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!


Four Little Chihuahuas said...

Way to go! I need to seriously start doing that. I keep telling myself I'll start when my kids aren't in diapers and on formula anymore, but who knows. One tiny can of Amelia's formula is $22-$25 depending on where I buy it. We usually buy two at a time since they go so fast so our grocery bills are insane.
Good for you for sticking with it. I'm jealous! :)

Rendi said...

Good job Kristi! Krystal- you know Derek would be so excited if you did this too. Those accountants are funny how they like to save $$$...

ohmylanta said...

Way to go Kristi!! You are doing the very thing that I am trying to do. Though...... just as soon as we get past step one.....we find ourselves needing to get to step one all over again. Pathetic I know. However, I hope couponing will help us save some money so our emergencies don't set us back as far.

Nice to know that your grocery bill did in fact go down. I usually spend about 500 dollars each month on household goods. I'd be thrilled to get that down to three. Thanks for your uplifting post.