Thursday, January 30, 2014

Christmas with Strategic Shopping by Candy Foote

I've been given the opportunity to read and review Christmas with Strategic Shopping by Candy Foote (I also reviewed Strategic Shopping). Christmas is usually a time where we all run around like crazy trying to buy gifts, attend and host parties, bake, etc. In Candy's book, she gives excellent tips for how to appropriately gift and food shop while keeping your wallet from feeling empty.

I really enjoyed this book. I've always waited till the last minute to do my Christmas shopping, and I always end up spending more than I want to. So with her helpful advice, I hope to make this next Christmas a little less spendy.

Candy has monthly sections that suggest what things you can purchase at wholesale prices. For example, I think we all love the after Christmas sales. You can stock up on some nice things for the following Christmas.

She also has a section after each month detailing little ideas from "Christmas at the Foote House". One of my favorites was Pitch In Jar. The idea behind Pitch In Jar is to specify a charity that you want to save up for and throw your spare change into it. Once it's filled, you donate it!

If you enjoy saving money or just want to feel less of a pinch for next Christmas, check out Candy's book!

About Christmas with Strategic Shopping – The Twelve Months of Christmas  

Christmas is said to be the most wonderful time of the year.  It's also the most stressful time of the year! Decorating, baking, parties, and gift buying all stuffed into the month of December can burden down the best of us!

Candy Foote is a  mother of 12 who loves to overdo at the holidays!  She loves to go all out on all of it, especially the gift giving!So, how does she manage to do it without having to spend the next five months of the new year paying for all of it? Sadly, many Americans actually do spend January through May trying to pay off Christmas debt!

Candy's newest book --  Christmas with Strategic Shopping: The Twelve Months of Christmas -- shows you month-by-month how you can prepare for the holidays, taking the stress out of Christmas and making room for you to actually enjoy the holidays with your family.

Christmas with Strategic Shopping lists exactly what you should be buying each month.  It teaches that stores have a specific time where they mark just about everything in the store down to a rock-bottom price.

This book will bring you into the life of a mega family's celebration of Christmas. You can apply these principles into yourown holiday celebration.

Don't panic – it doesn't require you to have twelve children in order to apply these techniques!

Strategic Shopping by Candy Foote

I've been given the opportunity to read and review Candy Foote's Strategic Shopping. As a mom to three boys and a homeschooling mom on a tight budget, I'm always looking for ways to save on my spending. This book was a fantastic help!

In addition to divulging helpful tips that Candy has garnered while raising her twelve children, she also has compiled a monthly list of items that you can generally find on sale at your local stores. Also listed in her book are a wealth of websites where you can find coupons, discounts, and other savings tips.

Your favorite stores' coupon policies are explored and described and linked to so that you can be well versed before you shop with your coupons.

Love using your smartphone or want to use it to save or even make money? Candy has listed apps that you can use to help you on your quest to better budgeting (and money making!).

Candy also gives advice for strategic "giving". For example, perhaps you have a great coupon for a product that you don't use. Her advice is to use that coupon (or coupons) to give to others.

I often have had trouble getting produce on sale. Candy gives some excellent tips on how to get coupons and nice discounts even on produce!

Candy gives suggestions on creating and organizing a binder for your coupons and advice on convenient storage.

I highly recommend her book for college students, newly married couples, or even those like me who want to save money!

About Strategic Shopping

Candy Foote is a mother of twelve, which has given her a great incentive to learn how to save!  With each new baby, she became a better shopper.  Now, she teaches others how to do the same through her website,, her classes, and her e-book, Strategic Shopping.

Strategic Shopping is a step-by-step guide that teaches both the novice and the experienced shopper how to save big at the stores. It teaches that Strategic Shopping is all about having a plan and knowing when to buy.

By having a strategy, Candy is able to get rock-bottom prices, FREE items, and even has the stores pay her to shop!Strategic Shopping is a 143 page e-book that will show you how you can do the same. 

In Strategic Shopping, you'll learn:--the exact details for how to use coupons for ultimate savings--the strategies Candy uses to get rock bottom prices and FREE items--how to shop so that the stores pay YOU!--how to save at least 50% off at your grocery store--how to buy "real' food on a budget -- foods like eggs, butter, cheese, milk, bread, organic produce, meat, and more!--the purpose of pantry--the difference between stockpiling and hoarding--how to feed a mega family without living on beans and rice!

Strategic Shopping even shows you how to get the best deals on prescriptions, how to find military discounts and senior citizen discounts! With the knowledge gained with Strategic Shopping, you can quit buying generic brands and fill your pantry with all brand name items at deep, deep discounts.