By Lisa Costantini, REDBOOK
These expert shopping tips will make it easy to save thousands of dollars on everything from groceries to household items. Just follow these rules:
TLC's jaw-dropping reality show Extreme Couponing proves that you almost never have to pay full price. But who wants to spend six hours a day hunting for deals, or lug around a fat binder stuffed with coupons? Jamie Chase, author of The Lazy Couponer, told us how to save more than $25,000 annually on groceries and other household items in a fraction of the time. "I once spent 45 minutes clipping and yielded $400 worth of free stuff," she says. Do it her way:
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Make your shopping list a few minutes before you walk out the door. Then surf online coupon databases such as dealseekingmom.com and hotcouponworld.com - both sites will tell you where to find printable coupons for the items you need.
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