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Mother turns price matching into a household name

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By Stacey Larson, https://www.facebook.com/BabyBarePhotography?fref=ts. Rachel Turner in a photo shoot for her upcoming cable TV show. By Stacey Larson, https://www.facebook.com/BabyBarePhotography?fref=ts. Rachel Turner in a photo shoot for her upcoming cable TV show.

By: Arianne Brown, KSL

Rachel Turner knows a thing or two about saving money on groceries. With a website dedicated to price matching generating more than 80,000 monthly page views, and a Facebook page with nearly 15,000 “likes,” it is easy to say that thousands agree.

Growing up in New York, raised primarily by her grandmother, Turner is quick to boast about the hearty home-cooked meals, but admits that there isn't a “savvy bone” in her grandmother's body. She did, however, say that she was taught compassion for others; something that would serve her (and others) well.

Years later, as a wife and mother of two young children, Turner found herself working away from her home supporting her family while her husband was in school. Guilt-ridden and missing time with her family, Turner began looking for ways to cut costs.

Finding that they were spending $700 per month on groceries, she started there. With coupons being a popular money-saving technique, she tried it, only to find that she wasn't saving much on produce, meat or dairy which were her family's staples. About this, Turner said, “... there is no coupon for bananas and how much free toothpaste and deodorant does one need?”

Needing to stay under budget and buy “real food rather than processed foods,” Turner turned to price matching.

Desperately wanting this method of saving money to help her family, Turner worked to learn the price matching skill. She also decided that if she mastered it she would share her knowledge with everyone and anyone.

She did just that.

Turner began teaching her skills in her local church and community. She would tell people at the grocery store that the items in their cart could be price matched. She has even been known to inventory a complete stranger's cart for them hoping to save them some money.

Realizing she could help so many save money, Turner began a small (free) website where she would post lists of price-matched goods to help others more easily make their grocery lists. Not wanting the site to be about her, but to help others, Turner trademarked a blonde-haired woman as her logo. She is brunette.

The website didn't stay small for long, and before she knew it, she was helping thousands save money. With appearances on local TV stations and at local trade shows, Turner has herself become a household staple for savvy moms (and dads) across the state.

As of recent, the deal-seeking mother has added a cable television talk show to her resume', set to air this month.

Best of all, Turner says, she was able to quit her job to stay home with her children. Her new job has allowed her the freedom to set her own hours. On the days she price matches, she gets up at 4 a.m., and her show films in the mornings while her children are in school.

Turner is excited about her new adventure and hopes to help others stretch their money a little further. “After all,” she says, “money can't grow on trees, but it can stretch!”

For more information on saving money on groceries, you can "like" Rachel's Facebook page or go to her Price Match with Rachel website.


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