Groupon contestant Josh Stevens tackles holiday shopping without cash

Josh Stevens tackles holiday shopping with only Groupon coupons
Josh Stevens tackles holiday shopping with only Groupon coupons

At first blush, any attempt at copious Black Friday shopping without cash or credit might sound akin to baking a cake without flour ... and eggs ... and an oven.

But for Chicago's Josh Stevens -- the winner of Groupon's contest to survive a year using nothing but the website's discount vouchers as currency -- it's time to cook up some tasty ideas. Good thing that Stevens, 28, is an accountant who is used to juggling numbers to make them work. But a bean counter without any actual beans to count? What's a Black Friday shopper to do?

Accept the challenge, that's what.