I was filling out a questionaire the other day for a yarn swap and one question was, "what are your hobbies?" Well, of course I wrote knitting. But then I couldn't think of anything else!! I tried thinking about what I do during the day that is relaxing and I find enjoyable... And then I realized...
Confession: i am a coupon-er. Not to the extreme that I am sure many of you have seen on T.V., it's nearly impossible to be that good in my area of the country. But, one is still able to find great deals and save at least 50%.
So I decided to challenge myself to keep my weekly grocery spending to under $50. I decided that items that are considered "normal" purchases (food, cleaning products, laundry detergent) would count towards the $5o budget but items that are not "normal" purchases (softner salt, etc) would not count. I will try to post a picture and my before and after coupons spending every Friday.
Here is how I did this week:
(also included, but not pictured, are 4 more gourmet meals, another hormel sausage, grapes, cantaloupe and sweet corn).
You are probably thinking "This seems like a strange picture depicting "groceries". I have been doing this for a few months and items that are on a typical grocery trip, I likely already have in my stockpile or pantry. :0)
Before coupons: $60.24
After coupons: $35.20
$35.20 for the above-mentioned items. Not my best week but not bad either!
Come back next week! Do you coupon? How extreme are you? Do you stockpile? Leave me a comment!