I want to welcome all of you who have stopped by Cincinnati Cents after seeing the segment on Fox 19 this week. It is my mission to provide my readers with tips for frugal living, lowering your weekly grocery bill, and helping you stretch your dollars and cents.
For those of you who are new to Cincinnati Cents, I’d like to take a moment to highlight the features that I post each week on this site. Every weekend, I post the best deals for a number of stores – Aldi, CVS, Kroger, Meijer, and Walgreens. The deals are listed in bold, with the applicable coupons listed directly beneath the item. The final price – what you would expect to pay after the coupons are applied – is posted in italics.
At the beginning of each week, I post our family’s weekly menu plan. I strive to serve our family well-balanced meals that are both nutritious and frugal in nature. Typically, my menus center around the items that are on sale at our local stores. I try to include recipes whenever possible for the meals that I mention throughout the month.
Towards the end of the each week, I post my personal week in review – highlighting the grocery purchases I’ve made throughout the course of the week. I calculate the original cost, my savings with coupons, and the total I actually paid out of pocket. I like to keep it real with these posts, and show how our family runs on a grocery budget of $50-$60 per week. It also serves to motivate me, as it holds me accountable for what I’ve spent each week.
In addition to these regular posts, I work to hunt down the best bargains, coupons, and freebies that are available each week. It is my hope that by sharing my personal stories, financial goals, and frugal tips, I can help others save money as well.
Feel free to wander around the site and check out the best deals for this week, including a rare B1G1 Free Chipotle coupon, free Finish Dishwashing Detergent at Target, and free Land ‘O Lakes Margarine at Kroger. If you have a question or are wondering how to begin the whole couponing process, feel free to shoot me an e-mail (katie at cincinnati cents dot com).