Monday, December 15, 2008

and a new hobby is born

I love you Albertsons!

Thanks to Albertsons I scored all of this this week for only $11.17 for a total savings of $60.58 (there's even a second can of frosting missing from the picture).

Besides a toddler, a husband, a job, a primary and the holidays to explain my recent absence from blogging, a major culprit is actually a new hobby that I have recently picked up (as if I don't have enough already)... I have delved into the glorious world of COUPONING!!!

I decided to start clipping coupons with the goal in mind to save some money on groceries. I knew going into this that it could be time consuming, but what I never knew is how addicting it would be! The first time I saved $80 in one transaction I got this rush of adrenaline that took me by surprise!

I have a friend who gave me an idea of how to start (thanks for your help Leah!) and after spending a lot of time on I figured out a system that works for me and I love it! Since then, Albertsons has become my new best friend.

And the best part besides the incredible savings?....drum roll please.... I have only resorted to Walmart once (out of necessity) in the past three months. Hallelujah.