Maybe because I cheated a little.
Or a lot.
Or, since it's my challenge and I get to make the rules, not at all ;)
You see, this month, I spent.... nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
But, what about the challenge?
Oh, I still got something. These, to be exact:
Both quart and pint canning jars, about 24 of each. Free! And while these are canning jars, of course, I also use them a LOT for storage. For dried foods, for bulk purchases like grains and bean and other legumes, for storing soup, stock and sauces both in the fridge and freezer - I can always use more jars.
So, this month's "purchase" does fit the challenge... sort of :)
Where did they come from? An old friend of my Mom's mentioned she was cleaning out her house, and was getting rid of a lot of stuff, including these jars. Boxes and boxes of jars. Mom jumped at the chance to take them, and gave the excess to me - thanks Mom!! And there are still more, if I need them!
September costs (jars): $0.00