First of all, I need you to know that I am fully aware of how dorky I am about to be. But I'm so totally stoked about my grocery shopping trip that I simply have to share with you. Feel free to ignore this post if you can't take it. I understand.
I got all of the stuff in the picture for $1.00. A DOLLAR, you guys. That's five packages of chicken nuggets that the kids love, four tubes of toothpaste we actually use, 4 rather delicious and low fat (for real) Ramen lunches, and two packages of liners. And honestly, the liners were .50 a piece and I got the rest of that stuff for free. FREE, baby! Love me some free stuff.
And in conclusion, if you aren't cutting coupons you are SO paying too much for your groceries. I do spend more time now preparing than I use to, but I am saving a kajillion dollars each week. For example, this week my grocery bill (including diapers for two & the billion gallons of milk we go through) was $106.54. With coupons and my Kroger card, my total was $66.48. I saved 38% of my bill just by taking a little more time. And those savings add up really fast. And they also earn me some major bonus points with David for being such a frugal little hausfrau. Pretty strong, huh?