There’s a lot of people out there that think they can buy the generic for cheaper than they can the brand name when using coupons. I bought 17 boxes of Total cereal today at Kroger for $8.64. Original price was 4.35 per box, they were on sale for $2.79 and when you buy 4 boxes, you get a $5 Kroger gift card. I had .50 coupons for each box of cereal (which doubled to $1 off, bringing the total down to $1.79 per box, before the gift card. Then I used the $5 gift card on following purchases and ended up getting each box of cereal for .51.
I have had several people ask about special diets and eating healthy. So today, I purchased mostly produce, organic milk and fresh vegetables. I still was able to save 50% on my groceries. My total was $146.32 and I ended up paying out of pocket, $71.82. The dogfood alone was almost $10 of my bill (original price was $22, it was marked down 1/2 price and I had a $1 coupon). I even had to buy several things I had no coupon for (the angel food cake, the tortillas, all the produce) for recipes I’m preparing.
My point is this: YOU can do this. I teach free classes on this stuff – I show you how to get organized, how to get started and how to do most of it from home before you ever set foot in the store. I take my 4 and 7 year olds with me every grocery trip so I know how hard it is to do but if I can do it, you can too. We’re in the process of scheduling a class in Lexington, Kentucky sometime next month. If you’d like to be made aware of when and where classes (or other upcoming ones) are scheduled, click the “Yep, I’m in! Sign me up!” tab on the right hand side of this page. You’ll get an email notice everytime I post to this blog (be aware, you’ll also get weight loss posts as well – usually about 1-2 emails per week). Sign up and I’ll let you know when a class is coming near you! If you’re willing to host a class, let me know that, too!