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
DO NOT BORROW FROM PETER TO PAY PAUL
SOME CHOICES WE’VE MADE
IDEAS FOR SPECIAL TIMES
MASTER LIST OF MEALS
SINGLE IS JUST AS EASY
STORING UP FOR THE WINTER
APPENDIX WITH DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS & RECIPES