Sunday, May 12, 2013

Couponing For The Rest Of Us by Kasey Knight Trenum ~ review

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (May 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080072206X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800722067

This book is also available as an e-book.

Not everyone is an extreme couponer. Most of us just want to save some money--not let clipping coupons and scouring the internet for deals take over our lives. For all the savvy shoppers out there, Kasey Knight Trenum has written "Couponing for the Rest of Us." 
She knows that money is tight, food prices are going up, gas prices are closing in on unbearable, and people have better things to do than spend every spare minute (if they have any) obsessing over costs and coupons. She also knows coupons just happen to be a tool that can save a family hundreds of dollars every month and ultimately improve a family's finances and its future. 
"Couponing for the Rest of Us" shows readers 
-where to find coupons for what your family eats
-how to make the internet do the work for you
-how to find sale cycles and store match-ups (and what those terms mean!)
-how to reinvent your shopping strategy and toss your lists
-how to make grocery shopping less stressful--even fun!
-how to turn money saved into money shared
-and much more 
If readers want to save money "and" time, this book is a gold mine.

My take on this book:
People use coupons for different reasons, but the bottom line is anyone who uses them basically wants to save money, and in "Couponing For The Rest Of Us" the author provides some useful information on how and where to find coupons and how to use coupons without letting them take over your life. I found it quite interesting to learn the life of a coupon and what really happens to them once we use them. The author also provides some great ideas on where to find coupons and how to organize them once you have them. The author even includes coupon lingo at the end of the book, which is a glossary of terms associated with couponers.

I normally don't have time to clip coupons and many of my local stores won't accept internet coupons, but with that said, if a coupon comes in the mail, or a friend gives me one for something I use I don't hesitate to use it, normally though I am more of a watch the sales kind of gal and stockpile whenever I find something that I use regularly on sale, another one of the ideas which is in this book. Overall, if you are a novice couponer or perhaps just a bit rusty, there are some useful ideas in this book, for me though what really stood out with Ms. Trenum's book is her giving attitude. Instead of hoarding products she advocates giving, which is different from most couponing how to's I have read. 


A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for a review.

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

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