About The Book

Cut It Out! is a book that teaches how to be a smarter, more organized shopper. It uses the meals you normally cook but teaches you how to plan so you can save money without cutting a single coupon!

I tried couponing. I did not have great success. The first 2 weeks I paid $10 for newspapers and coupons and saved $12.50 for a net savings of $2.50.

I do not buy preprocessed food very much, and most of the coupons are for those things. I haven’t gotten ANYTHING for free or anywhere near free. And the items that others get free are not even things we use AT ALL. In fact, I ended up spending MORE money on items to ‘stock up’ than I normally spend when I’m just being thrifty. It is just NOT worth my time to save $1.25 a week!

So I returned to my “regularly scheduled program” of menu planning and using my price book. And this is what I teach in this book.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION AND DEDICATION
MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, TRY, TRY AGAIN
WELL-STOCKED PANTRY
DO NOT BORROW FROM PETER TO PAY PAUL
SOME CHOICES WE’VE MADE
NON-FOOD ITEMS
IDEAS FOR SPECIAL TIMES
MASTER LIST OF MEALS
SINGLE IS JUST AS EASY
STORING UP FOR THE WINTER
APPENDIX WITH DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS & RECIPES
IN CLOSING