June 28, 2012
My husband has heart disease, plus he had a stroke about 5 years ago. We were in our mid-fifties when all of this started happening and he couldn’t work for years. We were on a very, very strict budget where much of our money went toward medical expenses.
My daughters had been using coupons for years in order to be “at home” moms and so I asked them to show me how to do it. There was only so much money for food and gas in the budget, and since fuel prices were rising, food had to be the resource that we had to tighten up on since that part of the budget was not going to change.
Now, there are two of us and a dog at home. We eat all of our meals at home, so we can shop sales and do some stockpiling. When I first began using coupons, I shopped at difference grocery stores and I saved from 35% to 50% on my early trips.
THEN, I “discovered” Publix. I shop every two weeks at Publix, now, and I spend between $50 and $60 every two weeks and bring home between $120 and $150 worth of groceries and personal care items. I can even afford to fill up a couple of bags for our local food pantry every month (which I couldn’t do before I started using coupons and shopping at Publix).
My daughter, here in Georgia, and myself think that “PUBLIX ROCKS!” And my two daughters in Cincinnati, wish they had a Publix too!
Thanks for sharing your story, Linda! I think I can safely say that we all agree…Publix DOES rock!!
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