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Lately I’ve been sort of catching a show about extreme couponing. I have to give some of these people some credit, but I honestly think some tend to go way overboard with it.
Just to be fair, for a few months I’ve clipped coupons, made lists and made even meal plans up to see if I could at least make a semi dent on my grocery bill. It was an ultimate fail.
I ended up going way over my budget and it wasn’t worth the time and frustration for me to do this. Unless I find a coupon that I know I can use right then, and save money on a product I think I’m leaving the extreme stuff to others.
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Meal planning, writing lists and going to the grocery store are things that I really despise doing. I’m not a meal planning type of person until recently when I heard of Menu Planning from Emeals. Once I clicked on the site and read what they could do for me, I was hooked and indeed want to try this method and find out if this will make me actually kind of enjoy going to the grocery store.
With this method of meal planning and shopping, one can eat everything from classic meals, to gluten free meals, all of which have been planned out according to one’s lifestyle and eating habits. There are other meal types to choose from also, depending on what a person usually wants to eat and what they like.
The folks at Emeals send everything needed right to our mail box, and it includes the meal plan, recipes, a detailed grocery list with the perks of coupons and weekly specials from the stores near us plus more. For me, this method would be a dream come true. There are lots of savings and just to have someone help with meal planning and lists would be an added value and a great service.
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I have survived nearly all day so far with no April Fool pranks pulled on me. By now, my family knows do NOT tell me things on this day that aren’t true, and don’t pull any pranks that jump start my heart.
I’ve always disliked April 1st because of this silly tradition of jokes, pranks and actual fibs. To me, it isn’t funny. Also since April is finally here I like to enjoy the fact that in one more month or so, I can start on the yard and gardens! It’s still too chilly for me to be outside, and with the whole family in various stages of colds, I can’t afford to catch one also. Yes, I know…they say colds are viruses. I don’t care. I think it comes from not wearing the proper attire when out in the cold.
I’ve ordered a whole lot of really very strange flower and veggie seeds this year. Just for the heck of it. I’m especially looking forward to the eatables that I have coming soon. It should be a good summer for redoing a lot of my beds with more new things!
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The thing I dread most is going to the grocery store. I used to love grocery shopping and now I find it a very hard thing to do because of the economy. Feeding a family of five on a very small budget would have been easy for me about five years ago, but now it is something that I have to be so careful that it takes all the fun out of shopping.
I’ve been clipping coupons for the first time in years and being very frugal about what I am buying. As everyone else in my situation, it takes some doing to feed a large family in a healthy manner when one is trying hard to save money but get the best value. It indeed takes some imagination and strategy. What I can’t stand, is going to more than two stores to get great deals but it’s how it has to be done.
Today I keep looking at the clock and telling myself that it is time to get it in gear and just go. Procrastination isn’t going to feed the crew, so armed with coupons and grocery store fliers I’m just about ready to go try to find good deals at the market.
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Thinking that by going really early to the stores I needed to, to get everything I needed for Thanksgiving dinner, stores would be less of a mad house and also less crowded. I was terribly wrong. Armed with lists, coupons and flyers and what I thought was a clear plan for shopping, I headed out very early this morning. Earlier than I think anyone has ever seen me get up, dressed and leave the house. I thought, “Heck yes, I’ve got a jump on this” as I walked to my truck.
Wrong. Once at the first store just trying to find a parking spot even semi close to the doors was impossible. I had to walk for what seemed a mile, all the while trying to write exactly what number aisle I was in and which parking space also, down on my list.
In the store, it was a mad house. I have to admit that people were cheerful for the most part, and even though there were times when there were near collisions, I did get what I needed, for the most part. Later today, I’ll pick up what I missed.
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