Demand A DEAL!

Back when I was B-R-O-K-E, I always paid retail price for nearly everything.   It was one of the key reasons we were broke.

Now, I am always looking for a deal because it MAXIMIZES every dollar I earn.   Over the past year, I have been blown away by how much money can be saved on groceries by using coupons and matching them with discounted products.

Here are some of my recent shopping trips (I shared these real-time on Twitter):

  • Publix   Bill: $36.15   Paid: $12.95
  • Bloom   Bill: $45.60   Paid: $14.13
  • Bloom   Bill: $60.95   Paid: $17.73
  • Publix   Bill: $29.74   Paid: $8.13
  • Publix   Bill: $35.00   Paid: $11.00

It does take about one extra hour a week to prepare for my shopping trip, but it is WORTH IT!   I am using lists from The Grocery Freak, Southern Saver, and Coupon Mom.

Here is an example that I had today at Publix.   I bought Blueberry Special K cereal because it was BOGO (buy one, get one free).   Publix does not force me to purchase two of the items – it is really 50% off.   Instead of $3.99, the product became $1.99.   I had a $1 off coupon.   That made the box of cereal 75% off – $0.99!   You CAN do this!   Maximize your money!

Our team (specifically – The Saving Freak) has developed a workshop called the Saving Freak Workshop that we are taking throughout the nation over the next year.   It shows people how to save money on nearly everything they buy.   If you are interested in having this class at your business, community center, chamber of commerce, or church – CONTACT our team HERE.   There are several spots still available in the next month and a half!

FYI – We are hosting our own event in Mooresville, NC on 11/23/2009 at 6:30PM.

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I am excited about, a new website that has been developed by The Saving Freak (a member of the IWBNIN Team).  It is focused on helping you save TONS money on groceries and consumer goods.

The IWBNIN team is passionate about helping you accomplish far more than you ever thought possible with your personal finances.  It drives everything we do.  The Saving Freak is passionate about saving money and teaching others how to do the same.

Check out (or better yet, SUBSCRIBE via RSS or Email) and save a TON on groceries!

NOTE FROM JOE:  The Saving Freak will be teaching about in addition to "how to save money on nearly everything you buy" at the I Was Broke. Now I'm Not. Book Signing/Seminar – TONIGHT, October 7th, in Anderson, SC.  Click HERE for more information and to register.

I Was Broke. Now I’m Not. Book Signing/Seminar

The I Was Broke. Now I'm Not. Book Signing/Seminar is coming to Anderson, SC this coming Wednesday, October 7th – have you registered?

Participants will learn:

  • How to prepare a written spending plan (budget) that actually works!
  • Strategies for achieving debt freedom
  • How to save money on nearly everything you buy – including groceries, restaurants, insurance, shopping on-line, entertainment, phone service, and many more!

Class Materials include:

  • Seminar materials
  • One signed copy of I Was Broke. Now I'm Not. per ticket (one per individual or household ticket)

Space is limited so REGISTER right away!