Monday, August 25, 2008

Why I LOVE LOVE LOVE Frugal Shopping!

This is why I love what I have learned from all my frugal bloggy friends!
Guess how much I paid for all this stuff? $25.61!!!!
That's a total savings of $71.94!
It's been a little over a year since I started reading MoneySavingMom, and boy, have I learned a thing or two about saving, spending wisely, etc.
This haul is a combination of my shopping at CVS and Publix today. The biggest excuse I hear against shopping frugally is that it takes to long to plan and print/clip coupons. Ok, so to blow away that excuse I spent less than an hour planning/printing coupons on this trip. So how many of those people that give me that excuse get paid $71.94 an hour???
Another excuse I hear a lot is that coupons make people buy things they don't need. Ok, out of all that stuff up in the picture (wish you could see it in person!), maybe the only thing I don't need is the fizzy energy drink stuff from CVS (which is free after ECB's this week, by the way)!
The most annoying excuse I hear is that coupons are for poor people or "needy" people. First of all, who in this world does not need anything??? Secondly, look at the stuff I bought. ALL name brand stuff (except for my Publix water, hehe). ALL good quality stuff. I don't feel "poor" or "needy" at all. In fact, I feel very blessed!
The Bible says to "give credit to whom credit is due." So I have to thank Money Saving Mom for all she's taught me, along with The Centsible Sawyer and Sarah at Fiddledeedee.* These ladies are the ones that do all the hard work, so we don't have to!
Thank God for good friends and for always providing MORE than enough!
*For some reason, Blogger is not allowing me to add links at the moment, but all of the links to these sites are on my sidebar - just scroll down a little!
For more Frugal Friday ideas, head over to Biblical Womanhood!


Denise Sawyer said...

Thanks for the plug and I am glad I could help!

The "Cent"sible Sawyer

Sherry said...

They are definitely a blessing to help with frugalness and getting more for our money! :D

Shynea said...

All of the sites that you have listed are great. I frequent both Money Saving Mom and The Censtable Sawyer on a daily basis. Between the two of them, I have managed to cut my grocery budget almost in half. I use to think that CVS was so overpriced. That was until I found out how to work the ECB program. I have to buy stuff that I don't use in order to roll over my ECBs, but I just donate it or give it away to family that will use it. You had a great shopping trip. I can't believe you got all of that for under $30.

Michelle said...

It does take too long sometimes to cut and clip or print coupons....

My secret? I let my kids do them. Ha! They enjoy doing it as much as anything.