How to Shop FOR FREE
Kathy Spencer with Samantha Rose
Da Capo Press
c/o Perseus Books Group
II Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142
9780738214566, $14.95, www.amazon.com
Ladies, haven't you always wanted to go shopping and fill up those carts with lots of bargains and never spend more than a few dollars? In "How to Shop FOR FREE: Shopping Secrets for Smart Women Who Love to Get Something for Nothing!", frugal author Kathy Spencer has developed a system where you can get a $267.22 grocery bill down to one penny! She has been covered by major media showing her at work. Yes, work! She has kept track of her savings and claims to have saved over $60,000 per year with her system. Her system is perfectly legal and very intriguing. She shows and shares with her readers the methodology that she uses.
One of the outstanding features of this book is the use of the internet. Spencer lists websites where you can find bargains, information, and others who are sharing savings like her. Also, she includes some pitfalls to avoid. Why make mistakes like a novice when you can shop like a seasoned saver. Simple advice about how to file and use the coupons which you gather on a daily or weekly basis is one of her tips. How to use rain checks to your advantage and not to fret that the store is out of the item is another.
Throughout the book she talks about how you should practice ethics in your dealings with any store. Kathy points out that many of the stores' employees who check you out are not totally familiar with the stores' policies or regulations in crediting coupons. She recommends that you do not jump up and down, scream and shout, or exhibit some other bad behavior when you do not get the credit to...