Back when I was B-R-O-K-E, I always paid retail price for nearly everything. It was one of the key reasons we were broke.
Now, I am always looking for a deal because it MAXIMIZES every dollar I earn. Over the past year, I have been blown away by how much money can be saved on groceries by using coupons and matching them with discounted products.
Here are some of my recent shopping trips (I shared these real-time on Twitter):
- Publix Bill: $36.15 Paid: $12.95
- Bloom Bill: $45.60 Paid: $14.13
- Bloom Bill: $60.95 Paid: $17.73
- Publix Bill: $29.74 Paid: $8.13
- Publix Bill: $35.00 Paid: $11.00
Here is an example that I had today at Publix. I bought Blueberry Special K cereal because it was BOGO (buy one, get one free). Publix does not force me to purchase two of the items – it is really 50% off. Instead of $3.99, the product became $1.99. I had a $1 off coupon. That made the box of cereal 75% off – $0.99! You CAN do this! Maximize your money!
Our team (specifically – The Saving Freak) has developed a workshop called the Saving Freak Workshop that we are taking throughout the nation over the next year. It shows people how to save money on nearly everything they buy. If you are interested in having this class at your business, community center, chamber of commerce, or church – CONTACT our team HERE. There are several spots still available in the next month and a half!
FYI – We are hosting our own event in Mooresville, NC on 11/23/2009 at 6:30PM.