So, I thought I would let you all see how the couponing and sale paper watching was going. So here are the final totals for April, my first month of couponing.
Total before savings $1,015.18
Total coupons used $207.61
Total advertised savings $252.33
Total out of pocket $577.21
I will continue to keep you all updated as to how the couponing is going. So far, I am pretty well stocked on things that I use regularly, now I am working toward other staples that will not go bad. I am not trying to reduce my budge right now. I figure I will keep it were it was for three months while I stock pile, then start trying to reduce it. For those that may not know, my monthly budget for groceries and household neccessities and items is $600.00. Before couponing, I was actually spending between $800.00 and $900.00 per month.