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Preview — Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family by Steve Economides
Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family: Includes So Many Innovative Strategies You Won't Have to Cut Coupons
Imagine grocery shopping once-a-week or less, eating healthier, and having more free time - all while saving money. Sound too good to be true? For the Economides family, it's a reality, and it can be yours too.
What could the average family do with an extra $3,000 a year? America's Cheapest Family sho...more
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To be honest, I do not always like Steve's writer's voice. When he talked about Annette's cooking/shopping, it seemed a bit condescending. He mentioned about 8,000 times that Annette did not know how to cook when they married...like women are born knowing ...more
The s ...more
For example the Economides family only goes grocery shopping once a month. They say the more you shop, the more money you will spend. Yes, to a certain extent that is true, but I feel like by shopping once a week I can maximize my ability to stack coupons ...more
Definitely worth a read if you're trying to save money on groceries. The authors offer different levels of participation for many of their strategies: "timid mouse" for beginners, "wise owl" for a medium amount of time and effort, or "amazing ant" for those pulling out all the stops to save every single dime.
Lots of good ideas, many I've heard of before, but the reminders are good. Many things I already know and have been doing for years.
Some strategies used by this family are WAY in ...more
Is it really possible for a family of seven (plus pets) to grocery shop for only $350 a month?
According to Steve & Annette Economides (yes that really is their last name!), it can be done. Best known for their title as “America’s Cheapest Family”, the Economides make it look very easy! Being a religious user of coupons myself, I can tell you that *I* personally haven’t been able to whittle down our grocery bill that much but I’d sure love to try.
In their latest book, the Economide family of ...more
To be honest I've never fussed over how much I spend on groceries. I don't go crazy with expensive or processed food, we don't eat much beef or seafood, and I have no aversion to store brands.
This book might be useful to you if you have big family, or no idea how to budget, or have never made a list in your life.
Me, I already plan my menu a week at a ...more
I think one of the things I liked best about this book though is the fact that it didn't focus only on couponing. ...more
- reduce the number of shopping trips (they do once a month, I'm shooting for every two weeks)
- know how much things cost and have a buy price that you won't exceed
- plan meals, make lists, and stick ...more
It showed me there are a few things I *could* do, but I am not going to do things like weigh pre-packed bags of carrots.
I also have some thought to shopping every two weeks (rather than every week), but just couldn't figure out how to make it work for my family. The book advocates shopping once a month. I can't. Perhaps it is because of the ...more
It's not the be-all, end-all of money saving idea books, but this is a good book to read if you're just starting out with trying to cut back on your groceries, or if you' ...more