May 122012
 

I have been couponing for ten years, and couponing is now ingrained in my shopping habits. So, when I got a chance to read The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing by Rachel Singer Gorden from MashupMom.com, I was curious to see if I would learn something new from this couponing book.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Couponing is a great resource for those, who are just starting out with couponing. I would have loved to have such a coupon manual, when I first started out using coupons, because it would have saved me a lot of mistakes and thereby a lot of money. The book focuses on the foundation of couponing, and it is a great help in creating successful coupon shoppers no matter how big your family is, how big your budget is, or how much time you have to dedicate to couponing.

Gorden puts a lot of emphasis on distinguishing between different coupons, how they can be stacked to increase your savings, and how you can find the coupons you need. She explains that being an effective couponer means that you will have to be flexible with the brands and the stores where you shop, and that you need to know your stores’ coupon policies.

The one chapter that I found especially helpful as an experienced couponer was the chapter on Catalinas, as I learned a few things that I can use in my own mission to save.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing is a great couponing book for beginners, and it it comes with an easy-to-use glossary section as well as a helful alphabetical index. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing does not teach couponers how to become extreme couponers, but it teaches how to coupon ethically in a way that will help any family cut their grocery budget.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing Focuses On:

  • Understanding couponing basics
  • Tips on finding and cashing in on coupons
  • Advice on multiple savings offers, money-back coupons, and rewards programs
  • The latest info on deal-of-the-day sites, rebates, and other online coupon options
  • How to best plan and organize coupons

 

 

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One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a copy of The Compleete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing.

 

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This giveaway will end Wednesday June 13th at Midnight. EST.  

The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents, 18 years old or older – only one entrant per household. I will chose the winner via Random.org, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen. No P.O Boxes.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Couponing for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on my family’s experience with the couponing book he Complete Idiot’s Guide To Couponing.

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