12 Step Program INTO Addiction
Here you will learn everything you need to know to get started into the crazy world of Couponing, Saving Loads of Money and even GETTING STUFF FOR FREE!
**WARNING: The following information is known to induce obsessive behaviors over saving money and getting "the best deal". This site and it's affiliates are not liable for any shaking, twitching or compulsive money saving behaviors and time spent counting the money you have saved. Follow these steps at your own risk!
First and foremost you MUST completely change the ways you shop.
No more planning a menu and shopping off the ingredient list thinking you are doing great because a few of the items on your list were actually ON SALE!
No more running into the store for a few items you need for a little something you would like to whip up for dinner. NO MORE! I mean it!
If you are, or have considered yourself a coupon clipper...no more clipping one here or one there and using it only to save a few cents.
Here's the deal: You are going to learn to shop the sales like nobody's business. You will shop strictly from the weekly ad. By doing just this, nevermind the coupons, you will be saving around 50% off your grocery bill! Sounds great right?! Well, what if I told you that by coupling sales and coupons you will save somewhere a lot closer to 80-90%! Not to mention in the process, that seemingly illusive or overwhelming food storage or stock pile of neccessities will grow alarmingly fast! AND without you feeling the pain of it in your wallet! There is nothing better than running out of an item, opening a cupboard and having 12 more to replace it! I LOVE IT!
Now a little side note for you. When I first started this whole process, I felt a bit overwhelmed. Sure I got 30 boxes of cereal for like $15 or so, 12 bottles of A1 for 25 cents each, etc. Only problem. Without the stock pile already in place, my family was blowing through cereal like crazy! I would spend my budget on sale items and not have anything to make meals for my family. It got a little frustrating, for all of us. A compromise was in order. We would do our best to use what we needed and buy a few things here or there to fill in, on sale or not. This would get us by until we really got going. I split the budget, leaving it a lot heavier on sale items. In no time, I mean like a month or two at most, I was able to shift it all over to sale items. Just make sure you give your self a little room to breath and adjust at first. Try to set a goal of when to be off the "fillers" and completely onto sale items. Ask your family to help. It won't take long. I promise!
Alright, a little motivation. In my first week I bought over $270 groceries. Wanna know how much came out of my pocket?! $39! THIRTY NINE! ($30 of it was from a gift card). A month ago on an amazing sale at Albertson's I bought:
- 90 Cans of Progresso Soup
- 90 Boxes of Cereal
- 40 Boxes of Fruit Snacks
- 40 Boxes of Nature Valley Granola Bars
- 60 Tubes of Pilsbury Crescent Rolls & Cinnamon Rolls (Freezable)
- 50 Packages Pilsbury Cookie Dough
- 20 Packages of Warm Delights (Ry LOVES these)
- 50 lbs of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- 12 lbs Baby Back Ribs
- and more
Get yourself GOOD AND MARINATED in this concept and tomorrow you will be ready to move on to Step #2! See ya then!