I've been waiting for few months and watching every day for a Garmin GPS to come on sale here in Canada that includes maps of Mexico. And today was the day! Details down below.
And I never published our June expenses, so they follow below as well. Our expenses are pretty consistent while we're here at the park, so unless we buy something extra (like a new GPS!) then there's not much to talk about. But we list them here mostly for our own records, but we know that some of you like to follow our expenses as well.
We spent $848 in the month of June. Not bad. The biggest things there are groceries, internet, and car insurance.
Gasoline: We put $38.77 worth of fuel in the little blue car. We only use the car to go to town once a week. But gas has started to go up in price again. It's risen about 10% since we got here May 1st.
Groceries: $562.32 for the month of June. That's a little better, after spending $623 in May. We're expecting July to be about the same, and then August and September should be quite a bit lower as we use things up prior to leaving here at the end of September.
Miscellaneous: Total of $246.99. The biggest part of our month is usually our internet bill. It was $136.40 in June as we went slightly over our 15 GB allotment the month before and we incurred an extra $15 charge for that. This month should be back below $120. And, $76 for car insurance although that will be reduced for the next three months as I got the $70 rebate for our no claims discount. Other than that, we spent about $36 on other stuff. I bought new socks, and a new wallet, and we had to mail Ruth's Tilley hat in for replacement.
So $848 in June, but July is going to be slightly higher. Why? I just bought a new GPS this morning!
On sale today only at Amazon.ca here in Canada is the Garmin 2595LMT. It's not exactly the one I was looking for because it's an older model. However, it does include maps of Mexico and lifetime map updates. And for the price, I didn't think I would be able to do any better. For $119 Canadian it's a deal. The best price I can see in the U.S. is $160 USD, so this is a real deal for Canadian buyers.
(Edit - Now showing as sold out!)
Garmin 2595 LTM Deal of the Day at Amazon.ca - Canada
If American buyers can get it to ship there, it's really a deal with the exchange rate benefit.
I can't believe none of you bought one of those hot tubs from yesterday!
Today's deals at Amazon.com - USA