Today was one of those days where a trip to the grocery store was necessary due to the complete lack of food in our home. I prepared for the trip like a Girl Scout troop preparing for a camping trip. I took stock of what was in the pantry and refrigerator. A game plan for upcoming meals was mapped out. The coupon organizer was poured through and assisted in the creation of the seemingly never-ending list that was developing. After a quick check in with my husband to make sure I had what he needed written on the list, I grabbed my keys, reusable bags, the bag of coupons and the checklist and headed out the door.
I love going grocery shopping in the middle of a weekday because there is less people to try and maneuver around in the aisles. I try my best to organize my list in order of how the store is mapped out so I don't forget anything, but in evidently I always have to double back for something I missed. With the quickness and concentration of a Jedi I moved through the aisles plucking items off shelves and tossing them into the cart. With a sense of accomplishment I crossed things off the list with gusto. At last I approached the checkout lane and proceeded to load up the conveyor belt with all my purchases.
Now comes the best moment - how much did I save in coupons? Each time I grocery shop like this I feel like it is a challenge to myself to save as much as possible with coupons from the Sunday paper. With great satisfaction today's total savings just from coupons was $14!