As a SAHM, I feel it's my responsibility to stretch our dollars as far as they can be stretched. I'm trying to do this by:
- maximizing BOGO deals at Publix
- store brands vs. name brands
I plan the remainder of our shopping list for the daily needs like cereals, breads and such around the specials and coupons. I clip coupons from the Sunday paper and print them from afullcup.com We love Arnold multi-grain bread so when it is BOGO, we buy 4 or 6 loaves and put them in the freezer. For splurge items like frozen yogurt or frozen pizza (we usually keep one on hand for crazy schedule nights), if they're not on sale, we don't buy them. For necessary items not on sale or for which I have no coupons, I always buy store brand.
On Our Way to Being Debt Free!
both cars - August 2009 PAID!
credit card - August 2009 PAID!
personal loan - July 2010 PAID!
credit card - April 2011 PAID! (a month earlier than our goal)
personal loan - goal
credit card- goal