With the New Year starting, we’ve decided to start a new #trend! Just like twitter…
We’ll be posting our weekly shopping trips by store (WITH PICTURES!) and let you know what the retail cost is and what we actually paid.
By doing this, we hope to show you just how easy it is to shop with coupons. For a family who’s only been couponing a short while, we are by no means Extreme Couponing All Stars! BUT!!! We do consistently save 50% and more and you can too! This is realistic couponing…..
We’ve learned to not only change how we shop, but where and what to buy when.
Prior to couponing, our family of 4 (and 2 HUGE dogs, 1 itty bitty kitty) would make a weekly trip to WalMart (it’s just SO convenient, right??) Throw the same stuff in the cart each time and spend between $200-$300 each time… that’s almost $1000 a MONTH!
We’ve cut that down to right around $100 a week! We don’t stick with only WalMart. We now break it up to catch the deals at 2 and sometimes (rarely) 3 stores a week. We do hit up the local CVS for toiletries and other such necessities but with their ExtraCare rewards system, can get in and out for FREE or nearly FREE!
Follow us around and see how we do it. YOU can to and we’d LOVE to show you how!
Have a question about our weekly trips? Leave a comment and we’ll help you out!