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Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Complete Idiots Guide to Couponing Review & Giveaway


I started couponing last year for several reasons. 1) I saw all those Extreme Couponers on TV and thought, "I can do that"  2) I got super tired of getting into my shower and finding my shampoo was missing because my husband ran out and swiped it for his shower and 3) Who doesn't want to save money?

I really, really wish that I had had The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing when I first started. Nowadays it is very confusing to figure it all out! I had a devil of a time figuring out what all the crazy terms were, how to stack coupons, different stores coupon policies, Internet print offs, Catalina's and more!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing shows readers how to maximize their savings by couponing more strategically. It includes sections such as:
  • Different types of coupons and how to use each most effectively
  • Stacking coupons to maximize savings
  • Earning money back from shopping trips
  • Saving money while shopping online
  • Couponing for special diets, including shopping for organics and allergen-free items
  • Organizing coupons--and organizing the stockpile of purchases
  • Finding the deals
  • Sharing couponing bounty with others
I know I said that I have been couponing for a year or so now, and that is true. I have converted my fruit cellar into my stockpile. However, that doesn't mean that I don't have more to learn. Plus with a 60 hour work week on top of blogging and everything else, I don't have alot of time to spare for research. So I happily spent time reading this book.

One of the first things that caught my eye and told me that this book is for me, and for anyone else who wants to coupon and save money while having a little bit of stuff stocked up was the very first chapter. The author, Rachel Gordon, who also blogs at MashUpMom.com , explains that there is a big difference between people who coupon and stockpile for use and someone who coupons for the thrill, has a huge stockpile of stuff hoarded that will never get used.

The book is broken down into easy to use, relevant chapters. Teaching you everything from grocery couponing, drugstore savings, online cashback programs and ways to save money with apps on your phone.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to start couponing. It is easy to read and full of relevant tips and tricks to get you started on the path to saving money! (Plus, you won't get that "honey, we're out of toilet paper" at 11 pm because you will have got a backup or two onsale and be stocked up!)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing by Rachel Singer Gordon is available at many retailers for the suggested price of $16.95. Of course you can totally save some bucks and get it at Amazon!

One of my readers is going to win a copy of their very own! Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter the giveaway:
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