Saturday, April 11, 2009
Adopted from Moneysavingmom.com, I am attempting to shop for groceries on a tight budget. So far the plan has not been nailed down but today I think I hit my goal and I am on the right track toward stretching our dollars. I have been mentioning to friends and anyone who will listen that I have taken on a new system for getting my grocery shopping under control. Moneysavingmom.com's coupon shopping methods plus wisely shopping certain stores sales and "special" programs have allowed me to seriously change things up. My goal is $80.00 per week. That is for everything including diapers, toiletries, cleaning products and paper products. Today I spent $57.62. My total before coupons, sales and extra bucks (cvs special coupons, just like cash) was $183.55. I plan to create a menu with the things I purchased as well as what I have on hand for the next week. We will see how it goes . I'll let you know how it went this week and hopefully I will be successful again as I try to stay under my $80.00 per week budget next week.