As promised, I'm going to be posting some pics from individual shopping trips, just to give you an idea of just how much bang you can get for your buck, when you use coupons to assist in building and maintaining your stores.
We like to shop at Publix. Publix is not known for it's low prices; however, they will do instore specials regularly, which will often bring a 'too much' price down to reasonable or better range, and when you couple that with manufacturer's coupons, the savings add up. Add further still Publix coupons, and yay! Add in competitor's coupons, if you have them, and, CHA-CHING.
But, I digress... apologies.
Here, there wasn't a big CHA-CHING - just reasonable savings. This trip, we spent $62.95. Not a small amount, no. But our savings were $57.18.
Almost half, friends. That's significant to me.
Note, tho: Not pictured, and sans a coupon, was a $5.49 24pk of bottled water.
A fine example of how to stretch your dollar, period... but certainly to build your family's prep stores.