Frugality for the Glory of God and Blessings for My Family

Being frugal always sounded like a hardship to me, dull, lifeless, medieval, but in an effort to see if we can live on less, I’ve decided to pursue using coupons in my shopping. A friend showed me a free e-book at to get me started. I also read blogs on how shoppers purchased $200 worth of groceries and household supplies for $10. I was amazed. But was it something I could do? How much time would this take? Would it work for our family?

After reading how to use coupons effectively I decided to give it a try. I used for pointers and headed off to the store. In my first trip I saved $50 and was inspired! That was five weeks ago. I am not a pro but I am continuing to learn. I am also having to make the choice between a “good deal” and what is needed. I don’t want to be consumed by the pursuit of saving but I do want to use the resources God has provided wisely.

Today I purchased $13.21 of product for $0.26! The trip would have been free but the cashier said the system would not take my last coupon for $1.50. I was ok with that. The picture of my purchase won’t look impressive but to pay $0.05 for five items and no sales tax is pretty cool. It is also items we use and one gift (the candy).


Total Cost: $0.26

I am rejoicing in God’s kindness in the bargain. He has encouraged me that there is a way to save money and still meet the needs of my family and give gifts.

What an awesome God I serve!

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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking. In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

5 thoughts on “Frugality for the Glory of God and Blessings for My Family

  1. If you haven’t already, you should talk with Nikki R. The gals in Titusville have been doing this a lot lately. I know Nikki has gotten some tips and ideas from her mom and friends.

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  3. Jenny uses The Grocery Game, and has done several shopping trips to CVS. She’s brought home receipts saying, “I just got $85 work of groceries for $20!”

    This is fantastic stuff!

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