Thursday, July 29, 2010

Week 2 playing the Grocery Game

Even though I don't have a 12 week stock pile of coupons as suggested,I have started to see the big deal behind the site. Last night my grocery bills went down from 78 dollars to 41. Two weeks ago I would have spent the 78 dollars. I got a few things for Free, which completely amazes me. I got free batteries, deodorant, and two boxes of whole fruit bars for free. I love it.

I just made a back to school shopping list for Walmart.
Elmers Glue Sticks $.25 (4 packs)
Composition Books $.25 (4)
Crayola crayons 24 pack $.25 (4)
Dixon No. 2 Yellow Pencils 10 pack $.50 (4)
1 inch Economy 3 ring Binder $.75 (8)
Crayola Colored Pencils $1 a 12 pack (2)
Crayola Markers $1 (2)
Page tabs 2 different colors
Index cards (2)
Copier paper (2 packs)
Highlighter
Sticky notes
Ruler (2)

I really really want a laminator, but I will have to wait for a different pay check. :)
Scotch(TM) Thermal Laminator 15.5 in x 6.75 in x 3.75 in 2 roller system (TL901)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ancient China

Today we learned about Ancient China. The girls were very interested in the Terra Cotta Warriors. They couldn't get enough so we looked up some cool pictures online and watched a video.


Now my youngest wants to visit China and see it for herself. She can't believe all of those clay men are not 3 inches tall.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day 1 of the Grocery Game

Recently, our bank began to do analysis how we spend money. I was shocked at how much we spent on groceries. We never really budgeted for groceries or used coupons. To top it off we are brand loyalists and we do little shopping trips daily instead of one big trip.

Out of desperation I began a search for ways to saving money and I ran across Grocery Game and Coupon Mom. Coupon Mom doesn't list my state so I started my free trial at Grocery Game. After watching the video, I realize maybe I should have waiting to start after saving up the coupons in the Sunday's papers. I can't really start saving too much with only one week of coupons, even with the online coupons available.

That hasn't turned me off of the site. I still got a rush looking though my list and seeing all the groceries that I could get for over %50 off or even free. The stuff on the list is stuff I typically buy anyway. My husband is picking up a Sunday Paper so I can start playing the real game soon.