How Much Can I Save in a Year? Update!

So let me preface this post with an excuse.  Being pregnant has definitely disrupted our current savings and shopping within a budget....especially at the grocery store! One of the major things I've dealt with in the first trimester is food aversions.  (Which is so, so weird for someone that loves food so much and has never been a picky eater.)  Our March grocery shopping trips consisted of dragging myself to the store with Justin and him putting things in the cart based on my reaction.  Ha! No energy for coupons...and it's hard to create a solid grocery list when you have to just buy what sounds good.  So enough of the excuses...here's my whopping savings from March!

March Savings 

2011 Total Savings

Best of Savings

I had 71% savings at a Walgreens trip early this month.  I was able to purchase $21.96 worth of items for $6.47.  Basically, I was able to purchase a tube of toothpaste, gum, face wash, and another face cleaning item for $2.52 less than what just one of the face wash products would have cost.  Amazing!

A Little Savings Tidbit

Don't beat yourself up if you have a bad savings trip, or week, or month.  Life happens...and you have to keep things in perspective.  This month, it was more important to me that I feed this little one something...and keep my body from getting sick...than making sure I really watched our grocery budget.

I also have to share that it was hilarious to see Justin's reaction to our shopping trips.  He was shocked the first time we went to the grocery this month and I had no coupons.  He was so excited I "let him" buy whatever he wanted to (because, let's be honest, I wasn't going to fix anything for dinner) that he even told our family about how our grocery trips were.  However, after seeing our budget double this month, I think he now understands better just why I enjoy using coupons...and just how helpful they can be!

Now it's your turn! Grab the button and link up below with a deals post of your own.  Whether its an update on your savings so far this year or just a great trip you had with great savings! Anything goes! Also, make sure to go check out Thankfully Thrifty to see how Ashleigh's savings are going so far this year!

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  1. Ha! I hear that. Don't sweat it. And I hate food aversions! I had one to chicken. And first trimester and the last month are soo exhausting it's hard to cook! I cooked my first post-baby meal last night, and I still feel so proud! :)
    I love Walgreens trips!
    Thankfully Thrifty :)

  2. great wisdom on that! sometimes not "saving" money really means youve saved more since you didn't have to spend anything, ha. and I've got to learn how to shop at Walgreens, I'm impressed by your trip!


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