Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Look Mom - I bought all this for $1.59

And guess what....I got a $2.00 on you next order coupon - so net this cost is -.41 cents. I shopped at Tom Thumb and utilized the mix and match sale and coupons I had on hand. Now that is some good shopping! So I wanted to tell you about my grocery challenge for the rest of the year. As of mid-March I decided that I was going (to try really hard) to spend $1,000 for the remainder of the year on groceries. Groceries for me includes food, beauty items, pet food, over the counter medicine and kid supplies like pull-ups. Would you cheer me along? I will keep you updated. Any rebates I get go back into the grocery money pool....so I can grow my money a bit there. How are you doing on grocery shopping? I love this blog run by Erin who is feeding her family of four for just $800 a year. She is a coupon guru...here is the linky: Jane4Girls. Hope you are having a great day.


James Higginbotham said...


It seems much of what you picked up is healthy and useful. Many of the other blogs I read show things that are packed with sugar and not healthy at all.

So, how can someone trying to save some money do so while eating healthy? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Stephanie said...

You are right about the sugary stuff...but I think it is key to find balance for the needs of your family. Yogurt, milk, healthy cereal, fiber one bars...all have coupons from time to time in the Sunday paper. I will send you some notes via e-mail that I made about coupon shopping. That should get you started.