Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America’s Cheapest Family

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family: Includes So Many Innovative Strategies You Won't Have to Cut Coupons
This book is great for anyone, no matter your shopping style. They offer hints at the end of each chapter divided by your shopping/cooking style. Styles are “Timid Mouse”, “Wise Owl”, and “Amazing Ant”.
This book teaches the necessity of planning meals in advance & breaks it down into steps. It discusses couponing, freezer (OAMC) cooking, organization, stockpile, money-saving tools, and the importance of family meals. They offer tips and challenges that are easy to implement that will put a major dent in your grocery spending.
They provide valuable information on reading shelf tags, buying in bulk, food storage, which organic products are worth buying, seasonal produce, how to predict sale cycles,  and the cons of “$200 clubs” like Sam's Club. This book taught me about Rain Checks or substitutions on sale items. They stress how important it is to create a plan before you go to the store, stick to it in store, and pay attention at the checkout.
I love how they stress playing by the rules. Too many websites & other books encourage trying to get around a policy. I am a big fan of ethical shopping.
 
I have to say Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family was probably the best investment I have ever made in my life. This book was recommended to me by a friend & am SO grateful to her for it. Since I bought this book, I have also started cutting coupons and combining couponing with the techniques I learned. I have been able to start building a nice stockpile of household items and grocery items in my pantry. For once, my deep-freeze is actually holding enough food to be worth the electricity it uses and my second fridge holds more than a couple gallons of milk & soy milk.

The best part is: I'm spending less and getting more than I was buying before & I haven't changed our eating habits. We still eat lots of fresh produce, fish, and nice cuts of meat. I still buy some certain brands on some items (like Mac & Cheese), but have learned that most food taste the same no matter what brand it is. We actually eat a little less processed food, because I actually plan out my week and don't have to do the last minute freak-out and order pizza.  I love that I am spending less on consumable goods and can focus on more important things, like paying off my house and building a college fund for my children

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