We've been super busy cutting firewood, canning salsa and beef stew, doing laundry and dishes, all that 'normal' stuff.
I was just checking my progress with couponing, and here are my numbers so far for October. This is out of our 'food and household' budget. We use this budget to buy groceries, toiletries, household items, cleaning supplies, etc.
Cash spent: 107.39
Coupons/rebate money spent: 103.50
I am actually really surprised. I knew that coupons were helping us stretch our dollars, but I had no idea I was saving close to half! I don't use coupons willnilly, either. I use them in conjunction with sales, rebates, or preferably, both.
I've gotten quite a few things for free this month, like:
4 bags of Green Giant frozen vegetables
2 Glade Wisp Flameless candles
4 Scented Oil warmer refills
4 bags Halloween candy (Kitkats, Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers and 'Take 5')
2 Shout Laundry Spray
2 Scrubbing Bubbles
(Actually, with the coupons and rebates, I made a few dollars on the stuff listed. They paid me to take them!)
So, couponing is definitely worth it for me. I read about how people did this for a long time before I tried it. Now, I'm really glad I did! It's saving us a lot of money, plus it's kinda fun. I treat it like a game, and I'm really enjoying it!
Do you coupon? If so, where do you go for information? (I like www.moneysavingmom.com ) If not, are you curious? Got questions? Leave me a comment, I'll do my best to help! :)