“Frugality is founded on the principal that all riches have limits.”
The largest increase in expenses we have seen in our budget this year are groceries and gas for the cars.
There isn't much one can do for gas prices, as the gas stations in our area are fairly similar in price and services. However, there is one location where we can get gas cheaper, and that's Hyvee.
When you purchase groceries at Hyvee, you can submit your grocery receipt to their gas station, and that entitles you to a discount on gas. This discount is determined by the amount of groceries that you purchase, so the higher the grocery bill, the higher the discount on gas.
That helps take the sting out of your grocery bill.
So, whenever I'm filling up at Hyvee on staples for my monthly grocery haul, I also fill up the car with gas. This past week, I received $.16/gal discount. That was a savings of $6.40.
Not too shabby :-)
Now if I could just get the whole "grocery coupon" thing figured out.....