>> Monday, January 7, 2013
How many of you have on your New Year's resolution list to cut back your grocery bill? I don't know many of us who always stick to their budget and spend exactly what they have allotted each month. I try to be really vigilant in this, but even last year I went over my budget an average of $75 each month. Not bad, considering that includes all of my huge case lot shopping trips, but I still am hoping to cut that back even a little more this year. There are few of us in today's economy that have an excess of money floating around to spend on groceries. If you are like me, you have a hundred other things you want to spend money on, other than groceries.
So, this year, let's all work together to keep our budget's under control, our grocery shopping trips to a minimum and save money so we can do super-duper fun things this year like vacation, more family outings, save money for a rainy day, etc.
How do you save money you say?? Well, Deals to Meals of course! :) Besides not wanting to spend a lot of money on groceries, many of us probably have goals to spend more time with our families. This means we need to spend less time looking through ads, grocery shopping, cooking, etc. Our service helps you save time doing all of these things as well!
Today I logged into Deals to Meals at 10:10, went through the weekly meal planner, chose those meals I wanted to make for the next 10 days, and then clicked on the items from the weekly deals that I needed for my menu planner (plus a few extras like eggs, yogurt, bread, etc.). I printed off my list and was out the door driving to Walmart by 10:30. Price matching is a breeze using our Deals to Meals sheets, I got all of the items I needed that were on sale (mostly cereal this week...we were completely out. Ah!), produce and meat for my meal planner and were back home in less than one hour. I saved over $50 at Walmart and was back home to get my son off to the bus for Kindergarten. Now that is saving time!! I even threw dinner in the crock pot with my thawed chicken and voila! Shopping is done, I saved a lot of money, dinner is cooking and my husband will be a happy camper that I will stay within my budget this month! A win-win for everyone.
Here is my 'loot' I picked up today at Walmart doing my twice a month shopping trip. Cereal, cheese and chicken were my main stock up goals this week. Thankfully they were all on sale, which made for a fun and successful shopping trip. Yay!
PLEASE email me if you have any questions about how our service works. I know I need to do a video tutorial to help people know how it works but with 5 kids, running this business, there is little time to breathe, let alone make a video. So, please know you can email me with any questions you many have about our service. I am here to help you save money any way I can! (Shandra@dealstomeals.com)