It has been awhile since I have posted about my couponing adventures. I am still at it and making great deals on a weekly basis. I had to re-examine just what I wanted out of this because for the first couple of month I was spending a lot more...but I was getting LOT's more for my money. But the name of the game was to cut my grocery bill.
April I am budgeting $250.00 for groceries AND toiletries. That is about $300~$400 less then normal. I felt I had a good enough stockpile to take on this next challenge. Since Mike and I get paid just once a month...on the last day of the month, I need to make sure we are covered for the month. I went out and bought (mostly at Winco) the staples I needed that would get me through the month and then set aside about $20.00 per week to stockpile.
Here is what I got this past week for $29.98 (plus I received an additions $3.00 in Albertsons Register Rewards...so really got it all for $26.98)~ full retail price would have been $119.88
* I ended up getting $6.00 in Albertsons Register Rewards for this purchase that I used on the next two transactions. So there was a higher OOP but ultimately saved over 75% over all on all three transactions!
This was a fun purchase. Not things I would normally buy but was able to get some Easter treats and a couple of People Magazines to share and some Pepsi Skinny for me...for almost free! Brought a smile to my face for sure!