George T. Jacobson, author of new grocery store "tell-all."
Photo by Karen Diefendorf/Woodinville Weekly.
by Karen Diefendorf
Last week, Duvall viewers of the talk show Donohue saw a familiar face, if not a familiar name, onstage. Using the pen name George T. Jacobson, the Duvall resident was taking part in a discussion on the rights and responsibilities of consumers.
Jacobson, the author of 50 Secrets Your Grocer Doesn't Want You To Know, was invited to New York to tape the nationally-syndicated show in late January.
He described the whole adventure as first class. The show provided air fare, hotel accommodations, and a car. "Donohue was very nice and approachable," Jacobson said.
The author explained that before the show, the panel was not given specific questions, but they did receive a general overview of what information would be covered.
Jacobson's book is the realization of a dream he has had for a long time. The 84-page publication is an insider's guide to stretching your grocery shopping dollars. His tips are a result of the 30 years he has spent in the grocery retail industry, beginning with bagging groceries and rising to the corporate level in a nationwide retail company.
Three important money-saving suggestions from the book: