So who doesn't coupon these days? I know most all of my friends do and now my mom is even getting in on the action (the lady who never shopped sales...ever)! She calls me now to tell me about deals I need to look out for and we share coupons...never thought this would happen.
I started using Southern Savers about this time last year. Since then I shop strictly at Publix and CVS. Before couponing I shopped at Wal-Mart. I thought it would be interested to compare my grocery spending from:
May 2009 - November 2009
May 2010 - November 2010
Why May? Well Nick and I got married in April so May was when I started buying for two and we started keeping track of our spending. So here it goes:
Total spent on groceries from May 09-Nov. 09 = $3,422.54
Average Weekly Spending = $122.23
Total spent on groceries from May 10-Nov.10 = $2,599.20
Average Weekly Spending = $92.83
Thats a 24% savings...and I get to shop at Publix rather than Wal-Mart!!!
I know $30 a week doesn't seem like a lot, but multiply that times 52 weeks and I am saving about $1,560/year. I like it!
Couponing does require good bit more work and more planning, but to me the saving are worth it!