For Smart Couples…Forget the Recession! Learn how to pay 1960's Prices for everything from salad dressing to dressing up for a night out!

This great little book from the early 90’s is packed with handy tips…today I found quite a few that “Extreme Couponers” might find useful on their shopping odysseys. A day of bargain-hunting can be a trouble-prone expedition, but Heloise understood the unique needs of Extreme Couponers/Bargain Hunters even twenty years ago!! A few of her best tips for a more smooth shopping expedition:

  1. “When I run errands all day, I put a plastic laundry basket in the trunk of the car and put my packages in the basket. Small bags don’t get lost, and you can carry in the basket with all the bags in one trip when you get home.”

  2. “Put an inexpensive foam cooler in your car, and you can put frozen foods in it when you grocery shop. Then you don’t have to worry if you need to make extra stop en route home and you won’t have to pass up a good buy on milk or meat; and ice cream will be in better shape too.”

  3. “If you have friends…do your shopping together…and take turns driving. One car going for weekly groceries sure beats several when it comes to saving gas, and you have the added bonus of pleasant company. You and your friends also can buy in bulk and split the extra economy.”

  4. “Another tip to make shopping more pleasant is to remember that the shopping carts that work, the ones that don’t have wheels with minds of their own, are the carts left in the parking lot by previous shoppers!”

  5. “…keep transparent tape…you can attach a piece of tape to the top of your shopping list…and stick the the exposed half of the tape onto the middle of the grocery cart handle. Your list will be easy to read; it won’t get lost and you’ll have both hands free to shop.”

Awesome tips for “extreme” bargain hunters!!

Any tips you have to add to the list? I’d love to hear them!

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