Ok so my next tip is regarding couponing! I have found an amazing site and it has been a huge lifesaver. Thekrazycouponlady.com. She does everything for me except print or cut out the coupons. Every Sunday after I gather my paper coupons I go to her site. She has everything sorted by store! I grab the stores weekly ad and see what she has to say. She tells you what good deals are at each store and where to get the coupon....even past coupons. She cuts out all of the hard work. I put each stores coupons into their own envelope with that stores list....more
I am a fan of upscale grocery stores. They have wide aisles and beautiful displays. They tend to offer in-store amenities and samples. They usually offer superior customer service. ANDthey save us money....more
Unfortunately I've had to learn the hard way about shopping on a budget. I've had way too many trips to the grocery store or Walmart with way too much unnecessary spending. Then only to get home and wonder what in the world did I just buy!Earlier in the year when I discovered just how much I was spending on groceries, I was forced to approach grocery shopping much differently....more
I'm not sure if it's the aesthetic or a simple case of Obsessive Compulsiveness that causes me to neatly arrange and organize my couponing stockpile. But when I do, I sit back and stare at it as if it's a treasured trophy from a national championship game or an Olympic gold medal. I suppose in a way it is some sort of game trophy. After all, I do strategically work out a game plan, write out all of the plays and carry it out all the way to the end zone or finish line. And I have a nice trophy (a.k.a. stockpile) to show off because of my effort....more
I am an avid coupon girl but even though I try to stock up and only buy on sale, there are some things a girl must buy each week. Like Milk, Eggs, Butter, bananas, etc.
So I've dedicated this blog to knowing where the cheapest 'grocery basics' are each week.
Project Grocery is in its eighth week already, and although my overwhelming feeling is that I'm sucking it up at spending only $120 per week on groceries and things bought at grocery stores (diapers, cleaning supplies, cat food...the list is endless), I just added up my totals and - against all odds - am succeeding....more