Thursday, July 10, 2008

Saving Money

I am on this quest to save our family money on our grocery bills. I started by trying the grocery game. It was a great place to start because it got me used to cutting coupons and looking at store ads. But with the grocery game, I needed to have a surplus of money for a couple months in order to buy the great deals plus the items we needed each month. Needless to say, we never had that extra money! So I canceled the grocery game and have started searching those countless blogs for ways to save money. It sounds weird, but it has become a fun pass time for me =) I've always been a frugal person so this whole saving money thing is like my new drug! So my two favorite blogs are money saving mom and the Centsible Sawyer. These blogs do all the hard work for me. They tell me what coupons to cut, link me to websites with valuable coupons on it, and then list all the store deals for the week. All that to say, here are my accomplishes for the week =)

Target: I got a jumbo pack of Pampers diapers and then 231 pack of Pampers wipes. Paid about $8 for them and received a $5 gift card from Target. Which means I really only spent about $3 for the diapers and wipes! YEAHHHH.

CVS: I did 3 different transactions. The first transaction I bought a Venus razor for $8 and received $3 Extra Care Bucks back. (they are store credit). I then bought 2 cans of shave gel and some girl needed products using coupons and the Extra Care Bucks. I only spent $2 out of pocket and received $3 more Extra Care Bucks. I then went and bought 4 bottles of dish soap using only the Extra Care Bucks. So total I spent $10 and still have $3 Extra Care Bucks to use next week on a purchase. I was pumped.

So this post has nothing to do with the girls or anything that most of you want to read about, so sorry =) But I am pretty pumped about possibly finding a good solution to stretching our grocery money a bit further. I'll let you know at the end of the month how it worked with our budget!

1 comment:

Sara Beth said...

Wow, Kari! That's impressive! I've been trying to save us money on groceries too but it doesn't work really well here--no coupons or store ads that help on anything I want to buy! Your blogs don't do me much good, but I do know some people that will like them to pass them on to!