I’m making an exception to my policy to never recommend products because I finally found one that everyone who wants to save money groceries should have. Content to pay full price on food? Go to the next post.
The product is called Grocery University and it is a series of 19 audio file classes plus two PDFs that will take your couponing to the next level. If you are a beginner, this is a fast track to advanced couponing. The classes range from a brief 2:19-minute introduction to a 13:22-minute meaty class on stockpiling. All but three of the classes (including the one on stockpiling) are less than 10 minutes, so they go by quickly.
The classes are taught by Carrie Issac, a blogger and mom from Colorado who created Grocery U. I met Carrie at a blog conference and I distinctly remember that when everyone compared how much they would pay for groceries by item, Carrie’s prices were the lowest. She was the gold standard.
“How much do you pay for cereal?” a new blogger asked her.
“25 cents per box,” Carrie said firmly.
The table fell silent.
“Unless it’s Kashi, then I’ll pay up to $1.”
A minor comfort. I regularly paid much more for cereal. This girl was sharp. And she didn’t mess around at the grocery store.
Now I’m recommending Grocery U as a way to save money on groceries. Carrie goes beyond the madcap stockpiling seen on “Extreme Couponing.” She teaches a comprehensive mindset that incorporates meal planning so you eat what you buy and spend less at the grocery store. Carrie will never tell you to buy 87 bottles of mustard.
Grocery U is currently on sale for $24.95. Use coupon code BARGAINBABE to get $10 off your purchase. Expires Aug. 15, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
I am an affiliate of Grocery University and earn a commission on each purchase. I’m also taking the class and seeing my grocery bill drop!