Monday, January 27, 2014

Are you a Strategic Shopper?- Book review

I long to be a strategic shopper!  Really, I do.  And some times I get pretty close to the mark.  Many times I do not.  That is why Candy Foote's two ebooks, Strategic Shopping (142 pages) and Christmas With Strategic Shopping: The Twelve Months of Christmas sparked my interest.   I want to be a strategic shopper CONSISTENTLY!  I think with Candy's tips and advice, we can ALL be.

Wanna join me?

Here's how!

Strategic Shopping is all about saving money.  In all areas.  But this is not just your typical use coupons kind of book.  While Candy does talk about coupons, she also has many other ideas to implement. Chapters cover areas that you can save, to include groceries and clothing, as well as things like rebates, military discounts, having a well stocked pantry and blessing others.  If you do coupon or want to get started,  Candy tells you where to find coupons, how to organize them and how to get the best bang for your buck.  In addition, she gives you links to coupon policies for many common stores you may shop at.  As Candy says, knowing your store and their policies are a good place to get started.  A great bonus that Candy provides are reproducible pages at the end of her book to help you get started with labeling and organizing a coupon binder and savings notebook.  Trust me, it will save you a lot of time.

By far my favorite book of Candy's however, is her Christmas with Strategic Shopping.  I know, I know, it is only January, but that is exactly why you need this book.  It is January!  And almost the end of it at that.  Only 11 more months til Christmas- time to start getting ready.  I love Christmas, but even more, I love a stress free Christmas. One in which I can settle into the season and enjoy.  Not spend too much time and too much money in a rush to "do Christmas".  That is where Christmas with Strategic Shopping comes in.  Candy provides a month to month guide for you to follow so that your Christmas season can be spent enjoying not racing around like a chicken with your head cut off.  Each quick chapter tells you month by month what things you can buy for deep discount prices- from gifts to food for the holidays.  Did you know that Easter IS the time to get the best prices for hams, or that in July you can stock up on fun outdoor games?  By buying things at the lowest prices you can, it enables you to stock up and spend a little each month- plus shop in a calm manner.  Just like in Strategic Shopping, Candy provides printable pages at the end of her book to help you set up a notebook to keep you organized.  Sheets cover things like a Stocking Stuffers list to your Christmas Eve menu. One of the other fun things in this book is at the end of each chapter Candy shares a little story about Christmas in the Foote house.  Call me noisy, but it was fun to take a peak into the house of a a family as big as Candy's!  I could almost feel the love and hear the laughter.

Both of Candy Foote's books, Strategic Shopping and Christmas with Strategic Shopping, can be bought from Candy's Strategic Shopper Blog.


Who's ready to party, save some $$$, and win some awesome prizes?  Candy Foote is celebrating the release of her new book, Christmas with Strategic Shopping and the re-release (with a new low price!) of Strategic Shopping, with what looks to be a rockin' Facebook Party! 

Here are some of the prizes you could win!

  Build a Menu: She will be giving away a one-year membership to this awesome, money-saving meal planning program. In three easy steps you can select the store you like to shop at, pick your recipes and print your customized shopping list. You’re done menu planning for the week! You can choose recipes... from any of these categories to create a menu that’s perfect for you family:
Family Friendly Trim Healthy Mama Low Carb Gluten Free Low Fat/Sensible Portions Allergy Friendly (No gluten, dairy, nuts) Vegetarian Slow Cooker Soups On Crowd Pleasers Manly Meals

To learn more about Build a Menu, go here.

Molly Green Magzine/Econobusters has donated for 2 giveaways during Tuesday's party-- (3) one-year memberships to Molly Green Magazine, which includes future issues as well as back issues, as well as a bundle of 5 eBooks!
Total Value of these giveaways is more than $265!

To learn more about Econobusters with Molly Green, go here.

Did I mention that one of you could win more than $100 in Paypal Cash or an Amazon Gift Card (winner's choice)? There's also an awesome bundle of ebooks up for grabs, from wonderful folks at  Hal & Melanie Young, Phyllis Sather, and Tabitha Philen. Not to mention Candy's books!

SS facebook event cover

So, what exactly is a Facebook party? It's a fast-paced, fun-filled hour and a half where Candy will be answering your Strategic Shopping questions, asking you some fun trivia questions, and best of all, giving out prizes.
Everyone who attends the party will receive FREEBIES just for showing up! Your first step is to RSVP on the events page over here. The actual party will not be on the events page though. It will be on Candy's STRATEGIC SHOPPING page. Throughout the party, watch for new status posts every 5 minutes with trivia questions, giveaway offers, and more fun. Leave comments, ask questions, and have fun! Refresh the page often so you don't miss out on new posts! See you there! 


Candy Foote is a Christian, wife to one, momma to 12, and grandmother to 4, so far (Number 5 is due in May!)  She is a homeschool veteran of 21 years.  As a homeschooling mother of a mega family, Candy has learned many Strategic Shopping tips that have allowed her to stay at home while her husband, Jud, was the only breadwinner of the family.  
Candy runs a website filled with free information on how you can become a Strategic Shopper.  She also enjoys going into people's homes and teaching them through her Strategic Shopping workshops.  
Candy considers it her ministry to help other families learn how to live a quality life, while keeping money in their pockets.

You can keep up with Candy through the following ways-
Candy Foote

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