A little coupon/budget guidance needed
Hi everyone! A little history – I started couponing about a year ago when my husband went back to school and I was completely bored and needed a hobby in the evenings, plus I needed to start saving money because the career change was also going to mean a pay-cut for him.
In the beginning I was very diligent about couponing – I would do matchups for all of the local stores and I would make my lists and I would go to all of the local stores. I saved a lot of money and built up quite a stockpile.
Over the past few months (shortly after he finished school), I found myself slacking and only going to one store. I also found myself not really wanting to lug that giant 4” binder around, so I would pull out coupons I thought I’d use and leave the binder in the car.
Since I’m not going to all the stores I was before, I find myself grocery shopping once a week spending on average $75 per visit. That may not seem like a lot per week – but – there are only 2 of us in our family.
Any advice for getting back in the swing of couponing?
How often do you guys grocery shop? Once a week, once a month?
Also, I really need help starting a budget because I feel like $300 a month for 2 people is really high – even if a lot of it consists of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Any suggestions? Anything?
Thanks in advance!!