My goal was $200 but I spent $274.02. I still consider this a victory, as long as it’s below $300. 🙂 We are a family of 4 with 2 in diapers. We used to spend $600, and that was a good month. Truth be told I’m not sure what we were spending. I decided in January that we needed a change. I had been doing really well with coupons for awhile so I thought I would just try and do $200 to see if it was even possible. We ended up spending $218.66, that’s INCLUDING toiletries, AND I currently only have 1 newspaper subscription. I also have a love for Costco. It’s like Disneyland to me. So I decided to make $200 my goal for odd months and $300 for even. This makes it so I can still go to Costco and not feel guilty about it…although I have to be careful, very careful.:)
I’ve also been acquiring and using our food storage. I always thought we needed more money to get a decent supply, but cutting our budget has increased our storage! Of course this takes planning and couponing, but that’s all part of the fun. The next biggest help is just writing it down. Keeping a record of spending helps reign me in.
I also can’t believe how much better we eat! Planning makes all the difference! Less waste…. You can go here to see some of the recipes I’ve used.
What do you do?? I would love to hear your family size and your budget amount.
Crocs is having a sale today, 25% off anything using code CROCSAFF25! (case sensitive)
The pictured crocs (Ocean Minded Honu II) are on sale for $4.99 (orig $16.00) making them $3.74!
There are a few colors to choose from, and of course FREE shipping.
Great for Fathers Day!
Thanks Bucktown Bargains!
When I was at Fresh Market in Spanish Fork yesturday I noticed a new entire section up front selling Honey Baked Ham. Go here for some very high-value ($7 off + more) Honey Baked Ham coupons if you plan on doing ham for Easter. Go here to see which Fresh Markets and Lee’s Markets in Utah are selling Honey Baked Ham.
Live outside of Utah? Go here. The coupons above will work for you too.
I knew about this Yesturday and forgot to post about it, and Heather emailed me and reminded me! I just tried and got mine, so this freebie is still going on. Make sure to take some of their surveys because they’ll offer you more freebies in the future too.
Get FREE sample of the new Pantene shampoo and conditioner formula here. Choose from samples created for curly, fine, medium to thick, or colored hair. Of course I choose curly!
If you aren’t a Vocalpoint member yet, you can register here. It’s free and I get 1-4 full-size freebies from them a month!!!
My favorite quote from Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger (because it shows the true evil of Planned Parenthood):
“We don’t want the word to get out that we plan to exterminate the negro population.”
I am proudly Pro Life. What about you?
THIS WAS VERIFIED IN UT
Revlon Fantasy Lashes $5.99 at Walgreens
– $5 off Revlon Fantasy Lashes coupon from Walgreens April Coupon Book
Final Price = $.99!
More great deals at Walgreens this week (NOT verified in UT!)
The winner of the $50 Safeway Gift Card is: Peggy Stromberg with 5 invites accepted
The winner of the $15 Starbucks Gift Card is: Shawna OBrien with 65 invites sent
The winner of the Sushybye book + CD selected by Random.org is: Entry #2, Joyce Meynard who said “i am a follower of cuckoo on face book, i am always looking for coupons,especially the ones with no strings attached”
Winners must email me within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.
Please be sure to enter our new Slice Coupon Cutter giveaway – there will be 25 winners!!!
BUY ONE GET ONE FREE any WHISKAS® tray any flavor cat food
$2/1 The Goodlife Recipe Food for dogs
Save up to 50% on pet medicines / prescriptions here.