I love it when I get my daily posts out early in the morning. But sometimes, on days like this, I can't find time to post until after 4 in the afternoon.
You see, today was couponing day. While it was technically my second week on this new, crazy journey, it was actually only my first full week. A good friend, who just doesn't get it yet, came over this morning to learn from my vast, frugal knowledge. We spent hours clipping, sorting, and studying ads. I helped her determine which deals were good enough to splurge on and which needed to be passed over. She had a $130 weekly budget. I was determined to help her stay under budget but stockpile some necessities at the same time. My budget was also about the same.
Results were good! My friend only went $3 over budget but scored $8 in savings on her next shopping trip! Success! I spent $197.19 (eek!). Weekly specials and sales saved me a whopping $61.88 and I had $20.50 in coupons! I also scored $12.00 in coupons toward my next shopping trip! So I got almost $200 worth of groceries and toiletries for $102.81! I was quite proud and grinned all the way to my car!
Ready for another deal?
We have choir practice tonight but I plan on taking the whole family to Chipotle afterward! Yes, I will be wearing a cowboy hat to practice. Laugh all you want, but I'll be enjoying a very cheap burrito for dinner! I might just wear my boots.