Wednesday, June 24, 2009
So I have enthusiastically entered the world of couponing-at the same time Mike and I entered the world of Dave Ramsey Financial peace university. My brain has been weary figuring out cash systems and double couponing, stock piling and debt reduction.
I decided to keep track of some of my spending in June. I kept all my food/personal toiletries/household receipts just to see if I was on track, and now that I am all done shopping for the month of June, I totaled them all up.
Drum roll please...I had $300 for my food/household/toiletries budget and I spent..$298.47!!! I also added up all my savings (at the bottom of the receipts for most stores it totals your coupon & store savings)...I saved $234.17!!
I am really proud of myself and I have to say we ended up with much more food and other items from working those sales, double coupons and coupons.
I used to spend about $100 per week on groceries and then drop another $75 or so at Target for all those "extras"-that is $475 a month! With a little planning and preparing, it does really work, and we also save TONS of money by only eating out once a week. YEAH!