2009 was a year that was filled with lots of change for us. Our journey only started at the very beginning of 2009 when after 2 layoffs, a reduced salary and growing tuition bills, we took a very drastic measure to reduce our debt. We slashed every expense we could, including our $13,000 a year grocery bill. I will never forget the day, it was the first Sunday in January, and like this Sunday, there were 5 inserts in the Sunday paper. I sent my husband to the store to buy 4 copies. He thought I was nuts at the time, but I promised that I had something up my sleeve. Having read and read about the “new” way of couponing, unlike the lady with the little coupon envelope, this was going to rock our world. And so it did. My hope is that by the end of 2010 we will be closer to becoming debt free.
Having only started to keep track of my grocery savings in March, I am not yet able to give a true one year savings total, but in a few short months the grand total will be announced. All I know is, up till now, it’s been quite a lot of money saved. My hope for all of you is that you will also be able to save as I have. I hope that LRWC has provided you many opportunities to save with grocery shopping, holiday shopping, birthday presents, clothing and with tons of great deals.
This site has been an exciting adventure for me and I’m touched at how many people have found it, use it, interact on it and well, of course, save with it. I thank you for spreading the word and I hope you will continue to let others know so we can grow even more.
I have some things brewing for the new year. Things that will help make you a better shopper, saver, and well… just more organized. So I hope you’ll stick around and check back here often for the many deals, coupons, ideas and any other things I find myself posting up on this crazy site.
I wish you the best, the happiest, the frugalist and a year filled with savings in 2010.
Happy New Year!