Thursday, May 9, 2013

Book Review - "Couponing for the Rest of Us"

I will be honest, I love the entire concept of couponing and saving a ton of money on each shopping trip; however it has always seemed overwhelming and time consuming (and who has a ton of extra time???)!  So, when I was offered the chance to read and review "Couponing for the Rest of Us: the not-so-extreme guide to saving more" by Kasey Knight Trenum, I was excited and jumped on the chance!  I was not disappointed at all after receiving this book as it is filled with tips and strategies to help me get started couponing and saving money.  Also, this book is so much more than just couponing, it is about saving money, giving to others and budgeting.  There are other ways to save money than the traditional cutting of coupons, there are coupons and deals found in the store aisles, deals found on-line and also rewards from varous store programs.  The author goes into detail on all of these options and explains what they are in terms that are easily understood giving the reader a whole new awareness.  There is also a chapter devoted to stockpiling, what to stockpile, how much one should stockpile and the balance between buying what you need and will use and just buying to get the deal and hoard items.  There are also several tips included that will help you to become organized and keep track of what coupons and deals are available as well as what items are needed.  This book ends with an Appendix A - Appendix I, and each one of these is so helpful!  For example, items which can be bought in bulk and frozen, tips for storing your various stockpiles, and definitions for terms included in couponing lingo.  This book is a must-have for anyone who is wanting to start out with couponing and saving money!

“Available May 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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