The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half: The Strategic Shopping Method Proven to Slash Food and Drugstore Costs

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Penguin, Dec 29, 2009 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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A book that pays for itself! The creator of, with 1.6 million subscribers and counting, shares her strategic money-saving techniques for saving big while living well

Americans are hungry for bargains these days, but one woman has developed the ultimate strategy for enjoying a feast of savings. Taking the nation by storm, with appearances ranging from The Oprah Winfrey Show Stephanie Nelson has shown countless women and men how to save thousands of dollars by becoming savvy coupon clippers-without sacrificing nutrition or quality. Now, in The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half, Nelson demonstrates all of the tricks of the trade-beyond coupons and tailor-made for a variety of shopper lifestyles. Whether you're a "busy" shopper and have only a small amount of time each week to devote to finding the best deal; a "rookie" shopper who is ready to put more effort into cutting bills; or a seasoned "varsity" shopper who is looking for new ways to get the deepest discounts possible, this book offers techniques thatw ill make it easy to save money at any level and on any timetable.

Extending her Strategic Shopping protocols to mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, natural-food stores, drugstores, and other retailers, Nelson proves that value and variety can go hand in hand. With meal- planning tips, recipes, and cost-comparison guides, as well as inspiring real-life stories from the phenomenal Coupon Mom movement, this is a priceless guide to turning the checkout lane into a road of riches.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I am so glad I don't have to work as hard as she does anymore, now that I'm older and have been pinching pennies for years. If you're a laid-off high-energy person, go for it. Or if you're a SAHM and ... Read full review

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User Review  - libraryLHR - LibraryThing

Stephanie Nelson, "The Coupon Mom," provides practical tips on how to save money at the grocery store. While many of the ideas are pretty obvious to anyone who has a little bit of time to spend ... Read full review


Avoid the High Cost of SmallServing Packaging
Time Is Money and Its Worth It to Check Out Several Stores
Lets Talk Turkey
A Final Word
Do It Yourself
Produce Selection Strategies
A Final Word
Got a Deal on Milk?

A Final Word
Read This Before You Set Foot in the Grocery Store
A Final Word
Plan Then Shop
Spend Time to Save Timeand Money
Whats for Dinner? BargainBased Menu Planning
Shopping Strategies for Every Shopping Personality
A Final Word
The Ultimate Tracking Device
Are We There Yet? Tracking Takes Time
Crunch Those Numbers
Cereal Numbers
Fact or Fiction? The Real Story on the Best Prices
Easy Ways to Save
A Final Word
Hidden Deals at Your Store
Savings Programs Available at Supermarkets
GroceryStore Deals on Photo Development Air Miles Gas and More
A Final Word
Downturn in the Economy Uptick in Coupon Use
Finding Them Is One Thing Knowing When to Use Them Is Another
Get Organized
Understanding Coupons
Organizing Your Coupons Easily with My NoClip System
A Final Word
The Year Was 1993 BC Before CouponMomcom
Main Features of CouponMomcom
A Final Word
Big Savings Big Temptations
The Major Supercenters
Comparing Supermarkets and Super WalMart
So Where Should You Shop?
A Final Word
Beware of Impulse Purchases
Sizing Up Potential Deals
Try Before You Buy
The Best Wholesale Club Bargains
A Final Word
Scale Down to Save Big
FrillFree Shopping
Is It Worth It?
A Final Word
Dont Let High Meat Prices Take You for a Ride
The NotSoSuperSize Meal
A Tale of Two Kitchens
Buy Low Freeze High
Lower Your Price with a Little DoItYourself Effort
Turning LowPrice Cuts into Tender Morsels
Buy Whole for a Whole Lot of Savings
DoItYourself Strategies
A Final Word
Dont Let Snack Food Wreck Your Budget
Avoid the Snack Tax
Read the Fine Print
Birthday Cake Bargains
Avoid the 100Calorie Pack Racket
Bargain Beverages
A Final Word
Shop When You Dont Need To
An Overview of Savings Policies
A Look at Various Programs
A Final Word
Saving on Cosmetics
Brush Wash and Moisturize for Free or Close to It
Spend Less on Your FourLegged Family Members
Deals on Detergent
Pay Bottom Dollar for Diapers
The Best Deals on Cleaning Products
PriceConscious Partying
A Final Word
Whos Buying Organic?
First Understand What Youre Buying
Keep It Clean
Coupons for Organic Products
Skip the High Price of Convenience
Grow Your Own Savings
A Final Word
Enjoy RestaurantQuality Meals at Home
A Final Word
Side Dishes
Egg Dishes
Marinades and Rubs
MainDish Entrées and Soups
How Cut Out Hunger Began
How Cut Out Hunger Works
Success Stories from the CouponMomcom Community
Get Your Kids Involved
Cut Out Hunger and Drugstores
Use Coupons to Help Our Nations Servicemen and Servicewomen
A Final Word

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Stephanie Nelson, AKA The Coupon Mom, has been featured widely in the media-from The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, and Good Morning America to The New York Times, Ladies' Home Journal and The Seattle Times. She holds a degree in finance and has worked in marketing at Procter & Gamble and Marriott.

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