Offers TipsTo Combat Rising Food Prices

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Stephanie Nelson shows busy shoppers how to save 20% to 50% off their grocery spending

Stephanie Nelson

Strategic Shopping is not about changing the way you eat, it's about changing the way you buy the food that you like. has developed a strategic plan to ward off any price increases consumers will be facing at the grocery store in the coming months. Most consumers need to search for ways to make their dollars go further at the supermarket. With the projected increase in household expenses like health insurance, gas, and utilities, more families can benefit from Strategic Shopping to balance their household budgets this year.

“Families continue to struggle to keep up with everyday expenses, including groceries,” said Stephanie Nelson, founder of "The good news is there are easy ways for even the busiest shoppers to save money with a minimal time investment.”

According to the USDA, the typical family of four spends $1,000 per month on groceries so if the cost of groceries rises an average 3%, that would translate to an additional $360 per year, said Nelson.

"With our strategies, you can feed a family of four a healthy diet for between $125 to $150 per week, or up to 50% off the average household’s grocery spending,” said Nelson.

Here are “Strategic Shopping” plans for the three types of shoppers:

"Busy Shoppers" - shoppers who have no time to plan before going to the store. They can save 20% on their groceries, an average of $2,400 per year with Coupon Mom's tips. Strategy: Pick up the store flyer in the store and shop the sale items on the front page, become brand-flexible by buying sale brands, use store coupons in the flyer and use the store loyalty card for automatic savings.

"Rookie Shoppers" - shoppers who can spend 30 minutes planning at home before going to the store. This group can save 35% on their groceries, an average of $4,200 per year. Strategy: Use to find the best deals at their store, print coupons, load digital coupons to the store loyalty card and print grocery coupons before leaving home.

"Varsity Shoppers" - consumers who consider “Strategic Shopping” a fun hobby. They can save 50% or more on their groceries, an average of $6,000 per year. Strategy: Use to find the best deals at all stores in their area and visit two or more stores per week to cherry-pick the best deals, stock up on deals with multiple coupons, print coupons, and use multiple types of coupons on the same item, as directed by their store list.

Simple changes result in significant savings for every type of shopper. To get started, watch the free videos in the "How to Videos" section at to learn how to start using these strategies.

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