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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Reveiw: Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family: Includes So Many Innovative Strategies You Won't Have to Cut Coupons by Steve and Annette Economides

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family: Includes So Many Innovative Strategies You Won't Have to Cut CouponsSo, I couldn't cut my grocery bill in half, but I was able to save even more than I used to by adding a few extra tips I learned from this book to those I already knew.

If you already make a point to save money, you probably know a good portion of the tips and strategies in the book, but you will probably learn a few new tips too! 
But don't be afraid to pick up this book... You will likely find a few extra tips to help you save even more, and for those just starting to try to save money at the grocery store, you will learn (and save) a lot!

Even if you already clip coupons and shop sales, you can still find some great information in this book. For example. I have forever changed the way I shop for eggs after learning about repackaged eggs in the book. I've always wondered what happened to those cartons of eggs with broken or cracked eggs in them... well, the authors explain that the cartons are taken to the back and repackaged. In my local grocery store a dozen eggs ranges between $1.99 and 3.79 depending on the type of egg. After asking about the repackaged eggs and finding where they are, I found out that they are only $1.35, and they are typically large and jumbo eggs! So I open a few cartons, choose my favorites, and save a nice little bundle (we use lots of eggs each week, so it is a nice savings for us).  I think the savings from the eggs has more than covered the cost of the book!

Reading over the contents might help you see if this book might be for you!

Book Contents:
1. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half (or More)
2. The Power of the Plan
3. Shopping to Win
4. Couponing - One of Many Ways to Save
5. Cooking That Will Save You Time, Money, and Sanity
6. Stocking Up and Organizing - Store It, Find It, Use It
7. Economizing Equipment - Powerful Money-Saving Tools
8. Family Dinnertime - Building A Stronger Family at the Table
9. Feeding Your Kids for Less
10. Where and How to Eat Out for Less
11. Gardening - Grow It Yourself and Be Healthy
12. Bag up the Savings
Bonus Materials

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family: Includes So Many Innovative Strategies You Won't Have to Cut Coupons
by Steve and Annette Economides

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 28, 2010) ~ 272 pages
Non-Fiction / Personal Finance / General

Edition Reviewed: Paperback - Review copy received courtesy of the Amazon Vine Review Program

About the Book:
From the Publisher: America’s Cheapest Family shows readers how to save up to $3,000 annually on groceries with their proven strategies, tips, tools, and tricks.

The average American family spends 10 to 15 percent of its take-home pay on groceries. Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half gives them a sure-fire opportunity to reduce that number forever. With the proven plan in this book, the average family can save more than $3,000 a year on its grocery bill.

“Can cutting coupons do that?” a consumer might ask. Of course, these money-saving experts teach coupon-clipping strategies, but they don't stop there. Readers learn how to plan their shopping to save big bucks, effectively store food and save cash, identify products that save time and money, beat the grocer at pricing games, and more!

The Economides learned to deliver healthy, tasty food to their family of seven on $350 a month. In this authoritative manual, the average family can follow their lead and fill its grocery cart without emptying its wallet.

About the Author: (from the publisher's site)
Steve and Annette Economides were married in 1982. Steve worked as a graphic designer for $6.50 per hour, while Annette stayed home to stretch pennies until they begged for mercy. In just nine years, on an average income of just $35,000, they paid-off their first home. They have also paid cash for cars, taken debt-free vacations, spent $350 per month to feed their family of seven, and put their kids through college without school loans.

They are NY Times Best Selling authors and are recognized internationally as family finance experts. They have appeared on many national TV shows including: Good Morning America, the Today Show, ABC's 20/20, Fox's Your Life with Neil Cavuto and the Dr. Phil Show. They are regularly quoted on radio, in newspapers and have been featured in magazines such as Good Housekeeping, People, and Real Simple as well as profiled on Yahoo.com and MSNBC.com.

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate


bermudaonion said...

I'm glad you were able to find some helpful tips in this book!

Anastasia said...

Huh! I wonder if my mom would like this-- she already uses a lot of coupons and she's the queen of CVS/Walgreens savings, but maybe there's something in there she doesn't already know about.

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