My savings totals explained.
If you haven’t noticed I have a list of my saving for drugstore/grocery purchases. You will notice that there is not a post for January. Why? This was a test month. There are lots of people who say “oh I know how to use coupons”. But do you really? During the month of January I conducted an experiment. I just use one set of newspaper inserts, only bought prefered brands, bought what we wanted/needed regaurdless of sales and didn’t plan meals around sales. Yes I still saved money with my coupons but not near as much as I should’ve. During this month I spent over $1000 on groceries and at the end of the month had NOTHING left! No stockpiles, no leftover coupons, nothing! SO in February I started my stockpiling, menu planning, sale searching, coupon crazy program. I had done all this before and just got away from it b/c we didn’t need to. Then it hit me. Who couldn’t benefit from saving money reguardless of finanical situation? In 2 short months my pantries, bathroom cabinets, freezer, shelves are stocked! I don’t need to buy anything except parishable items for MONTHS! But of course I will b/c I’m a shopaholic! Plus who can refuse free items? If you have any questions about how this is all done just send me an email.