See these groceries? (Plus, please add a half gallon of milk.)
If, last week, I'd gone skipping all silly willy nilly to my supermarket and bought these, I'd have paid $46.89. But this morning, instead, using sales and coupons, I paid just $18.22.
My best deal? The organic lettuce was only .50 cents, regularly priced $3.99. Earthbound Farms has been giving out coupons like candy at their website and I've been getting four .75 cents off coupons (which each double to $1.50 off at my store) weekly for months now. This week it's on sale for $3, plus, I nearly always buy the packages with a $1 off sticker because the selling date is closing in. Hence, just .50 cents.
The creamers were just .90 cents each. Another great deal. (I never pay over $1 for those. Never.) Into the freezer they'll go with the 3 other brand creamers I bought last week for the same price.
And rather than paying $4.79 for the Birds Eye 'meal in a bag' (as I call it), I paid just $2.49. The vitamins would have been $20, but I paid just $7.
This morning I saved $49 with sales and coupons, so instead of paying $125, I paid $76. Plus, my store will give Tom .60 cents off per gallon the next time he fills the car with gas, partly because of my grocery totals and partly due to the coupons I use (for each ten coupons, we receive another .10 cents off per gallon).
As long as we have sales, coupons, our brains and God's blessings, we need never panic about rising grocery prices. At least, that's how I see it.
My favorite coupon blogs who send out daily emails full of deals to print out:
Krazy Coupon Lady (love her printable coupon list the best)
Tricia's Frugal Finds (my local coupon blogger. You'll want to find your own to alert you to your town's best deals.)
Another coupon hint: Always take all of your coupons with you. Often I come across an item on sale which wasn't listed in the weekly sales flyer, and when I do--since I have all my coupons--I can just reach into my wallet there in the aisle and grab one to correspond with the sale.
We now return you to your regularly-scheduled blog, already in progress. :)
"And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes." ... Luke 12:42