Wednesday, April 08, 2009

is anyone out there?

I've been reading up and studying up a lot lately on couponing.  I have lots of friends/co-workers that are really getting into it, and I am determined to be good at it, too.  I love finding a good deal on clothes, shoes, purses, etc.  So why shouldn't I be able to get a good deal on groceries.


Matt and I eat almost every meal at home.  We eat breakfast here, I pack both of our lunches daily, and I almost always cook dinner.  We go out to eat maybe 3 times a month, if that.  Since Matt and I have been married, I usually spend around $350 dollars on groceries a month.  I usually have 2 big $100ish trips and 2 smaller $60ish trips.  I use coupons every time I go to the grocery store but I never save a ton.  

After studying up this week on some helpful blogs and websites.  I bought quite bit of groceries and stocked up on  some toiletries for only $71.  Without coupons I would have spend $165.  I know that "Super Couponers" probably don't think that is all that great, but I think it's a great start.  

My goal is to get our grocery budget down so we can free up that money to go elsewhere in our budget.  But what I really don't know what our budget should be?  

If you don't mind me asking, what do you spend on groceries a month??  How many are in your family?  How often do you eat at home?  What do you think you spend the majority on at the grocery store?

Anyone??

3 comments:

Brittany said...

We've only made one grocery trip, so I'm not sure what we spend on groceries. I'll have more info in a few months, but I am very interested in coupons. Where do you get yours?

David, Ally, & Micah said...

How did you save that much??? I seriously need help with this coupon stuff.

Erin said...

My Matt and I eat at home just about every meal. We both bring our lunches to work and I always cook dinner. We spend about $400/month on groceries. I know it's bad but I have not been as diligent as I should be with coupon collecting. I looked into the grocery game but it was a bit overwhelming for me, haha! I think I need to start out with just collecting what is in the Sunday paper and work my way up :-)
- Erin Tetreault