I haven’t posted for the past few days. I am embarrassed. You see, I failed on a SNAP budget. I truly thought I could do it. Not only did I think I could do it, I thought it would be fairly easy. HA! I laugh at myself.
Three days into it and I tossed in the towel. While it’s true that weekly I don’t usually spend more than $150-$175 at the grocery store, every 4-6 weeks I stock up on things at COSTCO. Moreover, we eat out once or twice a week -never anything fancy, pizza or sub sandwiches, but not meals that I count in my grocery budget. It makes a difference. We were not off by lots of money but we were off by enough. It got complicated and frustrating and I quit. I am feeling very fortunate that I could just quit.
This experiment not only made it clear to me how hard it is to be on food stamps, it also made me realize how important food banks that can supplement SNAP are and why couponing for good is in fact, a good idea.
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I did not find any great couponing freebies this past week but am hoping there will be some good ones in the ads tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted. Remember, the food banks need us!
Peace Out Coupon Scout!