Reading this article this week just made me smile. I know that grocery prices are nothing I have to worry about because I have a grocery strategy that works every time. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I subscribe to a website called CouponSense. Yes, I pay for this subscription monthly and yes, it takes a little bit of time, but I LOVE IT! I continue to see my cabinets and freezer full and my monthly grocery bill lower than ever before. For example, here is a picture from my last shopping trip to Fry's, I spent, $20.74 and saved $102.32.
I brought home, three small bags of dog food, 1 bag of huggies, 2 jugs of milk, 3 peanut butter, 3 cooking oil, 12 boxes of pasta, 2 packages of kraft singles, 6 powerades, 1 philadelphia cream cheese cooking cream and 1 box of Yakisoba noodles. I shop with a strategy that sends me home with 12 boxes of pasta for free...yes, for free, so I do not need to buy them ever...because about the time I am out, they will be on sale again and I will have coupons! What are some other things I have not paid for in the last year, toothpaste, margarine or butter, many household cleaners, body wash, deodorant, various rice boxes, gum and many others. I went from spending about $700 a month on groceries and household supplies each month, to spending around $300 (this is everything for a family of five). This total also includes my CouponSense subscription price.
I have been a member of CouponSense for about three years, I have used it alot, I have used it a little, but have always saved money. I have recently decided to become a CouponSense Instructor. I love it so much, I want to teach everyone how to take control of this one area of family life. I am having my first workshop on April 3rd at 2:30 p.m. If you are interested in learning and are available, I hope you will email me so I can give you directions. I will also be available to come to you and teach you. If you have 1 friend or 10 friends that you think would also like to learn, you can invite them over and I will come teach you all, send me an email and we can pick a date! If you do not live in the Phoenix area, please send me an email and we can talk about how you can get started as well. A 6% increase in food costs does not have to affect you, the same way it will not affect me!