Sunday, July 13, 2008

Game On.

I've decided it's time to step up and get back into the game of saving money. It's been a big game lately with all my "bitches" and the ladies I know, to see how much they can save when shopping for groceries, diapers/wipes/formula, and toiletry items.

I used to do good, meal planning and coupon clipping. I kind of fell off the wagon during the whole pregnancy thing and have been resisting the need to get back on.

This morning, I planned our meals for the week based off of the sales flyer I received in the mail from my local grocery store. I searched my coupon collection for anything that applied and for the week I spent less than $100.00. When you factor in Kashi products and organic fruit that's not bad.... However, this did not include any baby products or toiletries, only food. My goal would be to get this down to around $75.00 per week or less.

I've re-joined the Baby Club at Publix. I'm going to pay more attention to my Extra Care card with CVS (they run good sales on formula, & diapers. This could be huge savings.) I know about many of the coupon sites, but am always on the lookout for more money saving tips.. Do you have some to share? I would love to hear them.


J said...

Yay! Of course RM and I will help you with Publix, I'm still learning there myself but they have great deals! Check out this girl who specializes in publix -

Busy momma said...

One of my favorite ways to save is to have a "supper club". We did this with other coaches families when we lived in Prattville. It was nice because there were 4 of us and that meant we each had a night, Friday night was consession stand at the game and the weekend was reserved for other friends and family. So often, we have leftovers anyway- why not share?
Too, I saw a box by a neighbor's trash today from I haven't checked it out yet but it's obviously a good buy for someone!!

nancy said...

I have been RSS ing to your feed for a while. I am not sure why. I think it was NICU in the google search. But any way. Walmart does the price matching. This week in our area you can get pork chops for 97 cents by price matching. So you save money by not having to go to the store that has the ad AND by getting the groceries cheaper. LOVE IT!!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Have you tried I'm saving TONS of money.