by GettingFreedom on October 25, 2008

If you haven’t looked at the sidebar recently and seen my tally of coupon savings….well, I just updated it.

It’s amazing! Since June of this year I have saved just over $1000!!! That is an average savings of $200/mo!

My goal when starting this was $500 over basically 7 months, and I thought it would be a toughy getting there. Boy was I wrong!

I still have all of November and December, and I am anxious to see what my final tally will be.

Also, I just updated my grocery spending for this month. I have yet to do my major shopping for the next 2 week period because the big kids were out of school on my normal shopping day. I hope to get that done on Monday.

But, it’s gonna be a toughy! I only have $79.77 to spend!!! AGH! I really really hope that I can hit it. My side goal of coming in $25 under will more than likely not happen this month!

I’ve been crazy busy with Operation Christmas Child at church this week, and just life in general, that I haven’t even had a chance to plan the menu and make my grocery list. In this case since the budget is super tight, that may be beneficial. If you see beans and rice all week for the menu…that is why!

Thank you to all of you who are following us on our journey!

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by GettingFreedom on September 11, 2008

Just in case you haven’t noticed it yet….my little ticker on the side that is tracking my coupon savings…is beyond $500!!


When I first started couponing in early June, I set my own personal goal for the rest of 2008 to save $500. At the time, I thought that was plenty. Afterall that was about $70/mo.

Little did I know just how much I could save!

I just updated it this morning, and that doesn’t include my rebates from Walgreen’s that just got put on my card. This is right over $50!!


We’re looking at over $600 in just over 3 months, folks! I have been spending OOP just about the same as I always did the last few months so that I could build up my rebates, RR, and my stockpile. I have, as stated in this post, decided that my grocery budget MUST go down. There is no reason, especially with all of this savings, to be spending all that money.
I have added a new section over there ——-> to track my monthly grocery spending, along with a tally of my RR and rebates. This way I can keep better track of where I am at.

Hopefully I will also remember to put the percentage saved after my trips…this is always nice to see.

You know you are addicted to couponing when it keeps you awake at night thinking up new scenarios and which one will score the better deal!

Honestly though, I cannot even begin to fathom paying full price for most things.

And, I woudn’t change a thing ’bout it!

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