I have been encouraged by a friend to write out some of the things I’ve learned in frugal meal planning. Now I do NOT use coupons. I tried using coupons (my thoughts are here) and after 1 month, I decided this was NOT for me. I have friends who coupon and have great success with it, but I have found so much has to do with where you live and what is available.
So, I’ve put together a little e-book. It is just a pamphlet but it has all the things I’ve done to allow our family of 10 to eat (including toiletries/paper products) for $550 a month WITHOUT couponing. Some of you may find that these things are already second nature to you, and you could teach me more. Some of you may find all of this new and overwhelming information. But I’ll say what I’ve said for years (although my children, for some reason, only heard me say this recently): you eat the elephant one bite at a time.
This is a step-by-step process with prep work (using the computer is helpful) before you ever get to shop. However, there is no outlay for newspapers or coupons from the internet, no printing of coupons. If you take your time and do your homework, the rest will fall into place.
I have prayed about it and decided that, for now, I should offer this free of charge. It is a no-frills e-book without pictures or color so it is inexpensive to print out. (remember, FRUGAL is the word!) I hope you enjoy it and that it helps you on your journey to frugally feed your families!
(this is currently not available – updated version coming soon)