There is one among us who is a superior saver. She is my high school friend and regular community member New Mom! I am on Facebook with New Mom and almost every day she posts some new fantastic deal she has found. She also has shared photos of products that she bought and then asked friends to guess how much she spent. So I thought it would be fun for us to play the same game: How much did New Mom spend on these groceries?
Write your answers below and then check back at noon and I will add to this post how much New Mom spent and some of her favorite sites for saving.
Update: Here is the grand total from New Mom: $19!! She saved more than $30 on that trip.
“I haven’t saved my receipts, but one time I did the math and estimate that we spend between $75-$100/week total on household stuff, including diapers (for a family of 4)! But seriously, I can’t take credit for it, I just find the deals that others have already found, ya know? www.southernsavers.com, www.groupon.com/atlanta are my favorites, but I also watch www.woot.com (thanks Clark Howard!) and www.amazon.com for their daily specials. actually posts all kinds of deals found all over, in addition to all of the weekly ads, so you really can check the one site for so much.”
I think KMM guessed the closest at $18.45. Congratulations KMM! I have no prizes to give but just know you’re a savvy shopper!
New Mom tell us where you got the stuff and how you did it — coupons, BOGO, whatever.
Guys if you want to play this game more often you can just send me photos of your shopping trips, how much you spent, how much you saved and how you did it. We can play each week if you want! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(We have two topics today. Look for the second topic.)