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How One Receipt Saved a Conscious Spender a Bundle of Money

save money on foodI’m going to show you how you can save $2200 or more per year just on food.

Maybe you already use a few coupons, or have a store loyalty card. You’re  getting some savings at the grocery store – just not as much as you like. You may think I’m going to recommend you become an extreme couponer – but I’m not, so don’t get discouraged. In fact, this technique is so easy you won’t believe you haven’t been doing it all along.

Saving Secret: The real enemy to getting all the savings you can at the grocery store is right inside your refrigerator. I will show you how you can save on groceries without even leaving your home.

Turn Your Receipt into a Cash Keeper Using the Receipt Reference Technique™

Don’t you love getting a great deal at the grocery store? Buy one container of strawberries and get half off another. I know I do the happy dance when I’m getting a good deal.

But, are you ready for this…the reality is that most people throw that savings right in the garbage can. Click to tweet here.

According to the book, American Wasteland, the average American wastes 25% of the food they buy. So they miss out on the opportunity to keep money in their pocket. There’s a secret to saving money on groceries and if you ignore it, you’ll miss out on the savings you deserve.You probably have food spoiling right now in your fridge as you read this. I’m going to show you a solution so you can take charge of your fridge and your finances at the same time. It’s called the Receipt Reference Technique. The best part about it is that it’s super easy to implement.

Here are the simple steps you need to do to save thousands on your groceries each year:

1. After putting away items from the grocery store, put the receipt right on the fridge.

2. Refer to the receipt when you use the fridge because it will remind you of what you bought, and when you purchased it. That receipt is marked with all of the items you just purchased in a list format – AND it’s dated so you’ll know exactly when you purchased everything.

3. Think of your receipt as a reminder to eat what’s inside before it goes bad.

Truly, it’s that easy.
Here’s a real life example of someone who successfully used this amazingly easy technique.

Shareeke Nesi of TheConsciousSpender.com, known for running money camps for children, used the Receipt Reference Technique and here is my question and answer session with her.

Q. What did you think of the Receipt Reference Technique?

A. I go to the grocery store frequently because I eat vegetables on a regular basis. In an effort to eat healthier, I buy kale, spinach and other vegetables. I have to make sure I eat what I buy or it will go bad quickly. I found that putting the receipt on my fridge did remind me to use what I had.

Q. What did you like best about the technique?

A. I was able to see right away what I ate and what I wasted. I found that it forced me to finish what I had. It also pushed me to plan my meals. Now I even make sure to put items closer to the front of my fridge in order to eat them before they go bad. I make sure I put my yogurt in the front. I essentially align what I eat according to what will expire first. This has helped me save tremendously. It also provided an added bonus of tracking how many vegetables I ate.

Shareeke used this technique to save herself money. I hope it can do the same for you.

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“I like your blog. I especially like this latest one on how you use your receipt on your fridge. Brilliant!”-Sylvia Martinez of SMartinez Media, former Editor-in-Chief at Latina Magazine

23 responses to “How One Receipt Saved a Conscious Spender a Bundle of Money

  1. I love this idea! I can’t tell you how many times we look in the fridge and see a random green thing and wonder how long it’s been in there (OK…we’re not that bad). Seriously, it will sequence which foods we should eat. We’re particularly bad about letting salads go to waste. This will be particularly good for the foods which we freeze.

    1. Thanks, Jason. We tend to throw out salad too. We waste strawberries a great deal. Then you wonder why you are buying the special offer when you know you won’t finish them.

      1. A lot of times we like to buy things just because they’re on sale, and then we wind up not using them. I’m a sucker for the fruit section when I see grapes, strawberries, or cherries on sale, and then I forget about them for a few days. I can’t wait to share this idea with my wife when we get home.

        1. I just do one receipt or two at a time. I take the receipt down once the items are gone and record the info. or put it in an envelope.

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  3. An interesting discussion is worth comment. I think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people don’t know enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  4. I’m not a fan of clutter on my fridge, but can see how this would be useful! I’m thinking I could pull of the same thing by using the drawer next to my fridge.

    1. Hi Kelly, I know what you mean. Other than a few pieces of my kids’artwork, I don’t really keep much on the fridge. I like to have the receipt there so it’s right in front of me.

    1. Sometimes I just write down everything we bought on a magnetic sheet on the fridge. So the kids know what they can have and they don’t have to ask me. : )

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