My friend Nicci over at Nix9to5 has been working hard to cut money from her budget this year. Kuddos to Nicci because today her hard work is paying off! It is her last day as a work OUT of the home mom and tomorrow is her first day as a working AT home mom. She will get to spend tons of time with her Bear all while still contributing to the family income.
One of the ways Nicci has been saving money is with coupons. Now, I'm saying this with all of the love in my heart, but she has turned into one of those crazy coupon ladies. I don't really blame her. Head on over to her site and see what all she got for FREE on her last shopping trip. Free! Zilch, notta, nuttin, zero pennies, FREE!
I have to admit, I've become a wee bit jealous, so I decided I wouldn't go as crazy as Nicci, but I would do a little work and use coupons here and there, whenever convenient. Dustin and I are pretty brand specific, which isn't always working in your favor when couponing. My shopping trip today started out pretty normal. A whole basket full of groceries and one $1 off coupon for Dawn dish soap. Not so bad. Made the Dawn (which I never buy) like $1.33 because it was already on sale at Wally World.
Second stop, Braum's. The mail fairy brought me some coupons for $$ off marketplace purchases at Braum's, which is great because I regulary (religiously) buy milk, ice cream and OJ there. Today I had to shop for our upcoming mini vaca so I was able to save $6 on my purchase! Total for the day= $7. Not too shabby.