I am hooked!
I have been trying out the grocery game trial period and I am loving it. I saved over $80 last week by using coupons and store sales. My savings equaled more than I spent and I was able to stockpile a few bottles of laundry soap and some boxes of toothpaste as well.
If you have several children, I have a few coupon tips that I have found to be helpful.
1. If you have a large family or you are wanting to build a major stockpile, you need multiple coupon sources. I know of one mom who bought 30 jars of applesauce last week for .50 cents each. Now while the majority of the population would not know what to do with 30 jars of applesauce, I know of 7 children that know exactly what to do with applesauce.
2. Ask neighbors and friends for coupons out of the Sunday paper. I am getting coupon inserts in my mailbox from neighbors.
3. Check out your local newspaper recycling bin for coupons. You can call the paper and ask them where the closest newspaper recycling center is. We hit a jackpot and found lots of coupon inserts. My daughter responded shocked, “MOM, Who would throw away all these tickets!” (She meant coupons!) Today, she asked me when we were going back to the newspaper recycling bin to get more “Cheap-pons”! (No, not cheap-pons…it’s coupons!)
Having multiple coupons allows you to build your stockpile. With one paper, I would not have been able to get 6 boxes of toothpaste or the deals on cereal and laundry soap that I was able to get this last week.
A couple other examples of my savings have been:
I was able to save a great deal on Cheerios. I bought $11.96 worth of cereal for $3.96. Also, today I bought $10.98 worth of laundry soap for $4.98.
I have been consumed with grocery budget management this week. If you aren’t into researching and reading about the grocery game system, you would still be able to make an impact with coupons. However, the major impact comes when you can strategically plan purchases around store sales and coupons to synergistically work together to give you a major grocery spending overhaul. While it is true that I would have not bought 6 boxes of toothpaste, extra laundry soap or extra cereal this week normally, the system of strategic grocery shopping by taking advantage of store sales and multiple coupons pays off in the long run.
I have found a boat load of information off the grocery coupon message boards.
Strategic money saving methods of grocery shopping do take some time and planning, but oh, how rewarding it is!
“She is like merchant ships; She brings her food from afar.” “She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.” “She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.”