could stop by if we had time and we found some time. hehe This store is so cool. My cousins told me about how they have chocolate covered anything. hehe. Unfortunately, we didn’t buy any snacks, as we were headed to the airport right away. But I still got a bunch of their other products. I had searched online for a few beauty products I wanted to try, and  was able to pick some up.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Trader Joe’s Nourish All in One Facial Cleanser – $5.99
Trader Joe’s enrich Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 15 – $3.99
Trader Joe’s Greeting cards – 99¢ each x 8 = $7.92
Trader Joe’s Bag – 99¢
Total = $18.89

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

January Total = $129.62

Wow, once I list everything out like that, that is quite a lot of stuff I brought home. This is a fantastic way to see how much I am spending monthly and I am hoping it will keep me accountable to sticking to my budget. I am really happy with all that I have bought and shouldn’t need to go shopping anytime soon =D

//Photography Credit: D

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s