So one of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to learn to be more frugal. Other than buying the cheapest thing at the store, or only buying clothes on clearance or basically just not buying anything at all.. I have no concept of being frugal. I think it's especially important now to make the dollar stretch and make the most out of it when there isn't a whole lot of it to go around! That said, the first thing I though I could definitely improve on was my grocery bill. I've been paying attention to sales and going through the coupons that come in the mail and have actually found some great deals! At least I think they are. I mean, even if the coupone is for only a dollar off, that's a dollar I don't have to pay for AND if I use several of those.. that's several dollars I don't have to pay for. I found a new website, www.redplum.com. This company sends out the coupon books in the mail, I'm not sure if everyone gets this or just my area... don't know. Anyway, all you couponers will have to visit it and tell me what you think. I've found better deals with the coupon booklets that come in the mail, but I guess it doesn't hurt to take a look at it before I go shopping.
Also, my first answer to when I want to learn anything new is to go read a book about it. Is that weird?! I haven't had a chance to do that yet, but I'm asking for tips and tricks of the trade for those of you masters at being frugal!