Monday, October 05, 2009

I heart couponing!

My life has been crazy busy lately, and here is one of the many reasons why......Coupons!! I have a friend who feeds her family of 8 on $50 a week!! Crazy right?!! She introduced me to the world of coupons! I've heard of these crazy coupon moms before....and was over whelmed by it. Once my friend explained it to me, its really easy. It's actually kind of fun-especially when you're checking out and see how you can get ton's of food for almost free! Now, I'm obsessed! It's so much fun! Before coupons, I was spending $90-110/week at Wal-mart buying all Great Value brands. Now, I'm spending $50-$60/week at Publix on name brand foods and getting twice as much! Literally! I took pictures to show Abe so he could be proud of all my hard work:) Abe and I have actually sat down together the past few weekends and cut coupons together.....ha ha. I guess we're getting nerdy.... oh well.

I'm just starting out, so I will eventually- hopefully get better and better. Also, the idea is to basically store up so much food, that you don't need to go to the store every week. You just go to get the REALLY good deals- almost free deals. I still have a lot to learn, but I'm already obsessed!

The first week I saved $90 and spent $70.

The second week I saved $125 and spent $60.

The third week I saved $120 and spent $50.

I also ventured out to CVS this week. I spent a total of $5 after all the coupons and Extra Cash Bucks. Not bad!

I'm just starting out, so I can do a lot better. But I'm excited for what I have saved so far!