Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kroger Savings and the Coupon Mom

Recently, I've been reading, Greatest Secrets of the Coupon Mom to help refresh myself on maximum grocery saving ideas and learn some new ones. I became so inspired, I just had to go to the grocery. I'm counting it as part of next week's budget, because it was all stockpile. Here's a picture of what I got:

After shopping at Aldi all month, it was nice and refreshing to pick up some name brand idems again. And Kroger milk is soooo good, in my opinion! Everything I bought I had a coupon for (the milk was a promotion). Before coupons and sales, the total for everything above would have cost $41.61...

My total bill was $13.85! That's 67% savings!

I could have bought more (for example, the chicken was at its lowest price point), but I need to keep the freezer low since we will be moving out of town in less than a month.

The book really inspired me to further reduce my grocery spending. I already don't spend much at the grocery store, but now I'm learning strategies on how to get it even lower. One of the things I'm currently working on is creating a price book for the three major stores I shop at. I will be updating this price book once a week for two months to help identify trends in most sales. And since the stores I shop at are major chains, I won't have to worry about figuring out a new store once we move.

If you are looking for ways to cut back in your budget, I highly recommend Stephanie Nelson's book. She is the grocery shopping and couponing guru of today.

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