Our family is trying to make a budget and stick to it. The goal is to be debt free as soon as possible. We've never really tried to live on a budget before, but it's the only way possible to pay off our debt and stay that way. We're using Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover. We've decided to budget $125 a week for shopping money,and if possible knock that number down as much as possible. This includes groceries, toiletries, medicines, basically everything except clothing. I've been couponing for almost a year now and do pretty good.
Here's what I got at CVS today: (5) bags of M&M's, 9.9 ounce
(3) boxes Chocolate Cheerios, 11.2 ounce
(3) boxes Honey Nut Cheerios, 12.2 ounce
(1) box Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal bars, 6 count
Coupons used: (5) $1 off M&M's
(3) $1 off 2 General Mills Cereal
(1) $.50 off General Mills Cereal bars
$10 Extra Care Bucks from last week
So I got $49.86 worth for $14, plus a free $10 gas card for spending $30 on certain items. Not too shabby!
At Piggly Wiggly I got (2) 5 lb bags of Dixie Crystal Sugar and a bag of Fritos. I didn't use any coupons, but redeemed 4.50 Greenbax to get the sugar free. So I paid $2 for $10.47 worth of stuff.
All total, I paid $16 for $70.15 worth of stuff, which means 77% savings! I love it when that happens!
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