So my friend Christy has set a goal of cutting her grocery bill in half. She has read and researched all about the CVS and Walgreens games and did her first run this week. This has prompted me to start researching a few things and let me tell you that all of this makes my eyes wiggle and fries my brain!
The CVS and Walgreens games have always confused me. I have tried to read how this works and just don’t seem to get it. I guess overall it makes me wonder if I wouldn’t end up with a bunch of stuff that I would probably never use just to get the free coupons.
Then there are the coupon sites. Couponmom.com is actually really good, but as I start to go through the lists of things on sale, my eyes start to water and I just can’t sit there and do it (I’m not really good at reading lots of things online…I do much better holding it in my hands).
And then there is The Grocery Game. I want to try this because I just wonder how well it would work for us? But honestly, I don’t want to stockpile 15 tubes of toothpaste. Our grocery budget is tight enough just to buy the things we need to buy that I can’t figure out how stockpiling (buying 5 jars of mayo because it is only $1) would work for us.
Anyone have any tips or suggestions?
Our monthly “budget” (I say that lightly) on paper is $350. We probably spend at least $100 more than that on an average month. My goal is to get it to at least $300 for food and toiletries, but honestly I just don’t have it in me to sit at the computer searching for all these coupons!