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ATLANTA, GA, May 02, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- CouponMom.com has developed a strategic plan to ward off any price increases consumers will be facing at the grocery store in the coming months. With the U.S. Department of Agriculture's forecast that food prices will rise between 2.5 to 3.5 percent in 2014, consumers need to search for ways to make their dollars go further at the supermarket. With the projected increase in grocery costs as well as insurance, gas, and utilities, more families can benefit from Strategic Shopping to balance their household budgets this year.
"We're just starting to see the impact of rising food prices at the grocery store, and over the next nine months prices will continue to increase," said Stephanie Nelson, founder of CouponMom.com. "The good news is there are easy ways for even the busiest shoppers to save money with a minimal time investment."
Nelson appeared on "Katie" to demonstrate how a family of four can buy a week's worth of healthy meals plus snacks for $111 by shopping strategically, while still taking home $210 worth of groceries.
According to the USDA, the typical family of four spends $1,000 per month on groceries so a 3.5 percent price increase would translate to an additional $420 per year, said Nelson.
"With our strategies, you can feed a family of four a healthy diet for between $125 to $150, 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 CouponMom.com to find the best deals at their store, print coupons, load digital coupons to the store loyalty card and clip some newspaper 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 CouponMom.com 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 CouponMom.com store list.
Simple changes result in significant savings for every type of shopper. To get started, watch the free videos in the "How to Coupon" section at CouponMom.com to learn how to start using these strategies.
Stephanie Nelson is the Coupon Mom. Her web site, www.CouponMom.com, has 7 million members, and she is established as the nation's top expert in couponing across the country. Stephanie has been on every major national television talk show and taught millions how to save money for the past 13 years. She has been called '"the rock star of the recession" by the Washington Post and her book, The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half, is a New York Times best seller.
Join www.CouponMom.com today and start saving.
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