Yay! :: :: :: After seeing this pin for DIY coupon holders (by Erin at Taking Time to Create), I decided to give it a try… :: :: :: The first thing I did was to … Continue reading
I scored at CVS this week! :: :: :: I love it when the receipt just keeps coming & coming… :: :: :: Here’s how the deals breakdown: Slim Fast Shakes 4 pk ~ $6.49 reg … Continue reading
My total is a little higher than I like to spend at a drugstore but there were some great offers from buying multiples of certain products so I decided it was worth it in the long run. Total spent at … Continue reading
I found some fabulous deals at Stater Bros & Albertson’s this week! Here’s a link to Money Saving Mom’s blog where I go to … Continue reading
I’ve been using my new couponing methods for less than a month now and am already seeing great results! Today I did my grocery store shopping for the upcoming week. Because there were so many great deals at the grocery … Continue reading
As I’ve been working on my goal of getting more organized this year, here are a couple of things I’ve put into place this week…we’ll see how they work out…
1. Countertop file box with file folders for mail to read & file, bills to pay, weekly ads, coupons to be clipped…these photos from Pinterest were my inspiration:
2. Large Family Calendar that sits next to the file box on a Cookbook stand…and a notepad & pen.
4. Monthly Cleaning & Organizing Calendar Sheet – clipped to outside of file box…Clean Mama’s Clean & Organized 2012 January Calendar is free here…along with many other great ideas!
5. Coupon Binder – I’ve tried many methods over the years for couponing, the most recent being filing the coupon sheets by date & clipping them when I am making my weekly shopping list using the Grocery Game. This year I wanted to try something new…I’ve been following the Krazy Coupon Lady on Facebook for awhile now and happened to see her book – “Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey” while in Barnes & Noble. After glancing through it I came home ready to check out her website and dive in! Here’s a link to her ideas for organizing a coupon binder, including free downloadable binder category tabs & a video tutorial on setting up your binder.
It took some time to set up my binder but if I cut out coupons each week when they come in the Sunday newspaper it shouldn’t take me longer than 30-45 mins to stay organized. I have several blogs that I follow for the best deals at my favorite stores (Ralph’s, Albertson’s, Stater’s, Target & CVS) so I will use those to compile my weekly shopping lists. Here are a few of my favorites:
Here’s how I did with this week’s shopping:
*Ralph’s – spent $50.62 & saved $61.25 ~ a savings of 55%!
*Albertson’s – spent $88.01 & saved $65.98 ~ a savings of 43%!
*Total – came home with $265.86 worth of groceries that I only paid $138.63 for!
Grocery Game Results…10-12-10
My first stop was at Rite Aid…and boy did I score!
Six bags of Halloween candy, 2 bags of cough drops, a 3 pk of Tums, a box of haircolor,
a box of toothpaste, a bottle of shampoo, a tube of hand cream and eyeshadow!
Did you see my total out-of-pocket??? $10.54!!! Woot Woot!
My total savings was $22.50 ($14.50 in coupons/wellness savings & $8.00 in UP Rewards)
I also earned another $5 in UP Rewards to use on my next shopping trip!
I almost saved as much as I spent!
My total out-of-pocket at Ralphs was $130.32…
My total savings (Ralph’s card, coupons & digital coupons) was $127.30!!
I am so excited that I stayed under my grocery budget this week!!!
It’s not easy feeding a family of five (that includes 2 teens & one pre-teen) on $150 a week!
I have been quite sporadic lately with my couponing but today I scored!
I have subscribed to the Grocery Game for a few years now and
have always saved money when I take the time to “play” the game…
Right now I subscribe to the Ralph’s and Rite Aid lists and
here’s how I scored today:
Can I get a drumroll please????
With my Ralph’s club card, E-coupons & paper coupons my verified total
savings came to a grand total of $150.11!!!
My total out-of pocket was $123.10 – woo hoo!!!
You gotta love it when you save more than you spend!!