I did it again! This time I saved 71% – YEAH ME!! So earlier this week, I shared my first real success at playing the coupon game well. Today, I’ve been doing even better. I’ve been reading other blogs about frugal living, saving money and couponing. So I used what I learned and went to my main grocery store, armed with my printable coupons and other coupons loaded onto my store savers card (click here and here for more info). So, here is what I bought:
12 roll pkg. of toilet paper, 4 bags chex mix snack, 1 pkg. steam veggies, 2 boxes granola bars, 4 bags of fish crackers
The grand total: $10.22
That’s right – I saved $25.99 – 71%!!! This was almost all snack stuff that I wouldn’t usually buy, but it was on sale, I had coupons in hand, PLUS my new love – coupons that you “send” to your store saver card that automatically deduct.
As for the not shopping and cooking with what I have… so yeah, I went shopping. Let me say, however, that I have meals planned out for the entire next week based on what we already had at home. Nothing that I bought will be used for meals – just snacks.
So today’s dinner menu – chili with drop biscuits. I’ve got lots of stuff marked in my trusty, go to cookbook. Now if the kids will just cooperate and let me cook…
Maybe I’ll just let them help!