“God is not a belief to which you give your assent. God becomes a reality whom you know intimately, meet everyday, one whose strength becomes your strength, whose love, your love. Live this life of the presence of God long enough and when someone asks you, “Do you believe there is a God?” you may find yourself answering, “No, I do not believe there is a God. I know there is a God.”~Ernest Boyer, Jr.

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your might.~Deuteronomy 6:5

Monday, November 15, 2010

Couponing Week 2

So far since I've started couponing I have not used any coupons, weird I know but all the sites say you have to start by saving up coupons to match those to the sales. What I am seeing is if I make a menu, shop the best price for those items we don't spend nearly as much as if I don't have a plan. Last week I spent $129.45 for our weekly groceries and this included a splurge at Whole Foods for cheese. These numbers are strictly for groceries I don't include any cleaning supplies or dog food, I have just wanted to get a good idea on how much of our money we eat.
So far I have spent $4.00 on news papers and saved $0. Another major problem I have is I can't print coupons off the Internet, I think I have to change my security settings...when I say I have to change of course I mean Dano;)


Mary said...

Yep that's the same problem I'm having I can't find coupons for the things we don't buy. I have used maybe 2 coupons and those came in food I bought like butter or pasta. What I've seen is I would have to drive to 20 different stores to buy 10 things and save $5, so by the time you add gas I've actually lost money.

Like you I do better to budget for month plan a menu and grocery shop for that menu trying to plan off sale items. Our biggest expenses are meat, dairy products, and fresh veggies I find coupons for some of the dairy products but not the others. Most of what I find is premade dinners that we never eat. I've about given up on coupons.

Mary said...

Correction "I can't find coupons for the things we buy." (not don't buy)