Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shop Smart, Save More (Giveaway)

Teri Gault, Founder and CEO of money-saving website www.thegrocerygame.com and author of recently published book Shop Smart, Save More knows how to keep her life organized and the benefits that go hand-in-hand with it. Teri has developed simple organizational tactics that will surely help you save money during the economy. Sometimes by simply knowing where something is in the house, can save you money from having to go out and buy it again. So get organized and start saving!

Below are just some of Teri’s great tips for keeping organized at a low cost:


* Organize Your Coupons. In Teri’s business, coupons are the ultimate key to saving money. Teri recommends organizing your coupon file by date and store for ease and convenience for your shopping day. Keeping your coupons organized for the grocery store as well as department and drugstores will save you time and money!


* Plan Ahead. Plan your vacations early and save money on airfare and hotel rates. Vacations are a necessary part of saving our sanity in the busy lives that we lead. But vacations are also a huge drain on the family finances. You can cut the cost of a vacation significantly by planning and booking ahead of time. Bookmark travel sites for finding inexpensive airfare, hotel etc., and book at least two weeks in advance. Plan your finances early, when big purchases are going to occur – save a little ahead of time. Pay your monthly minimum on credit card bills, a little at a time.


* Shop at Many Stores. If you get the urge to go shopping for that new Spring/Summer wardrobe, go to a mall (outdoor or indoor) or outlet center of shops to give yourself options. The walking around the stores will give you a little exercise for the day and save you money on gas when you hop from store to store.


* Swap It. Becoming more and more popular with the recent economy, swap-meets! But instead of going into a big auditorium with strangers and exchanging goods, friends and family members are exchanging clothes, furniture, books, etc. You name it, they’ll swap it!


* Save Your Receipts. One of the best ways to keep your finances in order, is to save your receipts and keep track of your spending. Purchasing or reusing binders to house the receipts is also a great money saving trick! (also helps during the busy tax season!)


* Only Buy On Sale. One of the best ways to save you a few bucks is to only purchase items on sale. So if you HAVE to have that brand new sweater or pair of shoes, wait a few weeks and I guarantee that they will have already reduced their prices!


We have one of these great money-saving books to give away to one lucky reader!

There are several ways to enter - here are the rules:

* Pop on over to The Grocery Game and explore their website - then come back and leave us a comment. Let us know which you think - how it may save you some big bucks.

* Become a follower on Twitter. Leave me a comment to let me know your twitter name (if you are already a follower, leave me a comment with your twitter name) - if the twitter link isn't working - it is a twitter problem, not our link so please keep trying!

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* Subscribe to our RSS Feed or sign up to receive Pink Lemonade by Email. Leave me a comment to let me know you. If you are already a subscriber, leave me a comment and let me know.

* Blog about our contest on your blog. Leave me a comment with your post url.

* Place our widget on your blog (it's toward the bottom of this page in the far right column - just click "get widget" at the bottom of the widget [under the heading "Grab our Widget"]). Leave me a comment with your site url.

There you have it! Six very simple ways to enter our contest - how easy is that? Complete rules can be found on our Contest page - Please be sure to check them if you have any questions about residency reqirements, etc.

This contest ends Monday, May 4th at 11:59pm (pdst) so don't wait - make sure you've gotten all six entries before it's too late! Please note: entries received after the cutoff time will be deleted prior to drawing a winner.



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26 comments:

oona. said...

I would like to learn more about Stockpiling and Need shopping. We are on a very tight budget since my husband was laid off and I think the Grocery Game principles could help us a lot!
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mverno said...

the coupons alone would be a big help mverno@roadrunner.com

cindiizzy said...

This is an awesome site! Does it work in the USA too? I am very interested in saving money. I collect coupons and organize them. But can always use additional tips.

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cpsnsamples said...

i love to read and hear about people who are saving by using coupons ect....i have always used coupons and i try to stockpile anything my family eats when i catch it on sale and have a coupon for it...i usually buy 15 or up of an item that i can get cheap or even free using coupons, people would be amazed at how much they can get free or how much they can cut their grocery bill just by spend a little bit of time clipping and organizing .

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Gabriel J. said...

I love coupons! Great site!

js22 said...

only 2 of the four grocery chains near me are covered. I already combine sales with coupons and rebates. As a one-person household, I don't know that the cost of the program would save me a lot over what I currently save.

NesieBird said...

I need to start need-shopping better. Thank you! kneecree at gmail dot com

barbara said...

It sounds interesting, but I'm not sure it would be worth it for me. Grocery shopping is an art form - I already use coupons and know where the best prices are, as well as shopping the weekly sales.

deedleweedle said...

No matter how cheap I am, I know there are always more ways to learn to save.

chromiumman said...

love the site, always appreciate finding new ways to save money

Heather said...

Wow! THis will save me a lot of time going thru the ads at home and my coupons in the grocery aisle

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Anonymous said...

The $1 trial sounds good to try out and be able to find ways to save money
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quelleheure4 said...

It sounds pretty great to use sales and coupons together to maximize savings based on stores in my area. I love the idea!
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taxchyk said...

I need to work harder on stockpiling. Friends keep asking for pointers, and I'd love to ideas to pass along

Nanette said...

I am always looking for ways to save money and this site is helpful.

Saoder said...

I don't currently use it, but I have used grocery game in the past.

kathy pease said...

that looks awesome..i love saving money rather than paying full price :)

john ferris said...

The cost of the trial would be well worth it. I kow it would save me enough to pay nfor it and then some.
john ferris
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masonsgranny59 said...

great useful site:) ty 4 the entry into this awesome giveaway:)

AmberRose95 said...

I'm always looking for tips to help save money. This looks great! Thank you for the contest!

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Angela said...

I've been a member for some time now. I generally save about 50% on my groceries, cleaning supplies and drug store items.