Monday, March 16, 2009

Book Review

Lately I've been reading all the books I can on saving money, getting out of debt but mostly about grocery shopping for less. So, when I saw this book I just had to have it! After some waiting and budget um, fixing I found a way to buy the book and I found the information quite fascinating.

Of course a lot of it was how to save money at the grocery store by using coupons. Since the Grocery Game does this for me I don't have to figure out another method but he certainly lays out why to use coupons and how to use them to get the best deal. He explains the easiest method to file the coupons and what all the different sales and terms mean.

But the better part of the book and the real reason I wanted it is because the author used to be an advertising executive and he gives you all the reasoning behind coupons. So interesting. By the time I reach the check out I am just excited to see what I save but some little tiny part of me feels bad for using all those coupons (it's a very small part) - I mean I sometimes wonder how they make money. The author explains that coupons are the best means of advertising new products - you try them, you like them, you keep buying the item. Makes sense. Also keeps the companies competing with each other.

He also shared a tip that I thought were too good not to pass on:

- when getting an item for free hold that item till last so that the checker doesn't have to scroll back through an entire list to find the price - maybe I'm the only one who didn't think of this but it just helps the cashier and they like you better :) I asked this week before he scanned my free gum and he agreed that it would be helpful. I also held out the rainchecks for the same reason and made him aware of it before he rung it up - just keeping in the good graces while he's scanning my mound of copuons!

Read more about the authors book at his website: www.grocerydiscounts.us or check out Amazon to order.

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