Guest Post: New Mom Saves $93 On Her First Grocery Shopping Trip After Reading With or Without Coupons

I asked Patti Laurens, author of With or Without Coupons: How To Save 50% or More At The Grocery Store to write a case study of how someone has used With or Without Coupons to save money. Below is a quick story about one of her friend’s first shopping trips after receiving With or Without […]

Can I Save On Groceries If I am Gluten Free, Egg Free, Corn Free, etc?

Very few people who are gluten free are only gluten free. I know that many of my readers are actively avoiding two or three or fifteen different foods. That sucks! Having to avoid multiple ingredients makes everything about eating more difficult. It’s harder to find groceries, it’s harder to find recipes, it’s harder to eat. […]

The With or Without Coupons Guarantee


My testing and implementation of the strategies from the ebook, With or Without Coupons, continues. We are headed out of St. Louis tomorrow and will be staying at a rural RV resort for a few weeks. Friends have forewarned us that there are no stores nearby for grocery shopping, so I stocked up today. I […]

Pork Tacos – Another Delicious Budget Gluten Free Meal


I don’t know why I keep being surprised at how the imposition of limits increases creativity. But I am. My current “limit” is that I have committed to implementing a new strategy that I learned from the ebook With or Without Coupons: How To Save 50% or More At The Grocery Store. My newest strategy […]

Late Summer Pear Stew and Mish-Mash Ginger Potatoes

Late Autumn Pork Stew and Mish Mash Ginger Potatoes

The real test of a grocery shopping strategy, at least in my book, is whether it cooks up into delicious meals. So far, our latest strategy for spending less at the grocery store is passing the test with flying colors. The pork steaks that I saw in the weekly circular turned out to be much […]

How I Saved 43% Without Coupons on Gluten Free Groceries

I confessed last week that I’m not a good budget grocery shopper. I am a good cook. That’s why my business is all about cooking….not grocery shopping =) Over the past few years, we have seen how graciously God has provided money for our gluten free food purchases. And, although I know He will provide […]

Make Your Own Gluten Free Sub Sandwich


Don’t you wish you had one of these? You can! Here’s my favorite gluten free bread recipe, and a tutorial on how to make long gluten free loaves. The middle of our sandwiches include: gluten free turkey, honey ham, and black ham sweet pickles bell pepper lettuce Parmesan cheese balsamic and olive salad dressing green […]

Gluten Free Groceries for $1/lb


Confession here: I’m not good at budget grocery shopping. However, I do want to be a good steward with our money and our income is variable, so I’ve decided that I need to get some help =) Help for me has come in the form of a grocery shopping coach – Patti Laurens. I had […]