|My mom and dad visited the other day|
It was so nice having them! My dad holding
Caleb with Kyle behind him.
So we get in the car 9 o'clock at night and it's dead quiet all the way to the store. I wondered why he wasn't talking and then I realized he thought the no talking rule started immediately. I said, "Ryan, we can talk on the way there." He said, "Oh man, all that wasted time I couldn't been talking to you." Haha. So for the last 5 minutes of driving we chatted up a storm.
|Caleb stacking cans|
I'm not an EXTREME shopper so of course I don't only pay $50 at the end. But I did only spend $200 for 4 carts of groceries. Yeah, Ryan and I had to keep taking stuff back to the car. Back in the day, I would spend much more on one cart of groceries. It was just amazing the money I saved yesterday. Around $600 savings. So that's not bad at all. I spent 6 hours cutting coupons yesterday and had the kids rotate in to help give me a break. That was only cutting the food coupons since that's what I needed. I haven't started on all the others. I was extremely exhausted with a bad headache but sales were ending so we had to go before midnight.
I have no space in any pantries, cupboards, in my second fridge or even in the hallway closet. No where. So we are trying to figure out a space today where to put it.
A friend asked me a fair question today,
"Why do you buy it if you don't have space for it? Wouldn't that save you even more money?"
I replied "Our plan is to have 3 months worth of food stocked up for emergencies. Every family should do that because we never know the future. Things are kind of crazy right now. That doesn't mean that I get a variety of things each trip. I get a bunch of one, two, or three different items that are on major sale. Then I use my coupons on top of it. But since I have overstock from last month, the month's stuff will make it more variety. It's just good to have a plan ahead of time".
Dacil, a fellow couponer I met at the store saved my bacon and sent me this video on saving time with couponing. I do this in some ways but this idea is even better. Would love to share with you! :D