New Years Resolution: Save More Money
Two years ago, I attended a Relief Society Activity with my Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law. It was all about how to make coupons work for you. I have to admit, I've always used coupons. I got that from my mother. However, after attending this activity I was skeptical. However, I am a total believer now. For the past two years I have been stocking up and saving bucks! Now, if you are an unbeliever, then let me change your mind.
#1 I have not spent more than $3 on name brand diapers since my baby was born. True story!! In fact, I've even gotten diapers free!!! Did you hear that? NAME BRAND! In fact, for the first 3 months after my son was born I didn't even have to buy diapers.
#2 I don't buy cereal for more than $1. And it is the good stuff!
#3 All the stuff in the picture above, I got for a total of less than $20. Did you see there are 4 packages of razors? 4!!!! And that toothpaste...was free.
#4 My husband is in to it too. You wouldn't believe some of the deals he has found. Cheap electronics, free gift cards, tickets to sporting events.
#5 I have just totaled up my 2010 coupon savings and I have saved over 60% on my groceries and toiletry items!! Now I am not a professional. I know some people can save like 80-90% on their bills. But I am totally happy with 60%. I mean come on. 60% of on diapers and formula! I'm not crying.
If that doesn't convince you....I don't think anything will.
My New Years Resolution is to cut my grocery bill into half of what I normally spend. That will be pretty interesting. I'll let you know how it goes.
Some great sites to check out to get started:
How do you save money? Give us your advice and suggestions! I'd love to read them!!