It’s Wednesday and I’m continuing with my weekly posts of reader’s questions. This week, Peggy Nunn wants to know what my best money saving effort was in 2015 with coupons. She also wants to know if I make my menus from the coupons that I cut or do I have a list that I look for?
Well, I’ll tell you as most of my readers know, I’m always running behind. Gracie keeps me going to and from and I don’t know which way is up from down. Most days, I don’t know what day it is.
This is the way I do my list and shopping. We all, Michael and Gracie included, write down exactly what we want all during the week. It may be things we are out of or just things that we are craving. Then I also write down things that are necessities, things they know nothing about lol. I print off coupons as I find them all during the week (and month really) and Gracie cuts them for me on the weekends. I then take the coupons with me to Wal-Mart on the items that I will be buying.
I live in a small town. We only have Wal-Mart and a small grocery store. I prefer to shop at Wal-Mart because of the prices and selection. I also like to shop at Wal-Mart because of their savings catcher (By the way, I don’t get anything for you downloading that). Have you heard of it? You can either use it as an app or you can type your receipt in manually on your computer. I save up my money until I have a saved $100 then transfer it to my Blue Bird card and then use it at Wal-Mart on my next bill of groceries.
So, actually, Wal-Mart has done the best money saving for me this year and all I have to do is scan my receipt! I just started in January 2015 and I have loved every minute of it! So, I encourage all of you to download that app or just use it on your computer because it is well worth it.
As far as menu planning, I don’t. I don’t menu plan. I’m so bad! We just pull stuff out of the freezer, mainly whatever Gracie says she wants for supper, we have. I’m terrible at menu planning. I need to work on it, I know. I wish I had it all together but I just don’t and most of the time Gracie has me just wore slap OUT! We are extremely lucky to have a cooked meal most days.
Anyway, download Wal-Mart savings catcher and print all these coupons that I post because they are extremely useful to me! Also, if you have any questions that you like for me to TRY to answer, just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org