Most of you know who Stephanie Nelson is. If you have been in the coupon business for long you have probably heard of her (The Coupon Mom), her website (Coupon Mom), or her charity (Cut Out Hunger). The Coupon Mom has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, and Extra to show people her strategic shopping strategy. Lucky for us she released a new book this month!
I think my favorite part about her book is that she shows people how they can save money no matter what their personality type and savings strategy is. It reminded me of my Coupons 101 post where I break down three different time investments and how much you can save using each one. Not everybody wants to spend mountains of time, but the option is there. Most people are willing to spend a little bit of time if they see the rewards.
According to Coupon Mom there are Busy shoppers who could save 20-25% on their shopping trip with just 5 minutes of planning. There are Rookie shoppers who can save 40-50% on their shopping trip by learning how to combine programs. There are also Varsity shoppers who can save 60-70% on their bill by “cherry-picking” the best bargains.
Coupon Mom even included a chapter on Organic shopping! That is getting more and more popular and many people do not even realize you can save on organics. She also goes into the drugstores and how shopping at them before you actually need the products can save you tons of money.
One of my favorite things about Coupon Mom is her charity, Cut Out Hunger. On her website and in her book she talks about giving back your stockpile and grocery finds to local food pantries, women’s shelters, and humane societies. You will find that often times the wishlist for these groups includes pasta, pasta sauce, boxed meals, canned goods, etc. Soon you will grow to realize that these are the items that you can find most often for free! Coupon Mom realized that too. She started Cut Out Hunger at her church when she taught a group of women how to strategically shop so they could also fill the local food pantry.
The Coupon Mom’s book is a great read. It is perfect for the beginner shopper and it will even teach a few things to those who think they know it all. At only $15 it is a smart investment in your future. Actually it is only $9 at Amazon right now!
Of course you can always win a copy of The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half: The Strategic Shopping Method Proven to Slash Food and Drugstore Costs here! It is simple, just do any or all of the following items. Leave a different comment for each item that you do.
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