Just realized, I never let you all know how the whole price matching and meal plan for the month went. Well I think it went fabulous! It took a while and I am SO THANKFUL I didn't have the Mover with me, but it was good! I am not going to give you a major rundown of everything I bought but my cart was full- hard to push kind of full. And I spend $135! That is not bad! So when I went back and tried to figure out how much I saved it was about 25-30 dollars. Which I am super happy with that. Also I learned that every Wal-Mart is different and ours is really laid back. She didn't even ask to check the ads or anything. She just was helpful and patient.
Here is what I learned:
1. Take the time to circle everything in the ads that you may buy if it is cheaper than that Wal-Mart.
2. On the grocery list - next to the price matched item, some how mark it and but the name of the store you are price matching with (that was the most consuming time wise because I did not do this).
3. Try to go at a less busy time of day if possible. I had no one behind me and it really help my nervousness.
4. It feels super good to leave the grocery store happy!
Now as long as I stick to the meal plan this should last us a few weeks, minus milk and those staple things and a few little things here and there. Whhooo hoo!
If you try it in your area, let me know it goes. I am sure you big town peeps out there can save even more!