2 Fish and 5 Loaves of Bread

Many of most posts of late have been regarding my shopping experiences. I have have been doing this in an effort to share my experiences in learning to become a better steward over the money God has blessed my family with.

I am learning more about the concept of couponing which has enabled me to use grocery budget more effectively. Coupons have allowed me to get 2x more groceries with the same budget I was spending in September 2008.

My goal is to buy more with less, so that I can give more of what I save.

I have taken all of the basic steps to slash my grocery budget and have really been pleased with the results. It wasn’t as hard as I thought.

I began by shopping at Rite-Aid and taking advantage of their SCR which allowed me to get up to 100% cash back on my purchases.

Next, I added the CVS ECB shopping technique to my shopping trips. I began by reading about the $5 CVS Challenge hosted by Alyssa at Keeping the Kingdom First. Then I went on my very first CVS trip.

Then, I began using coupons. This has been one of the single most cost affective way to allow me to feed my family foods that wouldn’t normally fit into our budget.

Finally, I cleared a shelf in my pantry specifically for gathering non-perishable items to give to local food pantries. This is the underlying reason why I want to learn to be a better steward over our food budget. I am certain that God can take my tiny food budget and use it to feed more than just my family of six.

So, there you have it. Is there anything specific that you’d like for me to share regarding pantry stocking? Leave a question or comment.


  1. Melinda says

    I have learned so much from your blog, not just about your couponing but also about staying on budget, stocking up, etc. One of our goals for this new year is also to slash our spending. I’m excited to keep reading about your progress.


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