Money – Not Just For Rich People

August 21, 2007

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That’s the theme of Janine Bolon’s book and the topic of this week’s Mom’s Money show. I interviewed Janine and we talked about her financial mentoring program, and something simple that everyone can do to save a LOT of money on their second largest expense: FOOD.

That’s right, after housing, most people spend more on food than anything else. And yet, this is an area where it’s painless to save money.

On the show I expressed my procrastination with the pricebook concept, but since recording that interview I have embraced it wholeheartedly. I followed Janine’s suggestion and started keeping my receipts and tracking prices. Interestingly, it didn’t take any time at all for me to see results. I can’t believe how much the price of bread can change from week to week, for instance. Now I know what a good price is and plan on buying 4-6 loaves at a time and freezing them to easily save $10 or more each month. And that’s just one grocery item!

To make things easier and lazier, I soon stumbled across a website called TheGroceryGame in which you can sign up for email announcements of local loss leaders. If you sign up for the $1 trail, please tell them clauth at gmail dot com sent you. Thanks!!

It’s very simple. You tell the website what your zip code is and the name of the stores you shop at and it tells you what’s on sale that week… and you enjoy deep discounts. For instance, I got organic bread at buy one get one free. I got organic milk for a dollar a half gallon cheaper than what I normally pay, and organic veggies buy one get one free. Of course, there is a huge variety of stuff on sale, not just organic, but those came to mind. Oh yeah, there was the Quatro razors (not disposable so they’re around $8 for a pack) for ZERO after the store coupon and Sunday paper coupon.

You can print out the entire list from the site, or wait for the emails. It’s ultra convenient. Give it a try, you can test it out for for weeks for $1. :)

p.s. Don’t forget to tell them I sent you! clauth at gmail dot com

 

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7 Responses to “Money – Not Just For Rich People”

  1. Tsoniki on August 21st, 2007 3:52 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try the grocery game for ages now – but noone I know has tried it! I’m going to check it out now. Grocery spending is definitely my biggest bill!

  2. carrie on August 21st, 2007 4:53 pm

    you’ll love it Tsoniki. The average family could easily save $20 a week or more :)

  3. Dave Nelson on August 21st, 2007 11:43 pm

    Coupon Mom is a website that provides a similar service at no charge, but in addition to providing grocery deals lists it also has lists for Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid. Take a look and save with no fee!

  4. Dave Nelson on August 21st, 2007 11:44 pm

    Forgot to add

    http://www.couponmom.com

  5. carrie on August 22nd, 2007 3:25 am

    Thanks Dave, I will check that out :)

  6. Melissa on September 4th, 2007 12:40 pm

    I can’t afford expensive items so i want best discounts while shopping online that is why i choose CouponAlbum(http://www.couponalbum.com). It provides best products on lowest prices. Just check it out!!!

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