Poor Economy Means Coupons are Still Relevant for American Families

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The KrazyCouponLady.com offers realistic tips to help American families cut $200 from their grocery bill in just 30 minutes a week.

The national furor over extreme couponing has died down. Many bandwagon coupon clippers have given up. The real advantage of using coupons isn’t walking out of big box stores with free junk. Rather, it is a moderate, time-tested money saving approach that is still relevant. Coupons still add up to serious savings for struggling households.

Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, testified July 17 on Capitol Hill that economic growth recovery is moving at a “disappointing” rate. Job growth has slowed, payroll has dwindled, and progress in the housing market has weakened. Even more proof that the American economy isn’t bouncing back.

In addition, The US Department of Labor estimates that the average family of four spends more than $8,500 each year on groceries; or about $709 per month. Americans continue to suffer with the sluggish economy and staggering cost of living.

Joane Demer and Heather Wheeler, founders of TheKrazyCopounLady.com, know first-hand the pressure of financial strain. Because of this, they have created a fail-proof method to save at least $200 per month on a typical grocery bill with a mere 30-minute investment in couponing each week. That’s like making $100 an hour. Who wouldn’t take advantage of savings like that?

Strategies include:

  •     Get two copies of the Sunday paper. Buy subscriptions, ask friends and family, or visit recycling centers.
  •     Pick only one store to follow. Learn their coupon policy. Familiarize yourself with their layout. Become proficient at that store before adding more retailers to your list.
  •     Quickly organize coupon inserts by date. Don’t spend hours clipping each and every coupon. Simply store inserts in a file box.
  •     Go to TheKrazyCouponLady.com every Saturday and find the best deals at your store.
  •     Create your shopping list according to what is on sale.
  •     Buy 2 of the sale item instead of just one to slowly start your stockpile.
  •     Give up brand loyalty. This approach is difficult, but worth it for an extra $200 a month.
  •     Remember that sales are cyclical. There is bound to be another great deal in a few months. No need to rush to the store and clear shelves for every deal.

In the beginning the savings will be slow. But within 3 three months, grocery bills begin to drop. As couponers become more proficient, they add a few stores to their routine. Soon that 30% savings of $200 will double to a 60% savings of $400. Wheeler and Demer know, because they’ve done it and taught millions how to do the same.

Couponing is realistic for all families, not just those “extreme” types featured on television shows who spend hours each day clipping papers and visiting stores. Saving 30 percent on a monthly grocery bill is realistic and achievable. Simple, balanced couponing really can put $200 per month back in every American family’s pocket!

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