Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Coupons, Coupons, Coupons

So, like most everyone I know - I am trying to save money left and right these days. So, I signed up for the Grocery Game. (If you decide to sign up please, please, please say that I referred you - leave a comment and I will send you my email).

Anyway - I have spent 2 hours this morning going through old newspapers that haven't gone to the recycling center yet and clipping coupons and organizing them in hopes of maximizing my savings at the grocery store.

Unfortunately I can't take full advantage of the Grocery Game yet because they reference coupons for the last twelve weeks, and thank goodness I don't have 12 weeks worth of papers laying around my house.

I have found a few things on the list that I am going to get - I will report back my savings when I return from my shopping excursion!

So, why did I do this to myself? Well, one of my resolutions is to cook more meals, and eat at the table more often when my hubby is gone. So, all of this requires grocery shopping - a task that I HATE! I have also vowed to save as much money as I can - So, all of this leads me to the grocery game. Unfortunately it doesn't come with a cook to actually use all of the stuff you buy, but I am bound and determined to give it my best shot!

Wish me luck!


Magnolia Blossom Art said...

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Beth said...

I've been GGing for about 9 months now and have cut my bill by an average of 45% and that is with factoring in my Whole Foods bill.

You still spend the same amount the first 4-6ish weeks because you are building up your stockpile, but after that, you start spending way less.

Good luck!