So in light of some changes in my wife and my self's lives, we are finding ourselves in this economy budgeting very tightly. In the past few weeks we have been posting our grocery shopping results on every one's favorite social networking site. As a result, some people have been telling us to start a blog talking about our grocery and budgeting strategies, so here it is! This blog is just to introduce our "way of life" and try to deter anyone who has a "passionate" dislike for some of our methods or locations for shopping. I understand everyone has opinions but I don't want this blog to turn into one of those ones I have seen where comments turn into attacks and arguments over things. This blog is for people to get ideas and resources for saving a little extra money. So below is the general idea of what is to follow in future blogs.
- We shop at Walmart. I understand some people do not like Walmart, and some even refuse to shop there. We would love to shop elsewhere, and we have done our weekly trips to Safeway, Target, and Savemart, but the results have always been cheaper at Walmart. We don't always buy Walmart brand either, but that will be elaborated on in future blogs.
- We don't always Coupon. We don't get the newspaper so we don't clip coupons, but I am a member of a few of the online coupon websites. We also don't buy things because we have a coupon, we buy things we already needed and have a coupon for it.
- Many of our weekly menus are made up of a second night of leftovers from the first night. As a family of two it is hard to make a meal for only one night without cutting recipes in half. We don't mind eating leftovers but some people do.