Find a spot to stockpile your freebies. Don’t ignore any stores and never throw out coupons, even if you think you won’t use them. Treat all coupons like cash, but learn the laws because “free” isn’t worth jail time. Know your store’s coupon policy before you shop, be willing to argue – nicely – if your coupon is turned down, and learn how to stack coupons to get free groceries, baby items, clothing, prescriptions, gym memberships, pet food, beauty products, even utilities. Then, pay it forward by donating your excess to shelters, hospitals, or anyone who needs your bounty.
Tired of pinching pennies til Abe screams? You might not need pennies at all if you’ve got this book.
With an infectious enthusiasm, personal anecdotes, and weigh-ins from fans who’ve saved, authors Kathy Spencer and Samantha Rose explain how they regularly bring home food and other necessities without opening their wallets. “How to Shop for Free” is an incredible book to have if your pockets are empty, but there are a few caveats.
In her zeal for the deal, Spencer advocates things that could make you uncomfortable and some that seem just wrong (pinching “peelies” without a purchase, for instance). The process obviously takes time, patience, and – to get the best deals – a big city nearby. Also note: “free” doesn’t always happen up-front.
Still, how can you be without a book like this in times like these? You can’t. That’s why “How to Shop for Free” is a book you should resolve to get.