Coupons! Are they really worth it? Clearly my answer would be a resounding YES! It’s an easy answer for me since Coupon-ing quickly became a hobby for me about a year ago. Matching coupons to sales and finding a great deal are equally exciting. Bombarding family and friends with text pics of my glorious shopping trips became a must.
In February I started tracking our Grocery Savings to see how we did throughout the year. Its checks and balance to keep the grocery budget of $75/week under control.
Now that its April (already??) Its time to gather all the receipts for March and get them entered into the computer. I grabbed the stash of receipts that I quickly tuck away after each shopping trip. I scowered my purse for any left over receipts and I check the amazing junk drawer because somehow that drawer has a little bit of everything in it. The stack was HUGE! There were 17 receipts for the month of March. Knowing I went to 2 stores a week for 5 weeks I should have had 10 receipts. 7 extra trips … well I guess I know what we need to work on next month! I have to tell you I was holding my breath entering all the receipts in the spreadsheet! With 7 extra trips how can we not be over budget? Would you belive we were UNDER budget??
March Shelf Price: $627.47 Coupons & Discounts 314.56.
My total spent on Grocerys in March $312.91!! That is $62.09 under budget for the month! Almost a whole weeks budget under! I’m amazed!
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