With Jim and me trying to save money I have decided one of the first places I am going to start is our grocery bill. I do have to say that I menu plan every week, and we shop for our groceries bi weekly. And when we go grocery shopping we spend from $150.00 to $200.00 every two weeks for a family of 5, three dogs, and three cats. Not to bad but I want to spend less.
This week I picked up all of our grocery store ads, and started clipping coupons like crazy. I planned 14 days worth of lunches and suppers off of the ads and what was on sale and what coupons I had. And I did awesome.
I spent 170.00 at the store and after my coupons and the ads I walked out of the store at 139.00 that is awesome. And that means that for the next two weeks no eating out. Do you know how much money that alone will save us. I know crazy. Jim and I eat out lunch normally about 2 times a week and we spend 20 each time. So that is 40.00 a week and 120.00 a month. That in it’s self is a lot of money we are saving.
I plan on keeping this new habit up forever.