I don’t know about you, but I would be happy to feed a family of two on $200 month!
Just yesterday I had posted on my personal Facebook page that I had spent two days trying to come up with a shopping list for groceries and stay in my budget of $60/week for two adults. I really detest grocery shopping because it is such a chore. Add more pressure by having a limited amount of money to shop with and then you can understand why I find it so stressful.
I had scoured my local grocery store’s weekly ad, went through my coupons, made a menu for the week – just for dinners – and finally went shopping. Even though I tried really, super hard to stay in my budgeted amount, I ended up spending $95! Of that, I had three coupons that saved me $5.97 and saved another $7.78 with the store’s Pick 5 (meats) for $19.99 deal, and bought a big bag of cat food and dog food which totaled $24.98. So, I actually spent $70 on ingredients for dinner for two for six nights and one big bag of cereal and a gallon of milk for breakfast for the week – we will eat leftovers one night and leftovers for lunch. I don’t know about you, but I think that is terrible for just two people! Everything I bought was on sale and according to my receipt I saved a total of $21, but I can’t see the savings! The really sad thing is that most of what I bought was not healthy – no fruits or veggies. I have some canned varieties on hand so I will use them.
Today while reading one of my favorite blogs, Time Warp Wife, I saw a blog post on the weekly Linky that caught my eye and clicked on it. Imagine my delight when I found a blog post from the author of a new e-book entitled “Cut It Out! How I Feed My Family of 10 for $500 a Month Without Coupons“! And even better, a giveaway for the new e-book! I contacted the author and blog owner, Kate Megill, to see if I could share her post on my blog and she graciously said yes.
Cut It Out! is a book that shares my journey as a stay-at-home mom with eight children learning how to economize to stay within our budget. I spend $500 a month on groceries for my family. I have an additional $50 a month for toiletries and paper products, but there are some months where that additional $50 is not available. ~ Kate Megill, author
I don’t believe in coincidence . . . I believe in divine intervention. God sent that post to me at the perfect time. A time when I would be open to learn something new. I can’t wait to read this new e-book and apply the lessons to my life. Plus, the thought of never having to dig through piles of coupons has me sold!
Cut It Out will be available for purchase July 30th. During the first five days of the book launch you can purchase the book for only $1.99! After that the cost will be $3.99, which is still very affordable!
If you would like to learn more and enter a giveaway to win a copy of this e-book for yourself click on this link: http://teachingwhatisgood.com/book-launch-coming-a-giveaway/ You can read the first page of Chapter 1 of the book and then scroll down for the giveaway.