Thursday, October 14, 2010

Price Match Princess

Yes, I have become one of those.  And I even clip coupons!  If you are in line after me, you will probably wait longer than the average time as I spout out the price of each item and the clerk enters them.  I make a list of the things I buy that are on sale in the ads every week.  Then I buy only those things unless I NEED an item.  I plan my meals around those items.  It has been saving me HUNDREDS of dollars.  Literally.

I used to spend anywhere from $160 to $200 weekly for groceries.  For the last 2 months I have been diligently price-matching and using my coupons and spending anywhere from $70 to $150 every week. 

I get some attitude from clerks sometimes, but I don't care.  Money is money and I save where I can.  I have found little ways to save lots of money over the last couple of years when I used to work at home.  Grocery shopping was a tremendous bill and even an extra $50 makes a difference long-term.  I have not been great with money previously.  I have had to train myself to be thrifty which has taken years.  The changes I have made have had a tremendous impact on my household budget and my stress as well.