A Small Stop, With Big Savings

I did the majority of my grocery shopping on Monday, spending a grand total of…wait for it…$34.29. I saved $42.57 (55%). I was happy. The items were mostly meats, breads and some fruits/veggies. There was also a 60 count of Cascade packs and a 3 pack of soap. Here’s everything that I purchased:

 Well, last night we ran out of milk, so this morning I decided to take a walk to do my errands due to the extremely nice weather we are experiencing. One of the stops I made was to the grocery store. While there, I picked up a half gallon of 1% milk, 2 bottles of Coffee Mate, a container of organic lettuce and a bottle of hot wing marinade. After coupons, I paid $4.29 and saved $9.03 (69%). Not a bad little stop I’d say!

So that brings my grocery total for the week to $38.58. Well below my $50 budget. And for that amount of money, we’re dining on hamburgers, barbecue chicken, steak kabobs over wild rice and those luscious BLT sandwiches I posted about yesterday. (Yes, I just HAD to have a do-over!) Life is good…and cheap! :-)

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I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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4 Responses to A Small Stop, With Big Savings

  1. Hi Fine Frugality, thanks for sharing this post and being so transparent. That represents a substantial savings.

    It sounds like some amazing preparation went into those trips to the store. Speaking of which, we were curious.

    We’ve heard some say that they collect all coupons while others mention only getting coupons for things that are on their shopping list. How would you recommend organizing and collecting coupons? Thanks!

    • I collect all coupons on products that I use. For instance, there may be tons of coupons on microwave popcorn, but since I don’t eat it anymore, I will not save them. I belong to a coupon swap and we meet twice per month to share coupons and discuss local sales. If I know that I can get something for free and I don’t use that product, I will purchase one or two and they will go to the church’s food pantry. Otherwise, I know when to shop at our store for meat discounts, we grow veggies and I’m not afraid to purchase discounted fruit, etc for the freezer. That’s my shopping theory in a nutshell. hahaha Oh, and I organize my coupons in a repurposed scrapbooking tote case, divided by the aisles in my favorite grocery store.

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