Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Spending Fun

I just spent $45.61 on groceries ($10 of that will be part of next month's stock up; shampoo and conditioner) and saved $21.98 through sales and coupons. Extreme couponers can get money back on their shopping trips or get like $400 worth of groceries for a few cents but I am NOT an extreme couponer. I buy a considerable amount of fresh food (which you don't tend to find coupons for) and I do not have the time to even think about extreme couponing. I'm SOOOO excited about the almost $22 savings on a $67 basket of groceries. I did purchase another newspaper as well. So $2 of the bill goes to that. I haven't saved this much money on a shopping trip in a long time. It's amazing what us frugal folk get really excited about huh :-)

Average daily spending for March: $17.45
(the above average figures in tomorrow as a no spend day)

There's $35.17 left in this month's budget and 8 days left of March but tomorrow should be a no spend day easy.


  1. You did awesome! I could never be an extreme couponer because we buy a ton of fresh food too. But I use at least $30 worth of coupons every month for things like almond milk, toilet paper, toothpaste etc.

    1. I'm glad I finally investigated the coupons in the paper. I think I'll get some pretty good savings from them.

      Really it does seems that at least half of my grocery purchase is always fresh food and I try to buy that on sale too... like which ever apples are on sale for the week I buy, you know. I'm pretty sure that just the coupons in the paper each week will help save a nice bit of money though. Yay!

  2. You are doing great! I don't use many coupons (buy mostly fresh food, as you said), but sometimes find great deals on toiletries.

  3. Congrats on a good shopping/saving trip! :)

  4. Also, I don't know how I missed this, but CONGRATULATIONS on the full emergency fund!!! :) That's so awesome!

  5. Rivulet,
    Sometimes, there are coupons that say "Buy one salad dressing and get $2 off on lettuce." Since "lettuce" can cover many green products, it works for me. Well, if I want the dressing, it does. Milk had a $1 off coupon for Kellogg's cereal. I don't buy cold cereal anymore, so that was not good for me. When I use the price match at WM, I save more than with any coupon.

    That is a 33% savings. Great!