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We will be increasing from a family of 5 to 6 soon and I have to find a way to decrease our spending. The whole idea of using cupons is confusing and very overwhelming to me. We spend $800+ a month on groceries alone and I have no idea how much we are spending on other items. I live about 10 minutes from the home base of Wal-Mart so there is not much in grocery competition for them. There is one other mom and pop store but their prices are almost double what Wal-Mart charges. There is a Walgreen's and Target within 30 minutes for non food items. Where in the world do I start?
Mom to Jakob (10), Jarrett (9), and Elijah (4) and Tyler. (7 months) DH Cody
**always remembering my 3 angels*
First of all welcome!!
I will admit that using coupons can be confusing at first but once you start using them it does get easier. I would recommend to learn the coupon policies for the store(s) you plan on shopping at. Check it out at: Walmartstores.com: Walmart Coupon Policy
I've found that groceries and household are the easiest places to save, but the best advice I received was to start small and go gradually. If you try and jump in over your head, you're likely to just get discouraged and give up altogether! Choose a couple of areas and build up from there
Great advice, ladies!!! When I shop at Walmart, I do save the most money when I price match. This is a GREAT tool you can use to get low prices. I've price matched a bunch of grocery stores before, CVS, Staples, Office Max...
I agree about knowing your store's coupon policy and for Walmart, their ad match policy. I didn't realize for a while that they price match produce, and this has saved us a bunch. Staying organized and taking it slow really helped me. Don't be afraid to ask us questions - We are here to help!