So, lately I'm having an internal game about how much I can save on my groceries. Yesterday I saved 59% (total before coupons and sales was 124, total after was 51). Today I only saved 33% and I am feeling like a total loser (although I bought some hamburger that was marked down since it was yesterday's, so I don't think that showed-up as the sale price.
Anyway, I'm finding a little too much joy when I save over 50% (50% is my goal, when I surpass it I'm just elated).
How do I do it, you might ask?
I rarely buy stuff that is full-price. I shop a local produce store for the things that aren't on a good sale at the grocery store. For everything else I buy a lot when it is on sale (let's not even talk the jubilation when it's on sale WITH a coupon). I want the sale to be at least 50% off before I actually stock-up.... plus I've been using the grocery website on my sidebar, it's helped a lot.
Hopefully it can help you guys too.
I find a lot of women who find a lot of joy in finding clothes on sale, but then go through the grocery store grabbing whatever they need off the shelves -- when it's the weekly grocery store trips that can truly save you the dough!