But when Carrie Isaac, creator of Grocery University said most coupon shoppers end up spending MORE money than they intended, I paused. And realized, she was right! I’ve been guilty of buying items just because “I had a coupon,” not because I already intended to purchase them. I needed to go back to school on coupon shopping. So I attended Grocery University! Grocery University is a downloadable audio course created by Carrie Isaac, blogger and bargain shopping workshop teacher. It’s currently presented by a blogger you may already know very well, Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom! The Grocery University audio files are easy to download, and Carrie has such a pleasant speaking voice, they are easy to listen to! After listening on my Ipod, I was recharged with ideas and plans for improving our family’s grocery budget. I saw holes I needed to fill in menu planning, stockpiling, and e-couponing. Just two weeks after implementing the strategies Carrie shares in her course, I saved at least 25% off my last two grocery bills. What a triumph to walk out of the store with two huge bags of groceries for under $20 (in New England, this can typically cost anywhere from $30-40!!!). I know I’ll be saving more in the weeks to come as I make GU’s strategies part of my everyday planning and shopping! Tuition Includes:
- 139 minutes of audio MP3 files
- a 40-page student workbook (PDF) with more tips, visual aids, example scenarios, and more.
- a BONUS 10-page Grocery University Rock Bottom Price Database PDF, a $10 value, for free!
- a comprehensive strategy for saving money on your grocery budget whether you clip coupons or not!
- All information is delivered digitally so you start learning right away!
- Online coupon database lets you search for coupons you really need and want!
- Strategies help those who don’t clip coupons, or organic shoppers who might otherwise have a hard time reducing their grocery budget!
If you want to shore up your grocery budget, I recommend you go back to school – at Grocery University! DISCLOSURE: Grocery University gave me a free download of the audio course to try for this review. I was under no obligation, and this review is my honest opinion based on my personal experiences.