December 15, 2017

Confessions of a Kosher Shopaholic

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I have a confession to make… well based on the title here you probably already know what it is.  Yes, I love to shop.  Clothing, accessories, household goods…. You name it, I shop it.   As a busy mother of four young children I have much to shop for.  Ah, and as a mother of young ones, shopping is also my great escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  No one pulling on my skirt or spilling juice on the floor or climbing on the table.  Just beautiful new products and a clear head…..  

Ok, so here’s my real confession: as much as I love to shop,  I dread grocery shopping.  I find that every time I run into the store, especially if it’s just to pick up milk and eggs, I walk out spending over $100.  And I only needed two things!   Can you relate? 

So when I learned about this new phenomenon, “Extreme Couponing” I began to do a little bit of research and I discovered something amazing: there’s a whole new science to shopping and its all about savings.   

Like most of us, when I first discovered these strategies they were literally mind-boggling.  I couldn’t believe how much money I must be wasting by not following some sort of couponing or savings strategy

Then came the quintessential question, “how does this work for the Kosher shopper?”  We buy specialty Kosher meats, poultry and cheeses.  We have lots of specialty Kosher ready made foods and frozen foods.  There are many packaged products that have Kosher certification.  There are many products that don’t have Kosher certification. 

But lets face it, most Kosher shoppers who are shopping for ‘extreme’ly large families really could benefit from savings!

So I began to wonder if couponing would actually payoff when on a strictly Kosher diet. 

Could a Kosher shopper get away with never paying full price for anything again?

Would I experience significant savings without compromising my time, my Kosher standards or the quality of the products I buy for my family?

So I decided to put it to the test and I started to blog about my experiences:  Week 1, week 2, week 3, week4.  And my Savvy Kosher Savings Strategy began to evolve.  

Here’s the bonus to my new Savvy Kosher Savings Strategy: it can be applied to clothing and almost any other product you shop for as well. 

Read on and learn along with me how to save money while you shop for everything you need – without compromising on quality, time or kosher standards.


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