Hey guys… I’m just sitting here with C. watching Mean Girls (he’d never seen it. How is that even humanly possible?) and I’ve had one heck of a week. There were a lot of things going on behind the scenes of my life that I’m not prepared to chat about yet (don’t worry, none of it is a big deal!), but there is one thing that’s been big for me.
Money. I’m trying not to spend so much (going back to my No-Shop February idea), and one of the first places that I started to cut back was with food (and I’m not counting clothes… I’d like to pretend I was pretty responsible with clothing shopping, even though I know I’m not). – both at the grocery store and going out. One of those was easy to remedy – just stop going out to eat so often – but the other wash challenging. After all, you HAVE to eat, don’t you?
Starting in the beginning of January, I’ve been seeing how far I can stretch my grocery money with coupons, deals and bringing both together. I tweeted a couple of weeks ago about how I saved more than 50% on that week’s groceries, and this month, I’m taking it even further. I have a $200 budget for all three of us for the entire month… a BIG change from where we were before then.
We haven’t been starving either. One of the big benefits about this is being able to try new foods, like Yoplait’s Fiber One Yogurt. It’s only 50 calories per serving (which makes it great for a midday snack) and is chock-full of fiber, which helps make you feel full. I’ve even frozen a pack of the Strawberry flavor to snack a different way!
Thanks to MyBlogSpark, I was able to try Fiber One yogurt from Safeway (as well as receiving a $50 gift card to the grocery store as well). You can too… through February 9th, Safeway and its related stores are offering Fiber One 4-packs at 2/$4. But one of you can get them for free.
This giveaway is for blog followers ONLY, and will end tomorrow night (February 7, 2010) at midnight. If you win, MyBlogSpark will be sending you a $50 Safeway Gift Card! All you have to do is:
a) Follow the blog either by email, RSS or Google Friend Connect.
b) Leave a comment on this blog saying that you want the gift card (and tell me how you’re following).
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This is pretty much a 24-hour giveaway… so enter NOW! And say a big thanks to the six people who commented on the last post.
Have a great weekend!